David Paton, Acupuncturist
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David Paton


1603 Edmondson Ave Ste 101 Catonsville MD, 21228


David Paton is an acupuncturist practicing in Catonsville, MD. Dr. Paton 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. Paton 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

Traditional Acupuncture Inst. Master of Acupuncture 1992

MUIH Doctor of Acupuncture 2017

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David Paton's Expert Contributions
  • Can acupuncture help with sleep problems?

    First we have to find out the reasons for his sleep issues, then we can address those issues with acupuncture and with herbs. Short answer is yes. READ MORE

  • How does acupuncture help anxiety?

    Absolutely yes but it is more effective if combined with some sort of self help practices which we can teach you and counseling if necessary to discover the origins of your anxiety. READ MORE

  • How much weight can you lose with acupuncture?

    Sadly, not much. The reality is that acupuncture can help reduce your desire for food, but can not change your habitual eating habits. Further, there are no points that “induce” weight loss. Reducing cravings is easy unless you eat for other reasons such as for emotional comfort or stress reduction which need to be explored as well. In consort with adoption of a good diet and healthy exercise habits, acupuncture can reduce the cravings of withdrawal from certain foods and help calm stress levels, which will facilitate weight loss. I hope this answers your question. Dr Paton READ MORE

  • How many sessions of acupuncture are effective?

    Good morning, Every person is different. Length of care can vary significantly because of age, length of illness, chronicity, lifestyle, etc. I would advise minimum 6-24 weekly visits to measure change over time, especially if the migraines are infrequent or irregular in their occurrence. Depending on patient compliance there may need to be monthly or bi-monthly follow up. After symptoms are relieved I would recommended quarterly follow up for maintenance. Dr. Dave READ MORE

  • Is acupuncture a placebo?

    Hi, All medicine has a component of “placebo” in effect that if you truly believe this will get you better than it the effectiveness is enhanced. That being said, there is concrete evidence of the effect of acupuncture treatment for some conditions and still some question about other conditions. So, a more specific set of symptoms would have to present to be able to better inform you. Sincerely, Dr. Dave READ MORE

  • Does acupuncture help inflammatory arthritis?

    The short answer is yes, but without specifics, it is hard to comment on your specific question. There can be short and long term relief from the pain associated with inflammatory conditions including limes disease, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and others. Happy New Year Dr. Dave READ MORE

  • Is acupuncture good for sciatica?

    Yes, acupuncture can be very effective for sciatica pain. Dr. Dave READ MORE

  • Does acupuncture help with spinal stenosis?

    Acupuncture can relieve some of the discomfort but it will not change or reverse the condition. Activities of Daily Living can be improved and general reduction in pain severity can be experienced. Dr. Dave READ MORE

  • How quickly does acupuncture work?

    The answer depends on the nature of the pain. If it is a recent muscle pull or trauma of some sort that is not severe, a treatment or 2 may resolve it. A more severe injury could take weeks, and very old or deep issues may take months. That question is best answered when the full details of your situation are fully known. Dr. Dave READ MORE

Areas of expertise and specialization

Pain ManagementPediatricsRehabilitationSports Acupuncture MedicineGeneral PracticePersonal GrowthGeneral Wellness

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Faculty MUIH 28 - Present

Professional Memberships

  • Maryland Acupuncture Society  

Areas of research

Autism and Acupuncture/acupressure. Pub 2017

David Paton's Practice location

1603 Edmondson Ave Ste 101 -
Catonsville, MD 21228
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