Acupuncture

It may seem counterintuitive that being stuck with needles could be relaxing, but most patients feel a greater sense of well-being, decreased stress, and improved energy following acupuncture treatments. That's just the beginning.
 

What Is Acupuncture?

 
The ancient healing art of acupuncture was developed in China over 3000 years ago and is now used all over the world for a variety of health conditions.
 
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture balances the body's vital energy, called Qi. When there is a disturbance in the flow of Qi along the energy pathways, symptoms and disease may result. Inserting very fine needles into specific points along these pathways helps to bring the body's energy into balance, thereby restoring health. 
 
The needles used in acupuncture are so thin that five acupuncture needles could fit inside a hypodermic needle. In fact, the needles that Dr. Kane uses easily bend, making acupuncture relatively painless. 

Woman acpuncture on face

Does Acupuncture Hurt? NO!

Why Choose Acupuncture?

Most people who see Dr. Kane for acupuncture are there because nothing else has worked to make them feel better, and though the concept of choosing to rest with needles sticking out of them sounds uncomfortable, they’re willing to try anything. Most people return for acupuncture because whatever was ailing them is feeling better, with “side effects” in many cases of increased energy and decreased stress.

Perhaps acupuncture often relieves conditions that don't respond well to conventional medicine because acupuncture diagnosis and treatment has always considered the person as a whole in relation to their environment. Unlike conventional medicine, which tends to separate the mind, body, and spirit, the acupuncture practitioner recognizes that nothing occurs in isolation. The thoughts you think, the emotions you feel, and the actions you do all affect your health and well-being and ability to heal.

Every acupuncture point has a physical, mental, and emotional component. Every acupuncture meridian (energy pathway) is associated with an emotion, time of day, season of the year, color, taste, food, and more. Patients will often be surprised to learn that the path of pain in their body is following the course of an acupuncture meridian, the time of day when their pain is at its worst correlates to the time that meridian is most active, or it correlates to the dominant emotion in their life. 

All of this information is diagnostic AND therapeutic. It helps to determine the causes of the problem, and to resolve the problem. Dr. Kane doesn't simply choose acupuncture points located around the area of pain, though that is helpful. She will also choose acupuncture points that support general healing and help to bring balance to the body, mind, and spirit.

Frequently Asked Questions

Generally, the answer is NO! The needles used in acupuncture are so thin that they easily bend. Sensations will vary from person to person and visit to visit. Sometimes there is no sensation at all. Sometimes there is a feeling of heaviness, or a dull and achy sensation. There can be a quick sting, or a warm sensation along the course of the meridian. Most people find acupuncture to be incredibly relaxing, stress-relieving, and rejuvenating.

Although it is not yet fully understood how acupuncture works, research shows that needles applied to specific acupuncture points decrease the flow of blood to areas of the brain that process pain and affect mood and cravings. Research also shows that acupuncture boosts the level of endorphins, the body's natural opiates. This explains acupuncture's remarkable success with pain control. Acupuncture has also been shown to increase the levels of serotonin in the body, enhancing feelings of well-being.

Researchers have developed several hypotheses regarding why acupuncture works. One hypothesis is that the needles stimulate the nerves, causing the brain to release hormones that increase the pain threshold. Another hypothesis is that acupuncture reduces inflammation, which leads to pain reduction. Yet another hypothesis is that the needles stimulate the brain to secrete nerve growth factor, helping conditions such as chemotherapy-induced neuropathy. 

This depends on the nature and severity of your condition. An acute problem may be resolved with just a few acupuncture sessions, while long term chronic problems may take several months to heal. 

Yes, acupuncture is very safe when performed by a licensed practitioner. Dr. Kane has extensive training in anatomy and physiology, and she uses sterilized, individually packaged, and disposable needles. Each needle is used only once, thereby eliminating the possibility of contamination. 

Acupuncture points can be stimulated in several ways to derive benefits. For people who are afraid of needles, electric acupuncture or acupressure can be performed in the office as an effective alternative to needles. However, many people are willing to try acupuncture when they see how tiny the needles are. Because acupressure is also effective, Dr. Kane will also recommend acupressure points for self-treatment in between sessions to help you heal faster. 
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), acupuncture can help with nervous system and muscular disorders, respiratory problems, gastrointestinal disorders, eye and mouth disorders, and some arthritic conditions. Dr. Kane has used acupuncture to help people with the following health problems:
  • Nervous system and muscular disorders including headaches and migraines, trigeminal neuralgia, peripheral neuropathy, Meniere's disease, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, sciatica, low back pain, hip pain, knee pain, and foot pain
  • Respiratory problems such as the common cold, acute and chronic sinusitis, rhinitis, bronchitis, and asthma
  • Gastrointestinal disorders including constipation and diarrhea
  • Arthritic disorders including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout 
Loose, comfortable clothing is ideal, but Dr. Kane will provide a gown if you need to change. Some acupuncture points are located far from the area of the problem, and many acupuncture points are located on the hands and feet. 
The initial consultation and examination for acupuncture will require 30 to 60 minutes. Each acupuncture treatment ranges from 15 to 45 minutes. 

Find Relief and Rejuvenation with Acupuncture.

Patient Reviews

Anna O.

“I wish I had gone in sooner! I threw out my back, and thought it would get better with a little TLC and time. A month later, I ran out of patience. My friend recommended Dr. Kane, so I scheduled an appointment. I couldn’t believe how much better I felt. I’m continuing to go for preventative care, and each time, she has given me helpful exercises and tips. The staff is great, too. In addition to running a great practice, they are all remarkably friendly and fun. Can’t recommend Dynamic enough!”

Ann L.

(Regarding Hypnosis) "Just broke into the next "decade" down on the scale today. Was aiming for it. Took a skirt back to seamstress yesterday - it was way too big. I was very pleased last weekend when we had company I didn't pull out all my old fav recipes to indulge like a crazy woman and make them do the same. We did healthy smoothies, light lunches, etc. I didn't sabotage myself or them. Now THAT is a breakthrough. Again, the one word that I feel separates this experience from all the other times, is a sense of calm and peace and being kind to myself. I don't seem to badger myself with trying to be perfect. Thanks again for your tips and expertise."

Pat G.

I went to Dr. Kane last week for hypnosis to help with my snacking and over-eating problems. It's amazing how much it has helped! It really works. Yes, I have been tempted to snack, but she gave me cues to help me overcome that old habit! Fantastic!

Charlie W.

“Thank you, Dr. Kane! I suffered with pain in the front of my thighs for about a year and a half. My primary care doctor sent me for a combination of x-rays, CT scans, and MRI's for both knees and both hips. Nothing was tested for my back. The final solution from my doctor was to "take Tylenol;" you can imagine how well that worked. When I received a letter saying you were going back into private practice, I called immediately to make an appointment. After the first treatment, I had immediate relief. Then the few follow-up treatments have kept me pain free. You have really changed my life. Thank you!”

Elizabeth T.

“None of the medicines I tried helped my sinus pain. But after my first acupuncture treatment from Dr. Kane, I had immediate relief that lasted for months!”

Sherri B.

“After three knee surgeries, and constant knee discomfort and swelling, I decided to give acupuncture a try. I was amazed at the benefits I received after only a few weeks of treatment from Dr. Kane. I had a noticeable improvement in the degree of flexibility and agility in my knee. I also had a substantial improvement in the amount of swelling in the area. I recommend acupuncture for anyone who has an area of discomfort!”

Mackenzie M.


“Dr. Kane is AMAZING. I had my first hypnosis session with her a few weeks ago and I am honestly blown away with the results. She is such a genuine and caring person and the effects of her care have been profound. I feel stronger and more powerful and have a deeper sense of ease and peace (exactly what I needed). If you are looking for a compassionate and skilled healer, look no further. Not only is she a great chiropractor, but combined with acupuncture, hypnosis, and her huge knowledge of nutrition and healing - she's the best!”

Natalie K.

“I did a hypnosis session with Dr. Kane and it was fantastic. I asked her for help with motivation with writing. It is a hobby of mine that I'd like to turn into something more, but always make excuses as to why I can't, in particular that I don't have time. After our session, not only have I made time to write daily, but my attitude toward time has transformed. Instead of feeling like time is constantly running out, I feel like time is my opportunity with which to do whatever I want.”

Kathy H.

“I am elated at how HEALTHY I feel on SHAPE ReClaimed! As exciting as is my WEIGHT LOSS, the elimination of the INFLAMMATION in my body is even more astonishing!!! For months before beginning SHAPE ReClaimed, I had been in pain, but within 3 days of being on this program, my pain completely disappeared!!! This is HUGE as my pain was very troublesome and worrisome. I always look forward to my appointments with Dr. Kane. She adjusts me with the ProAdjuster, which taps on my spine rather than "popping" it. I feel even more amazing after my adjustments!! Thank you, Dr. Kane!! I feel like a new woman and I could not have been as successful without your constant encouragement and expertise!!!”

Kristi D.


“Dr. Jennifer is an amazing chiropractor. So knowledgeable in so many areas of chiropractic care. I have been going to Dr. Jennifer for over 10 years. I love the ProAdjuster that she uses, which has really helped me. She was really able to give me relief from chronic neck and back issues. She also keeps in touch with me with reminders to come see her. She also does acupuncture and wellness. There's no one better.”

Carlysle G.


“Dr. Kane is unlike any doctor I've ever had. She always tries to do whatever she can to help with my journey. And she sincerely means it. She is compassionate, encouraging, and honest. Her energy is great and she truly helps make me realize the positive in any negative situation right away. So thankful to have her as my Shape practitioner and chiropractor!”

Dianne G.

“I came in to see Dr. Kane feeling very tense and fatigued. She did acupuncture, and I literally felt the energy flowing. I couldn't believe how great I felt!”

Stacy B.

“Cannot recommend Dr. Kane enough. Very caring and professional with a magic touch. She saved my weekend!!”

Alyssa C.


“I first came to Dr. Kane with a severe migraine. After one treatment I felt amazing and the migraine went away! Dr. Kane goes out of her way to ensure the health of her patients and I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a chiropractor.”

Patty M.


“Dr. Kane's acupuncture treatment has helped tremendously with my allergies and headaches due to sinus pressure. I can't wait to visit her at her new location.”

Cliff P.


“I have been suffering with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) for eight years. I have been to many medical doctors and specialists and all I get is another drug to try. I have taken everything available and still no relief. After acupuncture treatments with Dr. Kane, my IBS has been absolutely no problem. While acupuncture cannot cure IBS, it has certainly normalized my system. This seems to have done the deed. I have been without symptoms for five months, and have had no flare-ups.”

Mary A.


“I love getting adjusted with the ProAdjuster! I've had back problems for most of my life, and finally learned that regular chiropractic adjustments keep me out of pain and functioning well. I knew how much chiropractic adjustments really helped me, but I admit that I somewhat dreaded them because of the twisting and cracking. But ever since I was referred to Dr. Kane and she adjusted me with the ProAdjuster, I actually look forward to my appointments!”

Violet L.

“Extremely caring. Dr. Kane treated my long-term allergies of more than 30 years. Now I am inhaler free!”

Brigid A.

“I have found such relief since trying acupuncture. After just one meeting with Dr. Kane, I felt a big difference in my sinuses. I met with her a few more times and have not experienced any sinus problems. I also spoke with her about how tired I felt all the time. Dr. Kane measured different points on my body and treated certain areas. I finally have my energy back. I am so surprised at how good I feel!”

Kaleen C.

“Dr. Kane has helped me so much with all of my joints. I have been treated by a chiropractor for many years, being adjusting in many different ways. I have found the method Dr. Kane uses, the ProAdjuster, to be pain free and superior to other methods.”

Monica H.


“Dr. Kane is the type of healer who has the ability to assist her patients in their healing journey to wellness due to her talent and variety of skills.......but also because she has walked her own healing journey with great triumph. What a blessing to have all these amazing gifts in a caring professional like Dr. Kane.”

Diane L.


“I love the ProAdjuster! It relaxes my muscles along with my adjustment. The two things together have really helped my chronic headaches!!”

Patti H.

“I think I may have had the best adjustment ever and I have been getting them since I was 12 years old! When I left your office I went water walking and walked faster and farther than I ever have. My friends could not keep up with me! I felt so good that if there had been more time I could have done 10 more laps! Last night was the same. Even just walking down the hall at work – I am walking faster and feeling more “freedom” in my hips and legs. It almost feels like my hips have been released and I can stretch out my legs further. Anyway, thank you for your kind and gentle care.”

CiCi B.


“The ProAdjuster has changed my life. I love the soft subtle tapping and no popping. My favorite area is on top of my head, the Chakra spot, it brings instant JOY to me. The way that Dr. Kane speaks into your life as you sit comfortably and have your adjustment. She has such a sweet and calming spirit. Thank you so much!”

Candy R.

“I met Dr. Jennifer Kane over a decade ago. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who wants natural treatment. Her adjustments are flawless, and I love the ProAdjuster! Dr. Kane treats her patients with kindness and compassion.”

Joyce W.

“My husband and I have been patients of Dr. Kane for several years. She is kind, compassionate and very thorough in both her chiropractic and acupuncture treatments. We would highly recommend Dr. Kane.”

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