Pediatric Acupuncture: Is It Right For My Child?

Here at Rocky Coast Family Acupuncture we treat children and adolescents specifically for anxiety, depression, headaches, low back pain, PMS and sports-related injuries. Acupuncture can be very effective in helping young adults adjust to their constantly changing and growing bodies. It also helps to center and calm them, which is the antithesis to their fast-paced…

Chinese Medicine and Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a painful, chronic disease affecting millions of women and girls worldwide. It occurs when the tissue that typically lines the uterus is found outside the uterus, usually on the ovaries, fallopian tubes and ligaments that support the uterus as well as elsewhere. The result is often intense pain before and during periods and during…

Non-Drug Therapy Recommended For Back Pain

Last week NBC Nightly News aired a story with new doctor recommendations for treating back pain. According to the story, around 80% of adults experience lower back pain, most commonly the result of a job-related injury. New recommendations from the American College of Physicians suggests patients first attempt to treat this pain with non-drug therapies such…

Acupuncture for Treating Anxiety

Managing severe anxiety with traditional medicine (not Traditional Chinese Medicine!) often involves therapy and even prescription narcotics! For those of us who are weary of such extreme tactics, the newest research around acupuncture and anxiety is especially exciting. Using functional MRI’s, researchers have been measuring brain activity to see changes that occur in the brain during…