At Vickery Health & Wellness, treatment is more than just needles. Depending on your reason for coming in, you may be treated with essential oils, given dietary guidance, taught exercises, guided to make lifestyle changes or prescribed herbal formulae.

What to expect from a treatment

Expect your first visit to be anywhere from an hour and a half to two hours. Dr Vickery will ask you a wide-ranging series of questions, take your pulse and look at your tongue before deciding which treatment protocol to use. Although some practitioners use the first visit merely to gather information, Dr Vickery prefers to include an initial treatment.

You should feel free to ask plenty of questions, especially if this is your first visit, but even if you’re a seasoned veteran. And make sure you bring up anything and everything you’ve been experiencing, whether it seems connected to your current condition or not. Because acupuncture looks at the connection between all the body systems and between the body, mind and spirit, the more information you provide, the more effective your treatments will be.

Some Conditions Treated By Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs:

Chronic Pain

Fibromyalgia, Cancer, ME/CFS (myalgic encephalopathy or myalgic encephalomyelitis / chronic fatigue syndrome), PVFS (Post-Viral Fatigue Syndrome), chronic neck, back or joint pain


Colds & flu, allergies, asthma, emphysema, sinusitis, bronchitis


Anxiety, depression, mood swings


Acute or chronic diarrhea or constipation, indigestion, gastritis, ulcers


UTI, prostatitis, sexual dysfunction


Irregular, painful or absent menstruation, infertility, PMS, menopausal symptoms


Low back pain, knee pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, painful hands and feet


Neuralgia, migraine headaches, dizziness


Anemia, hypertension, angina pectoris, arteriosclerosis