Family Medicine Acupuncture Services

About Cynthia G. Olsen, M.D.

Steven R. Lindheim, M.D.Cynthia G. Olsen, M.D., is the director of Wright State Physicians Family Medicine Acupuncture Services. She has practiced family medicine and geriatrics for more than 25 years. Dr. Olsen has completed a course in combined Traditional Chinese Medicine/ Western acupuncture in San Francisco under the oversight of skilled practitioners.

Acupuncture services at Wright State Physicians Family Medicine differ from other practices. Dr. Olsen is able to make full medical diagnoses. She also can make a referral within the Wright State Physicians multispecialty group.

Wright State Physicians has a complement of necessary services for the chronic pain patient, including orthopaedics, radiology, physical therapy and rheumatology. 

Wright State Physicians Family Medicine offers acupuncture services at the Wright State Physicians Health Center on the campus of Wright State University.

What Is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese treatment that has been used for more than 2,500 years and remains popular worldwide. This modality is one of the treatments within Traditional Chinese Medicine and is based on returning the body to balance. This healthy state of balance is between the forces of yin and yang. Many of the conditions that contribute to this unbalance are the result of a blocked energy within the internal organs.

This energy is known as qi (pronounced “chee”) and circulates throughout the system. The purpose of acupuncture is to unblock the qi and restore balance to the system.

Western physicians and researchers are recognizing the benefits of acupuncture in the treatment of several conditions. It also is used as a complement to traditional medical treatments.

Services We Offer

We provide medical acupuncture treatment for a full spectrum of conditions, including the following:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic central pain syndrome
  • Depression
  • Headache
  • Jaw pain
  • Knee pain
  • Low back pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Neck pain
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder pain
  • Thoracic pain

There are many other conditions that can benefit from acupuncture, including fibromyalgia and stiffness, joint discomfort, irritable bowel syndrome, insomnia, peripheral vascular disease, poor healing wounds and smoking cessation. Acupuncture also can be used for health maintenance.

Acupuncture is used for a variety of reasons, including the treatment of pre-existing disorders, the management of pain and other disturbing symptoms, and for wellness. Acupuncture can often achieve results in cases that have not responded to modern Western medicine.  It has a low risk associated with it. Acupuncture is relatively painless and is a drug-free way of managing a health problem. Many people find acupuncture to be relaxing and calming.

How to Prepare for an Acupuncture Session

If you are a new patient, you should complete the detailed information packet at least 24 hours before your appointment. This will help the provider choose the best treatment for you.

  • You must bring a current list of all medications, herbals, vitamins and supplements that you are taking.
  • Avoid arriving on an empty stomach or after a heavy meal.
  • Avoid excessive caffeine and do not drink alcohol prior to arrival. If you are dehydrated, this will affect your treatment.
  • Do not engage in strenuous activity prior to your session, such as exercise or sex.
  • Do not take breakthrough pain medication or nausea medication prior to arrival if you can help it. You are trying to re-wire your brain to think differently about pain. Taking pain medication can interfere with your treatment.
  • Try to arrive in a peaceful state of mind.
  • Wear loose clothing where your arms and legs can be easily exposed.

Services and Billing

Services are non-billable and payment is due in total at the time of service. Standard acupuncture treatment is $90. Additional medical services are to be provided by your regular provider.

Scheduling an Appointment

To schedule an appointment, call (937) 245-7265. Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. We are located on the second floor of the Wright State Physicians Health Center on the Wright State University campus.

Wright State Physicians Family Medicine
Wright State Physicians Health Center
725 University Blvd.
Fairborn, OH 45324
(937) 245-7265