Frequently Asked Questions
What to expect with your first treatment?
The environment at our office is calming, clean, and organized. After your initial consultation with Mary Norton, you will be comfortably resting on a therapeutic table. Very thin acupuncture needles will be placed on various areas of the body, depending on the conditions you are being treated for. Mary uses the finest needles made; they are refined with special machinery in Japan. Since they are so thin, often there is little to no feeling when the needle is inserted.
If you have been afraid of needles in the past, do not fear!
You do not need to be fearful or uncomfortable having an acupuncture experience. Most fearful patients say, “I can’t believe that’s what I was afraid of!” after a needle is inserted.
I often find that incorporating herbal treatments with acupuncture helps to hasten recovery, and in some cases (for example, a sinus infection), it is most beneficial.
Do I have a specialty?
I have been in practice for over 25 years and have successfully treated many different conditions … At this time, about half of my cases are pain-related or chronic health conditions. I have always enjoyed treating whatever health issue is concerning patients, whether it is energy level, weight loss, pain, recovery from cancer, migraines, digestive concerns, or sinus conditions and lung issues etc.
Conditions I Can Treat …
Immune System Issues
lingering or regular colds/flus
slow digestion, constipation, bloating
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
back & neck
arms & shoulders
Ear, Nose, & Throat
colds, flus, or a history of low immunity
laryingitis/vocal cord issues
ear infection or other ear issues
Menstrual, Peri-menopausal, Menopause
dysmenorrea (painful cramps)
Pre-surgical or Post-surgical
in conjunction with cancer treatment
slow recovery from surgery
mobility issues from surgery
back issues (muscular, disc)
soft tissue injuries
depression & anxiety
I am available at my office in Fairfax on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays …
By appointment only; please call to book a treatment! 415-460-0789