Acupuncture

Upstate Spine & Sport offers individualized acupuncture and wellness treatments. Treatment begins after a thorough dialogue discussing your lifestyle, condition, and symptoms.

Considering all aspects of your life helps the practitioner see your health in the context of you as a whole person, not just your physical symptoms. Treatment begins on the first visit and many people see immediate improvement.

While acupuncture has been scientifically proven as effective in treating conditions ranging from pain to seasonal allergies to insomnia, the mechanisms by which it works are still subject to debate.

The simplest answer, from a modern Western medical perspective, is that tiny acupuncture needles (less than 1/10th the size of a sewing needle) inserted into the skin promote blood circulation to targeted areas. This, in turn, activates your body’s immune and nervous systems, reducing inflammation and releasing endorphins to alleviate pain.

Acupuncture is rooted in a history that spans more than 2,000 years and helps to correct imbalances in the body caused by external factors such as stress, toxins, and injury. Once restored to proper balance, the body can better heal itself.

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Reasons for Acupuncture

Musculoskeletal & Neurological Disorders:

  • Joint and Muscle Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Tendonitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Emotional:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Insomnia
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Gastro-intestinal & Digestive:

  • Constipation
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Acid Reflux

Genito-urinary Problems:

  • Fertility (male and female)
  • Irregular or painful menstruation
  • PCOS
  • Endometriosis
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Impotence
  • Pregnancy-related symptoms

Eyes, Ears, Nose & Throat Disorders:

  • Colds and Flu
  • Sinus Problems
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Dizziness and Vertigo

Additional Conditions:

  • Diabetes
  • Skin Conditions
  • Addiction
  • Weight Control
  • Side effects of chemotherapy and radiation
  • High Blood Pressure

Our Mission

Our Greenville SC massage therapist, chiropractor, acupuncturist, stretch therapist, and support team are dedicated to finding you a solution to your lower back pain, sciatica, neck pain, headaches, shoulder pain, and more.

We understand what you need: fast pain relief, personal attention, and the ability to keep doing what you love.

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Fran Jolson | Acupuncturist Greenville, SC | Upstate Spine & Sport

Fran Jolson, L.AC

Fran Jolson is thrilled to back home in Greenville. She attended Riverside High School and is a graduate of Wake Forest University. In 2016, Fran graduated as valedictorian from National University in Chicago with a Masters of Science in acupuncture. Fran believes in educating and empowering her patients to take charge of their own health and wellness beyond the treatment rooms.

Her path to acupuncture and wellness has been a personal journey. Fran struggled with women’s health and digestive issues and tried different traditional medical providers – but nothing seemed to be working. Finally, Fran decided to take an alternative approach. She began acupuncture treatments, changed her diet and lifestyle, and finally saw results. 

Fran has a passion for treating digestive issues and anxiety disorders and has accrued many continuing education hours in those fields. Fran’s practice also includes treatments for pain management, headaches and migraines, fertility issues, stress, men’s health, psycho-emotional disorders, addictions, and more. Fran uses traditional acupuncture, cupping, acupressure and moxibustion. Along with East Asian Medicine therapies, she also incorporates a variety of Western techniques into her patient care. 

In her free time, you can find Fran chasing after her two boys, Miles and Max, spending time with her husband and her extended family. She also loves trying new fitness classes around town, watching movies, and reading. Fran is excited to be back home serving the Upstate community.

Christina Thomason Acupuncturist Greenville SC Upstate Spine & Sport

Christina Thomason, L.Ac

Christina Thomason is an experienced acupuncturist with a diverse background as a nurse, massage, and bodywork therapist. Her unique approach helps her patients overcome their issues and live balanced, fulfilled lives. Christina sees her role as a guide, helping each patient come up with an individualized plan to help them exceed their goals.

Christina’s road to finding acupuncture was a personal one. She had suffered from back pain and from Crohn’s disease and had lackluster results with a whole plethora of traditional treatments. When she found acupuncture, it changed her life. She has never felt or moved better and wanted to help others find this same freedom. She specializes in treating musculoskeletal and digestive issues.

Christina received her Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from the renowned Pacific College of Health & Science in San Diego, California. Christina uses her diverse toolbox to choose the right tool to help her patients. These tools include acupuncture, moxibustion, fire cupping, Gua sha, electro-acupuncture, Japanese acupuncture, deep tissue massage, trigger point work, and sports therapy.

In her free time, Christina enjoys being outside and exploring Greenville. Christina and her husband enjoy being active, finding new places to eat, and traveling. Christina is excited to be in Greenville and to serve the Upstate community.