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Rebecca Flack

Acupuncturist

Dr. Rebecca Flack is a top Acupuncturist in Indianapolis, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Rebecca Flack is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Rebecca Flack is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Rebecca Flack is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Indianapolis, IN, Dr. Rebecca Flack is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
16 years Experience
Rebecca Flack
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • University Of Indianapolis
  • Accepting new patients

Does a daith piercing help with migraines?

Although I have patients who received the daith piercing and are relieved of their headaches, the American Migraine Association's opinion is not to do it. Some of their concerns READ MORE
Although I have patients who received the daith piercing and are relieved of their headaches, the American Migraine Association's opinion is not to do it. Some of their concerns are that there are no medical professionals doing the piercings so there is a chance of infection and in their research they state that the effects are short lived. They have a website where you can read their remarks and decide if the risk is worth it to you. We did not learn this in acupuncture, so I don't use it. I do acupuncture for migraines and have success with acupuncture protocols for migraines. I suggest you try acupuncture. I believe it will help you.

When is acupuncture not recommended?

The World Health Organisation Guidelines on Basic Training and Safety in Acupuncture state that, "it is difficult to stipulate absolute contraindications for this form of therapy" READ MORE
The World Health Organisation Guidelines on Basic Training and Safety in Acupuncture state that, "it is difficult to stipulate absolute contraindications for this form of therapy" However, they suggest that for reasons of safety, it should be avoided in pregnancy, medical and surgical emergencies,
They also added "malignant tumors and bleeding disorders; the use of acupuncture with patients who have uncontrolled movements;
the needling of an edematous limb at risk of lymphedma;
areas of spinal instability where as the result relaxation of the surrounding muscles could potentially give rise to spinal cord compression. These are reasons that have been recommended, but what I always tell new patients is to come in and at your first appointment we will discuss whether acupuncture is appropriate for you.

Does having acupuncture hurt?

Most patients state that acupuncture does not hurt. I would say that you will feel a stick and then most of the time patients feel relaxed. Some needles will have a sensation READ MORE
Most patients state that acupuncture does not hurt. I would say that you will feel a stick and then most of the time patients feel relaxed. Some needles will have a sensation when they are inserted and some will not. There is usually no pain, just a slight sensation with insertion. If a needle causes pain or is uncomfortable, I will relocate it. I hope you decide to have acupuncture. It helps so much with anxiety and headaches.

Can acupuncture help in treating lower back pain?

Yes, I have had great success with low back pain by using acupuncture. Stress is also helped with acupuncture. I hope you choose to have acupuncture, Acupuncture will not only READ MORE
Yes, I have had great success with low back pain by using acupuncture. Stress is also helped with acupuncture. I hope you choose to have acupuncture, Acupuncture will not only treat your pain and stress, acupuncture treats your whole body. I truly believe you can be helped with acupuncture.

Is it safe for me to continue my acupuncture during pregnancy?

I suggest you discuss this with your acupuncturist. I have successfully treated many pregnant patients, but some acupuncturists don't treat during pregnancy. There are points READ MORE
I suggest you discuss this with your acupuncturist. I have successfully treated many pregnant patients, but some acupuncturists don't treat during pregnancy. There are points that can not be used during your pregnancy and the acupuncturist will avoid these. Acupuncture done correctly can be a valuable assistant to wellness during your pregnancy.

Can acupuncture help in treating GERD?

Yes, GERD is an imbalance with the body and acupuncture can be a helpful addition to your treatment plan.

Can acupuncture aid in autoimmune diseases?

Yes, acupuncture can be a valuable treatment plan in assisting your immune system. Acupuncture works well with western medicine treatment plans and can help you to feel better. READ MORE
Yes, acupuncture can be a valuable treatment plan in assisting your immune system. Acupuncture works well with western medicine treatment plans and can help you to feel better.

Can acupuncture help with the cold?

Yes, acupuncture can be used to treat the common cold. We have specific points that relate back to supporting the lungs and assist in helping your body to heal.

Can acupuncture help in treating diabetes?

This is an article taken from Medical News Today, February 2018 regarding diabetes and acupuncture. I have used this article as it was written because I feel it answers your question READ MORE
This is an article taken from Medical News Today, February 2018 regarding diabetes and acupuncture. I have used this article as it was written because I feel it answers your question quite well. I have treated patients with diabetes and had great success working alongside Western medicine to assist in regulating blood sugar and insulin levels and maintaining good Hemoglobin A1C levels. Hope this helps.
"Studies have shown acupuncture can be helpful for relieving diabetes symptoms, in some cases better than diabetes medications.
According to the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation, an estimated 29 million Americans are living with diabetes. Diabetes affects 380 million people worldwide, and the World Health Organization (WHO) approximates that this number will double by the year 2030.

In modern-day China, acupuncture is commonly practiced to treat diabetes. Newer studies are focusing on the biological mechanism of diabetes and suggest acupuncture can be an effective treatment for diabetes symptoms.

Fast facts on acupuncture and diabetes:
Acupuncture is a treatment that has been practiced in traditional Chinese medicine for 2,500 years.
Acupuncture involves stimulating points of the body with thin needles.
Diabetes is a disease where the body cannot process food to use as energy.
The result of diabetes is a buildup of sugar in the blood.
Most studies find some validation in the use of acupuncture to treat diabetes, but some suggest further research is necessary.
Benefits
Woman receiving acupuncture on her shoulder.
Studies have suggested that acupuncture may help to improve insulin sensitivity, helping to manage the symptoms of diabetes.
A study from researchers in Beijing, China, examined how specific acupuncture points help improve symptoms of diabetes. They found that within 3 weeks, rat models showed lower glucose levels, increased insulin levels, and improved glucose intolerance.

One 2016 literature review in the journal, Acupuncture in Medicine reviewed relevant articles from 2008 to 2015 to determine whether acupuncture was a valid treatment for insulin resistance and to assess the possibility of acupuncture as a future treatment for insulin sensitivity.

The results of the literature review suggested low intensity and low-frequency electro-acupuncture could help in reducing insulin resistance and increasing insulin sensitivity. Electro-acupuncture could be used alone or in combination with other treatments, including alternative therapies, such as diet and Chinese herbs.

In 2015, Acupuncture in Medicine reviewed a group of studies where electro-acupuncture was combined with an anti-diabetic medication, called metformin, to look for better glucose lowering responses and greater insulin sensitivity. The researchers found the electro-acupuncture-metformin combination did offer better glucose lowering effects and greater insulin sensitivity than metformin alone.

None of the studies appear to touch on the processes and mechanisms that may explain how exactly acupuncture works to manage diabetes symptoms."

Can acupuncture treat my digestive disorders?

Yes, acupuncture and traditional Chinese Medicine can be helpful with acid reflux, bloating and slow digestion.

Are acupressure and acupuncture the same?

Acupuncture is the act of inserting fine needles into acupuncture points in specific places on the body. Acupressure is the holding of specific acupressure points in specific READ MORE
Acupuncture is the act of inserting fine needles into acupuncture points in specific places on the body. Acupressure is the holding of specific acupressure points in specific places on the body. The theory is similar and the goal is the same. The goal of both modalities is to balance the body and assist the patients body in their own healing process.

Is there an acupuncture treatment for weight gain?

There isn't a specific treatment for to gain weight, but acupuncture can help with the digestion and assimilation process. When you come for your acupuncture appointment the doctor READ MORE
There isn't a specific treatment for to gain weight, but acupuncture can help with the digestion and assimilation process. When you come for your acupuncture appointment the doctor will do an assessment according to Chinese Medicine and evaluate your individual needs. He/she will then place needles specific to your imbalance. Your treatment will assist your body's own healing process and in turn help with gaining weight.

Is acupuncture effective in treating blood related problems like anemia?

Acupuncture is always worth a try. Because the hemoglobin is low, we know there is an imbalance with the energy of the body and how it nourishes the blood. With an acupuncture READ MORE
Acupuncture is always worth a try. Because the hemoglobin is low, we know there is an imbalance with the energy of the body and how it nourishes the blood. With an acupuncture treatment we can place needles that help the body to nourish the blood. Acupuncture is not a quick cure, it takes time to make a change, but it can work to assist your body's own healing process for a good outcome. Your Mother will definitely feel better and respond better to her injections.

Can I go to an acupuncturist to get rid of my abdominal pain?

Yes, acupuncture is very successful with abdominal pain and bloating.

Is acupuncture a long-term treatment?

Acupuncture works with the energy of the body. During our lifetime patterns of energy movement are established. At times areas of our bodies develop unhealthy patterns. Acupuncture READ MORE
Acupuncture works with the energy of the body. During our lifetime patterns of energy movement are established. At times areas of our bodies develop unhealthy patterns. Acupuncture assists our body by making changes in those unhealthy patterns and supporting a healthy flow of energy. At first the treatments will be close together but then, as the body begins to hold onto to the new way of being, the treatments become farther and farther apart. Once the conditions, such as pain or anxiety, are managed I recommend maintenance/wellness treatments every 4 to 6 weeks