Acupuncture and the health care industry in New Port Richey
Acupuncture flourishes here in New Port Richey, because the top employers are in the health care industry, such as: hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and Hospice. Chronic pain is the major complaint among most of these residents, and acupuncture is well known for reducing pain without taking drugs or as a complimentary therapy. Acupuncture helps relieve painful joints, pain from an automobile accident, chemotherapy and surgery, to mention just a few. Dr. Laura’s Acupuncture & Holistic Practice is just a few miles north of New Port Richey, so patients can easily travel to Hudson where her office is located. Many “snow birds” arrive in the New Port Richey during the winter, and they are able to continue their acupuncture treatments with Dr. Laura.
What do you know about New Port Richey? It is a small suburban city, with a population of about 15,000, located in Pasco County. The Pithlachascotee River, flows through the middle of the city, and New Port Richey has a small beach, with all the other well-known beaches, such as Clearwater and St. Pete being very close. Most of the major attractions on both coasts, as well as, excellent shopping are easily accessible from New Port Richey.
One of the lesser known facts about New Port Richey is that in the early 1920s, it became a destination for Hollywood celebrities, musicians, playwrights, and famous golfers. Unfortunately, the Great Depression put an end to the “”Hollywood era” in New Port Richey.
Many patients choose acupuncture as an alternative to taking OTC (over the counter) medications, opiates or other prescriptions, because these medicines can have an adverse effect on the body, such as: organ damage, constipation, rash, brain fog, and can possibly lead to a stroke or heart attack.
Acupuncture has been duly recognized by the WHO (World Health Organization) and NIH (National Institutes of Health) because of their reviews of positive results from many controlled studies.
Acupuncture can treat many conditions other than pain, such as:
- Eye, Ear, Nose & Mouth
- Respiratory System
- Other–Go to drlauraacupuncture.com for a detailed list.
Laura Bertoncini is a nationally board certified (NCCAOM) Acupuncture Physician and Doctor of Oriental Medicine. Call 352-340-7471 to schedule an acupuncture consultation and/or appointment.