Acupuncture works via the body’s natural healing systems
By inserting very fine needles into specific points on the skin, acupuncture stimulates the body’s own healing responses. It is being increasingly understood in Western medical terms and validated by clinical trials. Scientific evidence, which has been building up for the past 30 years, shows that acupuncture stimulates nerves which send messages to the spinal cord and brain, releasing feel-good chemicals, and stimulating anti-inflammatory and painkilling mechanisms in the body.
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A recent landmark report commissioned by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), a division within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), found acupuncture to be at or near the top of every category measuring the effectiveness of a...read more
A new milestone survey of 89,000 acupuncture patients being treated for musculoskeletal pain has found that 93% said their acupuncturist was successful in treating their primary complaint. Most of these patients had experienced severe chronic pain for many years and...read more
Ever wondered why acupuncture is beneficial for so many different health problems? One of the reasons is that it helps regulate some of the physiological systems that control the balance between our stress response and our relaxation response. Measuring Heart Rate...read more
I was not a fan of needles and acupuncture, but due to some back pain I was struggling with, I decided to try Lisa when she told me we would work together and take it slow. We did a thorough intake of just talking before I laid down on the table.She used only a few needles instead of the overload I had another time I tried acupuncture, and she did some cupping and heat therapy, which helped me to relax. She stayed with me the entire time in case I had another panic attack. The result lasted for 2 weeks- my back pain was much less and I was able to move more freely. I also had more energy and less headaches. Highly recommended!Kate
If anyone is looking for an AMAZING Acupuncture Practitioner, I highly recommend Lisa Sherman. Lisa is brilliant in her knowledge of how the physical and energetic body systems work. She is a skillful listener and incredibly intuitive. I fully trust that she knows exactly what I need each session to experience the desired results. Lisa makes me feel safe, seen and deeply cared for. Her presence makes me feel so comfortable that I am able to completely relax, allowing me to receive the maximum benefits of the treatment. I started seeing her years ago to help with seasonal allergies. The acupuncture and Chinese herbs she recommended helped relieve the allergy symptoms after a couple visits. I continue to see her regularly for self care maintenance. I love it. She is adaptable and able to help me with whatever needs attention that day. From allergies, to heartbreak to the common cold, she knows the right approach to help you heal anything.Ananda
After ripping my hamstring almost 13 years ago, I resided to the fact that I would always have daily pain. I initially sought treatment from Lisa for a strained muscle in my back, it was so successful we started to focus on my hamstring. Lisa’s treatment has been the only element that has alleviated me of continuous hamstring pain. I have such confidence and trust in Lisa. Her compassion, knowledge, and humor combine to holistically provide me care, physically and mentally.Lorraine
I think of myself as a fairly level headed and pragmatic sort of guy, so when it comes to my aches and pains I usually keep them to myself, chin up and move forward. Did I mention that weight training is one of my pastimes and yoga is not practiced enough? This combination led me to a recent situation that found my left arm hurting from elbow to upper tricep so badly that I considered going to an orthopedic surgeon to see if surgery might be required. Before traveling down that traditional path a friend recommended to give a less traditional method a chance. Long story short, I spent three sessions with Lisa working her cupping and acupuncture technique on my arm and I am totally blown away with the results! I have recommended Lisa and her practice to local people in Asheville and beyond.Jack
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