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Do you have chronic pain and nothing seems to help? You are not alone. Over 100 million people in the US suffer from chronic pain, according to a report by the Institute of Medicine.

About 3.5 Million people use acupuncture every year in the U.S. alone. The number of people using acupuncture is increasing every year. Especially now that many are seeking help from "long COVID" symptoms.

Acupuncture has helped many people suffering from many different ailments. Eastern Medicine is great for all ages, from babies to older adults.

If you are looking for healthcare that is tailored to your specific needs, give TFM Acupuncture a try.

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Jessica Corrigan, L.Ac, CCHM

Jessica has studied alternative medicine for twenty years. Her studies started with Homeopathic medicine. Homeopathic medicine is still a staple that compliments her Chinese Medicine focus.

Jessica's undergraduate program at Everglades University had a focus on alternative medicine, where she was introduced to acupuncture. Learning about Chinese Medicine's philosophy and the way the body and disease are viewed through the lens of Chinese Medicine really resonated with her. Once she tried acupuncture for herself, and the amazing results she received, Jessica knew her path forward.

Jessica studied for four years at the Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine. She gained her Master's in Acupuncture and acupuncture license in 2021 and her Certificate in Chinese Herbal Medicine in 2022.

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Gina Lennz Photography

What is Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a type of medical healing therapy in which thin needles are inserted into the skin using very precise points on our bodies, known simply as Acupuncture Points, found just beyond the surface of the skin. They have high concentrations of nerve endings, mast cells, lymphatic vessels, and capillaries. When an acupuncture needle is inserted into a point, it stimulates the sensory receptor, which in turn stimulates the nerve, which then transmits impulses to the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal system. This complex system of interactions (often called a “feedback loop”) between the brain, hormones, and glands is responsible for regulating a number of bodily processes. Because acupuncture helps to regulate the various feedback loops in your body, it actually allows your body to heal itself of whatever is wrong!

This amazing trait is unique to nearly every other medical system and has sustained acupuncture as a completely safe, natural, and drug-free system of medicine for over 5,000 years. Acupuncture points are found on “meridian” lines, which could be more easily described as looking like a map of “nerve lines” that run all over our bodies.

Classical Chinese Medicine often describes the meridians, or channels of Qi (pronounced “chee” – meaning “energy”) as being like rivers that run through the body to nourish and irrigate the tissues, organs, and production of energy. If there is an energetic block in these channels, it is like a dam that backs up the river causing an overflow. By needling the Acupuncture Points along these meridians, these dams are freed and the circulation of Qi will flow properly again, allowing for optimal health and balance in the body.

Acupuncture has been proven to be an effective treatment for:

  • Adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy
  • Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever)
  • Biliary colic
  • Depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke)
  • Dysentery, acute bacillary
  • Dysmenorrhoea, primary
  • Epigastralgia, acute (in peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, and gastrospasm)
  • Facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)
  • Headache
  • Hypertension, essential
  • Hypotension, primary
  • Induction of labour
  • Knee pain
  • Leukopenia
  • Low back pain
  • Malposition of fetus, correction of
  • Morning sickness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Neck pain
  • Pain in dentistry (including dental pain and temporomandibular dysfunction)
  • Periarthritis of shoulder
  • Postoperative pain
  • Renal colic
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Sprain
  • Stroke
  • Tennis elbow

…and more!

Does Acupuncture Hurt?

People often associate needles with pain because of their association with hypodermic needles. Acupuncture needles, however, are tiny, thin, and flexible. They are about the width of a piece of hair. You can fit up to 20 acupuncture needles inside the tip of a hypodermic needle!

Most patients report feeling a sensation of warmth, heaviness, or a slight tingling where needles are inserted. Some patients feel very relaxed, and may even fall asleep. Acupuncture needles arrive sterilized, in sealed blister packages, and are single-use only. They are disposed of in hospital-grade biohazard sharps containers upon removal from the body.

How Many Treatments will I need?

Every patient is different, and the length of treatment depends on a variety of factors. Initially, it is recommended that the patient come on a weekly basis for the first 4 to 10 treatments, but this is variable. For acute problems, usually, fewer visits are required, typically 8 to 10 visits in total. Chronic health problems and long-term pain often require more treatments because the problem has moved more deeply into the body. It is essential to get treatments close to each other at first because each treatment gains momentum on the last.

Treatment plans and frequency are discussed at each session. Favorable responses mean that treatments will be spanned out to bi-weekly, then monthly. Once the condition has cleared, “wellness treatments” several times per year, or “as needed” is recommended. Many patients choose to come several times per month for “wellness treatments” because acupuncture gives them a general sense of well-being, balance, and overall health.

What to Wear?

Loose-fitting, comfortable clothing, such as sweatpants, gym shorts, t-shirts, tank tops, and bras or sports bras that allow nominal access to the back, are recommended. Pants and sleeves may be rolled up during treatment. If any undergarments or tight-fitting clothing need to be removed, drape sheets are provided.


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  • Initial Visit $100 (including 1 hr acupuncture treatment). This first session is used to discuss the complete health history, determine a diagnosis, and make a treatment plan.
  • $75 for an hour of follow-up treatment

Cupping only

  • $45 for a half-hour treatment

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Constitutional Facial Acupuncture

  • $150 for an hour-and-a-half treatment
    • first 6 treatments are recommended to be done biweekly for best results.

Woman Receiving GuaSha Treatment on Neck

Treatment Methods Offered (included in hour treatments)

  • E-stim
  • Moxibustion
  • Cupping
  • Gui sha
  • Tui na

Acupuncture and moxibustion treatment


12 Village Rd

Beach Lake, PA 18405

Phone: 570-352-2385



Tuesday - Friday

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Monday or Saturday appointments by request


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