Treatment in
Downtown Brooklyn

When someone thinks of acupuncture treatment, she probably thinks of thin needles being inserted in various points on the arms, legs, back, abdomen, face, and, maybe, head. While this is not wrong, modern acupuncture treatment may look differently. Many acupuncture needles are much thinner than they were in the past. In fact, some are only slightly thicker than a human hair, such are the needles used for facial rejuvenation, for example. Much research has been done using electrical acupuncture, in which acupuncture points are stimulated with electricity, either with acupuncture needles on directly on the skin surface. An even more modern method is doing acupuncture using lasers, as an alternative to the classical point stimulation with needles.
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The many research studies demonstrated that acupuncture can be effective for treatment of various afflictions, and while some studies are conducted in accordance with traditional Chinese medicine, others merely test the effects of certain points on specific symptoms, such as pain, nausea, or craving suppression, creating new applications for acupuncture as a complementary medical method. Combining acupuncture with various other methods, such as physical therapy, surgical procedures, medications, or chiropractic, have shown greater success rates than using each method individually, making acupuncture a viable component of integrative medicine.
Experts at the Advanced Holistic Center use acupuncture treatment in the Downtown Brooklyn location according to the traditional Chinese medical theory, which requires the practitioner to diagnose patients from the perspective of internal organ imbalance, as well as a supplementary technique for the relief of specific symptoms, such as pain, muscle spasm, or craving reduction. They work individually with each patient and design and modify acupuncture treatment as it may be necessary.

Scoliosis in Downtown Brooklyn

The normal human backbone is not straight; it has a natural curvature. When this curvature has an angle greater than ten degrees anywhere toward either side on the spine, however, such person can be diagnosed with scoliosis. Only three percent of the United States population has scoliosis. For some unknown reason, scoliosis affects girls more than boys, and experts agree that scoliosis should be treated early in life, because it has a tendency to progress. This progression becomes particularly significant in post-menopausal women, when scoliosis becomes worse because of possible osteoporosis.
Mild scoliosis does not need to be treated, but when the spinal curvature is greater than twenty percent, braces are often recommended. When the angle of curvature is greater than forty-five degrees, however, scoliosis should be treated. Surgery is an extreme treatment option and is rarely needed. Most common treatment options for scoliosis involve physical therapy and chiropractic treatment. Acupuncture, however, also can help. While acupuncture cannot restore misalignment of the spine, it can relieve pain and muscle spasm associated with scoliosis. After all, patients typically do not suffer from scoliosis itself but, rather, from its symptoms such as pain and discomfort.
Luckily, treatment of scoliosis in Downtown Brooklyn can be done comprehensively at just one location. The experts at the Advanced Holistic Center’ Downtown Brooklyn branch specialize in scoliosis treatment and will design a best-suited treatment program for each individual patient. Depending on each patient’s specific circumstances, the treatment program includes one or more component of physical therapy, acupuncture, therapeutic exercises, and manual therapy.

The Schroth Method

Katharina Schroth lived in Germany at the end of the 19th and the beginning of 20th centuries, and she originally developed her method to treat her own scoliosis. She was born with scoliosis and wore a steel brace every day as a child to straighten her spine. The brace had not helped much, and she decided to create her own method, using the techniques from Swedish gymnastics, Schroth combined overcorrecting stretches and de-rotations as well as breathing techniques while standing in front of a mirror.
Her method appeared to be effective, and in 1921 Katharina Schroth opened her clinic. Her efforts were disrupted by the Second World War, but when it was over Schroth opened a new clinic with her daughter in West Germany and resumed treating patients. By that time, she perfected her method even more, and her popularity grew. The Schroth method has remained an effective nonsurgical method for treatment of scoliosis even after Schroth’s death, in 1985.
The Advanced Holistic Center offers its patients the Schroth method in the Downtown Brooklyn location. While the Schroth method in Downtown Brooklyn is rendered by physical therapists trained in it, the Advanced Holistic Center also makes the Center’s equipment and other experts in acupuncture, therapeutic exercises, and manual therapy available to its patients. The best-suited scoliosis treatment program is designed for each individual patient, depending on her or his personal needs.

The Advanced Holistic Center in Downtown Brooklyn

The Advanced Holistic Center has branches in New York City and Miami. While its core services are acupuncture and other modalities of traditional Chinese medicine, it also has experts from other medical disciplines, including physical therapy and massage, which work well together in providing our patients the best experience, convenience, and highest treatment success rates possible.
Traditional Chinese medicine is a comprehensive medical system and can effectively treat a wide variety of disorders. In addition to acupuncture, it has a lot of other modalities, each of which can be used as stand-alone treatments as well as in various combinations. Being an effective healing system, it can work either by itself or in combination with other methods, whether it is medications, surgical procedures, physical therapy, chiropractic, or another treatment, our experts work among themselves and with outside providers.
The goal of the Advanced Holistic Center in Downtown Brooklyn is to provide best-suited treatment for each patient, and if our experts think that certain patients would benefit from other specialists’ involvement, they will refer those patients out. Oftentimes, the opposite is true, and outside medical providers refer patients to us, for comprehensive evaluation and treatment as well as specific symptom management.