Acupuncture Myths Versus Facts!
Think acupuncture hurts? Doesn't work?  The Cleveland Clinic has separated the myths from the facts.  Read below to learn the top ten myths busters. Myth 1: Acupuncture hurts — after all, we’re talking needles. Fact:  Although needles are used, they are very slender and fine (about the size of a cat whisker). You may or may not feel an initial prick, sometimes described as a mosquito bite.  Any discomfort will either fade on its own or ease up as your acupuncturist adjusts the needles. You should experience a Qi (pronounced “chee”) sensation, often described as heaviness, throbbing or an electrical sensation. That’s your body’s healing energy doing its work.

Drug Addiction / Rehabilitation
Eczema / Acne / Psoriasis
Gastroesophageal Reflux
​Headache / Migraine
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Infertility (Male / Female)
Leg Pain
Myofascial Pain
Pinched Nerve
Shoulder Pain


Patient C.G. “Acupuncture is the most gentle form of needling possible. If acupuncture was anything like getting a shot, it wouldn’t be in business!”

Today, it provides relief to people around the world and from all walks of life.  The acupuncture procedure will vary but one of the more important factors is finding a caring practitioner who will take the time to consider your unique constitution, stage of life and personal goals. With Marie Gonzales, you will find comfort in the service and individual treatment plan tailored to your needs with the knowledge that only years of experience may bring.


Marie A. Gonzales, L. Ac.

So, you are afraid of needles ….
You aren’t alone.  The fear of needles is a common fear.  It even has a professional name: Trypanophobia.  As much as 10 percent of people suffer from trypanophobia,. Of those who have a fear of needles, at least 20 percent avoid medical treatment as a result. The fear of needles is both a learned and an inherited condition, according to  A fairly small number inherit a fear of needles, but most people acquire needle phobia around age four to six.  Here are some ideas to help move you through this phobia and allow the acupuncture experience to be a great one.  Here are some tips from

The Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner, the Traditional MD – A Brief.
Have you ever wondered about the difference between various alternative medicine providers and traditional providers?  It can be a confusing subject and one that may be blurry to the patient who seeks help.

What Acupuncture Treats
Acupuncture is a system which can influence three areas of health care: Promotion of health and well-being; Prevention of illness; and treatment of various medical conditions.   Here are some conditions identified by the World Health Organization:

Arthritis: Rheumatoid  / Osteoarthritis
Pain: Back / Neck / Sciatica
Carpal Tunnel  / Tendonitis / Tennis Elbow
Chronic Pain
​Common Cold
Constipation / Diarrhea / Colitis
Dental Pain / TMJ

Digestion / Acid Reflux



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