Melissa Lone is an acupuncturist practicing in San Diego, CA. Dr. Lone evaluates and treats patients based on the concepts of oriental medicine. Acupuncturists complete their evaluations by getting a patient history and looking at and touching the body. Then, they place very fine acupuncture needles into specific points on the body. Stimulating these points and nerves is how Dr. Lone treats the patients condition. Many of the bodys systems respond to acupuncture, and it can treat physical pain as well as emotional stress.
Education and Training
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine MS 2014
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Absolutely. Chinese medicine practitioners have been treating women through pregnancy for centuries. Just be sure you go to someone who is ABORM certified. This is a practitioner that specializes in reproductive health. Acupuncture can help with all sorts of accompanying symptoms to pregnancy as well as relax and prepare the muscles and mind for a smooth and quick delivery. READ MORE
Acupuncture will not contradict your meds, but be careful with Chinese herbs and any supplements that come over the counter, because something as simple as St. Johns Wart or ibuprofren can have severe interactions. READ MORE
Yes, acupuncture can definitely help with sleep issues. A good acupuncturist and also dietary and supplemental help. Kidney disorders are a chronic condition, so if this is truly the cause, then yes, it will be a 6-mo to a year commitment of coming on a regular basis. Frequency will depend upon the severity of her kidney condition and sleep disorder. But it is definitely worth the commitment, for the treatments will address the patient and all of her ailments including stress, digestion, sleep, and any other pains, since acupuncture treats the patient more than the disease. Not to mention far less side effects than just adding more medications to the mix. READ MORE
Chinese medicine is best when used preventatively. In between bouts, I highly recommend getting acuoincture and supporting with Chinese herbs to counteract the medications and steroids that may leave your son depleted , imbalanced and susceptible for reoccurring episodes. Children respond quicker than adults and there are several treatments that are helpful besides needling. Find someone who specializes in pediatrics. READ MORE
I am having a lot of stress due to menopause and I am unable to sleep soundly. Should I go for acupuncture treatment?
Yes and yes. Sleep disturbance is another area wher acupuncture excels. Due to hormonal shifts , sleep trouble is a common complaint of peri menopausal women. Chinese herbs and acupuncture have less side effects and lasting results. READ MORE
Yes yes and yes. Acupuncture excels in this dept. you should get almost immediate results. If not, find a different practitioner READ MORE
So, there are many facets to weight gain. It could be psychsomatuc, hormonal , adrenal, gastroentestinal or psychosomatic or even misled dietary plans. So, acuoincture helps with reducing stress and getting the body out of the “ fight or flight “ mode which shuts down your digestive tract. It also helps your body process foods better and decrease malabsorption. Moreover, a good acupuncturist is schooled in nutrition as well and should be able to help with diet and supplement suggestions that may help. Be sure to get a full blood panel to rule out any Imbalances too that may be a cause. READ MORE
Absolutely. Acupuncture helps to regulate hormones and reduce adrenal stress, which contribute to anxiety. READ MORE
Honestly, there are many reasons for cholesterol levels to be out of balance. Ie diet, stress, hormonal shifts, etc. Acupuncture can help with these motivating factors. Moreover, I find that Chinese herbs, supplements, diet changes and lifestyle changes are vital to balancing your cholesterol. A good acupuncturist is educated on nutrition as well, so it's definitely beneficial to give it a shot. READ MORE
Absolutely! Joint pain and pain in general is one of the most popular uses of acupuncture. I treat it every week and patients always report a reduction of pain, if not complete relief. READ MORE
Yes. Acupuncture has success at regulating the Hypothalamic, Pituitary Ovarian Axis that is disrupted with PCOD. I highly suggest you give it a try READ MORE
Risks in acupuncture are minor as long as you have an experienced, licensed practitioner. You may experience soreness or some bruising, but that should be it. READ MORE
So, I have personally experienced improvements in Blood counts with regular treatments of Acupuncture and Chinese herbs combined. However, this is a chronic issue, so please expect 3 to 6 mo. I highly suggest getting a CBC done before visiting your acupuncturist and then retaking 3 to 6 mo later. READ MORE
Yes Yes Yes. Acupuncture helps in this area almost immediately. This is one of the chief complaints where Acupuncture helps where Western medicine may hit a wall. I treat migraines every week and always see results. READ MORE
I am sorry you have been suffering with GERD. I know how uncomfortable that can be. I highly suggest you give acupuncture a try. Usually, with acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and dietary shifts, GERD can get under control. READ MORE
Sorry to hear that you have been suffering for so long, but to answer your question, yes, acupuncture has been known to help vertigo. Feel free to contact us to discuss your particular case. Melissa READ MORE
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