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 on Thursday.

To schedule an appointment, please contact 541-506-5788.