We use an integrated approach to Pain Management, utilizing body acupuncture, auriculotherapy or ear acupuncture, Korean Hand Therapy, the Bio-Mat™, magnets, micro current stimulation, heat, ice, Chinese herbs and homeopathy. This integrated approach is effective for both acute and chronic pain.
Several principles unify all these treatment protocols:
- Any part of the body can be used to treat any other part of the body. This requires imaging one part of the body on another part. For instance, look at the back of one’s hand. Imagine that it represents one’s low back. If a person is experiencing sciatica, what part of the hand might be “active” for imaging?
- Where there is pain there is a point. In the previous example, if a person”s sciatica was running down the side of the leg, the practitioner would palpate for tenderness along the sides of the back of the hand between the 2nd. and 3rd. metacarpals, and between the 3rd. and 4th. metacarpals. The same principle applies to ear acupuncture – use the somatic representation to find the tender point.
Ear acupuncture uses needles, magnets, seeds or micro-stimulation to treat health conditions in distant parts of the body. As a microsystem one part of the body can represent another part of the body. This is an essential feature of acupuncture . For example, according to auricular microsytem theory, it is not that direct connections between the ear and and the foot exist, but that nerves from the ear connect to reflex centers in the brain which send neurological reflex pathways to the spinal cord and then to the spine or foot. For these reasons, in my practice, I use ear acupuncture for all pain related symptoms. Another common treatment using ear acupuncture is for addiction related symptoms associated with quitting a substance.
Korean Hand Therapy
The Bio-Mat Professional™ is made with natural amethyst. When the amethyst is heated, it emits long wave infrared rays that penetrate the body 5.5 to 6 inches, not just the surface. As a result, greater ranges of heat can be used. The rays not only benefit the muscles on the surface of the body but all cells including blood vessels, lymph glands and nerves in the deep parts of our body. These rays vitalize the biological function of our cells and increase circulation, relieve neuralgia, backache, arthritis pain, eliminate toxins and carbon dioxide from our blood, and perform an antibacterial function.
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Micro current stimulation