Medical Acupuncture

Medical Acupuncture

Dr. Teggatz uses acupuncture to restore the proper flow of qi, the vital energy that nourishes and gives life to our bodies, minds and spirits.

What does it treat?

Many medical conditions can be improved by the use of acupuncture.  The amount of improvement varies.  The conditions which tend to show the most improvement with acupuncture are stress-related-conditions, hormone-related conditions, acute injuries, most types of pain, headache, sinus problems, anxiety and mild depression and trigger points.

How many do I need?

Depending on the condition and its severity, a series of acupuncture treatments is usually needed.  For acute problems, a series of 4-6 treatments at semi-weekly to weekly intervals is common.  For more chronic problems, a series of 6-8 at gradually increasing intervals is typical, with maintenance treatments at 3, 6 or 12 month intervals to prevent recurrence.

Medical Acupuncture Treatments


Weight Loss



Acute Pain

Chronic Pain






Hot Flashes






Acute Injuries

Morning Sickness

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Smoking Cessation

Upper Back pain

Low Back pain

Neck Pain

Types of Acupuncture

Acupuncture has been shown to help people lose weight.  Dr. Teggatz uses acupuncture on the ear to help decrease appetite, decrease cravings and improve a sense of well-being.

What is it?

Tiny, flat needles are placed on the outer ear which stay in for about a week. And resemble a tiny stud earring.  This means patient’s go home with them in, they fall out on their own and patient’s return when they fall out to have them replaced. The effect from acupuncture is thus heightened since the needles say in for a prolonged period of time.

What are the positive benefits?

The greatest results are achieved when a person is actively following a diet and exercise regimen.  Dr. Teggatz can also help determine the best nutrition and exercise regimen for you and even do a complete medical or functional medicine evaluation into the cause of your overweight or obesity if note is made when you make an appointment that you would like help with that at your visit.

Is Acupuncture effective?

Typical results are a 1-4 pounds of weight loss per week.  Dr. Teggatz estimates 3 out of 4 patients have a positive benefit with this treatment to varying degrees.  Sometimes the results are dramatic and sometimes they are more subtle.  If after the first or second treatment you do not notice a change in appetite and cravings or well-being then it is not recommended that you continue.

Ear acupuncture is usually the first option to try to help you lose weight but Dr.Teggatz does have more extensive acupuncture protocols she uses involving acupuncture on the body to help increase metabolism and digestion in addition to help with energy and well-being.

Please call The Teggatz Clinic at 319-393-4307 to schedule an appointment or for a free 15 minute consultation to see if acupuncture is right for you.

Dr. Teggatz is thrilled to offer her expertise in infertility acupuncture to help couples get pregnant, stay pregnant and have a healthy baby.

Whether you have been trying to get pregnant for a few months or a few years, acupuncture has been studied and been shown to be a safe and effective means of helping couples get pregnant, stay pregnant and have a healthy baby.

What is it?

Acupuncture involves the use of ultra thin, flexible, sterile and in our clinic, disposable, needles placed at very specific points in the body in order to regulate the flow of “qi” or energy in the body.  This in turn regulates many body functions.

What are the positive benefits?

Acupuncture has been shown to increase the success rates for getting pregnant by about 30% when infertility from all causes is considered.  It does this by increasing the blood flow to reproductive organs, balancing the neuroendocrine (hormonal) system and improving the stress response.  It has virtually no negative side effects, can be used at any stage of fertility and has the added benefit of increasing well-being and the ability to cope with stress.  It can be used during pregnancy to help sustain a healthy pregnancy, help with nausea and vomiting, back pain or other sx.

Is Acupuncture effective?

Acupuncture is effective for most, but not all, types of infertility. As stated above it has been shown to increase the success rates for getting pregnant by about 30% when infertility from all causes is considered. However, acupuncture is not effective in cases of structural defects with the fallopian tubes such as occurs with scarring, pelvic inflammatory disease, endometriosis, or with large fibroids.

If you are even considering acupuncture for infertility, please give our office a call at 319-393-4307 and schedule your free 15 minute consultation with Dr. Teggatz to see if acupuncture is right for you.

Anxiety is one of the most common conditions we treat with acupuncture at The Teggatz Clinic.

What is it?

Acupuncture is a very effective way to treat anxiety and the symptoms that go with it including insomnia, irritability, difficulty coping with the stress of everyday life and loss of a sense of well-being and calm.  The treatments are relaxing, pleasant and provided in a spa-like setting.

What are the positive benefits?

Because acupuncture works with your body’s natural ability to function optimally and heal itself, patients do not have side effects that are frequently seen with medications that treat anxiety.

Is Acupuncture effective?

Patients are often able to reduce or eliminate medications they had been using to treat their anxiety.  I also work with patients on diet, stress management and lifestyle changes to help manage their anxiety.

Please give our clinic a call at 319-393-4307 to schedule a free 15 minute consultation to see if acupuncture can be of help to you.

What is it?

Facial Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine needles into specific points on the face and neck to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and give a younger, more radiant appearance. The protocol I use for the neck gives especially good results as the neck is a difficult area to treat using any cosmetic procedure.

What are the positive benefits of facial acupuncture?

A more youthful and radiant appearance, reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, improved muscle tone and firmer jaw line, moisturized, softer skin and more even skin tone, reduction in puffiness, reduction or elimination in rosacea and acne.  Some general health benefits include reduction in mild anxiety, mild depression, hot flashes; increased energy, reduced insomnia and improved digestion.

How many treatments will I need?

The protocol for face and neck is twice a week for 5 weeks.  Face treatment is a separate protocol from neck treatment.  Results can be seen after one treatment but are more dramatic after the first 3-5 treatments.  Maintenance treatments every 1-3 months help maintain the benefits of facial acupuncture.

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