Acupuncture Treatment Modalities
At Lakewood Ranch Acupuncture and Wellness we use a number of different modalities to get you back to feeling your best and experiencing optimum health. From chronic health problems to acute muscle sprains, we will work with you to find out which of these modalities best fits you and your health needs.
Treatment services include:
- A full Chinese patent and granulated herbal pharmacy
- Nutritional counseling and supplementation
- Acupuncture point injection therapy
- Natural Fertility Treatment
Acupuncture belongs to an ancient system of medicine that is nearly 2000 years old. Originating in China, acupuncture is now widely practiced in the West. It involves inserting ultra fine, hair like sized sterile needles into the skin to manipulate qi, or the body’s energy source, and restore the body’s free flow of energy. Pain and illness are looked at as an imbalance in the body’s flow of qi, and whether this balance is physical, emotional, or mental, acupuncture can restore harmony in the body.
Chinese Herbal Medicine
A full Chinese patent and granulated pharmacy. Chinese herbology is an important adjunct to acupuncture. Herbs have been used for a variety of ailments by billions of people for thousands of years. Acupuncture works on an energetic level and balances the flow of qi through the meridians, or energetic pathways, of the body. Chinese herbs, however, work more on a blood level and balance the physiology of the body. They contain micro and macronutrients and have a therapeutic effect on organs such as the heart or liver.
It is shown through research that herbs can have similar effects as Western pharmaceuticals. They can kill bacteria, lower cholesterol, balance hormones, work as anti-depressants, kill viruses, and lower blood sugar, for example.
At Lakewood Ranch Acupuncture and Wellness we offer herbal formulas in the form of tinctures, capsules, and powders. Whether used alone or taken in conjunction with acupuncture treatments, Chinese herbs are extremely powerful and effective.
Nutritional counseling and supplementation
Hippocrates famously quoted, “Let our food be our medicine and our medicine be our food.” Today, it is recognized that there is a link between many degenerative diseases and one’s diet. At Lakewood Ranch Acupuncture and Wellness, we suggest a whole foods diet rich in organic fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and beans and low in processed foods, sugars, white flours, chemicals, and synthetic additives. Whole organic foods give and sustain life and are of great importance in helping the body either heal itself or maintain its health.
At times, even with a balanced, whole foods diet, we may need to supplement with certain vitamins and minerals when signs of deficiency arise. Lakewood Ranch Acupuncture and Wellness strictly offers only physician grade supplements that are devoid of fillers and dyes. These high-grade supplements are an excellent compliment to your wellness plan.
Acupuncture Point Injection Therapy
Acupuncture Point Injection Therapy works by injecting vitamins, herbs, or homeopathic medicines into acupuncture points on the body. By injecting right into acupuncture points, the points are stimulated longer than would be with a regular acupuncture treatment. Also there is a stronger therapeutic effect when combined with acupuncture.
Some of the ailments that point injection can treat are:
- Chronic Pain
- Neck Pain
- Cold and Flu
- Acute muscle sprains
- Facial Rejuvenation
At Lakewood Ranch Acupuncture and Wellness we offer Lipovite Injections for energy and well-being. These cocktail injections are a blend of all of the B vitamins as well as several amino acids to help you feel better. The B vitamins boost energy, calm the central nervous system, tone muscles, strengthen your immune system, and build hemoglobin while the amino acids reduce your appetite and increase your metabolism.
Homeopathy is a medical science that was developed by German physician, Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843). It is based on the principle that “like cures like.” What this basically means is that any substance given in large amounts that would produce disease in a healthy person can cure that same disease in a sick person when the substance is given in extremely minute and diluted amounts. These small substances trigger the body to heal itself which makes homeopathy extremely safe, non-toxic, and without side effects.
At Lakewood Ranch Acupuncture and Wellness we offer all natural, homeopathic anti-inflammatory injections. We use a product called, Traumeel, which is made up of 12 botanical and one mineral substance and is classified as a homeopathic combination remedy. Traumeel Injection Solution is used for the treatment of inflammatory and degenerative processes due to minor aches and pains, acute trauma (such as fractures, sprains, post-operative wounds, etc.), and injuries sustained from overuse (such as tendonitis, bursitis, etc.). It is also indicated for the treatment of minor aches and pains associated with rheumatoid and osteoarthritis, gout, backache, neck and shoulder tension, muscular aches, etc.)
These injections coerce the body to call on it’s own natural anti-inflammatory processes relieving pain and inflammation at the site. When combined with acupuncture, the results are even greater.