Kathren Bunt is a Nationally Certified (NCCAOM) Licensed Acupuncturist in Indiana. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the American Institute of Alternative Medicine in Columbus, Ohio. She has a master’s in education from Indiana University and periodically teaches and conducts seminars. She has been involved in health and wellness since 1984.
Kathren’s background is diverse. She has studied energy medicine for years, starting with Conrad Satala’s seminars and exploring Therapeutic Touch by Deloris Kreiger. She has learned Cranial Sacral, Body Talk, Touch for Health, Energetic Life Balancing, Nutrition by Bernard Jenson, Isha Yoga, Surya Kriya, Upa Yoga, and taken seminars by Deepak Chopra. She has taken advanced acupuncture classes in many areas. She studied at the Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center/Integrative Medicine Services in New York, NY and is trained to treat pain and symptoms management of cancer. She is constantly exploring the mind-body-spirit-emotions connection. Her expertise is in energy work while doing acupuncture.
We at Acupuncture and Wellness Center understand that many people have a fear of needles. The needles that we use are very different from the hypodermics used in the medical profession. They are much smaller and fine. They are about the size of 3 pieces of hair. They are one-time-use stainless steel disposable needles. Upon insertion, you may feel nothing or a slight tingling, numbness, warmth, or pressure.
The number of treatments you will need for your condition will vary from another person. This depends on how long you have had the condition, your health, your age, your diet, how much you exercise, etc. People feel better in 4-6 treatments. Some people need twelve or more treatments based on the severity of their condition and other factors.
Yes, the needles are safe. They are pre-sterilized and one-time-use needles that are disposed of after their one-time-use. They are individually wrapped for safety and are FDA approved
Check the National Acupuncture website here.
Not all Acupuncturists are the same. Many times, chiropractors, doctors, physician's assistants, or physical therapists may say, yes, I do acupuncture. Please check to see if they are nationally certified. There is a big difference.
Licensed Acupuncturists (L.Ac., Dip LA) whose education is in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine receive 80% of their training in this field and have extensive clinical training School averages 3-4 years besides the required ungrad 2-4 years.
Questions to ask:
* How many patients did they treat in a clinical acupuncture setting before national licensure?
* Did they take the 5 NNCAOM exams to prove competency?
* Did they go to a nationally accredited school of Acupuncture?
* Are they a Medical Acupuncturist VS a NCCAOM Acupuncturist:
Acupuncture is a form of treatment used in traditional Chinese medicine. It is based on the principle that energetic pathways (meridians) throughout the body influences associated internal organs and structures.
Acupuncture is recognized by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) as effective in treating these conditions:
No, acupuncture has been used successfully for dogs, cats, and horses. These animals are impartial to a positive or negative outlook on the experience that helps them get better. However, a positive belief in anything is always beneficial.