chiropractor, graston, kinesiology, nutrition, acupuncture, homeopathy

Black Rock Holistic Health Center

825 Kings Highway, Fairfield, CT 06825    Tel. 203-333-6544   Fax 203-333-6584

Dr. Kristine M. DeMarco

Chiropractic Physician

Licensed Chiropractor
Musculoskeletal Care
Acute & Chronic Pain
Certified Acupuncturist
Nutritional Therapy
Herbal Therapy


Acupuncture      Applied Kinesiology        Graston Technique       Nutritional Therapy    Homeopathy


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acupuncture, hand  Acupuncture

acupuncture, arm Acupuncture is a treatment which can relieve symptoms of some physical and psychological conditions and may encourage the patient's body to heal and repair itself, if it is able to do so.

Acupuncture stimulates the nerves in skin and muscle, and can produce a variety of effects. We know that it increases the body's release of natural painkillers — endorphin and serotonin — in the pain pathways of both the spinal cord and the brain. This modifies the way pain signals are received.

But acupuncture does much more than reduce pain, and has a beneficial effect on health. Patients often notice an improved sense of well-being after treatment.

Modern research shows that acupuncture can affect most of the body's systems - the nervous system, muscle tone, hormone outputs, circulation, antibody production and allergic responses, as well as the respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems.

acupuncture, ankleEach patient's case will be assessed and treatment will be tailored to the individual; so it is impossible to give more than a general idea of what treatment might involve. Typically, fine needles are inserted through the skin and left in position briefly, sometimes with manual or electrical stimulation. The number of needles varies but may be only two or three. Treatment might be once a week to begin with, then at longer intervals as the condition responds. A typical course of treatment lasts 5 to 8 sessions.

Uses for Acupuncture

Taking the above into consideration, here are some of the ways in which acupuncture may be effective:

• Pain relief for a wide range of painful conditions.

    • It is commonly used to treat musculoskeletal pain, for example - back, shoulder,
       neck and leg pain.

    • It has been used successfully to treat headaches, migraines, trapped nerves,
      chronic muscle strains, sports injuries and various kinds of arthritic and rheumatic

Functional bowel or bladder problems such as IBS or even mild forms of

• Menstrual and menopausal symptoms, eg. period pains and hot flushes.

• Allergies such as hay fever, perennial allergic rhinitis, and some types of allergic
   rashes such as urticaria and prickly heat.

  Some other skin problems such as rashes and ulcers, itching, some forms of
   dermatitis and some cases of excessive sweating.

•  Sinus problems and chronic catarrh. Dry mouth and eyes.

  Help with stopping smoking.

Acupuncture may be combined with other treatments in order to improve and speed the recovery of the patient.

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Dr. DeMarco: "As the owner and founder of the Black Rock Holistic Health Center, my goal and mission is to integrate the treatment of Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Nutrition, Physical Therapy, and Homeopathy in order to provide the patient with the highest degree of success in treating their acute and chronic pain."

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