Using a form of physical medicine that originated in China over 5000 years ago, as acupuncturists we use fine gauge, sterile needles in specific areas on the body to manipulate and enhance the flow of “energy” and blood. The use of needles specifically placed in areas selected for your diagnosis alleviate pain, regulate the various body systems and return the body back to homeostasis. Length of each treatment last between 25-40 minutes, electrical stimulation may be applied, as well as ancillary treatments. Treatment may include a series of visits, depending on the severity of symptoms. Patients often report an immediate reduction on pain, increased energy and an overall sense calmness of well-being.
Acupuncture Injection Therapy
This therapy involves the use of small amounts of homeopathic solutions introduced into specific areas of the body such as acupuncture or trigger points. This highly effective treatment activates the body’s self healing mechanisms and helps alleviate pain, enhancing the long term therapeutic effects of traditional acupuncture.
Chinese Herbal Formulas
This is the world’s most ancient form of healing and has been used for thousands of years. Herbal medicine uses different plant and mineral sources that can have a direct impact on your body systems and can treat various illnesses such as headaches, insomnia, high blood pressure, PMS, menopause, pain, and more. One of the most appealing qualities of Chinese herbal therapy is the low risk of adverse reaction or side effects.
Cupping refers to an ancient practice in which a cup is applied to the skin and air is removed creating suction. This causes the superficial muscle layer to be drawn upwards increasing blood flow and releasing tension within the fascia tissue. It is an excellent treatment for muscle pain and symptoms associated with asthma, such as wheezing.
Gua Sha involves palpation and continuous stimulation over the surface of the skin by a round-edged instrument. It can alleviate ailments such as headaches, pain, stiffness and fevers.
Our office utilizes the most progressive and unique laboratory testing available today. We thoroughly review all test results, answer questions and decide on treatment strategy best suited for your individual needs. We offer lab testing in the following areas:
- Allergies/Food Sensitivities
- Heavy Metals
- Hormone Panels
- Iodine Levels
- Lyme Disease
- Neurotransmitter/Mood Disorders
- Serum Nutritional Levels
Nutrition involves reviewing a person’s diet and determining its influence on a person’s current state of health. Foods selected are based on their energetic properties such as temperature, taste, function, and preparation. Each person’s diet will be reviewed and integrated based on their lifestyle. Nutrition is a powerful treatment for all chronic health conditions.
Pre/Post Natal Support
For thousands of years, Chinese Medicine has provided safe and treatment for women during pregnancy. Today, we cannot emphasize the importance of caring for yourself throughout the many changes that occur in your body during pregnancy. Acupuncture offers safe, effective, and drug-free relief from symptoms such as back pain, rib pain, limb cramping, congestion, insomnia and constipation during pregnancy. We often see referrals from ob/gyn’s, nurses and midwives, as well as patients seeking their own safe remedies.
Acupuncture also prepares the mother and child for a more natural and stress-free labor. Please inquire to find out more information regarding our pre-birth treatments.
Traditional Chinese Medicine can suggest lifestyle advice such as diet and rest, but also treat a myriad of postnatal symptoms such as fatigue, depression, insufficient lactation, wound/scar tissue repair, and urinary incontinence.
Traumeel is a clinically proven blend of 13 homeopathic natural plant and mineral extracts with known healing properties that work together to reduce joint, back & muscle inflammation, pain and swelling. In addition, it has been shown to accelerate the healing process.
Traumeel is non-narcotic, non-NSAID, non-steroidal, non-addictive and has no noted drug interactions and adverse reactions are extremely rare. It is offered topically, orally and by injection. It is considered a safe option for both children and pregnant women, and it is a popular treatment amongst professional athletes in Europe and abroad. It treats chronic pain, trauma, strains, tendinitis, tunnel syndromes, muscle spasms and sports injuries. We are happy to offer Traumeel at our office.
Vitamin B-12 Injections
As a part of the vitamin B complex, Vitamin B-12 is a water-soluble vitamin. It has frequently referred to as the energy vitamin. It plays a role in the health of the nervous system and has been known to fight off symptoms of senile dementia and may prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.
Lipotropic injections include B-12 and three amino acids known as MIC (methionine + inositol + choline). These lipotropics in conjunction with B12 breaksdown visceral fats in the liver, boost meatabolism and promote weight loss while maintaining lean muscle mass. Used alone or in conjunction with a diet and exercise program it has been demonstrated to promote weight loss if administered on a regular basis.
Vaginal Steam (That’s right.. we said it.)
The V-steam (vaginal steam bath) is a seated steam treatment using medicinal herbs infused in water. Vaginal Steam baths is an ancient ritual for the enhancement of female pelvic health. It’s been used for centuries to treat a myriad of female gynecological conditions and is used routinely after childbirth to consolidate and heal the pelvic area. Historically, it was a legitimate treatment for fertility issues, uterine fibroids, painful menstruation, uterine weakness, uterine prolapse, irregular menstrual cycles, ovarian cysts, endometriosis, and for dissolving reproductive adhesions. It is also used monthly after menses as a preventative measure against gynecological disorders and cancer prevention. The treatment is natural and non-invasive.
Many advancements have been made in the world of oncology in recent years. From diagnosis through survivorship, studies have shown acupuncture can support patients throughout the process. Acupuncture helps patients manage many of the physical, mental and emotional side effects of cancer treatment, including pain, nausea, peripheral neuropathy, stress and anxiety, fatigue, dry mouth and hot flashes. As a twice over cancer survivor, Dr Lorri knows first-hand about the nature of the symptoms and effective treatments.