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Akron, OH 44333
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Paula Pennington is my hero. Just seeing her smile at the beginning of each visit gives me peace. Paula is a nurse-angel and a very gifted healer. She is able to speak with her patients to assess the best route to relief from pain and stress. She takes time to... Read more »
Paula is a very warm and compassionate person who has helped me in many areas of my life. She is certainly very gifted at acupuncture and hand therapy. I first went to see her for allergies and trouble sleeping. Her needles greatly improved my symptoms! Recently, I took up racing... Read more »
The best gift that you can give yourself is a few sessions with Paula! I had never been to an acupuncturist before – originally went to see her for plantar fasciitis and to help with menopause / weight loss. That has evolved to me seeing her monthly for general health... Read more »
I tried Chiropractics for my neck pain and when that didnt help, I decided to try accupuncture.... Read more »
After my 2nd accupuncture treatment with Paula Pennington
The pain is now a shadow of itself.
Pain no longer rules my day.
I highly recommend this practitioner. LS
I’ve been going to Paula for over 4 months and it’s made a huge difference. The combination of acupuncture and Korean hand therapy have literally eliminated my migraine headaches and the horrible pain in my neck that made it difficult to turn my head to the right. The hand therapy... Read more »
A few years ago, I was diagnosed with Scleroderma that encompasses a multitude of symptoms. No cure for the illness; treat symptoms as they occur. I had about given up. Prescription medications offered me little or no relief. Often the medications triggered side effects that sometimes made my condition worse.... Read more »
I have to admit that I had a fair amount of anxiety regarding a bunch of needles being stuck in me, so to speak, and that’s the first thing I told Paula. But I can assure you, my anxiety was needless. I have found acupuncture treatments to be the most... Read more »
I was a little doubtful of whether acupuncture could help with some of my problems, but I was soon pleasantly surprised. Although I still suffer from constipation and bloating, I was able to greatly reduce my low back and sacral pain throughout the course of a few treatments. An added benefit was... Read more »
Paula is incredibly gifted. She has treated me for low back pain and hot flashes with amazing results. I also see her seasonally for general tuning and disease prevention, and I recommend that anyone who wants to take their health to the next level do the same.
Gina Stankard... Read more »
I want to say thank you so much for the way I feel now. My back pain was really becoming unbearable. I have to tell you how surprised and how much better I felt just moments after my first session with you! I never expected such immediate results. Acupuncture has been... Read more »
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Winter’s element is water and is associated with the kidneys, which in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is considered the source of all qi and energy within the body. Winter is also associated with the bladder and adrenal glands.
Focusing on inner reflection, rest, energy conservation and storage during the winter months is when it’s most important as it helps us to properly nourish our Kidney Qi.
Below are a few methods you can learn about and apply during this season in order to maintain a balanced qi. continue reading
Governing Vessel 14 is called The Great Hammer. This point is located below C 7 on the spine. C 7, the seventh cervical vertebrae is the one which is the most prominent. Traditionally the vertebrae were referred to as hammers because of their resemblance to the tool. This point is great because it is the intersecting point for all of the Yang meridians in the body. In winter time, this point is often used to treat colds and other illnesses that are common this time of year. continue reading
Traditional Chinese medicine teaches that humans should live in harmony with the seasons. According to traditional Chinese medicine there are five seasons: winter, spring, summer, late summer and fall. Each season has many associations that help us change our habits, allowing for a more balanced mind and body. When these systems were being developed, people were living in harmony with nature. People rose with the sun, ate what was available during the different seasons and they were much more aware of their natural environment. What to wear, when to wake up, when to go to sleep and what activities to engage in were all dependent on the weather and the environment. Because of this, people were capable of staying healthy throughout the year and their immune and organ systems were strong enough to ward off disease. continue reading
Most kids, as well as a lot of adults, are afraid of needles. So the pairing of acupuncture and kids might not be an obvious one. However, more and more parents are seeking alternative methods of treatment for their children, because our conventional medical system is faltering a bit. Pharmaceuticals are proving to be more harmful than beneficial for many people, especially kids, whose brains and bodies aren’t yet fully developed. continue reading
When you consider all the changes in our agricultural practices, the increased number of medications we take, as well as our dependence on plastic and technology that is constantly emitting low-grade radiation, it’s no surprise more couples are having trouble conceiving. Current statistics show one in six couples who are trying to conceive are facing fertility issues. And while many times infertility is thought of as a female issue, it is really a factor for both the man and woman and should therefore be addressed as such. continue reading
Fall is a favorite season for many people. The weather starts getting a little cooler, things are beginning to slow down and preparations for the holidays are in full swing. For many others, fall is not so festive. Many people get sick during the fall months, allergies can flare up for some, and many don’t like the steady decrease in hours of sunlight, sometimes leading to seasonal depression. Here are some tips on how to get through the season without incident. continue reading
Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease that disrupts normal function of the epithelial cells in the body. Epithelial cells line the passageways of many of our vital organs, including the lungs, liver, kidneys, reproductive system and the skin. Those who have cystic fibrosis have a defective gene that impairs epithelial cell function. This can lead to a buildup of sticky mucus throughout the body that may eventually lead to lung damage and chronic coughing, affecting how patients with cystic fibrosis breathe and filter air, digest their food and absorb the nutrients from that food. In the United States alone, there are nearly 12 million people who suffer from this disease. Unfortunately, there is no known cure and most of those affected with the disease only live into their 20s and 30s. Current modern medicine treatments focus on increasing the quality of life by managing symptoms. continue reading
Autoimmune diseases are a collective group of disorders that plague nearly 50 million people in the United States today. When a person suffers from an autoimmune disease it means their own immune system is attacking the body and altering or destroying the tissues. Autoimmune diseases include things like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Crohn’s disease, pernicious anemia, multiple sclerosis, irritable bowel disease and Parkinson’s disease. continue reading
Statistics show that almost eight out of 10 people experience low back pain at some point during their life. Seeking medical treatment for back pain is very common. Typically back pain is fleeting and can be easily resolved with rest, heat and an occasional anti-inflammatory like ibuprofen. However, once the damage is done, the recurrence of back pain can be as high as 50 percent. Part of this is because as we age, things like muscles and tendons become less flexible and pliable. This can also be attributed to the fact that many people suffer from low-grade dehydration because they don’t drink enough water and they don’t ingest enough healthy fats that keep the muscles and tendons loose. It is also very well known that in the United States, people are too sedentary, and this leads to excess weight gain that can create added pressure on the body, especially the low back. continue reading
One of the most wonderful things about being an acupuncturist is the ability to stimulate points on my own body when I need to. If I get a headache, or feel a cold coming on, I can always hop up on my table for a quick tune-up with some needles. Even when I’m not at the office, the magic of acupuncture can still work for me – as long as I know where the points are and what they do, I can press on them and get results. continue reading