Dr. Gary Howerton, a Board certified Emergency Medicine physican, opened a private practice for medical acupuncture in 2012. His 30+ years of experience in treating trauma, acute injuries and chronic illness is now complemented by training in the Japanese style of acupuncture as a therapeutic modality.

The tradition of western medicine is to treat illness; the tradition of eastern medicine is to promote wellness and prevent illness. Medical acupuncture is designed to bring together Eastern and Western views of health and disease into a results-oriented acupuncture style. Trained through the Harvard Medical School Structural Acupuncture for Physicians program, Dr. Howerton’s approach to acupuncure is a palpation-based practice incorporating needling to effect myofacial changes. Treatments are based upon the detection of subtle changes in the body often seen before other manifestations are apparent. A patient’s symptoms and findings at the time of examination dictate the treatment approach to restore more normal functioning of the body.

The improved energy and biochemical balance produced by acupuncture results in stimulating the body’s natural healing abilities and in promoting physical and emotional well-being.

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Acupuncture has been found to be particularly helpful in these conditions:
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    anxiety

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    insomnia

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    acute musculo-skeletal sprains + strains

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    allergies

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    gyncecological issues: pelvic pain, hormone imbalances, infertility

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    functional gastroinstestinal issues

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    post surgical symptoms

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    post surgery anesthesia detox

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    headaches

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    PTSD

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    post concussion syndrome

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    fibromyalgia