Joanie Stewart of Back to Health Center Named Acupuncture Society of Virginia Treasurer

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Back to Health Center in Alexandria, VA announced that Licensed Acupuncturist Joanie Stewart has recently been named Treasurer for the Acupuncture Society of Virginia. Dr. Joanie, who has worked in Eastern and Western medicine for more than 20 years, provides acupuncture for drug-free pain management, stress relief and whole body wellness. Prior to working with Back to Health Center, Dr. Joanie worked at the prestigious St. Joseph's/Candler Hospital, Center for Well Being in Savannah, GA. She is also trained in Cranio-Sacral Therapy (CST) and acupuncture for facial rejuvenation.

Acupuncture Physician and Doctor of Oriental Medicine (FL), Joanie Stewart has been named treasurer for the Acupuncture Society of Virginia. As a Board Certified Licensed Acupuncturist, Dr. Joanie provides acupuncture treatments to patients with chronic and acute back pain, neck pain, headaches and migraines, digestive disorders, women's health issues, fibromyalgia, anxiety, skin conditions, infertility, asthma, allergies, osteoarthritis and other health conditions.

Acupuncture is an Ancient Chinese healing art that uses extremely fine needles to stimulate the body's energy pathways. Today, modern science has found that these needles stimulate the central nervous system, which is essential to relieving pain and treating illness.

"Acupuncture treatments can be truly life changing," said Dr. Joanie. "I am proud to be part of the Back to Health Center's wellness team and to empower patients to live healthier, pain-free lives thanks to acupuncture."

Dr. Joanie, a graduate of the East West College of Natural Medicine, has worked in both Eastern and Western medicine. She has worked in private practice in Sarasota, FL and most recently with the prestigious St. Joseph's/Candler Hospital, Center for Well Being in Savannah, GA.

In addition to her training in acupuncture, Dr. Joanie has served as a medical writer for CBS/Medscape (now WebMD), as an editorial director at the former Lifetime Medical Television, and as a yoga therapist and instructor. She is also trained in Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Body Talk Access, and acupuncture for facial rejuvenation.

"Dr. Joanie draws on a wide breadth of experience in both Western and Eastern medical traditions to provide high quality, life-changing care for our patients," said Alexandria chiropractor Dr. Shara Posner. "We are excited that she is part of our Alexandria wellness team. As our practice grows to include more expectant mothers, Dr. Joanie is also offering acupuncture to assist with induction for late-term mothers."

Dr. Joanie encourages individuals who are struggling with acute or chronic pain or other health conditions, and are looking for an alternative to medication or other interventions, to consider acupuncture.

"Acupuncture is a great complement to chiropractic care and massage therapy for enhanced pain management, as it restores balance to the whole body," said Dr. Joanie. "After a treatment session, patients not only feel less pain, but also report feeling calmer, more relaxed and centered."

Prospective patients may learn more about acupuncture benefits by visiting the practice's website

CONTACT: Back to Health Center 888-667-5235Source: Back to Health Center