Dr. Amanda Carter is the founder and acupuncturist at Lakewood Ranch Acupuncture & Wellness. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Dry Needling vs Acupuncture (Podcast)

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between dry needling vs acupuncture? Dr. Amanda Carter had the opportunity to speak on the podcast “Tideline Talks” with Dr. Michael Sclafani to share her journey into Oriental Medicine as well as the differences between acupuncture versus dry needling. Click here to listen!

What Exactly Does Cupping Do?⁣

What are those cupping marks exactly and what does cupping do?⁣ ⁣ ☯️ Cupping promotes circulation and blood flow which speeds up healing. In Chinese medical terms, it increases the flow of qi and blood.⁣ ⁣ ☯️ The “marks” that come up are not bruises but is actually stagnant blood that has been trapped in the muscles…

Besides Pain, What Can Acupuncture Treat?

Almost everyone has heard of acupuncture, but most people think that it mainly provides pain relief. Acupuncture physicians actually do much more than relieving the physical discomforts that patients experience. A highly efficient method for managing chronic conditions, acupuncture enhances the body’s ability to achieve natural solutions to vexing problems that Western medicine simply cannot…

Does Acupuncture Really Hurt?

Does Acupuncture Really Hurt?

Does Acupuncture Really Hurt? It’s a common misconception. When people learn that acupuncture treatments involve inserting needles, many assume that it must hurt but they’re wrong. When delivered by licensed and board certified acupuncture physicians, this time-tested form of holistic health care does not cause discomfort. In fact, many patients find a visit to the…