After a series of treatments administered by acupuncturist, Nancy Knode, I know my health has improved significantly and in a way that makes life more enjoyable. Specifically, for more than five decades, my right knee has been a continual nuisance that limited my mobility. Nancy Knode focused on this knee... Read more »
More than thirty years ago, I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis with pain that would increase as time passed. I sought relief through many medical venues that included medication relief (prescription and over-the-counter) and many different vitamins, lotions and heating treatments. Nothing worked. For a number of years, I had... Read more »
I finally decided to call Harbor Healing Center when my PMS got so bad it lasted almost 4 weeks out of the month. Nancy took the time to have a one-on-one private session with me to understand all my symptoms, and came up with a personalized plan of action for... Read more »
When I arrived at Nancy’s door, I was extremely and chronically... Read more »
ill. I had been suffering from Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction
Syndrome for 15 years. When I met Nancy I immediately recognized that
she had the deep compassion that is essential to all healing. I am
“I am grateful for how thoughtful and kind Nancy... Read more »
Knode is in her practice of acupuncture. She fully explains her
treatments and answers any questions I may have. Nancy is more than
capable – she is compassionate and very caring. I have received acupuncture treatments from Nancy
As a newcomer to acupuncture, I was surprised at the holistic way that... Read more »
Nancy has helped me over the past four years of consistent treatments.
Relaxation and stress relief were the first noticeable benefits, as well
as an overall healthy balance in the pre and post menopause
Dear Nancy,... Read more »
I can’t even begin to tell you how much your treatments have helped me. I came to you after having a canoe accident. I needed 2 knee surgeries, which left me with terrible peripheral neuropathy. I was on two different medications which caused drowsiness, constipation and etc…
- Nancy J. Knode, M.Ac., L.Ac., Dipl. Ac.
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Infertility struggles have become more and more common in recent years. There are many physical and environmental contributors to infertility and couples dealing with this issue are desperate for solutions. As it makes its way into the mainstream health world, acupuncture has become more of a go-to treatment method for both males and females; and there is plenty of valid research to back up these claims. A quick search of PubMed will give you hundreds of studies illustrating the positive effects of acupuncture on various issues related to infertility. continue reading
Women’s health is a big part of the healthcare industry. And acupuncture can be very beneficial in caring for the overall health of women. Acupuncture has been especially effective in helping with things like infertility, turning breech babies, inducing labor and clearing up infections. The cervix is just one small part of the uterus. Specifically it is the lower part of the uterus that opens to allow passage between the uterus and the vagina. The cervix widens during childbirth to allow the baby to pass, it also allows the passage of menstrual fluids from the uterus out of the body and it is vital for sperm to pass through the cervix to reach the uterus when trying to procreate.
The cervix is very vulnerable to several health conditions, such as chronic inflammation, polyps, dysplasia and even cancer. Cervical conditions rarely present symptoms in the early stages, which makes it extremely important for women to get regular pap smears. If an abnormality is detected, there are several ways to address it, depending on the severity. In the early stages of any of the aforementioned conditions, acupuncture can be a positive addition to Western medical treatments. Acupuncture is very good at decreasing inflammation and helping to dissolve polyps and tumors. Acupuncture can also balance hormones, which allows the body to correct any imbalances.
One of the most studied areas of acupuncture is in treating fertility issues. When invitro fertilization by itself does not get the job done, adding acupuncture may be the last piece of the puzzle. Acupuncture does much more than just balance the hormones. When a woman is trying to get pregnant and struggling with it due to fertility issues, the stress levels are extremely high. And high stress levels have been proven to disrupt the body’s ability to conceive. One of the things that acupuncture is really successful at is decreasing stress levels. This can make it easier for the fertility treatments to work. Acupuncture has also been shown to increase blood flow to areas of the body, including the uterus. This can help to make a very hospitable place for a baby to grow.
Acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine are also widely used for treating infections and sexually transmitted diseases. In traditional Chinese medicine, most infections have some sort of heat or discharge associated with them. This medicine uses principles, herbs and acupressure points that have specific properties that can drain heat and expel toxins from the body. This can lead to an overall improvement in both uterine and cervical health.
Another area where acupuncture can help with cervical health is at the time of birth. About four percent of babies are presented in the breech position prior to birth. An accessory modality known as moxibustion, has proven time and time again, that it can actually turn the baby to the proper birthing position. Moxibustion involves the burning of an herb, dried mugwort, very near the skin on a specific acupressure point that is located on the outer edge of the pinky toe. By performing moxibustion several times a day, the baby and the body somehow know that there needs to be a repositioning and the baby tends to turn during the night.
When it comes to women’s health, acupuncture is an amazing resource. Contact us to schedule your appointment today.