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Dr. Alex Tatevian has maintained a monthly acupuncture column in the health section of the Federal Hill Gazette since 1999.      
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Question:
I have daily headaches and have been taking pain medication for quite a few years. Now I've got a stomach ache from it and I am sick and tired of the pills. Can acupuncture help me?

Answer:
   Acupuncture can help by eliminating the pain and reducing the amount of medication that you need. Serious illness must first be ruled out, of course. Please bring a copy of your medical records. Having daily headaches is exhausting and terrible, but the good news is that they most likely are tension headaches. I have had very good success treating patients with this condition. I promise you that you will feel better.
 

Question:
I see a physical therapist regularly for my back pain and get temporary relief. I want to try acupuncture. Do I have to quit everything else?

Answer:
   No, you don't have to quit. You will benefit the most from the integrative approach of medicine, and acupuncture may be a crucial element to increase your chances for recovery.
 

Question:
I know that each acupuncture session is $50-65 and I am not sure I can afford it. Do you accept Health Mate 2000?

Answer:
   Yes. Your co-pay is only $10 per session.
 
 
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