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  • South Central Wisconsin
  • May 2015
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Madison Acupuncture & Natural Health

In a world that seems to always be in such a rush, I was delighted to find out how many acupuncture clinics we have here in Madison. This means that the community in which I am a part of is not only dedicated to living a healthy lifestyle, but is also aware of the fact that preventative medicine can not only be as effective as a physician’s treatment, but also may just save us a trip to those boring waiting rooms, not to mention costly medical bills.

First of all, what is acupuncture? Acupuncture is a type of complementary medicine that has been used for thousands of years. Small needles are inserted to help remove blocks and improve flow. We all have blood and oxygen that move through us, like a river. If that river gets blocked like a damn, it will back up and cause us pain. When we clear the damn, things can flow easily within our bodies allowing them to function optimally physically, mentally and emotionally.

Many of us seek help when we have an injury or are in pain. Acupuncture can definitely help many problems from heartburn to headaches and from allergies to asthma (just to mention a few!). However, another approach is to enhance your well-being before there is a problem. Acupuncture can be both healing and preventative.

So, how do we choose the right acupuncturist for ourselves? How do we find the best fit? There are several factors that go into this choice such as location, how the space feels —clean, warm, inviting — the skill of the practitioner, and perhaps the most important: finding someone who helps us feel heard, safe and understood.

All of these can be found at Madison Acupuncture & Natural Health, under the direction of Kathryn Coppola, a graduate of Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder (4-year masters) who also holds a bachelor’s degree within the school of public health from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill.

By nature, Kathryn is kind, compassionate and authentic. Her passion and knowledge for her work is apparent. She creates a space that is so welcoming the first thing you feel like doing upon arrival is letting out a large exhale of relief. You’ll know you are in good hands. Competent and perceptive, Kathryn will take a thorough intake to help find a clear path to your road to good health. She uses pulse intake, tongue readings and health history to determine where you may be out of balance. Acupuncture is all about balance — in our hearts, in our minds, in our lives and in our bodies.

Not only can Kathryn help you with your issues and concerns, she can help your whole family. Specializing in pediatric wellness is one of her main passions. When Kathryn works with wee ones, they receive treatment to help with asthma, allergies, bedwetting, colic and eczema among other various childhood issues. Don’t worry, your kids don’t have to sit still as she works with them. Building trust with her patients regardless of age is a priority. Kathryn wants each of them to know they are in control.

I personally first tried acupuncture out of sheer curiosity. But it quickly became a reliable tool in my quest for optimum health. It has helped me with severe back pain (shoveling all that snow in the winter of ‘14), helped me to prevent sinus surgery and also improved my stamina and increased my energy level.

Kathryn is looking forward to meeting you and helping you meet your health-care goals.

Written by Christyn Rittenhouse of Smooth Skin and Body.

Madison Acupuncture& Natural Health

111 S First St., Suite 103, Madison


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