acupuncture-square.pngWe are pleased to offer access to some of the most progressive acupuncture services in Alexandria (and perhaps all of Northern Virginia). If you are new to acupuncture, you probably have many questions. We invite to you read through all the material on this page and to contact us directly with additional questions. Even if you have had acupuncture treatments before, we encourage you to read how our approach, philosophy, and services may differ from your past experience.

Meet Casey Corridan - Alexandria VA Acupuncturist

Casey Corridan is an experienced and licensed Acupuncturist, certified herbalist and Nutritional Health Coach who loves what she does for a living.

I became interested in Acupuncture through my studies and background in psychology. I knew that whatever I would do in this world, it would be working with and helping others. I discovered Chinese and Holistic Medicine through my own need for it and was amazed by the results. In my practice today I am constantly impressed to see how a patients well being and health is improved by combining the art of TCM theory and knowledge with a passion for what I do. Nutrition, herbs and counseling are also strong components of helping each patient feel better and become healthier.

Casey recently moved to Virginia from New York City where she had a very successful practice and looks forward to working with her patients here at Bodnar Chiropractic Center.

What is Acupuncture and How Can it Help Me?

Acupuncture is a technique used by the Chinese medical practitioner to influence, change, or manipulate the physical and energetic aspects of the body. People are usually hesitant about the usage of needles in acupuncture, however, there is no 'stabbing' sensation. Due to the thinness of the needle, patients typically feel a pinch as it is inserted and a dull, heavy sensation once in the body. Some needles create a strong sensation and some are not felt at all. All needling is very safe, clean, relaxing and designed to relieve stressors and ailments.

acupuncture-meridians-diagram.jpgThe acupuncturist uses acupuncture points along the meridians, or channels of the body in order to increase, decrease or move the body's energetics. The meridians run on the exterior and interior of the body reaching all parts of the body. Therefore, the practitioner can effect external musculoskeletal problems as well as internal disharmonies, and even influence the organs themselves.

What to Expect from Your Acupuncture Visit

acupunture-needles-woman.jpgThe first step is a thorough individual assessment during which Casey, our acupuncturist, will devise a recommended treatment plan. Casey will explain her observations and recommendations to you and give you plenty of chances to ask questions. We want to be sure you are an active, informed participant in your treatment plan.

Treatment consists of acupuncture and/or herbal prescriptions based on the findings from your individual assessment. Treatments typically last between 60 and 90 minutes. The number of treatments needed depends on your condition, your goals and your body's response to the treatments. Some people need only 2 or 3 treatments, others need 8 or 10.

You may experience almost immediate relief, or require several treatments to resolve your complaint. Casey does an excellent job explaining the whole process and answering your questions openly and honestly along the way.
 

Common Conditions Treated with Acupuncture

The list of conditions that respond to acupuncture is long and varied. To many people, the list is unbelievable. Rather than provide our own list of conditions here, we'd like to draw your attention to the list complied and published by the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture (AAMA). Although written for doctors in technical language, the following article entitled "Medical Acupuncture Review: Safety, Efficacy, And Treatment Practices" by Steven E. Braverman, MD and published in the Medical Acupuncture journal is excellent reading.

Acupuncture Indications According to the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture (AAMA)

Table 1. Acupuncture Indications According to the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture (AAMA)
  • Acute and chronic pain control*
  • Posttraumatic and postoperative ileus *
  • Muscle spasms, tremors, tics, contractures*
  • Paresthesias *
  • Anxiety, fright, panic*
  • Drug detoxification *
  • Neuralgias (trigeminal, herpes zoster, postherpetic pain, other)
  • Seventh nerve palsy sequelae of stroke syndrome (aphasia, hemiplegia)*
  • Certain functional gastrointestinal disorders (nausea and vomiting, esophageal spasm, hyperacidity, irritable bowel) *
  • Headache, vertigo (Meniere disease), tinnitus *
  • Phantom pain
  • Frozen shoulder *
  • Cervical and lumbar spine syndromes*
  • Plantar fasciitis*
  • Arthritis/arthrosis *
  • Bursitis, tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome*
  • Sprains and contusions *
  • In fractures, assisting in pain control, edema, and enhancing healing process
  • Temporo-mandibular joint derangement, bruxism *
  • Dysmenorrhea, pelvic pain *
  • Insomnia *
  • Anorexia
  • Atypical chest pain (negative workup)
  • Idiopathic palpitations, sinus tachycardia
  • allergic sinusitis *
  • Persistent hiccups*
  • Selected dermatoses (urticaria, pruritus, eczema, psoriasis)
  • Constipation, diarrhea *
  • Urinary incontinence, retention (neurogenic, spastic, adverse drug effect)*
  • Abdominal distention/flatulence*
  • Severe hyperthermia
  • Cough with contraindications for narcotics
  • Anesthesia for high-risk patients or patients with previous adverse responses to anesthetics
Adapted from Conditions for which Medical Acupuncture May Be Indicated in a Hospital Setting, Los Angeles, CA: American Academy of Medical Acupuncture; 2001 *Also included in the World Health Organization list of acupuncture indications.

How to Get More Information

The best way to get answers to your questions is to ask Alexandria VA Acupuncturist Casey Corridan. You can learn more about Robert on this website and on his companion site at www.acupuncture-alexandria.com

How to Make an Appointment

Casey sees her acupuncture patients at Bodnar Chiropractic Center. To make an appointment, call the main office phone number at 703-721-0500.

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Bodnar Chiropractic Center
6969 Richmond Highway
Alexandria, VA 22306
Phone: 703-721-0500

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Our Services & Our Team

We have a world-class team of provider specializing in chiropractic, massage therapy, acupuncture, herbal medicine, reflexology and nutrition. Allow us to highlight some of their experience and expertise.

Acupuncture

Casey Corridan is an experienced and licensed Acupuncturist, certified herbalist and Nutritional Health Coach who loves what she does for a living.

She became interested in Acupuncture through her studies and background in psychology. She knew that whatever she would do in this world, it would be working with and helping others. Corridan discovered Chinese and Holistic Medicine through her own need for it and was amazed by the results. In her practice today she is constantly impressed to see how a patients well being and health is improved by combining the art of TCM theory and knowledge with a passion for what she does. Nutrition, herbs and counseling are also strong components of helping each patient feel better and become healthier.

Casey recently moved to Virginia from New York City where she had a very successful practice and looks forward to working with her patients here at Bodnar Chiropractic Center.

If acupuncture has been recommended for you by a friend, family member or medical doctor, but you are apprehensive about making a first appointment, we invite you to learn more about Casey Corridan and our Alexandria VA Acupuncture services.

Chiropractic

Dr_Brian_Bodnar_100_100.jpgAt Bodnar Chiropractic Center we have two chiropractors providing top quality chiropractic care using a variety of modern techniques. Their goal is to match the needs and comfort level of the patient with the chiropractic approaches most likely to deliver results.

Like acupuncture, many new patients have questions about chiropractic care and exactly what treatment by a chiropractor involves. Dr. Bodnar is very willing to answer every question and make you an active participant in your own health care.

We encourage you to read more about Dr. Brian Bodnar and the excellent care you'll receive from our team of Alexandria VA chiropractors.

Our Alexandria VA Location

Bodnar Chiropractic Center

6969 Richmond Highway

Alexandria, VA 22306

Phone: 703-721-0500

URL: http://chiropractor-alexandria.com

Client Testimonial

"A family operation! From the moment you walk in the door, to the second you leave you are treated and greeted as part of a family. I have been a patient of Bodnar Chiropractic since the doors opened 12+ years ago and I can honestly say that I have never felt more welcome and taken care of at any other doctor's office..." READ MORE

- Kimberly

"After an accident a few months ago left me with some chronic back pain, I decided to check out some chiropractic services in the area. Bodnar's office came up on my Google search and these guys had a pretty solid rating, so I gave them a try..." READ MORE

 - DCer

"Dr. Bodnar has really been able to help me with my back and neck pain. The staff is wonderful and both Michelle and Dr. Brown are friendly, professional and very knowledgeable additions. The only problem is that Karen is an Eagles fan...it's the only pain they can't fix! (Just kidding, Karen)..." READ MORE

- J

 

"I've been going to Bodnar Chiropractic for about a year and a half. Dr. Bodnar gave me a full exam and workup and then a no-nonsense evaluation and plan of treatment..." READ MORE

- A

All testimonials taken from our Google Places

“I've been going to Casey for 3 years, and her professionalism and diligence never cease to amaze me! But better yet: she cares about her patients wholeheartedly. Every time I go for a visit, she always asks about how I'm doing and takes the time to LISTEN, recommending different treatments and remedies that will help me along to recovery. It's a pleasure to know her, as a person and a practitioner, and I always look forward to my scheduled appointments.”

- Monica M 

“Casey Corridan is not the first acupuncturist I have been to, however I need never go to any other. I first saw her 2 years ago, desperate with sciatica pain and left feeling 80% improved. By the next visit, I was at 100% .We then moved along to other issues I was having. If anything at all is not quite right, tell Casey about it. She'll treat and improve it, and often ...presto...the problem is gone! She is enormously knowledgeable and spot on in her treatment and then she gives a great massage! Finally, its the happy feeling of being in the company of such a lovely and warm human being. You'll see......”

- Sharon S 

 

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6969 Richmond Highway
Alexandria, VA 22306
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