Are you experiencing acute and chronic pains? Maybe abnormal blood pressure or lower back or shoulder pain? Do you suffer from migraine, tension cluster or sinus headaches? The good news is that all of these conditions and so many more can actually be treated with Acupuncture-based techniques. In fact, in many cases, Acupuncture has shown to be more effective than conventional treatment for conditions, such as agonizing back and knee pain, debilitating migraines and other aches and dysfunctions in the body.
What is Acupuncture, anyway?
Simply, it’s a principle, not a technique. Acupuncture has been used for centuries and was first introduced to Western medicine in the 1600s. This powerful holistic health science, with little to no side effects, is used to successfully treat and relieve acute and chronic conditions. Its primary application is the use of very slender, painless needles in the skin at various locations to relieve pain or affect a specific body part or function. Recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) as having the ability to treat over 100 specific pain and organic issues, Acupuncture is all about balance. It can have dramatic effects on healing the body and restoring health when other conventional methods don’t work quite as successfully or at all.
It’s not about just getting needled anymore.
At The Prather Practice, our approach is the Meridian Therapy—those that practice the principle of Acupuncture without the use of penetrating needles. Therefore, the principle of Acupuncture does not change, only the technique. For example, one technique we use is called Point-Stimulation Therapy or P-STIM. It’s a minimally invasive technique to help relieve acute and chronic pain that can result from many different types of conditions. This drug-free technique uses a wearable device that is designed to stimulate neurochemical and physiological conditions known to alleviate pain and depression. For more information on this highly effective therapy, visit http://www.thepratherpractice.com/point-stimulation-therapy/.
Let’s needle into the specifics. What conditions does Acupuncture treat?
This completely natural preventative science provides treatment for so many conditions, including abnormal blood pressure, acute and chronic pain, addiction and anxiety issues, allergies and asthma, circulatory disorders, depression, gastric problems, skin conditions, post-operative pain relief and so much more!
What are the benefits to Acupuncture? Yes, it really can change your life.
This holistic approach to your health allows your body to heal naturally, concentrating on the root of the problem, not just the symptoms. Safe and painless to receive, it aids in strengthening and supporting the immune system, helping your body recover balance and improve your overall health. Since no drugs are used, there are little to no side effects, and it is very effective with patients recovering from drug, alcohol and smoking addictions. Most importantly, in today’s very stressed world, it’s an excellent stress-relief treatment. There are so many more benefits to Acupuncture—that’s why we integrate it into The Prather Practice for our patients!
Is it right for you? How do you get started?
It’s best to go to a licensed Acupuncturist to get a thorough exam with consultation from the very beginning. During the exam, a full health history should be taken along with questions about your overall lifestyle factors. It’s important to consider all of these personal specifics when putting together an effective, customized treatment plan.
At The Prather Practice, we then evaluate the need for Acupuncture through the use of Electro-Meridian Imaging (EMI), which tells us where the imbalances are and test which treatment is best. For more information about our Acupuncture Services under The Prather Body (our body of services we offer our patients), visit http://www.thepratherpractice.com/acupuncture/.