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Acupuncture Effectiveness

Posted 2/7/2013 - The National Institute of Health and World Health Organization recognize acupuncture's ability to treat over 43 common disorders.

by Eloise Prescott

Disorders of the Bone, Muscles, Joints, and Nervous System: arthritis, migraine headaches, neuralgia, fibromyalgia, insomnia, dizziness, back, neck, and shoulder pain, chronic pain syndromes

Gastrointestinal Disorders: allergic reactions, peptic ulcer, chronic diarrhea, constipation, indigestion, gastrointestinal weakness, and gastritis

Urogenital Disorders: including stress incontinence, urinary tract infections, and sexual dysfunction

Gynecological Disorders: irregular, heavy, or painful menstruation, infertility in women and men, and premenstrual syndrome

Respiratory Disorders: emphysema, sinusitis, asthma, allergies, bronchitis, among others

Circulatory Disorders: such as angina pectoris, arteriosclerosis, and anemia

Emotional and Psychological Disorders: including depression and anxiety

Addictions: including alcohol, nicotine, and drugs

Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders

Supportive Therapy that relieves the unpleasant side effects of radiation or chemotherapy; chronic painful and debilitating disorders


National Institute of Health: Consensus Statement on Acupuncture

World Health Organization: Acupuncture Review and Analysis Report


Essence – One of the “Three Treasures”
3/19/2013 - In Traditional Chinese Medicine, “Essence, Spirit and Qi (Life Force),” are called the “Three Treasures.” These substances nourish the body, mind and spirit. They provide the fundamental basis for growth and development and help to maintain proper balance in the body.


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About Your Practitioner

Eloise Prescott has been involved in Alternative Medicine and Complementary Medicine for almost three decades. She has always been interested in helping people to live a healthier lifestyle. Her patients have expressed that she is a gentle practitioner with a competent and effective approach. Her quiet and relaxing manner has enabled her clients to feel at ease with her almost immediately.

Eloise has a Master's Degree in Acupuncture Medicine that she received from the renowned Won Institute of Graduate Studies. The Won Institute provided an excellent education to her where she also studied the practice of both Meditation and Mindfulness that has prepared her to treat the whole person: body, mind, and spirit. She is professionally licensed by the Board of Medicine of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and is fully certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

The primary element of Eloise's treatment regimen is her attention to her client's sensitivities, and her instinctive concern for their dignity and peace of mind. Her use of traditional Chinese Medicine, Five Element Acupuncture, Japanese Acupuncture, and Korean Four Needle Acupuncture offers her clients a full array of proven procedures and techniques that are often complemented by combinations of nutritional therapy and lifestyle upgrades.

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Treatment Locations

205 E. Plumstead Avenue, Lansdowne, PA 19050

3901 B Main Street, Philadelphia, PA 19127