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Mr. Anthony James Lorenzo, LAC

Acupuncturist

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Mr. Anthony James Lorenzo, LAC
  • Willoughby, OH
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How is arthritis treated with acupuncture?

Everything is treated with needles in acupuncture, so we would poke you in certain spots -- that is how it would be treated. Arthritis responds very well to acupuncture in my experience. READ MORE
Everything is treated with needles in acupuncture, so we would poke you in certain spots -- that is how it would be treated. Arthritis responds very well to acupuncture in my experience. Obviously, nothing is guaranteed to work 100% of the time, but I have found this medicine to work very well. Don't give up if you try someone in my field and they don't help... we aren't all created equally. Make sure you start with a fully trained acupuncturist (not an MD or chiropractor that did minimal hours of training to get a license).

Is it advisable to take acupuncture treatment along with normal medication?

There are few contraindications to acupuncture, and none from interactions with medication, so the short answer is--no, there is no risk from interaction with hypertensive drugs. READ MORE
There are few contraindications to acupuncture, and none from interactions with medication, so the short answer is--no, there is no risk from interaction with hypertensive drugs. In fact, you may find that you can, with your doctor's agreement and being consulted, of course, choose to treat your hypertension with acupuncture instead of medication. But that is a decision for you and your doctor to make, not me. People don't often come to see me for hypertension though... even though I have seen it work. If you decide to tray acupuncture, make sure you start with a fully trained acupuncturist (not an MD or Chiropractor that did minimal hours of training to get a license).

How effective are acupressure slippers?

I would not buy them, myself. Just as nothing in real life is a "one size fits all," our medicine doesn't work that way either. But there is not shortage of snake oil dealers READ MORE
I would not buy them, myself. Just as nothing in real life is a "one size fits all," our medicine doesn't work that way either. But there is not shortage of snake oil dealers who would love to capitalize on our success as a field and sell you something. It is possible they work, and it is likely they don't at all either. If you came to see me, I wouldn't just apply pressure on points on your feet... but who knows.

Can insomnia be treated with acupuncture?

Yes, insomnia and many, many conditions respond great to acupuncture. Usually insomnia falls into a category of symptoms that require nutrition/herbs to repair fully, but acupuncture READ MORE
Yes, insomnia and many, many conditions respond great to acupuncture. Usually insomnia falls into a category of symptoms that require nutrition/herbs to repair fully, but acupuncture can help. Obviously, nothing is guaranteed to work 100% of the time, but I have found this medicine to work very well. Don't give up if you try someone in my field and they don't help... we aren't all created equally. Make sure you start with a fully trained acupuncturist (not an MD or Chiropractor that did minimal hours of training to get a license).

Is acupuncture helpful in boosting fertility?

Absolutely! And it can help ensure that your child is healthier and stronger as well, according to my experience and opinion. I would also consider continuing to have acupuncture READ MORE
Absolutely! And it can help ensure that your child is healthier and stronger as well, according to my experience and opinion. I would also consider continuing to have acupuncture during the pregnancy. Make sure you start with a fully trained acupuncturist (not an MD or Chiropractor that did minimal hours of training to get a license).

My wife has no drive for sex. Will acupuncture be able to help at all?

If the problem is solely rooted in her physical system and hormones, then yes. If not, it might also require some counseling with a sex therapist. I want to just say yes to you, READ MORE
If the problem is solely rooted in her physical system and hormones, then yes. If not, it might also require some counseling with a sex therapist. I want to just say yes to you, as it can improve sex drive... but people and especially women can be very complex when it comes to what is causing this symptom. In general, Chinese medicine (including acupuncture) can certainly be helpful. Don't give up if you try someone in my field and they don't help... we aren't all created equally. Make sure you start with a fully trained acupuncturist (not an MD or Chiropractor that did minimal hours of training to get a license).

Is there a treatment for bronchitis in acupuncture?

Absolutely. It helps in strengthening his system so he doesn't tend to allow what for others are short bouts of infection to linger and become bronchitis. Also--and while I want READ MORE
Absolutely. It helps in strengthening his system so he doesn't tend to allow what for others are short bouts of infection to linger and become bronchitis. Also--and while I want to state first and very emphatically, I am not a doctor, and not authorized or licensed to give medical advice about prescription drugs--you have to look at what the medications are doing to your son. Steroids tend to suppress the immune system and leave him vulnerable to further infection, as a listed side effect for most. Medications, when functioning at their best, only turn off symptoms and rarely address the root cause of illness/dis-ease or symptoms. Acupuncture (and Chinese herbal medicine) does not have this issue, as at worst he may just not respond to it. In my experience though, children respond very well and very rapidly to treatment. I hope this answers your question and helps!

Can accupuncture help in bringing down my cholesterol?

I can not say I have any experience with this nor seeing patients' results after treatment. I would personally use not just acupuncture in treating this but also some herbal remedies, READ MORE
I can not say I have any experience with this nor seeing patients' results after treatment. I would personally use not just acupuncture in treating this but also some herbal remedies, such as Life Extension's Pomegranate extract and large doses of garlic were I treating myself for such an issue. But you really should consult a professional to get advice in person tailored to your personal needs and situation.

I am having a lot of stress due to menopause and I am unable to sleep soundly. Should I go for acupuncture treatment?

I have seen great changes for patients experiencing hot flashes and irritability, as well as insomnia from menopause from treatment. I would say yes, it should help you very much. READ MORE
I have seen great changes for patients experiencing hot flashes and irritability, as well as insomnia from menopause from treatment. I would say yes, it should help you very much. Sometimes it can take a long course of treatment though depending on if there is a deficiency at the root causing the symptoms, which is common. Good luck!

Does acupuncture work for anxiety?

Absolutely yes. I specialize in treating mental health issues and I have seen anxiety melt away with treatment. It works much better if the patient is not medicated with pharmaceuticals READ MORE
Absolutely yes. I specialize in treating mental health issues and I have seen anxiety melt away with treatment. It works much better if the patient is not medicated with pharmaceuticals and/or wants to terminate use (of their own volition) of such, as the medications have a detrimental long term effect. I have seen Chinese medicine do WONDERS for people suffering with this.

Can acupuncture help in treating GERD?

Absolutely! I have treated several people for this and in my opinion it is the best course of treatment (especially since the long term use of medication interrupts digestion READ MORE
Absolutely! I have treated several people for this and in my opinion it is the best course of treatment (especially since the long term use of medication interrupts digestion as a known and listed side effect; but please consult your doctor about whether or not to stop taking medication).

Does acupuncture help in weight loss?

Yes, but it would work better with dietary and lifestyle changes along with herbal therapies.

Can acupuncture help in treating joint pain?

Of course. Not all acupuncturists are created the same. If at first you don't succeed, try another one. Good luck.

How long does the effect of acupuncture last?

The state of one's health and balance is a combination of factors-how well we care for the body currently and whatever our inherited weaknesses or past insults to one's health READ MORE
The state of one's health and balance is a combination of factors-how well we care for the body currently and whatever our inherited weaknesses or past insults to one's health happen to be...

That being said, two years, symptom free, without doing things to keep yourself in balance seems like a pretty good outcome to me. If life is throwing you out of balance, something is always going to come back eventually. This medicine can correct that imbalance, but had you engaged with it as it is designed (to also keep you in balance) by doing regular maintenance treatments after your symptoms went away, they wouldn't be coming back in all likelihood.

So, you have two options... keep engaging the medicine as you are, or only use it when you are feeling "bad" or out of balance, or keep going when you are feeling well to avoid getting out of balance.

Your specific question was how long does it last though... and that is a challenging question to answer. Imagine we went to the beach and where the surf/waves break, we were trying to put a post into the sand. The first time, we drive the post in about 3-6 inches into the looser sand... and the post will stay perfectly vertical for about 3-7 days, but eventually, the waves and shifting sand will push the post over... so a week later, we go back to the beach and push it in a bit further... 2-3 more inches into more packed sand.... but the waves, they never stop. Some days, they are calmer than others... some days, the waves are very rigorous, even overwhelming to the most strongly inserted post...

The waves are stress, eating foods that make you sick, not sleeping enough, etc. I like this analogy because those things never stop... And the times we set the post are when you come in to get put back in balance via a treatment. It also indicates that when there is a lot of destabilizing activity in your life, you may need to come in more to offset that.

Nothing lasts forever... all things are impermanent. My advice is get back into your acupuncturist's office asap. Hope that was adequately explained and do let me know if you have any further questions.

Can acupuncture treatment go wrong?

Yes, there are absolutely risks to acupuncture treatment. We insert needles into your body, so the obvious risks would be: pain, bruising, infection, puncturing an organ that READ MORE
Yes, there are absolutely risks to acupuncture treatment. We insert needles into your body, so the obvious risks would be: pain, bruising, infection, puncturing an organ that should not be punctured.... That being said, I have only experienced the bruising and quite rarely with my patients, aside from some discomfort/pain. The puncturing of an organ, such as the lung's cavity (aka a pneumothorax), has as far as my understanding goes only happened 3 times--and none of those incidents were done by a fully trained acupuncturist (it was a physical therapist performing "dry needling," which I recommend never trying due to inadequate training).

I have never heard of anyone being severely harmed from acupuncture performed by a licensed, fully trained practitioner (beware: chiropractors, doctors and physical therapists can often do aspects of what we do with significantly less training).

Personally, I prefer Japanese style practitioners and those familiar with the work of Richard Tan for pain and tension treatments. Hope that is helpful!

Is acupuncture effective in treating blood related problems like anemia?

Remember: Acupuncture is just ONE treatment modality that is part of Chinese medicine... so I think acupuncture could be helpful to treat anemia, but I would add other modalities READ MORE
Remember: Acupuncture is just ONE treatment modality that is part of Chinese medicine... so I think acupuncture could be helpful to treat anemia, but I would add other modalities such as dietary recommendations and perhaps supplements and herbs to a comprehensive plan for that particular condition. But yes, I think it would help.

I have headaches frequently. Can acupuncture treatment help?

Yes. In 7 years of practice, I've only met one headache I couldn't get rid of with treatment.

Can an acupuncturist help me with my GERD?

I have seen amazing results (completely symptom free) with lots of patients who had GERD. Not to mention, the medication you are taking for it has horrible long term side effects READ MORE
I have seen amazing results (completely symptom free) with lots of patients who had GERD. Not to mention, the medication you are taking for it has horrible long term side effects and isn't a solution I would personally engage in with my doctor. The prescribing of medication is outside the scope of my practice, and that was not intended as medical advice. Please consult your doctor to figure out what is best for you....

Is acupuncture a complementary treatment or does it treat ailments by itself?

Most of the time, I am treating something for a patient with just acupuncture/Chinese medicine. That is not to say that there aren't tons of exceptions. For instance, one time, READ MORE
Most of the time, I am treating something for a patient with just acupuncture/Chinese medicine. That is not to say that there aren't tons of exceptions. For instance, one time, I had a diabetic patient who had a wound from surgery on his foot that he came to me to work with. I immediately referred him to a western wound care specialist doctor. Some things western medicine excels at fixing, especially on an emergency basis. The one area there seems to be a conflict is with the overmedicating nature of some doctors. In my experience, too many medications = toxic patient. And toxicity impedes or, at best, slows acupuncture's effectiveness. And I am not legally allowed to tell a patient that they should stop taking something a doctor has given them. I am allowed to educate them about the damage the substance they are taking is causing and to refer them to a physician who doesn't have the same drug-pushing philosophy as some other physicians. And those physicians are becoming more and more common in my experience, thankfully.

How does acupuncture treat indigestion?

Yes, acupuncture works very well at treating issues of digestion. We are also trained in nutrition and herbal medicine, so he may need multiple modalities to get right. But an READ MORE
Yes, acupuncture works very well at treating issues of digestion. We are also trained in nutrition and herbal medicine, so he may need multiple modalities to get right. But an acupuncturist would be a great place for him to start if he's willing to show up.