Meet Lisa Facinelli- Alexandria VA Acupuncturist
Lisa has been a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist for over ten years. She specializes and is certified in Sports Medicine Acupuncture® giving her additional training treating pain, discomfort, and injuries. In addition to treating musculoskeletal issues, she has experience with and enjoys treating a variety of health concerns including stress and mental health problems, digestive concerns, fatigue, migraines, insomnia, women's health issues (infertility, PMS, menopause, and pregnancy support), and many others. She has also studied Cosmetic Acupuncture to aid clients in reducing fine lines and wrinkles and in evening out skin tone.
Lisa is trained to provide comprehensive care using Traditional Chinese Medicine which includes acupuncture, herbal medicine, and adjunctive techniques like cupping, moxibustion, and meditation. She views all patients holistically to create individualized treatment plans based on each patient's needs.
Lisa graduated from the New England School of Acupuncture with a Masters Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and is board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She is licensed by the Virginia Board of Medicine to practice acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.
What is Acupuncture and How Can it Help Me?
Acupuncture is a technique used by the Chinese medical practitioner to influence, change, or manipulate the physical and energetic aspects of the body. People are usually hesitant about the usage of needles in acupuncture, however, there is no 'stabbing' sensation. Due to the thinness of the needle, patients typically feel a pinch as it is inserted and a dull, heavy sensation once in the body. Some needles create a strong sensation and some are not felt at all. All needling is very safe, clean, relaxing and designed to relieve stressors and ailments. All needles are single use disposable stainless steel.
What to Expect from Your Acupuncture Visit
The first step is a thorough individual assessment during which Lisa, our acupuncturist, will devise a recommended treatment plan. Lisa will explain her observations and recommendations to you and give you plenty of chances to ask questions. We want to be sure you are an active, informed participant in your treatment plan.
Treatment consists of acupuncture and/or herbal prescriptions based on the findings from your individual assessment. Treatments typically last between 60 and 90 minutes. The number of treatments needed depends on your condition, your goals and your body's response to the treatments. Some people need only 2 or 3 treatments, others need 8 or 10. Some people continue maintenance sessions just for preventative health and relaxation.
You may experience almost immediate relief, or require several treatments to resolve your complaint. Lisa does an excellent job explaining the whole process and answering your questions openly and honestly along the way.
Common Conditions Treated with Acupuncture
The list of conditions that respond to acupuncture is long and varied. To many people, the list is unbelievable. Rather than provide our own list of conditions here, we'd like to draw your attention to the list complied and published by the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture (AAMA). Although written for doctors in technical language, the following article entitled "Medical Acupuncture Review: Safety, Efficacy, And Treatment Practices" by Steven E. Braverman, MD and published in the Medical Acupuncture journal is excellent reading.
Acupuncture Indications According to the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture (AAMA)
How to Get More Information
The best way to get answers to your questions is to ask Alexandria VA Acupuncturist Lisa Facinelli. You can learn more about Lisa on this website and on her companion site at www.acupuncture-alexandria.com
How to Make an Appointment
Lisa sees her acupuncture patients at Bodnar Chiropractic Center. To make an appointment, call the main office phone number at 703-721-0500.
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Bodnar Chiropractic Center
6969 Richmond Highway
Alexandria, VA 22306