***Important COVID19 Information***

Dear East West Acupuncture patient,

Due to the recent state of affairs with COVID19, we closing our doors until the Indiana Governor or the Federal health administration advises us that it is safe to do so. We will keep you informed about our return to normal hours as we know more in the coming weeks. Your health and that of our staff is of utmost importance to us, and although we will miss seeing you, we are choosing to follow the guidelines of the federal authorities, that are recommending that all non-essential medical offices close at this time.

To our veterans: we will work with you and your community care managers to do our best to make sure your authorizations are extended for your care. Many many workers are on furlough, and many are working from home to serve you. Please be patient with us as we scramble to get everyone cared for in the fastest way possible in the coming months.

While we are still learning about how COVID-2019 affects people, older persons and persons with pre-existing medical conditions (such as high blood pressure, heart disease, lung disease, cancer or diabetes) appear to develop serious illness more often than others. We at East West feel many of our patients fit this criteria, and for this reason are choosing to close until we know more. Please stay home if you fall under this category. In order to stop the spread of this pandemic, we all need to take a breath, stay calm and shelter at home.

Know that we will be calling you in the coming weeks to get your appointments rescheduled as soon as we can.

For the latest Corona Virus updates we suggest the World Heath Organization website:
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

For an informational video watch this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOV1aBVYKGA&feature=youtu.be

With your health and wellness in mind,
all our thoughts are with you and yours

Jennifer, Jill, Paula and Erika
your East West Staff

When we are able to return to regular hours,
here are answers to frequently asked questions:

Our office hours are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 930 am to 12 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm. Tuesdays 9:30 am to 1:30pm

We do not accept insurance, however we do accept HSA (Health Savings Account) cards. We can also supply you with all the codes and information you may need to file for reimbursement with your insurance if they accept acupuncture; many plans do accept it.

Our cost is $120 for first time patients, which includes your consultation/diagnosis and a treatment the first time you are seen.

Cost for follow up appointments is $80

We accept all major credit cards, cash and checks.

Please call the office for appointments, we do not accept appointment inquiries via email.

Please do not give medical information via email.

*We not not do animal acupuncture. By law we are not licensed to treat animals. We apologize for any information you have been given by local veterinarians.

Thank you,
East West Acupuncture Staff

Your path to wellness awaits

You have come to the right place. East West Acupuncture is home to one of the countries premiere Licensed Acupuncturists. Jennifer Stone has been diagnosing and treating pain and major and minor illnesses for 28 years. Her team of experienced wellness experts are adept at helping you with your wellness goals. East West practitioners believe in whole person health.

While paying attention to what brings you here, they also assess your larger health picture and help you formulate a strategy to regaining your vitality. Our philosophy is based on the concept of people healing their own bodies through education and manipulation of one’s own energy. East West Acupuncture specializes in Traditional Chinese Medicine but offers a wide range of services blending both Eastern and Western therapies.

We receive referrals from Doctors routinely, however you do not need one to see us. We encourage the integration of Traditional Eastern and Western Medicine and are happy to work with your primary care provider.

Our Mission/Vision

East West Acupuncture is Indiana’s first licensed acupuncture practice. Since 1991 our philosophy has been to assist all our clients by providing experienced care thus improving their quality of life through restoration of the self. Our licensed and highly trained staff specialize in diagnosis and treatment in all acupuncture modalities

Treatment available for the following:

Acupuncture is an ancient practice, however the science behind the practice is solid and is widely recognized and respected as an effective treatment for many illnesses and conditions.

The World Health Organization has recognized that acupuncture is an appropriate treatment for more than 200 clinical conditions. Some of the conditions that can be effectively treated or relieved include:

Gastrointestinal Disorders: Food allergies, indigestion, diarrhea, constipation, peptic ulcer, gastritis, colitis, irritable bowel syndrome.
Urogenital Disorders: Urinary tract infections, incontinence, prostatitis, sexual dysfunction, infertility.
Gynecological Problems: PMS, menstrual difficulties (irregular, heavy or painful menstruation), infertility, morning sickness, fibrocystic disease, menopause problems.
Muscle and Joint Pain: Arthritis, tendonitis, bursitis, low back pain, neck and shoulder pain, whiplash, sciatica, TMJ problems.
Respiratory Problems: Asthma, emphysema, allergies, chronic bronchitis, sinusitis.
Circulatory Disorders: High blood pressure, angina, muscle cramps, anemia, palpitations, atherosclerosis.
Immune System Disorders: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, AIDS, rheumatoid arthritis,candidiasis, lupus, fibromyalgia.
Endocrine Disorders: Diabetes, hyper/hypothyroidism.
Neurological Disorders: Stroke, multiple sclerosis, trigeminal neuralgia, numbness, tingling, dizziness.
Headache: Migraine, tension, sinus, cluster headaches.
Emotional Problems: Stress, insomnia, depression, anxiety, phobias, bipolar personality disorder, compulsive behavior, poor self-esteem, eating disorders.

Practitioners

Jennifer Stone, L.Ac.


Jennifer A. M. Stone MSOM, LAc. has practiced acupuncture and Chinese Medicine for over 28 years, and participated in acupuncture research for 10 years. She is assistant research faculty for the Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesia and Department of Pediatric Oncology. She has participated in NIH funded research on both animal and human subjects. She serves as Editor In Chief of JASA: The Journal of The American Society of Acupuncturists, and is the owner of East West Acupuncture, in Bloomington, IN.

Her research interests include acupuncture as an adjunct in the cancer setting for the palliation of symptoms associated with cancer treatments. She has published 3 papers and a book chapter on the use of acupuncture in the oncology setting and possible mechanisms behind the effects. Specifically she is interested in peripheral nerve pain and has conducted research on acupuncture for the treatment of post-herpetic neuralgia, publishing 2 papers on the findings. Her team at IUSM is currently working on a proposed research study to investigate the immunomodulatory mechanisms including mesenchymal stem cells on the effects of acupuncture in patients with post herpetic neuralgia.

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    Jill Schimmelpfennig


    Jill Schimmelpfennig is a Licensed Acupuncturist, LAc, as well as a nationally certified acupuncturist (NCCAOM certified). She graduated from Southwest Acupuncture College in Albuquerque, NM, in 2011, receiving her Masters in the Science of Oriental Medicine. She treats pain issues of various kinds, gynecological issues, hormonal balance, infertility, insomnia, and/or depression, among other things.

    Jill enjoys teaching people ways to incorporate Traditional Chinese Medicine into their lives. Her favorite modality for accessing healing, altered states of consciousness, and reaching greater potential for herself and clients is through Qigong (pronounced chee-kong).

    Call our office for an appointment, or find her at:
    Instagram: Bloom_Acupuncture
    Facebook: Bloom Acupuncture

    evolvehealthbloomacupuncture.com
    touchstonewellness.com
    serenusfloat.com


      Staff

      Paula Chambers

      Office Manager


      Paula is a classically trained dancer turned hula hoop dance instructor. She is the co-founder of the popular Flow Arts Group The Hudsucker Posse, who are best known for their hula hoop performances and free local workshops and programming. Paula has an extensive background in fitness and dance theory and is a dynamic and knowledgeable health and wellness enthusiast. Paula offers free consultations to people who want to get involved in flow arts and fitness. She also makes adult fitness and dance hula hoops, inquire at the office to get one just right for you. For more information about local classes find her on Facebook or her website.


        Contact Info

        Tel: 812-334-5815
        Fax: 812-339-8352
        Email: eastwestacu@gmail.com

        Address

        357 South Landmark Avenue
        Bloomington, IN
        47403

        Hours

        Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10am to 4pm
        Tuesday and Friday (Sarah only): By appointment

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