Lincoln Community Acupuncture




"After another round of asthma and severe allergy symptoms last winter, my chiropractor suggested I try an acupuncturist he had just met. At the time I was using two inhalers and a nasal spray with only a little symptomatic and temporary relief. I had also modified my diet and was exercising regularly, but was still extremely miserable. After one acupuncture treatment from Troy, my symptoms improved dramatically. After the second treatment a few days later, I no longer needed the inhalers and have had no asthma symptoms since. My chronic allergy symptoms have pretty much disappeared, too. The subsequent treatments also helped with sleep difficulties and digestive troubles. I highly recommend Troy Heinrichs who is now my "go to" health provider."

- Kathy T.


"Just over a year ago, I was diagnosed with avascular necrosis, a painful disease that cuts off blood supply to the bones, causing them to die and ultimately collapse. I immediately went to one of the foremost orthopedic clinics in the US and consulted with a leading specialist who told me that my MRI showed the disease had already killed my left femur from my hip midway to my knee. To make matters worse, I had recently been involved in an accident that cracked the same femur in numerous places and, with no blood supply to help it heal, the bone was in imminent danger of collapsing. By this time, I was able to walk only with a cane and then painfully. The one solution the doctor could offer was to cut out the damaged bone and replace it with a prosthesis. I elected to postpone any surgery and contacted Troy to see if there might be alternatives. Making no promises, he said he thought he could help. Though I've been away from Lincoln on business more than 50% of the time in the 10 months since then, I have been treated by Troy when I'm in town. As a result, I can once again walk normally without a cane and the pain is 95% eliminated. Last week I returned to the orthopedic clinic for my one-year follow up MRI. After reviewing the new images, the doctor said, "This is positive beyond anything I would expect!" In fact, he told me he no longer recommends surgery and that if I continue at the same rate, I could be free of the disease within two years"

- Tom C.


"In April 2004, I had a bad horseback riding accident, and ended up with a broken pelvis. When I was able to bear weight and start walking again, I found that there was numbness in my left leg and the bottom of my foot, plus tingling that never went away. My doctor sent me to a neurologist that confirmed the damage and told me that it was permanent and that there was nothing they could do. I started going to Troy in March of this year, and after the third treatment, I felt the bottom of my foot on the floor for the first time in years! I was amazed! With continued treatment, I can say, with great appreciation, that I have regained feeling in both my foot and down my left leg. I always leave Troy’s office with a feeling of well-being and happiness, and knowing I’ve been in good hands. Thanks Troy!"

- Deb Z.


"As a child I struggled with severe eczema along with asthma and allergies. We tried every kind of
dermatologist and they continued to give me more and more antibiotics, steroids, and cremes. All that came from the medicine was suppression of the symptoms which led to a worse overall condition.
Eventually, we tried acupuncture as a last resort and an alternative. Traditional Chinese Medicine was the only thing that truly attacked the problems from the inside out. Over the years I have made trips to
the same acupuncturist who has continued to treat me for overall health and strength. In an attempt to
to stay away from making inconvenient trips to get acupuncture I tried several different physicians
around the area and have been unable to find anyone who was knowledgeable, skilled, and effective in
practicing acupuncture in the traditional Chinese method. Troy Heinrichs was the first acupuncturist
that I have been able to find that truly helps whatever problems I am having. He does an outstanding job of explaining the treatments and charges a price that is lower than all of the other physicians I have gone to and tried. He does a great job, is a great value, and definitely knows acupuncture. I sincerely
recommend him as a person and a physician."

- Brett W.

What Acupuncture Can Treat

Most Americans think of acupuncture as something that primarily treats pain, and it does so brilliantly, but pain management shouldn't be the main application of acupuncture. The National Institute of Health maintains a list of specific scientific studies proving the efficacy of acupuncture on their website. In addition, the World Health Organization lists over 70 conditions that acupuncture is recognized to treat. The following list is an excerpt from their website:

1. Diseases, symptoms or conditions for which acupuncture has been proven to be an effective treatment:

  • Adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy
  • Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever)
  • Biliary colic
  • Depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke)
  • Dysentery, acute bacillary
  • Dysmenorrhoea, primary
  • Epigastralgia, acute (in peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, and gastrospasm)
  • Facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)
  • Headache
  • Hypertension, essential
  • Hypotension, primary
  • Induction of labor
  • Knee pain
  • Leukopenia
  • Low back pain
  • Malposition of fetus, correction of
  • Morning sickness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Neck pain
  • Pain in dentistry (including dental pain and temporomandibular dysfunction)
  • Periarthritis of shoulder
  • Postoperative pain
  • Renal colic
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Sprain
  • Stroke
  • Tennis elbow

2. Diseases, symptoms or conditions for which the therapeutic effect of acupuncture has been shown but for which further proof is needed:
  • Abdominal pain (in acute gastroenteritis or due to gastrointestinal spasm)
  • Acne vulgaris
  • Alcohol dependence and detoxification
  • Bell's palsy
  • Bronchial asthma
  • Cancer pain
  • Cardiac neurosis
  • Cholecystitis, chronic, with acute exacerbation
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Competition stress syndrome
  • Craniocerebral injury, closed
  • Diabetes mellitus, non-insulin-dependent
  • Earache
  • Epidemic haemorrhagic fever
  • Epistaxis, simple (without generalized or local disease)
  • Eye pain due to subconjunctival injection
  • Female infertility
  • Facial spasm
  • Female urethral syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia and fasciitis
  • Gastrokinetic disturbance
  • Gouty arthritis
  • Hepatitis B virus carrier status
  • Herpes zoster (human (alpha) herpesvirus 3)
  • Hyperlipaemia
  • Hypo-ovarianism
  • Insomnia
  • Labor pain
  • Lactation, deficiency
  • Male sexual dysfunction, non-organic
  • Ménière disease
  • Neuralgia, post-herpetic
  • Neurodermatitis
  • Obesity
  • Opium, cocaine and heroin dependence
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pain due to endoscopic examination
  • Pain in thromboangiitis obliterans
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (Stein-Leventhal syndrome)
  • Postextubation in children
  • Postoperative convalescence
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Prostatitis, chronic
  • Pruritus
  • Radicular and pseudoradicular pain syndrome
  • Raynaud syndrome, primary
  • Recurrent lower urinary-tract infection
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
  • Retention of urine, traumatic
  • Schizophrenia
  • Sialism, drug-induced
  • Sjögren syndrome
  • Sore throat (including tonsillitis)
  • Spine pain, acute
  • Stiff neck
  • Temporomandibular joint dysfunction
  • Tietze syndrome
  • Tobacco dependence
  • Tourette syndrome
  • Ulcerative colitis, chronic
  • Urolithiasis
  • Vascular dementia
  • Whooping cough (pertussis)

3. Diseases, symptoms or conditions for which there are only individual controlled trials reporting some therapeutic effects, but for which acupuncture is worth trying because treatment by conventional and other therapies is difficult:
  • Chloasma
  • Choroidopathy, central serous
  • Colour blindness
  • Deafness
  • Hypophrenia
  • Irritable colon syndrome
  • Neuropathic bladder in spinal cord injury
  • Pulmonary heart disease, chronic
  • Small airway obstruction

Troy Heinrichs, L.Ac., Dipl. OM, MAcTCM

5561 S 48th St.,
Suite 215
Lincoln, NE 68516

Phone: (402) 318-8775