Accupuncture Service in Akron, Ohio

We are Cluaran Acupuncture Services and are located in Akron, Ohio. We provide acupuncture treatment and serve the surrounding community.

Acupuncture Treatments

We find acupuncture is effective treatment for a variety of maladies and ailments including:

We will be happy to discuss with you your particular situation, which may or may not be included in the above list.

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Telephone: 330-353-9001

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Email: info@cluaraninc.com

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Cluaran Acupuncture Services

Welcome to Claruan Acupuncture Services. We provide acupuncture treatments for a variety of ailments.

Please read the information we have here to learn more about us and about acupuncture and how it may benefit you. We encourage you to contact us with your questions or to schedule an appointment. We are located in Akron, Ohio and serve the surronding area.

What is acupuncture and how does it work?

acupuncture Chart

Acupuncture Chart
Ming Dynasty (1340s)

Acupuncture, one of the most popular alternative health options today, is an ancient medical art that is believed to have originated in the Orient more than 3000 years ago.

The procedure involves inserting and manipulating very tiny needles into the skin surface at various points on the body. These points are not "random" but are very well known specific locations to treat certain maladies and ailments. Acupuncture uses the concept of "chi" or energy to re-balance the body and aid in the healing process.

Scientifically, acupuncture works by releasing endorphins and other neurotransmitters which help reduce pain. This occurs when certain points on the skin are stimulated by the needles. Some experts believe acupuncture influences the fascia of the body. The fascia is a sheath of tissue that surrounds the muscles. Many painful symptons are the result of fascial tightening.

So, it is believed that the insertion of needles at pre-defined exact locations stimulate and activates the body's own self-healing mechanisms. Essentially, the needles themselves don't provide any healing, but instead provide a stimulus to which your body responds and heals itself.

Are there any side-effects with Acupuncture?

The risks associated with acupuncture are small, negative side effects are rare, and the possible complications of acupuncture are very limited because no pharmaceuticals are involved. Sometimes, patients will experience mild discomfort at the site of the needle placement. Other rare complications include bruising or bleeding at the site. Occasionally, one may find an emotional response to the treatment as a result of manipulating the "chi".

Side-effects of acupuncture are generally positive and most of the time you will feel very relaxed during and after treatment.

Some people ask if it hurts and are afraid of needles. The needles are really small in diameter, about 0.010 inch. These needles are much smaller in diameter than hypodermic injection needles. Most times you don't even feel the needles, and sometimes you may feel a slight ting when the needle is inserted. The needles are pre-sterilized and disposable and used only once.

What does acupuncture treat?

Studies by the National Institutes of Health have shown that acupuncture can be helpful for a variety of conditions, most notably musculoskeletal injuries and pain. Common conditions such as arthritis, bone and joint pain, back and neck pain, headaches and repetitive stress injuries can respond to acupuncture treatments. Studies also show that acupuncture has positive effects on the immune system and circulation.

About Laura A. Cawthon M.D., Acupuncturist

Laura is a licensed M.D. acupuncturist originally trained as an M.D. radiologist, completing her education at Wayne State University, and Tufts New England Medical Center. Laura has for many years had an interest in alternative medical therapies which do not require the use of pharmaceutical agents.

Laura's interest in acupuncture began about 5 years ago when she was treated for residual effects of a serious horseback riding accident. She found that she had a very positive response to the acupuncture, as did a couple of her dogs which were treated for arthritis.

This experience inspired Laura to take a course on acupuncture in Toronto through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute in 2008. In 2009, she furthered her training by completing a 300 hour medical acupuncture course at Harvard Medical School. This course combined traditional Japanese and Chinese methods, as well as integrating other concepts of Oriental Medicine such as electromagnetic therapy and laser acupuncture. The course was taught by internationally known masters Kiiko Matsumoto and David Euler.

Laura's primary interest lies in treating common musculoskeletal problems such as back pain, neck pain, and repetitive injuries. Her experience as a patient enhances her ability to understand and treat these common painful disorders.

Laura resides in North Canton, Ohio with her husband and numerous pets (cats, dogs, horses), all of whom are potential patients, she treats them as needed.

Laura is a member of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture.

What will a treatment be like and what can I expect?

When you visit me, I first need to determine for what ailment you are seeking treatment. I do this by talking to you and asking you a series of questions. I observe you and listend to what you say. Once I determine and understand the nature of the ailment, I can then determine what actions I need to take for your treatment. You may have to partially disrobe to expose the treatment points I need to access and will lie down on a massage table and relax. I will then insert tiny needles at various points on your body. The acupuncture points I use are based upon the ailment I am treating. It is a relaxing time and atmosphere and sometimes patients find themselves dozing off. Depending upon the required treatment, I may slightly wiggle the needles or provide some minor electro-stimulation to the needles. After some time, I will remove the needles to complete the treatment.

In addition to the acupuncture treatment, I offer general health support to assist you to improve your general health, including the use and knowledge of a wide variety of herbs, nutritional supplements, stretching and exercise.

A typical session lasts about 45 minutes

Is acupuncture treatment covered by insurance?

Most insurance companies do not currently cover acupuncture services. You pay me directly at the time of the session. Receipts are available with CPT codes for those who wish to submit a claim. Acupuncture services are generally reimbursable through a health savings accounts.


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