What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture treatment has a long and trusted history of bringing relief to individuals suffering from chronic pain, intestinal discomfort and emotional distress. At Classical Acupuncture and Herbs, I specialize in gentle acupuncture techniques to improve your health.

Based on the flow of energy through the human body, or “Qi” flow, acupuncture works by relieving blockages to energy flow or restoring the Qi balance of the body. By examining the issue you’re having, I can determine the points most in need of attention to relieve problems with your energy flow, and work to release excess build up or encourage an improved energy flow to promote your body’s own healing abilities.

Based on than 4,000 years of success in Chinese medicine, this all-natural technique will bring renewed vitality and health along with the relief for dozens of common physical pains, internal problems and emotional or stress issues.

Conditions We Treat

My treatments, based on 4,000 years of success in Chinese medicine, can help you treat the following conditions and more. Contact me or stop by my Louisville location today to see how acupuncture can help you.

  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Blood Pressure, high or low
  • Cardiovascular
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Chemical Dependency: smoking cessation, drugs, alcohol
  • Chemotherapy/Radiation side effects
  • Chronic, Degenerative Conditions
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Colds/Flu
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Dermatological disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive problems:  IBS, colitis, diarrhea, ulcers, gastritis, bloating, hemorrhoid, food allergies
  • Environmental Sensitivities
  • Eye issues: vision and macular degeneration
  • Facial Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gynecological Disorders
  • Immune Enhancement/Prevention
  • Immune disorders:  Candida, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, HIV/AIDS, Epstein Barr Virus, Lupus, MS, Hepatitis
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Infertility
  • Joint Pain
  • Menopause
  • Menstrual disorders
  • Migraines/Headaches
  • Morning Sickness
  • Neurological disorders:  neuralgia, Bell’s Palsy, stroke, neuropathy and neuropathic pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pain: back, neck, knee, shoulder, etc
  • PMS
  • Rehabilitation, including the after effects of stroke
  • Respiratory Disease
  • Rheumatism
  • Sciatica
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Conditions
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stress Relief
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Ulcers
  • Urinary Dysfunction
  • Wellness

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Chinese Herbs

Client Testimonials

What our Clients Say

“Acupuncture is a great stress reliever for me, as well as pain management for my arthritic hip and leg.”

Betsy J

“I wanted to send you a quick note to tell you how much your care and services have helped me. I was a bit of a skeptic when I first began Acupuncture a year ago and today, I tell everyone who will listen how much it has changed my life and my pain level associated with arthritis. I had been unable to do some very basic daily activities-but am so thrilled that I now have many relatively pain free days and am able to do more than I have been able to do in years. You have really made a tremendous impact in my health and I am very appreciative.”

Wendy S

“Martha has practically given me super powers to fight off allergies and upper respiratory infections! It’s a real life changer for me since I’ve always had multiple illnesses every year for as long as I can remember and I’m now in my 60’s. I see Martha twice a month to work on stress, allergies and sinus issues and to support my immune system. . I USED to catch everything! Now I rarely get sick. I’ve been seeing Martha for several years now; this has been a wise investment. I don’t lose money by staying home sick or spending it on medical care and pharmaceuticals. In fact I had my annual physical this afternoon and my doctor congratulated me on being the healthiest person she had seen all day.

Usually you hear “no pain, no gain” but I get all of these benefits from a treatment that is like a mini-vacation. I relax while the needles do their work with an eye pillow, music and a cozy blanket. I leave Martha’s office feeling euphoric!”

Carole W

It’s pretty hard to put into words how it feels when the debilitating headaches that I had come to live with as “normal” are gone. I had been to more than one doctor, been put through every test known to man, with NO results at all. The headaches remained and grew worse until I was experiencing them 3-4 days a week. They crept in during my sleep and would wake me in the wee hours, eliminating all possibility of sleep, and leaving me sleep deprived every week. I couldn’t think clearly and life had become worse than dull. I feared going to bed, knowing that the chances of being awakened with a terrible headache were 50/50.
After only a handful of visits to you my headaches are gone; sinuses clear and I am feeling joy for the first time in a VERY long time. The joy of having no pain, of having enough rest; what a gift. Thank you.

Gail F C

“I always feel very safe in your care. My headaches are completely gone and I know its because of the treatments. Thank you for your generosity and kindness, it is so appreciated.”


When we were weathering the storms in life, especially that of loss and grief, its extremely helpful to have a wonderful, caring practitioner like Martha. I am filled with gratitude, not prescription drugs!


“You have given me strength, wisdom, healing, peace and happiness over the past 10 months. I would never have been able to get through my illness and trials without your guidance and healing. I intend to take with me all of the lessons I have learned through you and the strength with which you have given me. Acupuncture and mindfulness are truly forever a part of me now.”


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