Acupuncture is great for the relief of pain, stress and anxiety as well as for immune system support.

We are well-versed in using acupuncture to treat such conditions as: complex pain, migraines, asthma, allergies and sinus issues, fatigue, mood disorders, depression, and neuropathy. Patients experience deep relaxation along with the relief of their pain and other symptoms. Acupuncture engages the body’s ability to heal itself. Ongoing treatments return the body to a state of balance.

Open City Healing Arts is an acupuncture clinic conveniently located in Center City Philadelphia. A skilled acupuncturist with a gentle touch, Laura Hawley has practiced acupuncture for over 18 years. Open City offers sliding scale community-style acupuncture in an open room. Private appointments are also available.



Many people have the habit of holding their breath or breathing very shallowly while under demanding situations. This tends to trigger an adrenal response that delays healing and tightens muscles. Once we recognize this, it's useful to find some way to remind ourselves to take a breath even when we feel pressed for time.
For example, a woman who waits tables can form the habit of taking a deep breath every time she pours water, or lifts a tray. I tend to breathe deeply while standing by the treatment tables or while treating.
When could you decide to take a breath in your busy day?
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