FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What to expect with your first treatment?

AcupunctureThe 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.

 

acupuncture herbsHerbal therapy

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

chronic conditions

fatigue

lingering or regular colds/flus

 

Digestive Issues

slow digestion, constipation, bloating

hemorrhoids

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

colitis

 

Pain

back & neck

arms & shoulders

headache

migraines

hip

foot/hand

knee/joint issues

arthritis

fibromyalgia

 

Ear, Nose, & Throat

sinus infections

allergies

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)

menarche

menorrhagia

irregular menses

 

Pre-surgical or Post-surgical

in conjunction with cancer treatment

slow recovery from surgery

mobility issues from surgery

pain post-surgery

 

Orthopedic Conditions

tendonitis

bursitis

back issues (muscular, disc)

soft tissue injuries

 

Emotional Well-being

depression & anxiety

stress

insomnia

PTSD

 

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

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