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- 12 Meridians Acupuncture2511 Oakstone Drive
Columbus, OH 43231(614) 423-8368
HoursMon11am - 4pmTue10am - 7pmWedClosedThu10am - 7pmFri11am - 4pmSat, SunClosed
“Brigitta not only does an excellent job; but I appreciate her extensive knowledge on the subject of alternative medicine and various options available in treating various health related issues. I would highly recommend her!
Testimonial was last modified: March 8th, 2012 by admin
“I met Brigitta at TORN networking group a few months ago. I was excited to find out she was a licensed acupuncturist. We have been working together now for a couple of weeks. My goals are to manage stress, lose weight and have balance. After just one full treatment I noticed... Read more »
“Acupuncture helps with the back pain! Back in March I had a nasty fall resulting in major back pain. I went to the doctor only to receive pain medication. 6 weeks later, still having pain went back to the doctor in which he told me I needed physical therapy. Physical... Read more »
“Amazing Experience! Brigitta is amazing! I was extremely stressed out and always “on edge”, but after a few times with her treating me, I felt very calm. Immediately I felt calm when she put one of the needles in a certain point, but after a few treatments, it lasted longer. I... Read more »
“When I walked into the office, I was in pain. My eczema was so bad that all I wanted to do was scratch and cry. I wasn’t sleeping well, I was so self-conscious about my face that I didn’t want to leave the house. Just 3 weeks later, I now... Read more »
“As an avid extreme sportiest, for most of my Life I have experienced backpain, breaks and other chronic pain. I thought I would just have to live with it. Now after only a few sessions with Brigitta I am sleeping better, my pain is more manageable and I have increased... Read more »
“I injured my neck at work. As a nurse I rarely ember to take time out for myself. I woke the next morning with a stiff neck and called Brigitta for a session. I experienced an immediate instant relief of over 30% and complete 100%relief after the next day’s session.... Read more »
“Brigitta is a Master of her healing craft! I enlisted 12 Meridians Acupuncture for my first experience with acupuncture to help with relaxation, sinus issues, and minor joint pain and I’ve been a regular ever since. She was amazing at making me feel comfortable and relaxed with my first experience... Read more »
“After being treated for my back, left leg, and my sciatica in my left leg for a month with only little relief from my chiropractor treatments, I decided to visit Brigitta and try acupuncture treatments at 12 Meridians Acupuncture. Before my acupuncture treatments, it hurt when I walked and I... Read more »
“Great experience, would recommend to anyone! Early in the summer I had some serious lower back pain, leg pain and headaches from a car accident. I never have had acupuncture done before and was very new to it all, but was recommended by my doctor. After looking at Brigitta’s website... Read more »
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Traditional Chinese Medicine
Three thousand years ago, when Chinese medicine was first being practiced, there was no light or electricity. No way to mask the darkness of winter. No way, either, to ignore the longer, warmer days of springtime. Because it is such an ancient practice, a lot of the wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine comes from a time when people spent much more time outside, paying attention to the natural world around them. continue reading
More than 34 million Americans have diabetes, and approximately 90 percent of them have type 2 diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Type 2 diabetes, while its exact cause is unknown, develops when the body becomes resistant to insulin or the pancreas doesn’t produce enough insulin. Because of this, treatment often involves taking “insulin sensitizers” or medication that helps the body increase its sensitivity and therefore ability to process insulin, keeping the blood sugar from getting too low. Unfortunately, this medication often causes side effects, including weight gain and anemia. continue reading
“At a time when people are so conscious of maintaining their physical health by controlling their diets, exercising, and so forth, it makes sense to try to cultivate the corresponding mental attitudes too.”
– HH the Dalai Lama, 1963
It can be easy to forget how much our mental state can affect our physical well-being. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, that connection is evident in the treatment strategies, but it is also true that when we are feeling bad, we don’t always think to look at our minds. It works both ways. continue reading
As we enter a new year, it is natural to want to look back on the last one. As humans, we have the gift and the hurdle of marking time, so it can feel helpful to recall memories we want to hold on to or look for lessons we can take with us.
To that end, here are three categories in which research into the type, application and efficacy of acupuncture saw significant advancements in 2020, findings that will certainly help guide us as we move forward. In a year that saw so much focus on our health, these findings offer some good news in the fields of pain management without opioids, migraine headaches, and insight into why it is that acupuncture is effective as an anti-inflammatory. continue reading
It’s that time of year again: the time when many of us engage in the practice of setting a new year’s resolution.
It seems, though, that hand-in-hand with new year’s resolutions is the prediction of inevitable failure. That as soon as you pick a resolution, you won’t actually make it through the whole year sticking with the new behavior, or that by the third week of January the resolution will be out of sight, out of mind. So, I wanted to offer some tips on how to join in the tradition in a way that might foster more success, by incorporating some wisdom from traditional Chinese medicine. continue reading
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, health is achieved by living in balance with nature and the seasons. Winter, the season of the Water Element, is the season for slowing down, reflecting, and conserving our resources. We all feel this tendency, but we don’t always listen to our bodies. In Western culture, being active is rewarded and expected. We feel compelled to keep up the hectic pace that is typical in our daily lives.
This season is associated with the kidneys, bladder, and adrenal glands and the time of year when these organs are most active, accessible, and even vulnerable. They are more receptive to being restored, nurtured, and energized. At the same time, it is also when they can become easily depleted. continue reading
Enjoying Naps in the Winter Season
Most mammals are polyphasic sleepers, meaning that they sleep for short periods throughout the day. For humans, days are divided into two distinct periods, one for sleep and one for wakefulness, which is a monophasic sleep pattern. However, this may be a product of living in an industrialized world and not the natural sleep pattern of humans. In many cultures, young children and elderly take naps midday. Our bodies are programmed for two periods of intense sleepiness a day: between 2 and 4 am and 1 and 3 pm. Unfortunately, despite our biological vestige, we are having to consolidate our sleep into one long period. continue reading
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a condition believed to be linked to a lack of sunlight where the individual experiences mood changes and emotions similar to depression. SAD occurs mostly in the Fall and Winter months when there is less sunlight exposure.
It’s found that around 5 percent of people may experience SAD lasting 40% of the year (especially in areas with less sunlight such as the Pacific Northwest and other Northern regions), and it is more common in women than in men. continue reading
Autoimmune diseases are a collective group of disorders that plague nearly 50 million people in the United States today. When a person suffers from an autoimmune disease it means their own immune system is attacking the body and altering or destroying the tissues. Autoimmune diseases include things like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Crohn’s disease, pernicious anemia, multiple sclerosis, irritable bowel disease and Parkinson’s disease. continue reading
If you feel like you’re battling frequent colds, a cough that won’t quit, or just seem to be tired all the time, it may benefit you to find time for a daily walk or simple exercise routine. Doing this a few times per week can have many health benefits and help build your immune system.
Viruses such as COVID-19 take hold in our bodies when our immune systems are at their weakest points. Below are a few ways to help increase your immune function so your body can function as it’s meant to and stay balanced! continue reading