Acupuncture in Bel Air, MD

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a safe, low cost and effective technique that treats pain, illness and disharmony of the mind, body and spirit.

Acupuncture is an ancient medical treasure of profound insight into both the nature and workings of the human body.  The ancient physicians took their understanding of the laws and patterns of nature and created a complete medical system that has been continuously practiced for thousands of years.

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How does it work?

In a core theory of Acupuncture, illness and pain arises due to impediments in the flow of Qi (vital energy) along pathways known as meridians. The term acupuncture encompasses a host of procedures to stimulate precise, anatomical points along these meridians. The most scientifically researched and widely known acupuncture technique involves penetrating the skin with thin, metallic needles. This technique regulates the flow of Qi throughout the whole body.  It is an essential belief that the root cause of illnesses, not just their symptoms, must be treated.

Acupuncture is holistic in its approach — it seeks to treat every aspect of a person’s body, mind, spirit and emotions.  Each treatment is designed individually and symptoms are viewed in relationship to the underlying cause of an illness or disease. Acupuncture is also used to manage pain.

What are benefits of acupuncture?

Although acupuncture is not fully explained within the framework of Western medicine, scientific research has proposed that acupuncture produce its effects through regulating multiple network systems, including nervous, endocrine and hormonal, immune and circulatory systems that result in the process of self-healing.   Most people feel very relaxed after treatment.  This usually results in less pain, stress and tension.

What to expect?  Does it hurt?

No, acupuncture does not hurt.  Most patients are very relaxed during and after treatment.  Acupuncture treatment involves inserting very thin needles through the skin at specific points in the body.  Needles typically sit just below the skin, but may go deeper if needed.  Many people have said they could never have someone insert needles into them.  It is uncomfortable to think about however; patients generally do not feel them.  What you do feel the plastic sleeve that guides the needle into place.  The number of needles needed and duration of the treatment differs depending on the condition.

What conditions does it help?

Acupuncture is an effective treatment for a number of conditions including:

  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Neck & back pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Nausea
  • Depression/anxiety
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Headaches/ migraines
  • Insomnia
  • Muscle & joint pain (tendonitis, bursitis, sprains).
  • Cancer patients- ease nausea caused by chemo therapy, and increase immune response, relive pain.
  • Women’s reproductive issues:  enhance fertility, PMS symptoms, menopause, etc.

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When Dr. Lee was in chiropractic school I taught high school at an alternative school. Not a very calm environment. I was having stress induced migraines every weekend. The only thing that helped was acupuncture and chiropractic adjustments. Now I was not that keen on the idea of someone putting a bunch of needles into me. But I didn’t feel any needles at all. Nor did I care because after one or two were in my head ache stopped instantly. After a few treatments the headaches stopped all together.
Wendy

Testimonials

I have been having severe pain since 2014. I’ve had a full battery of x-rays/MRI done to diagnose my condition [as] severe arthritis. After I was prescribed an injection that I was told would take care of everything, the pain was back, worse than before. Dr. Lee reviewed my x-rays and MRI and set up a treatment plan... After the 1st visit my pain has decreased. I can already feel a big difference.

E.M., 68

Before coming to Dr. Lee, my ankle pain would wake me up during the night because of its severity. Dr. Lee has helped alleviate the pain in my ankle. By performing specific exercises twice per week, the pain is non-existent!

Nick, 33

I have been a patient of Dr.Lee's for about 10 months now. As a 22 year old, I have been suffering from back pain since I was about 13 years old. The pain increased a few years ago and despite physical therapy performed at other facilities, and pain medications from the doctor I was unable to control the level of discomfort. I found Dr. Lee and have been extremely happy with my results.

Dennet L.

I came to Dr. Lee with several aches and pains. I was nervous about receiving chiropractic treatment but Dr. Lee eased my concerns by thoroughly making sure that I was a safe candidate for adjustments... After regular adjustments and Physical Therapy, my knee pain is gone, my elbow pain is gone, my ankle and wrist are improving AND I’m reducing the migraines I used to get too!

Amy, 31

I began seeing Dr. Lee after noticing severe tenderness and pain in my left hip region... I was lucky to find Dr. Lee when I did, not only did he help me discover that the pain in my hip was actually related to a mass growing uncontrollably but he also gave me the comfort I’d been searching for with chiropractic. I’d recommend Dr. Lee to anyone who wants to be pain-free!

Pam, 19

I have had lower back problems for about 35 years. As I aged, they were getting worse. I also noticed I was over weight. I came to Susquehanna Spine & Rehab because Dr. Lee could address both issues as part of a unified plan. The diet regimen, chiropractic, and personalized exercises worked!

Tony, 63

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve had pain in my neck and shoulders... Now that I’m an adult, my pain continues, but Dr. Lee is helping me a lot. I have an appointment twice a week, and I can definitely tell a difference. I use pain management along with the tens unit and physical therapy. All three of these services are working great and I’m definitely feeling better.

Andrea, 28

I have had back problems for years. I have been to other chiropractors I have even gone to medical doctors no one has been able to make it feel any better. Then I found Dr. Lee I have finally found relief. I am feeling so much better after starting care at Susquehanna Spine & Rehab.

S. age 60

I began seeing Dr. Lee because of a shooting pain I developed in my left heel... After a brief examination, Dr. Lee explained to me that my pain was being caused by Plantar Fasciitis... Shortly after Dr. Lee began treating my heel, I noticed that I was experiencing less and less discomfort. In a few short weeks, I was able to continue my exercise routine and enjoy my daily activities pain-free!

Randy, 25

When I came to Susquehanna Spine & Rehab I was very skeptical. After only 2 weeks at Susquehanna Spine and Rehab the severe pain in my neck, shoulder and arm had greatly improved … NO MORE PAIN! I can now sleep through the night without waking up in pain! THANK YOU SUSQUEHANNA SPINE & REHAB!!!

TM age 63

My daughter started falling up the stairs at school and having severe knee pain for no apparent reason... Dr. Lee did a thorough exam and walked us through his entire treatment plan. Every appointment was made at a time convenient to my schedule. Heather has made wonderful progress and is now pain-free. Dr. Lee was always available for questions and kept me well informed of her progress.

Heather, 13