Acupuncture in Burtonsville: Acupuncture can be effective in treating illnesses, injuries, chronic pain, addictions, anxiety, insomnia, digestive problems, menstrual cramps, weight control, infertility and much, much more.
Acupuncture is covered through health insurance for patients at Block Chiropractic. We are in network with the following insurance companies: Carefirst Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Cigna and Aetna. Please call our office if you would like us to verify your specific coverage for Acupuncture.
What Can Acupuncture Treat?
We often use acupuncture as an adjunct therapy to the comprehensive list of services. Our licensed acupuncturists will work with you to develop a comprehensive approach to help alleviate your pain, and not just mask it with traditional Western medicine that involves medication or masking symptoms.
Acupuncture Can Help with a Myriad of Symptoms and Conditions Including:
- Celiac disease
- Thyroid disease
- High blood pressure
- Back pain
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- and more!
Acupuncture Brings Balance to the Body and Promotes Healing Naturally
Acupuncture is a medication-free treatment that can provide lasting benefits. The proof of acupuncture’s effectiveness is in its longevity. According to Chinese Medicine, energy in our bodies flow through channels called meridians. This energy called Qi, pronounced as “chee”, can get blocked and out of balance, leading to illness. These blockages can be caused by external factors (such as cold, damp weather, physical trauma, etc.) or internal factors (such as stress, unhealthy diets, etc.).
Acupuncture needles are about the width of two to three strands of hair and are actually quite flexible. Often people are surprised how little they feel both at insertion and after they are in place. In fact, it is not uncommon for patients to become so relaxed, they fall asleep! It usually takes multiple treatments to see lasting results, depending on the patient and most usually notice a general relaxation after the treatment.
Our Licensed Acupuncturist
Kristine Shaw, L.AC.
Kristine received her Master of Science degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture with an emphasis in integrative sports medicine from Five Branches University in Santa Cruz, CA in 2013. Her professional experience in integrative medicine includes manual therapy, trigger point and electroacupuncture, cupping, Chinese herbal medicine, nutrition and essential oil therapy. In 1998, Kristine became interested in Traditional Chinese Medicine while attending the Shiatsu Institute in San Francisco, CA. After earning the certification of Shiatsu Practitioner, she spent the next decade continuing to refine her skills in various manual therapy modalities before pursuing graduate studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. As a post-grad, she earned a certificate of apprenticeship in Sports Medicine and Pain Management Acupuncture with Whitfield Reaves, L.Ac.
Kristine offers a multidisciplinary approach to promoting wellness and symptom relief. She draws upon her years of clinical experience and her passion for restorative medicine to develop effective courses of treatment. She recently left a busy private practice in Ithaca, New York to join the wellness team at Block Chiropractic. She successfully treats a variety of conditions, including: musculoskeletal disorders, myofascial and trigger point pain, neurological and degenerative conditions, autoimmune conditions, digestive issues, mood disorders and stress related conditions such as anxiety, depression and insomnia, and women’s health including menopausal and fertility issues. Kristine is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist in the state of California and a licensed acupuncturist in the state of Maryland.
Call Today for a Consultation to See How Acupuncture Can Stop Your Pain
Call us for a same-day appointment at (301) 476-7575 to meet with Dr. Block for a comprehensive evaluation to finally allow your body to heal.