Kate Pietrowski is a National Board Certified Acupuncturist, registered nurse, certified fitness instructor and has over 20 years experience studying herbs, nutrition, and holistic health. She has practiced acupuncture for over 10 years and uses her diverse knowledge to treat many conditions including women’s health and chronic pain. Read more about Kate
Conditions Treated Include:
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Chemotherapy Side Effects
Foot & Ankle Pain
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
| Knee Pain
PMS & Menstrual Cramps
Repetitive Stress Injuries
Sciatica Sprains & Sport Injuries
Stress & Anxiety
Recent Blog Articles
I have a lot of personal and clinical experience with headaches. I suffered with headaches and vomiting as a child and sinus pain as a young adult. In my later years I discovered that I was also prone to menstrual migraines. Migraines are hereditary, and I remember as a child my grandmother lying in bed holding a cold rag to her forehead, telling me she should never eat chocolate. READ MORE
A recent article posted in Time, confirms what I’ve known for years. Acupuncture is very effective in treating seasonal allergies. Every client I have ever treated for seasonal allergies has had relief that has ranged from moderate relief to significant relief. In some cases, I’ve treated clients only a few times and they were good for an entire season. How about that for results. READ MORE
Perhaps one of the most frustrating times in any active individual’s life is suffering from an injury. You’re going about your program and feeling great about the progress and results you’re seeing and then all of a sudden, you’re sidelined in pain.
Knee injuries are unfortunately very common among many people and can occur for a variety of different reasons. In some cases knee injuries come on due to the fact that the muscles and ligaments surrounding the knee aren’t all that strong and this causes the knee cap to be pulled in one direction.
In other cases, it’s constant repetitive movements that’s at the heart of knee pain as these cause intense grinding and rubbing with the bones, tendons, and ligaments. READ MORE
Celebrities are known for having access to the best services available, and many A-list actors, musicians, and superstar athletes claim that their secret health and beauty tip is receiving acupuncture regularly. This ancient form of Chinese medicine has been widely used in the East for more than two millennia, and is becoming increasingly popular in the West as an alternative to invasive medical treatments. Celebrities are not the only ones with an interest in acupuncture; many respected scientific organizations have studied acupuncture and have found it to be effective in preventing and treating a number of ailments.
So what are celebrities using acupuncture for? Stars have reported using acupuncture for a variety of conditions, as well as a preventative measure to maintain good health. Some celebs swear that their great looks are the result of acupuncture treatments, while others prefer to use acupuncture as a way to improve the inner workings of their bodies. READ MORE
Millions of people suffer with low back pain, and it is one of the top reasons people seek medical treatment. Back problems are also, by far, the primary reason for appointments with acupuncturists. But does acupuncture really help these patients? Researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the Peninsula Medical School, Plymouth, U.K., analyzed dozens of studies from around the world on acupuncture for low back pain. The study results will be published in the April 19 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Research recently published in Focus On Alternative and Complementary Therapies concludes that acupuncture benefits patients with osteoarthritis of the knee. In this single-blinded, randomized, sham-controlled study conducted at the Department of Orthopedics at the Tel Aviv Medical Center in Israel, researchers examined 41 patients over 45 years of age who suffered from osteoarthritis of the knee accompanied by moderate to severe pain. Patients who received corticosteroid injections into the knee within 4 weeks of the study were excluded from the selection process. READ MORE