How Many Acupuncture Treatments Will It Take?

The short answer is, we don’t know. This is because everyone is unique, and may have layers of complications internally and externally. Seeing how your body responds in the first 3 treatments is a good indication of how fast you  will heal. Be patient with yourself. Above all don’t give up on acupuncture. Give honest feedback […]

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Homage to Dr Tan

This picture is of me with Dr Tan. Among the acupuncture physician community he was known around the world as a master of acupuncture. It’s very rare for a Chinese acupuncturist of his lineage to share knowledge with other acupuncturists. But this man did so with a caring heart, a love for humanity, and a […]

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Distal Needling

Distal Acupuncture: Why I Don’t Put Needles Where You Feel Pain   Pam Verlander, RN DOM                                                               Community Acupuncture of Longwood Owner-Acupuncture Physician                                                           2901 […]

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After an Acupuncture Treatment

Many people ask what they should do or not do after an acupuncture treatment. Basically, just take care of yourself, rest, and drink plenty of water. Remember, your body is healing. Constant stress, both physical and emotional, will make the healing process take longer. Acupuncture gets your circulatory and nervous system moving in ways your […]

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Information about Community Acupuncture of Longwood

Community Acupuncture of Longwood is committed to increasing public access to acupuncture by making acupuncture  affordable. We charge a flat rate of $35 for adults and $20 for students 18 and under. An affordable acupuncture clinic means that more people have the choice to use acupuncture for health care, ultimately building a stronger and healthier […]

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Pain: How fast can you feel relief with acupuncture?

Within seconds you should feel 70-100% pain relief with acupuncture on the first visit. Yes, I said that. After your first visit, you will more than likely need to get acupuncture 2-3 times per week for 2 weeks to sustain the results. Then visits spread further apart until the pain no longer exists. Acupuncture will […]

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Acupuncture for stress reduction.

Acupuncture is well known for its ability to lower stress. Many people use acupuncture for stress reduction. And even those who don’t admit to or notice stress in their lives report a greater sense of lightness and evenness to their moods after having acupuncture. Acupuncture reminds us of our innate healing power. The driving idea […]

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Korean Hand Therapy (KHT)

In the clinic, we will sometimes incorporate Korean Hand Therapy (KHT). There are several parts of the body (ie scalp, ears, feet, hands) that can treat the whole body. The Koreans figured out that the back of the hand represents the back of the body and the skeletal structure. The organs are mapped out on […]

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Seasonal Acupuncture: Tune Up Every 3 Months

“Nothing is wrong with me, I don’t need acupuncture.” Yay you! You must have a good balance in your life between work, exercise, diet, and attitude. For people that fall into this category, I recommend acupuncture only on a seasonal basis (once every 3 months). Winter (cold and dampness), spring (wind and pollen), summer (heat), […]

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More about B12 shots and why you may need them

Simply put, Vitamin B12 is a nutrient that helps keep the body’s nervous system and blood healthy. B12 helps make DNA, the genetic material in all cells. B12 is also essential in the production of serotonin, dopamine, and melatonin (those fancy neurotransmitters that keep us happy and help us sleep). Vitamin B12 is found in […]

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