Welcome to Burlington Acupuncture!

Burlington Acupuncture and Therapeutic Pilates is a vibrant, yet peaceful clinic and studio in the heart of downtown Burlington, VT.

Sharon McIlwaine specializes injury and pain of all types and has advanced training in SPORTS MEDICAL ACUPUNCTURE.  We work with athletes to treat injuries when they arise as well as helping them maintain optimum conditioning.  We also work with everyday people who have pain and discomfort due to arthritis, injury, overuse, strains, and sprains. We offer PRIVATE and GROUP PILATES for rehabilitation from injury, and for the development of core strength, healthy postural patterns, overall resiliency and resistance to injury.

We also emphasize WOMEN’S HEALTH in our clinic. Acupuncture is used to optimize fertility, and to provide support for those going through IUI, IVF, and other western medical fertility treatments.  We provide support during pregnancy,  assist with labor induction,  and provide Mother Roasting treatments to speed recovery after birth.  Acupuncture is also very effective at reducing Menopausal symptoms.  We also provide support for women going through chemotherapy, as acupuncture significantly reduces side effects.

Acupuncture is very effective for STRESS RELIEF.  Stress is a major contributor too many health problems.  We take great measures to create a peaceful, nurturing healing environment where clients feel at peace the moment they walk in the door.  Acupuncture is an optimum choice for those dealing with stress and anxiety.

Chinese medicine shines in the treatment of DIGESTIVE DISORDERS. Acupuncture is quickly effective for digestive pain and disfunction. Regulation of the digestive tract is supported by nutritional advice and possible herbal treatment as needed.

Burlington Acupuncture maintains a Chinese Medicinal Herbal pharmacy to support  our clients health and well-being as an alternative to synthetic drugs. Chinese herbal formulas treat the root cause of imbalance, as well as relieve symptoms. Formulas are used for pain, the healing of muscle, tendon and bone, digestive disorders, anxiety and insomnia, and many more health issues.

Experience ultimate acupuncture care with Sharon McIlwaine, a nationally licensed practitioner with over 30 years of experience. 

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