"How Can Acupuncture Help Me? "
In addition to providing documented relief for many medical conditions, acupuncture also provides profound relaxation, general stress management, and overall improved sense of well-being.
Acupuncture is just one part of an ancient medical system, Oriental Medicine. Oriental Medicine also includes non-needle healing methods such as herbal prescriptions, manual techniques (shiatsu, acupressure, cupping therapy , joint manipulations, Reflexology, Tui Na) microcurrent therapy, moxibustion and other healing modalities. These therapies work synergistically with acupuncture to enhance healing.
Acupuncture is the process of inserting small delicate needles into a system of points on the body known to effect change on the overall healthy balance of the body's energy system.
This may sound unusual from a Western perspective, however this system of medicine has several thousand years of acceptance and success!
In Florida, Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine is regulated by the Dept. of Health as a form of Primary Care. This means that an Acupuncture Physician is professionally licensed to diagnose and treat your problem using traditional and modern Oriental Medicine.
These techniques do not exclude or interfere in any way with treatment you are receiving from any M.D., Chiropractor, or other specialist. We specialize in Integrative Medicine, which means we work in conjunction with other health professionals to provide you the highest quality care.
For your comfort & safety, only sterile, single-use disposable needles are used for acupuncture procedures.
Non-Needle therapies are also available, and highly effective.
Toyo Hari Meridian Therapy, which involves stimulation of the acupuncture points frequently without any insertion of the needle! This is a specialized form of Japanese 5-Element Acupuncture which is also incredibly effective, and great for sensitive patients. Michelle Alley is Internationally Certified by the Toyo Hari Medical Association of Japan, and an active member of Toyo Hari Association of North America (TANA), Florida Branch.
Auricular Therapy uses reflex points on the ear to treat all areas of the body. Although sometimes done with acupuncture needles, these points can also be stimulated in a number of ways that are effective, such as press pellets or ear seeds as well as via microcurrent, electrical stimulation or laser stimulation. In addition to providing therapy, stimulation of these points leaves the patient with a profound sense of relaxation.
Meridian Stress Assessment is available. This is a non-invasive method based upon German Electro-Acupuncture according to Dr. Voll. This method is also called EDS (electrodermal screening) which is based upon EAV (electroacupuncture according to Voll). Meridian Stess Assessment is a comprehensive evaluation of an individual's energetic health and balance. Data is recorded, using acupoints on the hands and feet, allowing the practitioner to evaluate supplementation to bring the body closer to a balanced state.
Manual Therapies such as gwasha, cupping, acupressure, tui na, etc., are well tolerated and provide relief for a variety of conditions, not limited to local pain relief.
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