About Acupuncture Therapy
Acupuncture involves the use of very fine needles inserted into various
energy points of the body that are associated with organs, tendons and
muscles. Conditions in which acupuncture has been shown to be effective
include back pain, arthritis, general aches and body pain, carpal tunnel
syndrome, tension headaches, TMJD, depression, asthma and anxiety.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture has been practiced in China and other Asian countries for thousands
of years. Acupuncture involves the insertion of thin needles through the
skin, to cause a change in the physical functions of the body.
Research has shown that acupuncture reduces nausea and vomiting after surgery
and chemotherapy. It can also relieve pain. Researchers don’t fully
understand how acupuncture works. It might aid the activity of your body’s
pain-killing chemicals. It also might affect how you release chemicals
that regulate blood pressure and flow.
Meet our new Acupuncturist, Stephanie O’Connor
Stephanie is excited to return to MCMC, where she originally worked at
Internal Medicine and Family Practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
Most recently, she completed her Acupuncture internship at Water’s Edge.
Stephanie will be seeing patients on Mondays at our outpatient therapy
clinic at Water’s Edge, and Johanes Van Es will be seeing patients
To schedule an appointment, please contact