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Contrary to popular Western belief, acupuncture is not just a system for inserting very fine needles into specific body locations to alleviate pain. Acupuncture is a complete medical protocol focused on correcting imbalances of energy in the body. From its inception in China more than 2,500 years ago, acupuncture has been used traditionally to prevent, diagnose and treat disease, as well as to improve general health.

The traditional explanation for acupuncture’s effectiveness is that it modifies the flow of energy (known as qi or chi) throughout the body.

Because the goal of acupuncture is to promote and restore the balance of energy, which flows throughout the body, the benefits of acupuncture can extend to a wide variety of conditions, from emotional disorders (anxiety, depression) to digestive complaints (nausea, vomiting, irritable bowel syndrome). It can be beneficial for pain syndromes due to an injury or associated with chronic degenerative diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. It can also be helpful in treating neurological problems like migraines or Parkinson’s disease, or as a rehabilitation strategy for individuals who suffered a stroke. Respiratory conditions, including sinusitis and asthma have been relieved with acupuncture, as have many gynecologic disorders and infertility. Acupuncture has also proved beneficial for reducing fatigue and addictions, and for promoting overall well-being.

Studies in the U.S. indicate that acupuncture can help relieve chronic low back pain, dental pain, migraine headaches, fibromyalgia and symptoms of osteoarthritis. It has been shown to assist in the treatment of emotional pain syndromes such as post-traumatic stress disorder, as well as controlling chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. It has also demonstrated clinical success in achieving pregnancy when used in conjunction with in-vitro fertilization.


  • Neck Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Indigestion
  • Insomnia
  • Weight Loss
  • Fertility
  • Headaches
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Foot Pain
  • Stress Reduction
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Kerith Kilhenny

Kerith Kilhenny

Acupuncturist/Chinese Medicine

Kerith Kilhenny

Body & Spine Solutions is extremely happy to introduce Acupuncture to our patients, and we are excited to have Kerith Kilhenny join our team. Kerith received her Masters in Acupuncture from the Tri-State College of Acupuncture and is Nationally Board Certified with NCCAOM. Along with Traditional Chinese Medicine, she specializes in Acupuncture Physical Medicine (trigger point acupuncture / dry needling). This style of acupuncture helps release tight, painful muscle holding patterns and fascial adhesions. She finds this technique to be an exceptional pain reliever for anyone experiencing muscle or joint pain. She also uses Reiki, essential oils and meditative visualization to support patients in letting go of stress in order to feel more balanced.

Kerith’s mission is to guide people in tuning into and listening to their body. She believes everyone has the keys to their own healing and considers herself a catalyst in supporting patients in seeing their healing abilities. She regards a holistic approach of treating to be the most effective, suggesting supportive modalities to complement acupuncture such as yoga, meditation, chiropractic and massage therapy . Seeing first hand that many ailments are emotional in root, she offers a safe space for patients to explore deeper levels of self, to get to the heart of the issue and heal.

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