Acupuncture practitioners recognize that there is a vital energy, called Qi, circulating within the body. Qi flows through a series of pathways called meridians. Meridians are like rivers within your body. Wherever a river flows it brings with it water that provides nourishment and life to the land, plants and people around it. Likewise, meridians transport life-giving Qi that provides nourishment to every cell, tissue, muscle, organ and gland in the body. Similarly, a blockage in the flow of Qi anywhere in the body will inhibit the amount of nourishment that reaches our cells, tissues, muscles, organs and glands. Under normal circumstances, your body can easily return to good health and vitality. If the disruption of Qi is prolonged or excessive, or if your body is in a weakened state, the flow if Qi becomes restricted and a variety of symptoms, including pain, may arise..As such regulation of Qi flow is essential for pain management.
By inserting fine, sterile needles at specific points, an acupuncturist is able to break up blockages that have hampered the smooth flow of Qi. Once this is done, Qi can travel freely throughout the body, promoting pain-free health, well-being and vitality. Not only can acupuncture treat signs and symptoms of pain and and provide a lasting pain relief, it can also get to the root of the problem.
In case of pain our integrative approach to treatment includes acupuncture as one of the most effective pain relief treatments for any type of pain. We combine acupuncture with traditional physical modalities such as ultrasound, electrical muscle stimulation, and heat therapy with latest therapeutic technologies: cold laser, magnetic therapy, infrasound and neuro-electric pain management. Along with therapies, we individually select and use the most effective herbal and homeopathic remedies to assist in treatment. We also use safe and affective homeopathic injections.
But any treatment, no matter how effective is only as good as correct diagnosis allows it to be. At the Aventura Center for Integrative Medicine we use a combination of traditional acupuncture diagnosis and modern techniques. Traditional diagnosis has been successfully used by acupuncturists for thousands of years and we continue to use these techniques to establish the most effective acupuncture treatments for our patients. Advances in technology allow us to use very sophisticated diagnostic methods to support the acupuncture diagnosis and to effectively use other integrative techniques.This approach works great for internal problems, it works as well for pain management.
For the patients with pain we use several tests to pin point exactly the origin of the problem. Among those tests are: computer imaging, reflecting imbalances in the nervous system and acupuncture meridians, we also use bio-electrical computer screening to select most effective nutritional supplements, magnetic imaging and lab tests to determine problems with blood chemistry.
It allows us quickly and effectively relieve various types of musculosceletal pain including, neck pain, back pain, arthritis pain, neuropathy and joint pain. We can also effectively treat other types of pain: headaches, migraines, abdominal pain and others. This approach reduces total amount of treatments and the total cost needed for lasting pain relief.