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Acupuncture, despite its ancient origins is, according to the NIH, considered an innovative “alternative and complementary” medicine in most western cultures today. This powerful medicine has developed over a 5000 year period. Put quite simply, it is the insertion of very fine needles into the body at selected points along meridians appropriate to each person’s condition. This stimulates Qi, or vital force, circulation through the body, which interrupts disease patterns. Dis-ease is viewed as imbalance brought about through YinYang disharmonies. An acupuncturist’s primary aim is to enable the client to find balance in these instances. The purpose of this stimulation is to influence physiological, emotional and psychological functions in the mind and body of the patient. Acupuncturists can successfully treat a variety of health problems. They accomplish this through regulating and strengthening the body’s Qi. This holistic approach offers a superior strategy for optimizing health addressing suffering and pain.

First the practitioner conducts an intake enabling a comprehensive picture of the patient’s condition. This includes asking questions, including medical history, examining the tongue, pulse, palpating the abdomen, and affected meridians. Then the patient lies on a special table while the needles are placed. Generally there is little if any pain during insertion. Some clients describe, “a slight pinch.” When needles are inserted, there can also be a heavy, achy, or tingly sensation near or along the meridian of the needled site. This is a sign that Qi is flowing in the area. After placement the client is left to relax for about 25 minutes. Sometimes one can feel certain points “communicating” along their respective meridians. A client may fall asleep or feel deeply relaxed. The entire process usually takes about an hour. Frequently the patient will feel immediate changes in the problem area. The course of treatment varies with the type of complaint, and varies from with different conditions. Generally 5-10 treatments can solidify the usually immediate results.

• Musculoskeletal pain
• Respiratory disorders
• Gastro-intestinal problems
• Skin irritations
• Gynecological discomfort
• Neurological dysfunction
• Immunological diseases
• Psychological issues
• Addictions/compulsions

Often an acupuncturist can help when Western medical procedures and drugs are not effective or appropriate. The two agencies have found what many communities have known for thousands of years: Acupuncture and herbs provides effective treatment for many of the diseases we continue to experience.

Insurance Coverage

Dr Doyle is an in-network Provider for:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • United Health Care
  • American Specialty Health

As a contracted Provider patient is only responsible for copay in plans with acupuncture benefits.

Out of Network: Patients with Out of Network carriers will be provided billing materials which can be filed with individual’s plans to offset out-of-pocket expenses.

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