Kim practices acupuncture at the Art of Acupuncture in St. Petersburg.  She is excited to have joined an esteemed group of incredible practitioners, all of whom are leaders in their areas of expertise.  From the moment you walk in the door, you will feel at ease and right at home.

What is Acupuncture and How does it work?

Acupuncture has been practiced for thousands of years and is one of the oldest healing modalities in the world. It is an effective way to treat a wide variety of conditions without side effects. 

There are over 2,000 acupuncture points in the body that run along meridians which are energetic pathways within the body. These meridians create a network that connects every part of the body.  They provide balance and they assist the body in regulation of its many physiological functions.  When needles are inserted along the meridians, the body is able to achieve its natural energetic balance. 

What does acupuncture treat?

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The use of acupuncture has been shown to effectively treat many types of conditions. In 2003 the World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) released a report titled “Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials.” This report lists 31 symptoms, conditions and diseases that have been shown in controlled trials to be treated effectively by Acupuncture. The following is a partial list of conditions shown through controlled trials to be treated effectively by Acupuncture:

Psychological Disorders: Depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, Somatization disorders, Hypersomnia, Insomnia

Neurological Conditions:  Headaches, migraines, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Facial (Bell's) Palsy, stroke, Meniere's disease, facial pain.

Musculo-skeletal Conditions:  Muscle pain, swelling, stiffness, and weakness, localized injuries, sprains, strains, tendonitis, and contractures, Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, low back pain, neck pain, osteoarthritis, "frozen shoulder", "tennis elbow", sciatica, and post operative pain. 

Respiratory System Conditions: Acute sinusitis, acute rhinitis, common cold and allergies, acute tonsillitis, bronchitis, bronchial asthma.

Eye, Ear, Nose, & Mouth Conditions: Conjunctivitis, retinitis, myopia, cataracts, toothaches, gingivitis, pharyngitis, facial pain.

Gastrointestinal Conditions: Nausea/vomiting, spasms of the esophagus, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), colitis, gastritis, gastric hyperacidity (acid reflux), duodenal ulcer pain relief, constipation, diarrhea, dysentary.

Gynecological Conditions: Infertility, PMS, dysmenorrhea, menopause, syndrome, irregular menstruation, amenorrhea, morning sickness.

Cardiovascular Conditions: Hypertension and hypotension

Other conditions: Alcohol dependence & detoxification, withdrawal from street and pharmacological drugs, appetite suppression, adverse reactions to radiotherapy and chemotherapy, renal colic, rheumatoid arthritis, and diabetes.