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A Cup of Relief — My First Experience With Cupping

May 6, 2019 by Valentine J. Brkich

I’ve tried a lot of different things to relieve my chronic upper back and neck pain over the years, everything from massage to chiropractic to, most recently, acupuncture , all of which have been effective to some level. One thing I’ve always wanted to try, however, was cupping. Luckily my friend Shawn at Free Spirit Acupuncture & Wellness invited me in recently to give it a try. Know more…

Soothing Sports Injuries Through TCM

April 17, 2019 by Free Spirit Acupuncture

Now that winter’s over and spring is in full swing, it’s time to get moving. Whether its school sports like baseball, softball, tennis, track & field, and soccer, or other physical activities like jogging, rollerblading, or cycling, everywhere you look people are getting out and getting active. 
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With Acupuncture, the Proof is in the Evidence

March 27, 2019 by Free Spirit Acupuncture

It’s only taken around 3,000 years or so, but thanks to real, quantifiable evidence, acupuncture is finally starting to be taken seriously by practitioners of Western medicine. Know More….

Springtime Allergies Are Nothing to Sneeze At

March 5, 2019 by Free Spirit Acupuncture

After another long, cold, dreary Western PA winter, springtime — thank goodness — is nearly upon us! Of course, along with the flowers and warmer days comes something else: seasonal allergies. The sneezing. The runny noses. The red, itchy, watering eyes. It almost makes you wish it was winter again. Almost.  Know More…

Traditional Chinese Medicine

February 26, 2019 by Free Spirit Acupuncture

A lot of people, when they first meet me, say, “Oh, you’re that acupuncture guy!” And I guess I can’t blame them, considering our clinic’s name is Free Spirit Acupuncture and Wellness. 

But that’s not all we do. Not by a long shot. Know More….

Community Acupuncture — Buh-Bye, Back Pain!

February 1, 2019 by Valentine J. Brkich

My back is a real pain in the neck. (Actually, my neck is no picnic either.) I’ve been dealing with upper back and neck pain issues going back 20 years now, right around when I first entered the workforce.  Know More….

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Rheumatoid Arthritis

January 15, 2019 by Free Spirit Wellness

Unfortunately Rheumatoid Arthritis is a chronic disorder for which there is no cure. Although one might experience pain free periods, symptoms can worsen significantly over time and may never go away. Fortunately, traditional Chinese medicine can be extremely beneficial in managing RA and preventing its associated symptoms including chronic pain, loss of functionality and disability. Know More…