Category Archives: Acupuncture Treatment

A Better Way!

Have you ever been told you were nominated for a high position?  I mean really high….?

A patient told me once I should be canonized!  Which for those of you unfamiliar with the Catholic faith means to be made a saint!  I’m sure there are at least a few of the good nuns I had in my 12 years of Catholic school who might beg to differ.  Still, there was a part of me that was tickled at the notion.15907288_s

The act that brought about such praise was an Acupuncture Treatment Protocol I’d just learned, referred to as a ‘Pre-birth Treatment’. The simplicity of it is absolutely elegant!  My patient reported that after treatment her labor and delivery was entirely different than her first, and she was thrilled!

Last year, I had the very good pleasure of providing the ‘Pre-birth Treatment’ to two sisters who were both due around the same time. How awesome is that?  Once again the response was wonderful!  Both sisters reported their labor and deliveries were much better than their first!  See their testimonial on my website.

i had first read about this protocol in The Journal of Chinese Medicine.  What impressed me as much as the physical dynamics was the fact that the study was done not by Acupuncturists, whose findings might have been construed as biased, but rather by a group of midwives!  Each reported again and again how much more efficient labor was with women who had undergone this process.

A few years later I had the wonderful opportunity to meet with Debra Betts, an Acupuncturist, and an RN, (like myself), who specializes in women’s reproductive health, and she elaborated even more on this protocol, causing me to be even more enamored with it.

It is with great enthusiasm and excitement to offer this entire protocol at a very discounted rate now through September.  It consists of four treatments, one a week, for the last four weeks of pregnancy. If you are pregnant now, or know anyone who is, please call me, or stop by our office for more information.  I would be happy to discuss the acupuncture ‘Prebirth Treatment’ with you.

Little gifts ….

                Earlier this week I was waiting at the very busy deli counter to order my po37600108_sund of turkey.  The obviously frenzied woman looked up at me, saying ‘I’ll be right with you.”  “Take your time,” I said, and her face softened. Meeting my eyes she said, “Thank you… that’s the nicest thing anyone has said to me today.”  It was such a simple thing to say, yet it was received so graciously! How many times in the course of our days, when we are rushing here and there, do we stop and give ourselves permission to take our time                          It makes me wonder if perhaps that’s part of the healing journey. 

              The forty-five minutes to an hour when a patient is on my table, it is truly their time.  I, Cate Bransfield, a representative of a Healing Community, be it the years of experience in the world of nursing, or she who reveres and practices the art of an Ancient Traditional Chinese Medicine, is present employing everything within me to bring that person back into the fullness of life. Allowing them, no, encouraging them to take their time, to be still, and allow the innate wisdom within to correct imbalances and renew.  

            When my patients leave the clinic they always say thank you, and I in turn thank them.  It is an honor and a privilege to be invited into their lives, to share that stillness, and be able to help facilitate a path to wholeness.

Does Acupuncture Hurt?


It was fun to see the shocked expressions as people gravitated to our table at a recent Health Fair.  They had followed he sound of laughter – only to learn it was caused by pricks of a pin!  Or, to be more accurate, an Acupuncture Needle, which five of the women standing there sported.  

The women had each voiced curiosity about Acupuncture, mixed with a fear of needles.  When offered the chance to try the needling experience at an actual Acupuncture Point, (eleventh point on Large Intestine meridian, in the crook of the elbow), they had all agreed.  Well, a few had to be goaded on! Still, their response was consistent, pleasantly surprised.  I have told anxious needle phobic people in the past how fine our needles are.  How, for example, you could put 18 acupuncture needles in the bore of one hypodermic needle, but, I guess there’s nothing quite like experience to prove a point, (pun intended!

So, I invite all whose eyes fall upon this blog … if your resistance to trying Acupuncture to obtain relief from those wicked headaches, menstrual cramps, stomach aches, or the dozens of other conditions Acupuncture can treat, according to the World Health Organization, call me and I will make time available to let you discover how gentle this Wonderful healing are can be!