Acupuncture is stimulation of Acupuncture points to control and regulate the flow and balance of energy in the body, in order to decrease pain and increase health. The term “Medical” Acupuncture is used to differentiate between physicians with a Doctorate degree (MD, DO, DC, ND, DPM) practicing Acupuncture and non-physician practitioners practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Medical Acupuncture utilizes scientific and technologically advanced Acupuncture procedures in addition to ancient principles. In addition, Dr. Brown combines Acupuncture with Chiropractic and Physical Medicine for the fastest clinical results. Our average patient in pain is out of pain in 1-6 treatments.
Dr. Brown has a Diplomate in Acupuncture and Certification in Acupuncture Orthopedics from the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture. The International Academy of Medical Acupuncture has taught more than 20,000 Medical, Osteopathic, Chiropractic, Naturopathic and Podiatric physicians the principles of Acupuncture since 1973.
Is Acupuncture Painful?
Acupuncture in our office is not painful, in fact, most people find it very relaxing. We utilize a variety of methods to stimulate Acupuncture points including needles, laser, mild electrical stimulation, magnetic stimulation and acupressure. If a person is averse to needles, the other methods of stimulation are equally effective. Pain relief is actually the number one use of Medical Acupuncture in our office. Dr. Brown does a Japanese-inspired style of Medical Acupuncture which relieves pain, and doesn’t cause it.
Conditions that respond well to Medical Acupuncture:
- Acute and chronic pain
- Low back pain
- Auto / Work / Sports Injuries
- Insomnia / Depression
- Stress / Anxiety
- (Treatment includes the Alpha-Stim SCS Stress Control System)
- Smoking / Drug Addiction
- Labor Induction