What does acupuncture treat? Here’s a snap shot of a week in my practice

What does acupuncture treat? Here’s a snap shot of a week in my practice

Cara O. Frank, L.OM.

This morning there was a nice infographic on my Facebook feed on 10 ways acupuncture can help. Since I’ve been in practice for 33 years, it’s easy for me to forget that not everyone is familiar with acupuncture and herbs. 

I realized that many people may not know how effective acupuncture and herbal  treatment is for a wide range of conditions. I was inspired to share with you a short list of some of the conditions that I’ve treated this week. It’s not meant to be comprehensive.  If you’re wondering if acupuncture and Chinese medicine can help you, give us a call at 215-772-0770, or schedule yourself online with all our skilled acupuncturists. We’re here to help!

1. Six Fertility patients, with a range of

2. Miscarriage prevention following fertility support

3. 2 women for healthy labor preparation following fertility treatments

4. Anxiety

5. Immune support for cancer recovery

6. Achilles Tendonitis

7. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

8. Dry Eye Syndrome

9. Vertigo

10. COPD

11. Back and Hip Pain

12. Allergic Rhinitis

13. Sinusitis

14. Glaucoma

15. Depression

16. Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia

17. Cystic Fibrosis Management

18. Chronic Bronchitis

19. Acute Back Sprain

20. Insomnia

21. Laryngitis following treatment for throat cancer

22. Fatigue

23. Pulmonary Fibrosis

24. Insomnia

25. Neck and back pain

26. Epilepsy

27. Immune support following breast cancer treatment

28. Fatigue related to toxic mold exposure

29. Dysphasia following head injury

30. Weight loss

31. Good old tune up

32. Allergies and stress relief

33. Chronic knee and ankle pain in a professional dancer

34. Medial meniscus pain

35. Plantar fasciitis

36. Benign Thyroid nodules

37. Quitting Smoking

38. Irritable bowel disease

39. Fertility

40. Arthritis

41. Tendinitis

43. Stress/ anxiety/ insomnia

44. Chronic Digestive issues

45. Uterine fibroids

46. Reynaud’s syndrome

47. Chronic Lyme Disease

48. Irregular menstruation

49. Stress management

About Cara Frank, L.OM.

Cara Frank, L.OM. was raised by in a health food store in Brooklyn NY. When she was 8 she cartwheeled 5 miles from Greenwich Village through Soho and Chinatown and across the Brooklyn Bridge. For over 30 years she has had the same crazy passion for Chinese medicine. At 17 she had her first acupuncture treatment. At 20 she enrolled in acupuncture school. In 1998 she went to China to study where she fell deeply in love with Chinese herbs. Since then, she has devotedher to studying and teaching the topic. 

Cara is the founder of Six Fishes Healing Arts in Philadelphia where she maintains a busy acupuncture practice and acts as the head fish of warm and lively office. She is also the president of China Herb Company. You can read her full bio or schedule an appointment.

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In January of 2016 I had an hysterosalpingogram (HSG). This test showed that both of my fallopian tubes were blocked at the midsections. Although never diagnosed, I believe the blockages were due to endometriosis, which caused scar tissue around my fallopian tubes. The fertility specialist that performed the HSG told us that we would never conceive naturally, ie without IVF. I came to Cara in May of 2016 with blind hope. The initial consultation was in depth and covered many aspects of my health, emotional state and lifestyle. I finally felt that I was being listened to about my health issues and concerns. She guided me through dietary changes and supplements after that initial 2 hour appointment. Then we started with acupuncture and herbs and I soon noticed a difference with my periods. We monitored my cycles together. Through the whole process I never let myself lose hope and Cara was my cheerleader through it all! In Jan of 2017 I felt it was time to get another HSG to see if any progress had been made. To schedule this I needed to see a fertility specialist. We went to a different medical office and this specialist took a brief glance at my chart from my previous fertility testing and continued to council me on IVF as my only option. The fertility doctor was reluctant to order me another HSG, but finally agreed to write an order for the testing. My GYN performed the HSG in February of 2017 and to everyone’s surprise, BOTH tubes were completely OPEN. Despite having turned 40, we conceived naturally the next month and now I have a very active (downright wiggly) 5 month old. If it wasn’t for Cara Frank my daughter wouldn’t be here. I can never thank her enough for my little fish!

M.D.