Treating Chronic Disorders

Chronic health conditions such as arthritis, headache, hormonal imbalances, pain syndromes, and degenerative diseases often respond well to acupuncture because acupuncture encourages a healthy, natural pattern of function to be restored. The body is designed to function in a specific way in which all the organs work together. Chinese Medicine describes a holistic energetic function of the body and how to restore that natural balance. It is often the case with chronic conditions that minor symptoms resolve quickly while deeper patterns of dysfunction are corrected over time.

What our clients are saying

Neck Pain

I suffer from chronic neck pain from a bulging (herniated) disk . I’ve been in pain for approximately twenty years now. Since I’ve been coming to see Susan the treatment has helped tremendously with pain management. I was skeptical at first but I’m glad I gave acupuncture a chance. Since beginning treatment I have been able to decrease the amount of pain medication that I was taking on a daily basis. Susan is a godsend!” JB

Kidney Disorder

My main health concern was a kidney condition called Nephrotic Syndrome. I had this illness starting at age 2. I grew up with frequent relapses and almost continuous steroid therapy. After about five years without any symptoms, I relapsed and was on steroids (prednisone) most of the time. The doctors were talking about changing to stronger drugs (cytoxin). I decided to go off steroids and started acupuncture two weeks later. I have not had a single relapse since beginning acupuncture eight months ago. After several weeks of trace amounts of protein, I have been negative almost all the time and have not shown a significant degree of proteinurea. Thank you!” AC

Arthritis

For years I went for epidurals every three months for hip and back pain from arthritis. I did Physical Therapy and tried every topical ointment that was available. The pain persisted until I found Susan, a knowledgeable, caring, sensitive practitioner. The first session resulted in such a notable improvement that I knew that I had finally found the answer. A couple more sessions and I was pain-free. When signs of discomfort start to reappear, I know what I need to do. I will go and see Susan. No more epidurals for me!” JF

 

I have arthritis in both thumbs and hands which caused me to have limited use of the thumbs and very little strength in the muscles. It was a constant ache in the joints of the thumbs and it was painful to move them. After 6 acupuncture treatments with Susan the pain began to subside and the strength in the muscles began to return. After 10 treatments I was able to use an office stapler again! With less frequent treatments now, my use of my thumbs and hands is dramatically increased and still improving. I didn’t realize how little use I had of my hands until they began to get better!” JC

Rheumatoid Arthritis

I have been treated for rheumatoid arthritis for over 12 years by many doctors and with different medications. I have had some good results but since I started acupuncture with Susan Kane I have been able to reduce my medications almost in half. The movement in my hands, elbows and knees has greatly improved, more so than with other treatments. I had two nodules that were quite large on my arms and they have softened and almost disappeared. I would send anyone I know to Susan. I recommend acupuncture very highly.” GS

Autoimmune Disorder

I want to thank you (Susan) for helping me to get through my immune problems. I am convinced that your treatments contributed greatly in getting my skin condition (rashes and itching) under control. I feel so much better. Also, I want to thank you for all you have done for my wife over the past 6 years. She is doing so great and you deserve all the credit for her good health!” AP

Multiple Sclerosis, Back Pain, Stress

I was diagnosed with MS several years ago and, while I am doing well right now, I have had symptoms that were difficult such as numbness on the bottom of my feet and knee pain. I also get back pain and feel stressed out. Acupuncture has reduced my mood swings, decreased the swelling in my legs and feet, and the numbness in the bottom of my feet has been reduced greatly. Sometimes it is not even there! But more important than the treatment itself is the practitioner. Susan is a miracle worker, caring and supportive. It is my belief that the treatment or healing would not occur unless the person administering it conveyed sensitivity, warmth and knowledge plus a great sense of humor. My body is healing. I feel more energetic, calm and clear than I have felt in years. I know that acupuncture is a slow process but I am committed to it. It works and it works well. It gives me such reassurance that I do not have to invade my body with chemicals. What a relief!” NJ