There are several good reasons to try acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. One is that it has been around for a long time (thousands of years) and treated billions of people in many countries with a good success rate. Another is that it has been used to treat just about everything at every age. It is not just used to treat someone who is ill, but to promote well-being. When you are well, it can help you thrive with balance and stability. Prime athletes use this gentle modality to allow for peak performance. It is like tuning a fine musical instrument to the desired notes so that the sweetest sounds to be played.
Acupuncture can also be used in conjunction with other therapies such as promoting healing and restoring bowel function after injury, illness or surgery.
Acupuncture is minimally invasive with sterile, disposable needles which are very thin, which usually do not hurt and often are not felt. Sessions are often relaxing and then invigorating. There are ways to treat acupuncture points without needles for those who prefer that. Other modalities include: massage, acupressure, ear balls, magnets, Qi Gong, tuning forks, herbal supplements, nutritional information, Emotion Free Technique, guided visualization and more. These modalities work with the body to promote health, encourage balance and restore wellness. It is a cooperative venture between the patient and practitioner to bring about health in a way that is just right for the individual.
Donna Henderson has been a Registered Nurse since 1974 and a Licensed Acupuncturist (Acupuncture Physician) since 2001. She has a broad understanding of both western and eastern medicine and brings that to your treatment. She is a compassionate listener and schedules one to two hours for the initial visit and thirty to sixty minutes for each subsequent visit to allow time for you to share what is important to you and receive treatment.
Sessions are $75 each, including the initial visit
Half-hour focused visits are $45
While some health insurance companies cover acupuncture, many do not. Donna Henderson may be willing to work with your health insurance if it covers acupuncture. You may also be able to use your health savings account.
Treatment frequency is your choice. Usually, it is most beneficial to treat more frequently initially to get the symptoms under control, then gradually treat less often until a maintenance level is reached. Usually new patients begin once or twice weekly, gradually decreasing as they are feeling better and maintain at once every month to two months. If symptoms flare, they can again come in more frequently until they reach a level of control and resume the maintenance schedule.
Free ten-minute phone consultations are available by calling 352-222-1679.
About Donna Henderson
Donna currently owns and operates her private practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Florida. She has previous experience as a registered nurse working in telephone health information and health decision support. She also has experience in medical-surgical neurology-neurosurgery, general medical-surgical care, nursing home, home health, pediatrician’s office, health department clinics and critical care.
Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine — Denver, CO
Graduate of 1800 hour program in Chinese Medicine theory, clinical diagnosis, treatment, internal medicine, herbal medicine, acupuncture, moxa, bodywork; including both didactic instruction and clinical internship
William Carey College — Hattiesburg, MS
Bachelor of Science, Nursing