Kerry Fremerman, Licensed Acupuncturist
Dipl.Ac. (NCCAOM), B.Ac. (UK), Lic.Ac. (KS) (CO)
I first discovered the amazing healing power of acupuncture in 1987 when I sought treatment for carpal tunnel I developed after 10 years as a court reporter. Someone suggested I try it.
As a court reporter, I had many opportunities to listen to doctors testifying about many different chronic health conditions, such as carpal tunnel. Carpal tunnel syndrome is usually caused by inflammation in the tendons and muscles of the wrist. I felt there must be some natural way other than taking drugs to get my wrist “uninflamed.” It was my father who actually suggested I try acupuncture. Not only did my carpal tunnel symptoms go away, I experienced such a greater sense of well-being in body, mind and spirit that I decided to become an acupuncturist. It also helps a lot to follow an anti-inflammatory diet when dealing with any issues of chronic inflammation anywhere in the body.
I recently moved home to Prairie Village, Kansas after practicing in Colorado for many years to be closer to my family. I have been practicing acupuncture for 28 years.
My quest for learning new alternative ways to help people regain and maintain their health is ongoing. I am always looking for the “cause,” or sometimes “causes” of a person’s symptoms, whether it is something in their diet, something they are doing or something they regularly come in contact with. There are answers to our health problems, besides taking medications, more often than not, if we are committed to and diligent about finding alternatives that deal with the cause of our symptoms.
I have sought out alternative care for myself and my family since I first received acupuncture treatment in 1986. It never ceases to amaze me how many conditions of pain or illness can be resolved by acupuncture and/or chiropractic and massage and dietary changes. When people have been to their medical doctor for a condition of pain or other symptom of illness and no “medical” cause can be found, and then they come see me, they get better. I do not give up in finding out the cause of my patient’s pain or illness and how acupuncture treatment could help them.
I want to be your guide and work with you to design an individualized path to reach your optimal level of health and well-being. Once you reach that optimal level, ideally, you would only need seasonal treatment with the change of seasons for maintaining your health and prevention.
I am an avid sleuth about finding the “cause” of whatever ailments come through my door.
I often refer patients for a chiropractic adjustment because I can tell when their skeletal structure is misaligned and I do not believe in simply controlling pain with acupuncture alone when I know they need to see a chiropractor. Now, that being said, my personal experience, have received chiropractic care myself for over 30 years, is that a great chiropractic adjustment is truly an “art” and that finding a chiropractor that has mastered that art is key. Acupuncture can help people hold their chiropractic adjustments and keep them from getting out of alignment so easily, but it does not correct a structural misalignment or subluxation . So I am a huge fan of good chiropractic manipulation when that is what’s needed. I do not recommend seeing a chiropractor for acupuncture unless they have had full training in acupuncture, which includes being able to do a pulse and/or tongue diagnosis so they know how to use acupuncture to treat the cause of your pain or illness.
See an Acupuncturist for Acupuncture
I strongly recommend that you receive acupuncture only from a fully licensed and trained acupuncturist. Most chiropractors, physical therapists and other alternative health care providers have limited training in acupuncture and are unable to diagnose, evaluate and treat the same way a licensed acupuncturist can. If they do not read your wrist pulses and/or do a tongue diagnosis, they are missing a huge piece of the puzzle as to the cause of your symptoms.
Acupuncture Training and Education
I received my education and training from The College of Traditional Acupuncture, U.K, Warwickshire, England, and The Worsley Institute in Miami Lakes, Florida, graduating in February 1991. I was in private practice in Denver, Colorado from February 1991 to August 2014.
Professor J.R. Worsley, my teacher, was awarded the title “Master of Five-Element Acupuncture” in 1955 and the following year, he founded the College of Traditional Acupuncture, U.K. in Warwickshire, England. After I had the opportunity to meet him while he was visiting Colorado, I knew I wanted to study under him.
Here is a video of Dr. Worsley speaking about this style of acupuncture. I think you will really enjoy watching it and it is very informative.