- 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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2020 has proven to be a year of trials and growth for all of us. With a new school year just around the corner, it’s important to have an open dialogue with our children about what to expect, how to stay safe and how they can express themselves even with certain restrictions. continue reading
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Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is a system that seems quite foreign to many in the Western world. However, this medical system has been around for over 3,500 years, in comparison to the Western medical system, which has been around since the 19th century. One of the concepts of TCM is that of the meridian or energetic pathways. This article will explore this concept a little more deeply. continue reading
Opioids. A word all too common to today’s society. Since the late 1990s, the number of opioid-related deaths has increased dramatically, having taken the lives of nearly 64,000 Americans each year.
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Almost everybody knows there are two very unique ways of treating disease and maintaining health. But not everybody knows how these two methodologies differ from one another. And depending on where you live in the world, there may be one that is more prominent than the other. Both systems have their pros and cons. So let’s differentiate between the two. This is the battle between Eastern and Western medicine. Let’s get ready to rumble! continue reading
Chinese medicinal clinical studies have suggested that using acupuncture as a preventative approach to colds and flu can reduce the incidence of upper respiratory tract infection and shorten the duration of the illness. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine work by rebalancing the body’s systems, regulating the body’s healing energies, and enhancing the immune system.
Even though germs, bacteria, and viruses are everywhere—in the food we eat, the air we breathe, and the water we drink—according to Chinese medical theory, they do not cause disease. Illness occurs when our Wei Qi and our meridian organ systems are weak and out of balance. When this occurs it creates a hospitable for germs, bacteria, and viruses to thrive, leading to a cold, the flu, or worse. continue reading
Large Intestine 4 is one of the most important and influential acupoints in the entire body. The Chinese name for Large Intestine 4 is “He Gu” meaning union valley or converging valley. The point is located on the hand in the web between the thumb and index finger, also described as the depression where the index finger and thumb bones part. This area of the hand is often described as “valley like” hence the name converging valley. continue reading
Why do some people always catch a cold, and others don’t?
Viruses, germs, and bacteria are everywhere. They are in the food we eat, the air we breathe and the water we drink, but not all of them are bad or harmful.
Think of the immune system as your body’s security detail. The cells, tissues, and organs that comprise it help repel foreign invaders like harmful bacteria, parasites and other microbes that can cause infections. Disorders of the immune system range from everyday annoyances like mild seasonal allergies to serious illnesses like leukemia. Stress, lack of sleep and other common conditions can contribute to a weakened immune system, which can make you vulnerable to infections. continue reading
Having recurring migraines is similar to parenting a temperamental toddler. When they go from being annoying to actively disruptive and mildly infuriating, there is often little one can do but grit your teeth and persevere. The helpful suggestions for managing this occurrence involved a mixture of expert opinion, anecdotal hearsay, individual tinkering and a big dose of patience. So where does acupuncture fit into this picture? continue reading
We often say in Traditional Chinese Medicine that the liver is the system most easily susceptible to stress. Stress knots the Qi (energy) and makes its flow stagnate – this happens most quickly in the liver energy system. The liver, in TCM, is in charge of the smooth flow of Qi throughout the body. This means that if Qi flow is impaired (ie, by stress), the liver system will suffer. Likewise, if the liver energy system is weak or stagnant (from lifestyle choices, diet, trauma, emotional stress, illness or genetic factors), Qi flow throughout the body may be impaired. continue reading