Conditions We Treat
While Dr. Browne has extensive experience in treating all types of chronic disease and women's issues, our clinic is focused on treating pain, emotional imbalances, and opioid dependency. Dr. Browne has highly advanced doctoral specialization training in pain. Additionally, she is an expert in opioid detox and published author of the nationally distributed book Natural Therapies for Overcoming Opioid Dependency.
Pain & Loss of Mobility
We use acupuncture, tuina medical massage, and organic Chinese herbs to lessen or resolve pain syndromes ranging from back, shoulder, hip or knee pain to migraine headaches. Dr. Browne's doctoral specialty is pain management.
Emotional Imbalances, Cognitive Function & PTSD
When the U.S. Army concluded that acupuncture was highly effective at treating PTSD following multiple studies, the VA started paying for acupuncture therapy. Dr. Catherine Browne, DAOM, L.Ac. has advanced training in using acupuncture and herbs for psychological imbalances, brain injuries & cognition, and stroke recovery.
Opioid Dependency & Withdrawal
Dr. Browne is an expert at treating opioid addiction naturally with acupuncture and herbs. As demonstrated by the growing opioid epidemic, traditional addiction programs are not proving to be an effective treatment modality for sustained opioid dependency recovery. However, a growing number of studies have demonstrated that acupuncture and other natural therapies ARE effective in assisting with opioid withdrawal and long-term sobriety. We specialize in helping folks wean off of prescribed opioid medications without great discomfort or symptoms of withdrawal. Natural Opioid Treatment Information Here
Thing to Consider for Best Outcomes
Acupuncture is a therapy that must be followed with commitment to the process. Patients will walk away from a treatment pain free only to wake again in the morning with pain; rather than acknowledging that acupuncture had an effect on their condition they may wrongly conclude that the acupuncture was only temporary and is not going to work for them. This is a misunderstanding of how the course of acupuncture generally goes, as it does take time to correct long-standing issues. Expect gradual treatment with ups and downs, and occasional setbacks.
Patients often feel that they either have pain or they do not. Actually, progress is measured by not only the level of pain, but by the frequency of pain as treatment progresses. Another important factor is the location of pain. If the pain location changes than it has been resolved in one area and is being noticed in another area as the brain can only process so many inputs of nerve pain at one time. It is very helpful to convey this message to your acupuncturist or patient advocate as quickly and concisely as possible.
Your commitment is a huge factor during the course of treatment. Alternative therapies take time. You may feel yourself losing patience or feel that things are not improving substantially or fast enough, but you will never know if this treatment therapy will work for you unless you show up and follow the treatment protocol.
Herbal therapy works hand-in-hand with acupuncture therapy. Those who use the topical and internal herbs along with their acupuncture are about twice as likely to experience prolonged relief from pain in our estimation. Chronic diseases almost always require herbal therapy for good outcomes. Additionally, improvement is achieved twice as fast when herbal therapy is utilized in our vast clinical experience.
The more often you receive treatment the fewer treatment you will need. Some people feel they have recovered after a few treatments and discontinue their course of treatment. When they discover a month or so later that their symptoms are re-occurring and they have to start their therapy all over. Once therapeutic goals have been met, patients may want to receive monthly or seasonal treatments to maintain balance.