Acupuncture & Functional MedicineCombining The Best of Alternative Medicine With Modern Research Giving You The Best Health For A Modern Life.
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Let me help you pick an acupuncturist.I am no longer taking in office patients
Not all acupuncturists are created equal. I’d hear from patients about getting hurt or having poor results. Those patients usually saw a lesser trained acupuncturist. The major of offenders I have found are chiropractors and physical therapist (doing dry needling). Some of these practitioners may have less than 200 hours of training vs. Licenced Acupuncturist 2,000 hours. Look for an L.Ac or check your state board for current practitioners.
You should ask for credentials and check reviews on google, yelp, and other review sites.
Watch out for practitioners that use pushy sales. You DO NOT need to sign up for treatments for the rest of your life and you may not need 36 treatment just because your insurance covers it. If a practitioner makes you feel distressed, they are using a fear-based sales tactic. This tactic is common, telling you how bad your ailments are and sell you on a package of treatments.
Yes, selling is part of my job but I’m a realist, you do have to give an amount of time for treatment. Ask for a treatment plan and what are expected outcomes, or get a second opinion.
You do not have to believe in the woo woo-speak, this will include diagnosis from energy imbalances or rhetoric commonly used in alternative health care. Practitioners use may use “muscle testing” or “ACU graphs” to diagnosis, these “tools” are massively subjective. I have found people taking way too many supplements or falsely avoiding products because they have “tested” strong or poor to an item.
Investing into scans and muscle testing (applied kinesiology) have very minimal success. The phrase that best explains those test’s outcomes is “even a broken clock tells the time correctly twice.” The only tests worth the investment are with reputable lab companies.
I hate to sound negative, I really believe many good practitioners are out there. It would pain me to hear how much money and time was spent getting nowhere.
Patients would say “You’ve been life changing.” Years of learning and great communication between the practitioner and patient.
Years of learning and great communication between practitioner and patient.
For all the patients that have told me that, thank you I’m humbled.
If you still need help give me a call I can point you in the right direction. You can follow my podcast and online consulting practice here: Health Geeks
Acupuncture For Fertility
Working with couples to improve fertility has been a cornerstone of Brian’s practice. Using both acupuncture and functional medicine training, Brian has unprecedented success in improving IVF, IUI, and natural cycles. He also provides fertility consulting online, extending his practice throughout the US.
Acupuncture & Chronic Conditions
Finding what’s most important to focus on and coaching you back to long-term health. Not just symptom management, but stopping the runaround, stress, and getting an ideal life again.
“I started seeing Brian as a last hope after almost 2 years of secondary infertility. I have skinny PCOS and we tried everything. 4 unsuccessful rounds of Clomid, 2 failed IUIs, and 4 failed rounds of IVF. Within 2 months I had a positive pregnancy test and am expecting my second child. I highly recommend Brian to other women with fertility issues! ”
I can’t say enough great things about Brian. I have been working with him because of stress and irregular cycle issues. My stress has melted away and my cycle is back to normal. Brian is also always concerned with how I am doing emotionally, nutritionally and physically. If you have any kind of pain, fertility issues, menstrual problems, or stress, you need to work with Brian. ”
“I started seeing Brian at Acupuncture INC as a last hope after almost 2 years of secondary infertility. I have skinny PCOS and we had tried everything — 4 unsuccessful rounds of Clomid, 2 failed IUIs, and 4 failed rounds of IVF. I was almost ready to give up. My cycles have never been regular, but after seeing Brian for only one month, my cycle became more normal than it had ever been. Within 2 months, I got a positive pregnancy test and am expecting my second child in October. I truly believe that acupuncture is the reason that I was able to conceive for the 2nd time and I would highly recommend Brian to other women with fertility issues!
“Brian is a great acupuncturist. I was suffering from lower back pain and some symptoms of sciatica from a herniated disc in my lower back. After the first visit the majority of the pain was 60% gone. After the second & third visits, the pain was 98% gone. Brian not only knows what he is doing when it comes to acupuncture, but he is also very knowledgeable about nutrition and things you should change to assist in your healing process. I was also suffering from stomach/intestinal issues and was not diagnosed with Celiac’s Disease.”
HealthCare with Integrity
If problems have compounded and you know that you’re ready to make a change, I’m here to make sure you get there. Personalization, precision, and communication make better health.