Dr. Catherine Burns is an acupuncturist practicing in Los Altos and San Carlos CA. Dr. Burns evaluates and treats patients based on the concepts of oriental medicine. Acupuncturists complete their evaluations by getting a patient history and looking at and palpating specific acu points on the body. Then, they place very fine acupuncture needles into specific points on the body. Stimulating these points is how Dr. Burns treats the patients condition. Many of the body's systems respond to acupuncture, and it can optimally treat physical pain as well as emotional stress. Catherine has worked with several studies through the NIH and Stanford Medical School.
Education and Training
SF College of Acupuncture MSTCM 1991
Ms. Catherine Jane Burns L. AC.'s Expert Contributions
This is a very interesting question. Acupuncturists go to Graduate School or Doctorate School and must pass National or State licensing exams. Physical therapists, chiropractors, and others take a few hour weekend classes to do "dry needling." The depth of acupuncture study, differential diagnosis and point prescriptions require deep knowledge that cannot be attained in a short time. Acupuncturists also need 50 continuing education classes every 2 years to maintain our license. READ MORE
Yes, acupuncture, herbs, and qigong movements can help. Also boost his immune system so that the bronchitis does not return READ MORE
Another great reason to have acupuncture. The acupuncturist would need to make a differential diagnosis to get to the root cause and treat accordingly. READ MORE
Acupuncture is very good for migraines. READ MORE
There are protocols for treating hypo- and hyper-thyroid, as well as herbal supplements and dietary suggestions. READ MORE
Acute issues resolve quickly. Chronic issues may take longer, but many people get results quickly. If a flare-up occurs, then return for a visit. "Lifelong commitment' does not mean you have to be treated forever, but for wellness and stability sometimes a seasonal or annual check up is worthwhile. READ MORE
Absolutely. You will be asked several questions to help determine the cause. There is a tried and true acupuncture point prescription for stomach acid. READ MORE
Great success with helping rid GERD. We would also discuss diet, stress factors, and other areas to eliminate the problem READ MORE
Very little risk with acupuncture from a trained professional. There really is no "wrong point" as point prescriptions follow specific rules. People often think if they have ie: "shoulder pain" the treatment will be in the shoulder itself. Not necessarily true! Distal points often have better effects. READ MORE
Acupuncture can help, as well as Traditional Herb Formulas that have been used for hundreds of years and researched by modern medicine. READ MORE
Acupuncture is great for headaches. We need to determine the area, cause, and severity to make a differential diagnosis for the best treatment plan READ MORE
Chronic issues require more treatment then acute problems like catching a cold. Herbs are also great. Make sure your Acupuncturist knows gynecological points. READ MORE
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