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To that end, we have partnered with knowledgeable, experienced, and passionate medical experts in the same office. Our experts include physiatrist, physical therapists, chiropractors, and a range of wonderful masseuses.
Acupuncture treatment utilizes fine sterile, single-use, stainless steel needles that are placed in the specific locations of the body called acupuncture points. Each acupuncture point has a number of it’s own specific functions and indications. The effects can be felt immediately, but sometimes weekly or more frequent treatments are necessary. Acupuncture is utilized in doctor’s offices worldwide and an estimated 15 million patients seek acupuncture therapy in the United States every year. Acupuncture is an approved modality by National Institutes of Health for treatment of pain, chronic internal conditions, psychological, and autoimmune diseases.
Cupping is a therapy in which a jar is attached to the skin surface to cause local congestion through the negative pressure created by introducing heat in the form of an ignited material or a vacuum pump for plastic cups. The cupping method has the function of warming and promoting the free flow of qi and blood in the meridians, dispelling cold dampness, diminishing swellings and pain. In clinics, the cupping method is mainly used to treat pain of the lower back, shoulders, legs, and lung diseases such as cough and asthma.
Moxibustion treats and prevents diseases by applying heat to points or certain locations of the human body. The material used is mainly “moxa-wool” in the form of a cone or stick. For centuries, moxibustion and acupuncture have been combined in clinical practice, thus they are usually used together. Moxibustion functions to warm meridians and expel cold, to induce the smooth flow of qi and blood, to strengthen yang from collapse and to prevent diseases and keep healthy.
Chinese herbs are often recommended and can be very effective in treating digestive problems, asthma, dysmenorrhea, peri-menopausal symptoms and other internal disorders as well as skin conditions and even the common cold. An herbal formula is created by combining individual herbs to make a complex and powerful decoction. Chinese herbs work to balance the body’s own healing abilities and allow for a much more comprehensive healing process. Western pharmaceuticals, in comparison, may sometimes seem faster acting by reducing the symptoms, but neglect to treat the underlying cause of the disease. Chinese herbal prescriptions are prepared after a careful pattern diagnosis for each patient. Properly administered, a course of treatment can alleviate chronic problems that may have been lasted for years.
Practiced faithfully, Pilates yields numerous benefits. Increased lung capacity and circulation through deep, healthy breathing is a primary focus. Strength and flexibility, particularly of the abdomen and back muscles, and coordination – both muscular and mental are – key components in an effective Pilates program. Posture, balance and core strength are all heartily increased. Bone density and joint health improve, and many experience positive body awarneness for the first time. Pilates teaches balance and control of the body, and that capacity spills over into other areas of one’s life.
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Some of the insurances such as, but not limited to, Unitedhealthcare, Aetna, Cigna, BCBS do cover acupuncture. Although we are out of network providers, if your PPO plan covers acupuncture we will do all the billing to make it hassle-free for you. Make sure to check with you insurance plan or give us a call and we will check the benefits for you.
Most of our patients fall asleep after the gentle insertion of hair-thin, sterile needles into the shallow surface of the body. People often associate all needles with painful Western medical experiences such as injections or blood draws. The good news is that acupuncture treatment isn’t like that at all!
The sensations can be different for everybody, but the most common descriptions of how acupuncture feels from our patients are warm, tingly, electric, achy, and heavy. Remember, sensation is good! Sensation means the acupuncture point is being activated and the natural healing process is underway.
Acupuncture practice in developed countries uses single-use disposable needles sealed by the manufacturer in sterile conditions. The needles are open just prior to use by the acupuncture practitioner. Because of this, the risk of infection is extremely low.
Our treatment lasts from half an hour to an hour, but it depends on the patient’s needs. Bear in mind that most of the time you will be in a fully relaxed state and falling asleep to the peaceful music.
Each case and condition is treated individually. However, many of our patients experienced relief after only a few sessions. The goal is to eliminate the root cause of your symptoms, therefore a series of sessions is recommended to prevent relapse of the symptoms.
Acupuncture is often the final missing element that allows you to cross the line from infertility to fertility by enabling your body to function more efficiently in conjunction with modern reproductive treatments such as IVF.
The main culprit for infertility is modern day stress. Our body is evolutionarily programmed to be less fertile during stressful environment. Medieval stressful conditions such as war and famine have been replaced with modern day versions such as high-pressure business transactions, personal financial problems, increasing pollution, and an ever-expanding to-do list. Nonetheless, stress is stress; it is the same type of damage done to our body regardless of what version of stress it is.
These stress factors are not just in your head; they penetrate deep into your body at the hormonal and molecular level. Excessive stress may even lead to complete suppression of the menstrual cycle, and in less severe cases, it could cause anovulation or irregular menstrual cycles. The insertion of acupuncture needles has been shown to effectively increase uterine blood circulation. Acupuncture can enable your own body to naturally undo and stop this molecular damage in a way that no Western medical treatments can do.
Yes! You can find the complete list of treatable conditions above. However, the most common chronic pain conditions that our patients seek help for are neck pain, lower back pain, runner’s knee, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis, sciatica, rotator cuff injury and frozen shoulder, migraine, tennis/golfer’s elbow and arthritis.
Acupuncture has been around for thousands of years, and thanks to the modern day upgrade of this timeless medical treatment, there are no known negative side effects from the use of hair-thin sterile needles.
The basic western explanation of how acupuncture works is based on acupuncture needle initiating nerve impulse, which is transmitted to the spinal cord, which then results in a local release of tissue mediators/neurotransmitters that cause vasodilation, increase local perfusion and anti-inflammatory reflex responses. These mediators also possess potential growth-promoting effects, which among other things, speed repair processes. There is also an inhibiting effect on the processing of nociceptive pain control mechanism. B-endorphin in particular is important for pain control as well as regulating mood, blood pressure and body temperature.
More often than not, the stress in our lives is a constant low dosage of numbing pain in our already preoccupied minds. As a result, we find ourselves in a constant mild state of “fight or flight.” Over time, this constant state of stress takes its toll. Cortisol, the body’s stress hormone elevates, blood pressure increases, and our immune function is suppressed. Over time, these symptoms become worse and can develop into anxiety, depression, fatigue, digestive problems, and tension headaches.
From a Western viewpoint, acupuncture works to alleviate stress by releasing natural pain-killing chemicals in the brain, called endorphins. In addition, acupuncture improves circulation of blood throughout the body, which oxygenates the tissues and cycles out cortisol and other waste chemicals. The calming nature of acupuncture also decreases heart rate, lowers blood pressure and relaxes the muscles.
Research measuring the effectiveness of acupuncture for weight loss found treatments increased ghrelin, a hormone that controls meal initiation and decreased leptin, the hormone that regulates fat storage and metabolism.
The most important benefit of acupuncture is that it can power up any other weight control program by curbing appetite, quelling cravings, boosting metabolism, improving digestion, regulating obesity-related hormones and enhancing the way nutrients are used. It also strengthens the function of the liver, the organ that produces many chemicals critical for digestion, processing nutrients and breaking down of fats. Acupuncture may also increase tone in the smooth muscle of the stomach to help people know that they are full.