Articles for September 2016

Acupuncture & Pain Relief

Syracuse, NY Acupuncture

New views on pain in hospitals

As of 2015, the Joint Commission (an organization that provides accreditation for over 21,000 healthcare organizations around the country) now recognizes that both pharmacological and nonpharmacological strategies have a role in relieving a person’s pain. And, acupuncture is the first nonpharmacological intervention listed! This is a remarkable step for The Joint Commision to not only take into account the risks involved with opioid drugs but also to recommend drug-free alternatives. Consequently, we will see more physical modalities, including acupuncture, in hospitals and other healthcare settings.


Acupuncture and other modalities to be considered FIRST for pain management

Although pharmacological strategies are effective for pain, the nonpharmacological interventions listed are noninvasive with minimal risk, nonaddictive, and can be just as effective as traditional pain medications (both prescribed and over-the-counter). Other drug-free therapies listed include: chiropractic, massage, and a few others. At Simpson Family Wellness, we provide all three of those modalities.


Schedule your acupuncture appointment today:

So, for people looking for drug-free pain relief and/or an adjunct to their pain relief regimen, please contact Dr. Ferguson today! She considers herself a team member of a given patient’s healthcare team, and she is happy to work with other healthcare providers in order to get that patient the best care possible!

To schedule your acupuncture appointment, click here.

You can contact Dr. Ferguson by calling or texting at (828)234-4332 or by email at

To learn more about acupuncture and Dr. Ferguson, click here.

The Joint Commission statement:

Community Acupuncture | Simpson Family Wellness: Chiropractic, PLLC – Greater Syracuse

Did you know that we are now offering Community Acupuncture?!?

Wednesday mornings and Thursday evenings –  See below for schedule.
Community acupuncture is a great way for those who may not be sure about acupuncture to try it out, those who might not be able to afford a full appointment to get treatment, or those who only have a specific ailment they would like to tackle.


Community Acupuncture

Community Acupuncture (CA) is a setting where multiple people receive treatments simultaneously in a comfortable, safe, and enjoyable environment.  CA’s aim is to serve as many members in a community as possible.  This is achieved by the group setting but also by the lower rates for treatment.  Because of CA’s treatment model, financial barriers are lowered, thus, allowing access for those previously unable to afford acupuncture services.

To learn more about CA, please follow this link



Who Can Benefit from Community Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is appropriate  for many, many conditions:  stress/anxiety, smoking cessation, weight loss,headaches/migraines, back pain, neck pain, allergies, asthma, fatigue, dizziness and vertigo,menstrual issues, infertility, digestive issues, tremors, and the list goes on!

Click here to learn more

Schedule:Community Acupuncture

Walk-ins or by appointment
Wednesdays 9am-12pm
Thursdays 3pm-7pm
Some Sundays 1pm-3pm  *look for announcements for Sunday sessions!


*Fees are based on a sliding scale*
New patients $18-42 + one-time $10 paperwork processing fee
Current patients $18-42
Payment is simple.  Patients choose what they are comfortable paying within the sliding scale range–no questions asked.

*Although we do not bill insurance, we do provide receipts*


What to expect:

On your first visit, you will be given new patient paperwork to complete, which will take about 5 minutes.  Dr. Ferguson will engage you in a short health interview to understand your goals for treatment.  Treatment will then commence.  Treatments typically last 30 minutes.  Therefore, for new patients, please expect about 45 minutes for paperwork, the health interview, and treatment.  For current patients, please expect about 35 minutes for a quick chat about your progression followed by treatment.
Please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Ferguson for more information or to answer any questions you may have!

Happy Labor Day!

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Extended Nutrition Counseling with Dr. Anna

Organic Whole Foods

At Simpson Family Wellness, we strongly believe that what we put into our bodies has the power to be life sustaining or life-depleting. Dr. Anna takes the time to listen closely and understand where you are right now in terms of your lifestyle, working with you to help achieve your goals.

Dr. Anna is excited to offer extended nutrition counseling appointments here at Simpson Family Wellness.  Starting, Thursday, September 22nd, she has set aside time in her schedule exclusively to see patients for nutrition consults at 10:30am and 11:30am.

Call or text today to set up an appointment! 315-875-5557