- Akron Area Acupuncture484 South Miller Road
Akron, OH 44333
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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Many have heard the question posed what came first, the chicken or the egg? But how does that concept apply to depression? It’s well-known that when we’re depressed, our motivation and interest in maintaining a healthy and balanced diet subsides in the same way our energy does. Harvard Medical Students positioned that same question in relation to depression; what came first, depression or a poor diet? continue reading
Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM is all about balance. In this ancient system, the key to health is to move through the world in such a way that our bodies can remain in homeostasis, in balance. This idea connects to sleep patterns, what we eat and ultimately the flow of Qi, or energy, throughout the body. For that reason, healthy eating in summertime, according to TCM, is all about using cooling foods to balance out how hot it is outside. In other words, we can find homeostasis from the inside out. continue reading
Traditional Chinese medicine says aligning your diet with the seasons is one of the best ways to stay healthy. Mother Nature provides exactly what we need to be healthy. Paying attention to the fruits, vegetables and herbs that grow during different seasons in the region where you live is a great way to incorporate the philosophies of traditional Chinese medicine into your own life and access greater healing. continue reading
Ginseng is said to resemble a human body in shape, and it has been used for years in Asia. Recently, it has become a popular item in Western culture. Many claims about this root have been advertised, such as its reputation for extending longevity and its use for stamina and endurance. Let’s look at the types of ginseng and the differences.
There are three main types of ginseng used: continue reading
Many people like to add walnuts to food to add some zest and a little crunchy kick, but walnuts are much more than a flavor additive, as they are chock full of healthy properties and have been used in Asia as an overall health tonic and brain booster for years. Let’s take a nutty look at walnuts. continue reading
Do you consider yourself a healthy eater? Do you follow the guidelines set forth by the government for healthy eating? Or have you gone rogue? There are as many different definitions of healthy as there are colors in the rainbow. But according to traditional Chinese medicine, there are certain guidelines that will keep the body happy and healthy throughout life. Let’s explore this a little deeper. continue reading
Traditional Chinese Medicine, a medical system that has been around for nearly 3,000 years, views the body differently than modern medicine. When the body is broken down to its core, its tiniest molecules can be classified as energy. This means every element of the universe resides within the human body, to some degree. And every organ has its own properties and energies that must remain balanced for the body to function properly. The energies within the body must be a perfect synergy of elements. This allows for homeostatic balance, biochemical balance, longevity and harmony between the body and mind. continue reading
Everybody knows that food is what gives our bodies the energy we need to survive. But not everybody is aware that certain foods should be consumed during specific times of the year. In areas like the Midwest, where fruits and vegetables are harder to keep on hand when the weather becomes colder, this principle is followed a little more closely. But in areas like Hawaii and Southern California, where fresh fruits and vegetables are always available and the climate is more moderate, people sometimes forget to eat according to the seasons. continue reading
Oriental medicine (OM) nutrition combines ancient wisdom with modern science. OM nutrition is a holistic approach, which aims to balance all five flavors within most meals with one or two flavors being emphasized for therapeutic purposes. OM nutrition for a hypertension emphasizes bitter flavors, sour flavors and energetically-cooling foods.
OM theory states the bitter flavor benefits the heart in moderation but an excess is harmful as it has a drying effect; for example, coffee is bitter. In moderation coffee acts as vasodilator increasing circulation but in excess it can raise blood pressure and has a diuretic effect. Modern scientific research has discovered while the human genome has 25 bitter taste receptors 12 of these are expressed in the human heart. continue reading
As the school year kicks back into gear so should the healthy habits that you and your children have before practiced. Notice how I said “practiced,” because we all know during the summer-vacation months we tend to indulge a little. Maybe you have had one too many backyard barbecues, or three too many trips to the favorite ice cream shop down the street. Whatever your summer vice may be don’t worry about it, you can regain those healthy habits from before and introduce them into your children’s lives! continue reading