Conditions Treated

Aches, Pains and Injuries

151524093Are you in pain? You are not alone. Pain is the most common reason people seek acupuncture treatment … and with good reason. Studies show acupuncture can be very helpful in healing from injuries and reducing or eliminating acute and chronic pain. Since Reiki clients often report less pain after receiving Reiki, I often incorporate Reiki into acupuncture sessions addressing pain.

Conditions treated include:

  • Low back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Hip, knee and ankle pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Wrist pain
  • Tennis elbow and other forms of tendonitis
  • Sprains
  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • TMJ and other facial and dental pain

“I was referred to Wendy when my lower back went out to the point that movement of any type was nearly unbearable, and picking up my infant daughter was impossible. Getting better fast was critical as my husband was heading off for a 2-week work trip. Wendy was able to get me in very quickly and, in my first introduction to acupuncture, was able to relieve the immediate intense pressure. Over the course of subsequent sessions, Wendy helped me to eliminate the pain entirely. I later saw her for neck pain with similar great results!”
LR, Public Relations Consultant

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Infertility and Women’s Health

157966680Whether you are dealing with difficult periods, struggling with infertility or coping with menopausal symptoms, acupuncture can be an effective and natural support to your system. I often incorporate Reiki into my treatments to help women relax and get in touch with themselves more deeply.

Conditions treated include:

  • Infertility, including IUI and IVF support
  • Morning sickness and pregnancy support
  • Irregular, heavy, or painful menstruation
  • PMS
  • Menopausal induced hot flashes

“I first met Wendy Taylor at a difficult time in my life, as I was seeking acupuncture for infertility several months after I’d had one miscarriage. I was immediately drawn to Wendy because of her compassion, kindness and gentle nature. She asked thoughtful and inquisitive questions, then listened carefully to my answers. No detail was considered too small. At such a stressful time, Wendy made my first experiences with acupuncture overwhelmingly positive. She introduced me to the calming experience of Reiki, and made me a tailored diet plan.

I did end up seeking fertility treatments from a clinic in tandem with the acupuncture, and Wendy tailored her treatments accordingly, even scheduling certain treatments around my fertility needs. However, meeting with Wendy on a regular basis made the entire, stressful process more manageable for me. The acupuncture did have positive results on my body — and meeting with Wendy also had positive results on my emotional state. I looked forward to each treatment, and will continue to seek acupuncture for various needs in my life. Oh — and the results, of course — I was pregnant on the first cycle, and my body was fully equipped to the task of carrying a baby!”
R.D., Nonprofit Professional

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Stress and Emotional Health

stressAre you depressed, anxious or stressed out? Acupuncture and Reiki are wonderful ways to address the impact of stress as well as many forms of emotional distress. I often recommend the powerful combination. Many people come to me for during or just after a very stressful time in their life, often involving major changes. They often report feeling foggy and “not themselves.” Reiki can provide a wonderful “reset.” For more chronic conditions, I often suggest we start with an acupuncture series as the initial clearing type treatments can be especially beneficial.

Conditions treated include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
  • Stress
  • Chronic frustration
  • Profound grief
  • Not feeling yourself
  • Mental fogginess

“Thank you so much! I feel great, like a weight was lifted from my chest and I have a whole new way of seeing things in the world.”
K.H., Graphic Designer

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IBS and Digestive Health

stomachDo unresolved – and perhaps undiagnosed – digestive issues have you feeling uncomfortable or in pain, wiped out, frustrated and/or embarrassed? By helping to rebalance your system, acupuncture and/or Reiki may be very helpful in restoring the function of your digestive system.

Conditions treated include:

  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Reflux, heart burn and indigestion
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Colitis
  • Gastritis
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Bloating

Since my late teens, I can re-call having a bowel movement every other week at best. I thought nothing of it, that this was the norm. Until, one morning I woke up and couldn’t feel my legs and my stomach was in such pain…pain I had never in my life felt! That was the beginning of many trips to the emergency room and doctor visits where all sorts of tests were done. Until, a doctor at John’s Hopkins was able to diagnose me with a slow emptying of the stomach. He asked me if I would be open to acupuncture. I am terrified of needles – to draw blood has always been a challenge so to think of acupuncture was a nightmare. And I wasn’t a believer that it would work. Nevertheless, I made an appointment with Ms. Taylor and began treatments. That was the beginning of my life changing. After three months of treatment, I began to have a bowel movement ever three days – and now every other day. I’m so thankful for being introduced to Wendy, her holistic approach to my treatment has made all the difference. She has truly been the answer to my prayers.
RB, Human Resources

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Other Physical/Systemic Health Issues

138009198Because acupuncture and Reiki help to stimulate the body’s internal healing resources, they can be of benefit in a whole array of health issues. The following is a partial list. If you do not see your symptoms or condition listed, please ask me how acupuncture and/or Reiki might benefit you.

  • Migraines
  • Headaches
  • Neuralgia
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Dizziness
  • Bell’s palsy and other facial palsy/tics
  • Stroke
  • Some types of numbness
  • Sinus infection
  • Asthma, allergies and bronchitis
  • Ear pain
  • Dizzyness
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Sore throat
  • Meniere’s disease
  • Prevention and symptoms of cold and flu
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Chronic fatigue
  • High blood pressure
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Some skin conditions
  • Nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy
  • Stress incontinence
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Urinary tract infections and painful urination

“I’ve been working with Wendy Taylor with both acupuncture and Reiki. Since starting, my allergies have subsided and I don’t have any of the sinus attacks I used to get several times a year. My outlook on life has improved and I have more of a handle on everyday stresses.”
J.L., Creative Director

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Addictions:

tobacufreeAcupuncture has long been used successfully to treat all types of addictions, by helping to minimize or eliminate withdrawal symptoms and cravings. I am certified to offer the TOBACUFREE™ Smoking Cessation with Acupuncture program.

The TOBACUFREE™ program is a comprehensive program designed to not only help you quit smoking, but also to remain a non-smoker for life.

The TOBACUFREE™ program takes you through steps to help you change the internal patterns that are causing the addiction. You are given many tools to assist you, and are fully supported through this process. Participants in the TOBACUFREE™ program have found it to be a transformational journey. Ask me about this 8-week program that can help you take back control of your life and your health.

Acupuncture is used nationwide as an effective part of drug recovery programs and can be a helpful part of recovery from alcohol addictions as well. I am certified by the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association as an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist.

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