Athens Regional Health System


Published medical research, including reports from the World Health Organization and the National Institutes of Health, demonstrate acupuncture is an effective adjunct therapy for a wide variety of conditions.

"Acupuncture has substantially lower incidence of adverse side effects than that of many drugs or other accepted medical procedures used for the same conditions." - NIH, Consensus Statement JAMA Vol 280 No.17 Nov. 4, 1998.

Under the leadership of William D. Skelton, D. Ac., our acupuncture services adopt this ancient system of traditional Chinese medicine as a modern, painless treatment. According to Dr. Skelton, "Acupuncture is a safe and effective way to treat conditions as a complement to traditional medical therapy. We always seek to work with your healthcare provider and will do our best to help you."

Conditions helped by acupuncture include:

  • Chronic pain    
  • Sciatica
  • Tendonitis
  • Muscle pain
  • Arthritis
  • Shingles symptoms
  • Stroke symptoms
  • Irritable Bowel
  • Neuropathy
  • Tobacco cessation
    • Fatigue
    • Infertility
    • Headache/migraines
    • PMS
    • Neck and back pain
    • Infertility
    • TMJ
    • Anxiety
    • Fibromyalgia Syndrome
    • Nausea

    Are you concerned about the needles? Acupuncture needles are very thin and very rarely, if ever, hurt. All acupuncture needles are new, used only once, and disposed of in a hospital sharps box.

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    For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 706-475-7330 or email us.

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