2015 marks the beginning of Coastal Carolina OBGYN's path to a more holistic health approach.
Dr. Washington recently completed 300 hours of continued medical education training in acupuncture under Dr. Tsun-Nin Lee from the Academy of Pain Research in San Francisco, CA. Her goal is to offer our patients alternative treatment modalities to the usual pharmaceutical and surgical options for some of the more common conditions. Emphasis is placed on the need for multiple consecutive treatments for better results.
We will now offer acupuncture to our patients treating conditions like abnormal bleeding, dysmenorrhea, chronic pelvic pain, headaches, insomnia, stress and anxiety, smoking cessation, painful conditions of the knees, hands, hips and shoulders and back as well as sciatica. Labor induction of our pregnant women at 39 weeks by acupuncture is also an option now.
As acupuncture is not covered by medical insurance in South Carolina, we offer special introductory rates for the first 3 months to allow our patients to get a taste of acupuncture.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a form of physical medicine that originated in China over 4,000 years ago. It uses very thin, sterile needles, inserted into specific points on the body, to manipulate and balance the flow of energy through the body. Acupuncture for fertility can boost your fertility and increase your chances of success when you are trying to conceive.
Does It Hurt?
The needles used in acupuncture are much thinner that the needles used for injections or blood draws. In fact, they are only slightly thicker than a strand of hair. Most often, patients do not even feel the needles being inserted. You may feel a little "pinch" as the needle breaks the skin, but that pain usually only lasts one to two seconds. Once the needles are in place, no pain is felt and patients usually enter a state of deep relaxation.
Call us today to learn more about how acupuncture can help you.