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Acupuncture Relieves Leg Pain, Naturally

Woman in blue track suit stretches out after getting acupuncture for sciatica and leg pain.

Get Fast Relief from Leg Pain with Acupuncture!

Are you looking for a holistic approach for relief from sciatica and leg pain?  Acupuncture works!

Sciatica specifically describes pain associated with the sciatic nerve root. It usually affects the lower back, gluteal region and leg, sometimes radiating to the lower leg and foot. Acupuncture relieves leg pain, naturally, without any side effects!

Here’s what you may be experiencing:

  • Pain running down the back, side and front of the leg
  • The pain is worse when you sit
  • There are burning or tingling sensations
  • There is constant hip and gluteal pain
  • There is weakness, numbness or pins and needles

The discomfort is experienced is due to impingement or inflammation of the nerve. The sciatic nerve passes down the back of the leg, but it is also common for people to have nerve pain radiating from the back, down the side or front of the leg. This pain is sometimes referred to as sciatica, although technically it follows a different nerve pathway.

Acupuncture is a good treatment option for relieving leg pain and sciatica.

There are several acupuncture channels passing from the area of the lower back and hip down the legs. These often follow the pathways of pain described by patients and can be used to help to relieve leg pain.

Acupuncture has been found to have an anti inflammatory effect in the body. It works on local muscle and nerve tissue to promote circulation of blood and immune system modulation. It has been found to have an effect to reduce the sensitivity of pain preceptors in the brain. Acupuncture is also understood to promote levels of serotonin and noradrenaline which help with pain control and speed up the repair of nerves.

Acupuncture relieves leg pain but also works to relieve stress and pain throughout the whole body!

Acupuncture is very helpful and it’s quick. Often relief is felt at the first treatment, and usually only a few are necessary, unless longstanding injuries are the cause, in which case more treatments will be needed.

In addition, acupuncture is good at reducing the tension in the neck tendons and muscles. It has a relaxing effect on many people and some even fall asleep during the treatment. Stress relief is more important than ever.

With acupuncture, we look at your whole health history, sports traumas, falls, bumps and bruises, as well as all other stories, and tailor a treatment specifically to your needs. The body likes to remember its history to help protect you. Acupuncture also helps to reduce the residual effects that linger, sometimes for years.

Most people experience great results. Many patients feel immediate improvements.

Acupuncture treatments are painless and gentle. Our offices are clean, healthy, and peaceful places to be.

The best part? The treatment is safe, natural, effective and drug-free.

Want more information on how acupuncture can help you? Visit us at CT Acupuncture Center

Questions about acupuncture?  Frequently Asked Questions about Acupuncture

Back pain relief in action! Want to see an acupuncture session in action for yourself? Check this out…

 Acupuncture in Action with Ingri Boe-Wiegaard 

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Ingri Boe-Wiegaard has been a licensed acupuncturist in Fairfield, Wilton and Bethel, CT for over 30 years. 


 

Get Fast Relief from Arthritis Pain with Acupuncture

Couple Riding Bicycles Free Of Arthritis Pain

Be free from arthritis pain with acupuncture!

Acupuncture takes away arthritis pain, and can improve mobility naturally!

Chances are, someone you care about suffers with arthritis pain. Arthritis is one of the most pervasive diseases in the United States and is the leading cause of disability. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of every three Americans (an estimated seventy million people) is affected.

Arthritis is a disease that affects the joints of the body. While medicine has identified over 100 different forms of arthritis, there are some symptoms that are common in every variety. These include pain, stiffness and inflammation, while extreme cases can even result in physical disfiguration. Other non-localized symptoms can include fatigue, insomnia, weight loss and fever. In most cases arthritis is limited to one part of the body, typically the hands, feet, knees, hips or any of the major joints. Arthritis is also seen in auto-immune diseases like Lupus, Rheumatoid arthritis and Scleroderma and as a manifestation of problems in body chemistry as in Gout.

While most forms of arthritis are considered non-preventable, you can lessen your risk by remaining physically active, sticking to a healthy diet and maintaining a healthy weight. The earlier in the arthritis process the disease is detected and treatment is started, the better the outlook.

For most people, arthritis pain and inflammation cannot be avoided as the body ages. In fact, most people over the age of fifty show some signs of arthritis as joints degenerate over time. Fortunately, arthritis can often be managed with acupuncture.

Acupuncture decreases pain by increasing the release of endorphins (chemicals that block pain). Many acu-points are near nerves. When stimulated, these nerves cause a dull ache or feeling of fullness in the muscle. The stimulated muscle sends a message to the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord), causing the release of endorphins (morphine-like chemicals produced in our own bodies during times of pain or stress). These endorphins, along with other neurotransmitters (body chemicals that modify nerve impulses), block the message of pain from being delivered up to the brain.

All joint pain occurs within the external aspect of the body, along the acupuncture channels. However, the condition is always accompanied by a deeper, systemic imbalance within the body. For treatment to be effective, both the manifestation (the joint pain) and the root cause need to be treated. Acupuncture restores harmony to the body, and thereby corrects the imbalance. If the systemic imbalance is not too severe and/or the patient is strong, acupuncture may offer a cure. However, if the arthritic process is very deep-rooted, acupuncture may only be able to offer pain relief and help prevent further progression of the disease. Regardless, with acupuncture treatments, improvements are a sure thing.

Less pain, greater mobility and range of motion, as well as improved strength come quickly with a series of treatments. Get back to enjoying life again!

For more information, please visit us at www.ctacupuncture.com

Acupuncture treatments are painless and gentle. Our offices are clean, healthy, and peaceful places to be.

The best part? The treatment is safe, natural, effective and drug-free.

Want more information on how acupuncture can help you? Visit us at CT Acupuncture Center

Questions about acupuncture?  Frequently Asked Questions about Acupuncture

Back pain relief in action! Want to see an acupuncture session in action for yourself? Check this out…

 Acupuncture in Action with Ingri Boe-Wiegaard 

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Ingri Boe-Wiegaard has been a licensed acupuncturist in Fairfield, Wilton and Bethel, CT. for over 30 years.


 

 

Give Yourself and Your Baby The Best Start with Acupuncture

Are you ready for the pitter-patter of tiny feet?
There is help to be had through acupuncture! 

If you have been having difficulty conceiving, or you just want the best possible odds for your pregnancy, acupuncture is a safe, non-invasive and easy way to potentially increase your chances of getting and staying pregnant.

How does acupuncture do this? Acupuncture has been used for centuries to help cure fertility issues by encouraging follicle production, improving blood circulation in the uterus (which creates a more welcoming environment for the embryo), improving uterine lining thickness and egg quality, treating menstrual cycle disorders and improving overall health, which can help you more easily conceive and remain pregnant.

Acupuncture isn’t just for hopeful mothers. Dads-to-be can benefit from acupuncture, too.

One of the most beneficial ways acupuncture treatments increase fertility is by reducing stress. Stress can alter sperm counts, motility, and cause impotence.

Acupuncture helps balance the endocrine system and its hormones and to get to the root cause of both male and female infertility.

Acupuncture can also help boost your libido!

Give yourself and your baby the best possible start. Once you’re pregnant, acupuncture is still very much an ally.

Women experience discomfort in all stages of their pregnancy, whether it’s nausea, pelvic pain, hip pain, lower back pain or ligament pain.

Acupuncture is a safe, natural and effective way to improve circulation and relieve these common ailments, in addition to headache or migraine relief, and other common complaints.

Acupuncture can also help with post-term babies; it will induce labor efficiently and effectively, as well as reduce the stress, anxiety, and discomfort of an overdue baby.

Acupuncture keeps a mother’s body prepared, so that when the baby is ready, it is easy to get labor going naturally and progressing smoothly.

At the CT Acupuncture Center each person is evaluated individually. Treatment points vary based on careful consideration of a person’s history and symptoms. We understand that you are unique — that’s the key to effective acupuncture!

Acupuncture treatments are painless and gentle.

The best part? The treatment is safe, natural, effective and drug-free.

Want more information on how acupuncture can help you? Visit us at CT Acupuncture Center

Questions about acupuncture?  Frequently Asked Questions about Acupuncture

Back pain relief in action! Want to see an acupuncture session in action for yourself? Check this out…

Acupuncture in Action with Ingri Boe-Wiegaard 

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Follow us on Twitter! Follow @AcupunctureCT

 

 

Want Gentle Relief from Back Pain? Get Acupuncture!

Looking for effective relief from back pain this Summer? Get acupuncture!

Did you overdo it while weeding your garden, playing a friendly game of neighborhood football, or just carrying groceries? More than 80 percent of our population will experience lower back pain at some point in their lives.

The top causes of back pain are sprains from overstretching back ligaments, and strains, (a muscle rip or tear) caused by sudden force. Sprains and strains can happen from poor posture, improper lifting or lack of proper muscle warm up prior to exercise.

In many cases back problems develop over time — from sitting incorrectly at a desk or steering wheel, or repetitive tasks, such as heavy lifting. Back pain limits range of motion and complicates daily activities, not to mention that it just hurts! There’s no need to suffer any longer.

Back problems are the number one reason why people get acupuncture treatments, and there’s good reason. Acupuncture can effectively help acute and chronic back pain and many other pain related issues naturally — without medication.

Acupuncture is an ancient, time-tested form of therapy that has exceptionally few side effects. Modern research shows that not only is acupuncture effective in relieving back pain, it can also treat other systems in the body like the nervous system, endocrine and immune systems, cardiovascular system, and digestive system.

With acupuncture, we look at your whole health history and tailor a treatment specifically to your needs. The root cause of the pain will be treated. 

Your energy pathways will be opened up, and your body will begin to be able to heal itself, muscles will relax, reducing the pain. Many patients feel immediate improvements.

The best part? The treatment is safe, natural, effective and drug-free. 

Want more information on how acupuncture can help you? Visit us at CT Acupuncture Center

Questions about acupuncture?  Frequently Asked Questions about Acupuncture

Back pain relief in action! Want to see an acupuncture session in action for yourself? Check this out…

 Acupuncture in Action with Ingri Boe-Wiegaard 

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Follow us on Twitter! Follow @AcupunctureCT

 

 

Improve Fertility and Make Your Pregnancy Easier with Acupuncture!

Are you ready for the pitter-patter of tiny feet?
There is help to be had through acupuncture! 

If you have been having difficulty conceiving, or you just want the best possible odds for your pregnancy, acupuncture is a safe, non-invasive and easy way to potentially increase your chances of getting and staying pregnant.

How does acupuncture do this? Acupuncture has been used for centuries to help cure fertility issues by encouraging follicle production, improving blood circulation in the uterus (which creates a more welcoming environment for the embryo), improving uterine lining thickness and egg quality, treating menstrual cycle disorders and improving overall health, which can help you more easily conceive and remain pregnant.

Acupuncture isn’t just for hopeful mothers. Dads-to-be can benefit from acupuncture, too.

One of the most beneficial ways acupuncture treatments increase fertility is by reducing stress. Stress can alter sperm counts, motility, and cause impotence.

Acupuncture helps balance the endocrine system and its hormones and to get to the root cause of both male and female infertility.

Acupuncture can also help boost your libido!

Give yourself and your baby the best possible start. Once you’re pregnant, acupuncture is still very much an ally.

Women experience discomfort in all stages of their pregnancy, whether it’s nausea, pelvic pain, hip pain, lower back pain or ligament pain.

Acupuncture is a safe, natural and effective way to improve circulation and relieve these common ailments, in addition to headache or migraine relief, and other common complaints.

Acupuncture can also help with post-term babies; it will induce labor efficiently and effectively, as well as reduce the stress, anxiety, and discomfort of an overdue baby.

Acupuncture keeps a mother’s body prepared, so that when the baby is ready, it is easy to get labor going naturally and progressing smoothly.

At the CT Acupuncture Center each person is evaluated individually. Treatment points vary based on careful consideration of a person’s history and symptoms. We understand that you are unique — that’s the key to effective acupuncture!

Acupuncture treatments are painless and gentle.

The best part? The treatment is safe, natural, effective and drug-free.

Want more information on how acupuncture can help you? Visit us at CT Acupuncture Center

Questions about acupuncture?  Frequently Asked Questions about Acupuncture

Back pain relief in action! Want to see an acupuncture session in action for yourself? Check this out…

Acupuncture in Action with Ingri Boe-Wiegaard 

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Follow us on Twitter! Follow @AcupunctureCT

 

 

Stay Healthy and Travel Happy with Acupuncture!

Wherever you’re traveling, acupuncture is a great idea! 

Traveling can be so much fun, and it’s always smart to have a plan to keep you healthy! Here’s a helpful travel tip — before your trip, acupuncture treatments work to boost and strengthen your immunity. Acupuncture heals imbalances in your immune system and also restores energy channels that have become disrupted.

Your immune system then functions at an optimal level and your body stays healthy, even if your seatmate is making sniffling sounds.

Another benefit of acupuncture treatments before your trip is motion sickness relief. Motion sickness is very common, especially on boats. When your brain gets conflicting signals, and your eyes sense relative stillness, but your balance and position centers sense motion, this can spell trouble on the high seas, or in the air. Acupuncture treats motion sickness, often with immediate success, preventing the nausea and vertigo. Many cruise ships have licensed, on-board practitioners that can assist you if you are heavily affected by motion sickness.

Are you a nervous traveler? Many people experience nerves before and often during travel. Acupuncture helps with that, too!

Acupuncture is a powerful treatment for relieving anxiety — it is highly effective in treating emotional problems, and it also addresses the physical, relieving the headachesupset stomach, muscle aches, insomnia, and irritability that anxiety and stress can cause.

The resulting effect from acupuncture is a feeling of relaxation, calm and an overall sense of well-being. What a great way to start a trip!

After your trip, acupuncture is also a great ally. Resetting the body clock using acupuncture can help ease jet lag symptoms. Getting a treatment can definitely help restore your equilibrium, and relieve fatigue. You’ll want to get acupuncture within 24 hours or so of landing in order for it to be most effective. This will give you an immunity boost, as well!

Acupuncture stimulates blood flow, making it especially helpful in treating the stiffness and soreness associated with jet lag and uncomfortable beds or seats. The body always feels very relaxed afterwards allowing you to have a wonderful night’s sleep.  

Whether you’re traveling or curling up at home with a good book as an escape, get set to stay healthy and enjoy the season with acupuncture!

Want more information on how acupuncture can help you? Visit us at CT Acupuncture Center

Questions about acupuncture?  Frequently Asked Questions about Acupuncture

Back pain relief in action! Want to see an acupuncture session in action for yourself? Check this out…

Acupuncture in Action with Ingri Boe-Wiegaard 

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Follow us on Twitter! Follow @AcupunctureCT

 

 

Get Natural Relief from Plantar Fasciitis with Acupuncture!

If you are suffering from plantar fasciitis and want natural relief, acupuncture is the answer!

There are a variety of different foot problems that involve heel pain. Plantar fasciitis is the most common condition.

Plantar fasciitis occurs through tension and small tears of the soft tissue under the bottom of the heel bone. This painful condition is characterized by intense burning pain after rest. Plantar fasciitis usually occurs when the tension in the legs and lower back add to the strain on the heel fascia.

Acupuncture is very effective in treating plantar fasciitis because of its ability to reduce inflammation, the primary cause of the syndrome. It can also help to balance the muscles involved in walking so that the fascia is not strained, allowing it to heal. Acupuncture also relaxes the muscles of the foot, further decreasing inflammation, and stimulates the body to release endorphins, naturally relieving pain. Stretching your calf muscles before running or walking and wearing properly supportive footwear will also help your fascia heal.

Acupuncture is an ancient, time-tested form of therapy that has exceptionally few side effects. Modern research shows that not only is acupuncture effective in relieving foot pain, it can also treat other systems in the body like the nervous system, endocrine and immune systems, cardiovascular system, and digestive system.

With acupuncture, we look at your whole health history and tailor a treatment specifically to your needs. Many patients feel immediate improvements.

The best part? The treatment is safe, natural, effective and drug-free. 

Give yourself the gift of improved health and get relief from pain and stress today! Schedule an appointment at the CT Acupuncture Center.

Want more information on how acupuncture can help you? Visit us at CT Acupuncture Center.

Questions about acupuncture? Visit: Frequently Asked Questions about Acupuncture
Back pain relief in action! Want to see an acupuncture session in action for yourself? Check this out…

Acupuncture in Action with Ingri Boe-Wiegaard

 

Lyme Disease — Acupuncture Brings Relief from Symptoms

Boost your immunity and health with acupuncture!

Boost your immunity and health with acupuncture!

If you want to boost your immunity, and get relief from the symptoms of Lyme Disease, acupuncture is the answer!

Lyme disease by now is the best-known, worldwide example of a tick-borne disease. Many people have Lyme disease without experiencing any discomfort from symptoms. Many others are struggling with complex symptoms of Lyme, but are unaware that they are infected.

Lyme disease is transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected tick, specifically deer ticks. This tick, which is infested with a spirochete, bites a human and transmits the bacterium into the bloodstream. The symptoms typically appear within 7 to 14 days. A simple blood test is all that is required to determine if Lyme disease is present.

Lyme disease produces toxins and lipoproteins which trigger the immune system to produce many different kinds of inflammation.

Typical symptoms include joint ache, a rash on the skin (particularly in the area surrounding the bite) that often looks like a bull’s eye, headaches, fever, profuse sweating and fatigue, and neurological issues, though all of the symptoms are not present in every case.

Boost your whole family's immunity with acupuncture!

Boost your whole family’s immunity with acupuncture!

Lyme disease imitates a variety of illnesses and its severity can vary from person to person. Early detection and treatment is vital in preventing Lyme disease from advancing to the later stages.

At the earliest point in time, as soon as recognize you may have Lyme, go to a doctor, and get antibiotics immediately. The quicker and earlier the treatment, the better. The spirochetes are a serious problem that require proper antibiotics and MD care.

Give your health a boost with acupuncture!

Acupuncture is highly relevant and helpful for all phases of this disease, and is a wonderful addition to your primary support physician.

You will be amazed at the immediate improvement of joint symptoms, as well as the chronic fatigue factors that respond to the very first treatments. You can return to being pain-free, with a clear mind and good energy, without unpredictable ups and downs.

Acupuncture can improve the body’s immune response, the healing action, the body chemistry, and clearing the blockages in the energy pathways. Acupuncture also helps your brain to overcome the symptoms of neurological inflammation from the disease.

Depending on how long you have had Lyme, how many times, or how many years, you will need a series of treatments to hasten your complete recovery. Also important is ongoing attention to a healthy diet, nutritional supplementation, physical activity, and a positive mental outlook.

Lyme disease can be a very challenging condition to fight and recover from. As in all conditions and all patients, acupuncture treatment is always on a case-by-case basis. There are no harmful side effects and no possibility for addiction.

Give yourself the gift of improved health and get relief from pain and stress today! Schedule an appointment at the CT Acupuncture Center.

Want more information on how acupuncture can help you? Visit us at CT Acupuncture Center.

Questions about acupuncture? Visit: Frequently Asked Questions about Acupuncture
Back pain relief in action! Want to see an acupuncture session in action for yourself? Check this out…

Acupuncture in Action with Ingri Boe-Wiegaard

 

Need Help with Back Pain? Acupuncture Brings Quick Relief

Back Pain Relief with Acupuncture!

Back Pain Relief with Acupuncture!

Looking for effective relief from back pain this Spring? Get acupuncture!

Did you overdo it while starting your garden, or working in the yard? More than 80 percent of our population will experience lower back pain at some point in their lives.

The top causes of back pain are sprains from overstretching back ligaments, and strains, (a muscle rip or tear) caused by sudden force. Sprains and strains can happen from poor posture, improper lifting or lack of proper muscle warm up prior to exercise.

In many cases back problems develop over time — from sitting incorrectly at a desk or steering wheel, or repetitive tasks, such as heavy lifting. Back pain limits range of motion and complicates daily activities, not to mention that it just hurts! There’s no need to suffer any longer.

Back problems are the number one reason why people get acupuncture treatments, and there’s good reason. Acupuncture can effectively help acute and chronic back pain and many other pain related issues naturally — without medication.

Stay limber with acupuncture!

Stay limber with acupuncture!

Acupuncture is an ancient, time-tested form of therapy that has exceptionally few side effects. Modern research shows that not only is acupuncture effective in relieving back pain, it can also treat other systems in the body like the nervous system, endocrine and immune systems, cardiovascular system, and digestive system.

With acupuncture, we look at your whole health history and tailor a treatment specifically to your needs. The root cause of the pain will be treated. 

Your energy pathways will be opened up, and your body will begin to be able to heal itself, muscles will relax, reducing the pain. Many patients feel immediate improvements.

The best part? The treatment is safe, natural, effective and drug-free. 

Want more information on how acupuncture can help you? Visit us at CT Acupuncture Center

Questions about acupuncture?  Frequently Asked Questions about Acupuncture

Back pain relief in action! Want to see an acupuncture session in action for yourself? Check this out…

 Acupuncture in Action with Ingri Boe-Wiegaard 

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Follow us on Twitter! Follow @AcupunctureCT

 

 

Ease Pregnancy Discomforts with Acupuncture!

Acupuncture is effective, gentle, and helps with so much!

Acupuncture is effective, gentle, and holistic!

Acupuncture helps you with your pregnancy from start to finish!

Have you considered acupuncture? Acupuncture has been used for centuries for a large number of reasons. It’s effective, relaxing, gentle, and best of all, drug-free.

Many scientific studies have been conducted to verify the benefits of acupuncture during pregnancy.

Acupuncture has been found to be a safe and worthwhile complementary treatment, relieving a host of symptoms, resulting in a happy, healthy you, and baby!

  • Fertility – Acupuncture is helpful even before you are pregnant. It can improve the chances of you becoming, and staying pregnant.
  • Nausea, Digestive Upsets – Acupuncture eases vomiting and nausea related to morning sickness, with improvements starting with the first session. It also alleviates heartburn and constipation.
  • Pain and swelling – Women experience discomfort in all stages of their pregnancy, whether it’s from pelvic pain, hip pain, lower back pain or ligament pain. Acupuncture is a safe, natural and effective way to improve circulation and soothe these common ailments, in addition to providing headache or migraine relief.
  • Sleep issues and fatigue – Getting sufficient sleep is one of the biggest challenges in pregnancy. Acupuncture can help pregnant women get better and more rejuvenating sleep. It also increases fuel production and energy levels.
  • Stress, mild to moderate depression – Acupuncture significantly reduces stress and anxiety during pregnancy, labor and delivery. Depression can also be alleviated with acupuncture.
  • Labor induction and shortening the length of labor – Acupuncture can be used to prepare the mother’s body for labor and delivery. It is also effective at reducing the length of labor.

    Acupuncture - a natural, healthy choice!

    Acupuncture – a natural, healthy choice!

  • Postnatal – Acupuncture even helps after your bundle of joy is born! It assists with your physical and mental recovery after delivery, preventing fatigue and mood swings, and improving energy levels. Treatment can also improve blood circulation, leading to improved breast milk supply.

Give yourself and your baby the best possible start with acupuncture!

Want more information on how acupuncture can help you? Visit us at CT Acupuncture Center

Questions about acupuncture?  Frequently Asked Questions about Acupuncture

Back pain relief in action! Want to see an acupuncture session in action for yourself? Check this out…

Acupuncture in Action with Ingri Boe-Wiegaard 

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Follow us on Twitter! Follow @AcupunctureCT