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Orthopedic Acupuncture Treatment
Orthopedic acupuncture is a specialty within acupuncture that involves a needle being inserted into the musculoskeletal area, bringing relief to the joints and to the trigger points. It involves Traditional Chinese Medicine that calls for structural and myofascial manipulation to address issues such as muscle pain management, sciatic nerve pain relief, neck pain, overall pain management, postural imbalances, soft tissue injuries, and other systemic disorders.
East Asian medicine offers a thorough understanding of the human body and anatomy, and, as a result, we can use acupuncture to treat orthopedic injuries. For example, acupuncture is an effective tool for treating the body after surgery or bone injuries.
The effectiveness of acupuncture extends to the treatment of kids, as well. At Rogue Valley Acupuncture, we are highly trained in using holistic acupuncture treatments designed to address a variety of pediatric health conditions.
When treating children with acupuncture, we incorporate gentle massaging of acupuncture points, as well as non-needle tools to stimulate points and acupuncture channels, light electrical current, and non-fire cupping.
Traditional Chinese Medicine utilizes the same methods to treat children, and even infants, as we do for adults. We employ massage, herbs, and dietary and lifestyle advice. We also tailor each treatment to the child’s age, weight, constitution, and diagnosis.
Electrical stimulation is a type of physical therapy that uses low electrical impulses to help in repairing injured muscles. Specifically, it is the application of pulsating electrical current to acupuncture points on the body.
Electrical stimulation involves utilizing electrical pulses to mimic the action of signals emanating from neurons, which are cells in your nervous system. These electrical currents are directed at either muscles or nerves.
When it comes to muscle recovery, electrical stimulation sends signals to specific muscles to make them contract. By causing continual muscle contractions, blood flow improves, helping to repair injured muscles.
Traditional Chinese acupuncture is based on the premise that it is able to restore the flow of Qi. Chinese acupuncture is Eastern philosophy based, having to do with yin, yang, and Qi.
Yin and yang are two concepts that are basic to Chinese medicine. Qi, which is pronounced chi, is typically translated as vital energy, which is believed to circulate through meridians, or channels, that are connected to body organs and functions.
Acupuncture has around in Japan and played an integral role in medical practice for more than 1400 years. It was during the mid-1930s that meridian therapy originated and developed as an acupuncture therapy.
Japanese acupuncture uses very thin needles and a gentle technique that involves a shallow insertion of needles. Their diagnostic evaluation relies mainly on the palpation of the abdomen, back and various pulses along the meridian system. That is why Japanese acupuncture is frequently called “meridian acupuncture” for that reason.
Cupping can trace its roots to ancient Egyptian and Chinese medicine. It has existed since as far back as 1550 BC.
Cupping, which can be used as a type of deep tissue massage, involves a practitioner putting special cups on your skin to create suction. The cup is initially heated with fire or manually pumped, and that brings about a suction. The cups are supposed to stay on your skin for a few minutes.
Suction from cupping prompts fluid to travel into the treated area. This suction force causes the expansion and breaking open of small blood vessels, called capillaries, located under the skin. Your body then treats the cupping area as if it were an injury. It distributes more blood to the area to stimulate the natural healing process.
Gua Sha is a healing modality that has its roots in traditional East Asian medicine. Its aim is to move energy, known as Qi, around the body. The word gua sha originates from the Chinese language, meaning scraping. It is also called skin scraping, spooning, or coining.
Gua sha involves a trained practitioner using a smooth-edged tool to stroke the skin while the technician presses on it. The motion brings about small, red, rash-like dots that show under your skin. They are called petechiae.
The process begins with the technician putting oil over the patient’s body. They will utilize the stone-like gua sha massage tool to scrape the skin in long, downward strokes.
Asian Bodywork Therapy
Asian Bodywork Therapy (ABT) was founded on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It encompasses a wide range of manual, and sometimes mechanical, treatments to the human body.
It involves the use of traditional Asian techniques that include pressure, movement, and manipulation. All of this works in harmony to treat the body’s energy channels and restore and balance the flow of energy in the body.
Practitioners of ABT look to traditional Asian techniques and treatment strategies primarily to impact and balance the energy system with the goal of treating the human body, emotions, mind, energy field and spirit – all for the maintenance and restoration of health. As with other types of acupuncture, ABT can potentially improve both mental and emotional health.
Battlefield acupuncture is a type of acupuncture that stems from Eastern medicine. Air Force Dr. (Col.) Richard Niemtzow developed battlefield acupuncture in 2001, as he was trying to streamline treatment to quickly reduce pain in soldiers in a fast-paced environment, such as during deployment. It has been known as battlefield acupuncture as it is simple to administer and easily transportable. In the meantime, Niemtzow discovered that the ear has five powerful “auricular” or ear acupuncture points, that once they are connected into, can dramatically reduce pain.
Battlefield acupuncture involves needles being placed just on the surface of the ear. The belief behind this method of acupuncture is that the whole body and all of its functions are represented on various points on the ear. This enables battlefield acupuncture to effectively treat a variety of conditions using needles applied only to the ear.
Nutritional Consultations start with an in-depth one-on-one appointment to discuss your current diet and nutrition. After which we will do an assessment and elimination protocol to determine if any food allergies or sensitivities exist that may be impacting your health. Initial appointments are 1 hour and follow-ups are 30 minutes. Follow-up appointments are highly recommended but not absolutely necessary.
You are what you eat, so let’s make sure you’re eating the right foods for your body. Anyone can benefit from a nutrition consult but especially those with these conditions:
- Digestive disorders
- Weight management
- Fatigue or brain fog
- Inflammatory conditions
- Feeling “off”
Are you ready to achieve better health with a diet made for you? Give Rogue Valley Acupuncture a call TODAY to schedule your one-on-one Nutritional Consultation!
Western Herbal Medicine, Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine, and Modern Nutritional Supplements are prescribed to restore balance and optimize health, fitness, and performance. Herbal medicine works much like acupuncture, in that it helps address the core issues and bring your body into a natural balance.
Herbal Consultations consist of completing a detailed in-person intake with a practitioner. Initial appointments may also involve Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine diagnostic techniques such as tongue diagnosis and pulse diagnosis to properly prescribe herbs or supplements based on individual health imbalances and patterns.
As you walk into any acupuncture clinic you often notice the familiar smoky odor of moxa. Some people love it, others do not. New patients usually ask “What’s that strange smell?”
Moxibustion is a form of heat therapy in which dried plant materials called “moxa” are burned on or very near the surface of the skin. The intention is to warm and invigorate the flow of Qi in the body and dispel certain pathogenic influences. Moxa is usually made from the dried leafy material of Chinese mugwort (Artemesia argyi or A.vlugaris), but it can be made of other substances as well.