Acupuncture Specialist

East West Integrative Health Clinic

Lisa Rosenberger, ND, LAc

Naturopathic Doctor & Acupuncturist serving Branford, Guilford, New Haven, and East Haven, CT

If you deal with bouts of pain, depression, anxiety, digestive problems, allergies, or hormonal issues, acupuncture can help you feel better. Dr. Lisa Rosenberger ND, LAc, is a highly skilled acupuncturist and uses acupuncture to heal men, women, and children in Branford, Connecticut. To learn more about how alternative therapies can put you on the road to total health, call East West Integrative Health Clinic or use the online scheduling tool.

Acupunture Q & A

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an age-old ancient modality that encourages your body to heal itself. It’s deeply rooted in Chinese medicine and surmises that your body has energy pathways that can become blocked and cause acute or chronic illness, pain, and a host of other health problems.

The goal of acupuncture is to stabilize and rebalance energy to stimulate your body’s healing pathways, eliminate pain, and restore optimal function.

How does acupuncture work?

When you meet with Dr. Rosenberger during your detailed consultation, she explains the ins and outs of acupuncture therapy, so you know what to expect from your custom plan. During a typical session, she inserts tiny hair-thin needles into your skin along energy pathways (also referred to as channels).

As the needles press into your skin, your body rapidly secretes endorphins, which act as strong painkillers. Equally important, the procedure increases blood flow and regulatory hormones to kick into gear and help the healing process.

Typically, an acupuncture session lasts about 45-60 minutes. The needles lie in place for about 30 minutes of the treatment.

What conditions does acupuncture treat?

Dr. Rosenberger uses acupuncture as a primary choice of therapy to treat a wide range of conditions, such as:

  • Infertility
  • Asthma
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Digestive problems
  • Arthritis
  • Allergies
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Back, neck, and shoulder pain
  • TMJ
  • Sciatica

Does acupuncture hurt?

Surprisingly, most acupuncture patients say they don’t even feel the needles Dr. Rosenberger uses during the treatment. They’re so thin and small that it feels a little pinch, ache or pressure when she places the needles in along your energy pathways, and the sensation goes away within a moment or two.

While the pain is almost unnoticeable during treatment, you may have some tender areas on your skin for a day or two after treatment. It’s not severe, and you’ll require no downtime at all.

Dr. Rosenberger has extensive experience using acupuncture to help and heal patients, so she knows how to safely place and remove each needle to minimize pain and maximize effectiveness.

How many acupuncture treatments do I need?

Dr. Rosenberger determines the number and duration of treatments you need according to your condition and how long you’ve been dealing with it. If your problem is chronic, it’s likely that you’ll need more treatment sessions to get positive results.

Before you begin acupuncture, Dr. Rosenberger writes an individualized plan for you, so you’ll know what to expect at each session.

If you’re tired of dealing with pain, allergies, infertility, or other stressful conditions, try acupuncture. Call East West Integrative Health Clinic for a consultation or book your appointment online.