East West Healing Solutions is one of the greatest places to visit for alternative medicine and treatments like acupuncture in Palm Harbor and the surrounding areas.
Traditional Chinese Acupuncture is the most widely practiced form of acupuncture. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the human body is mapped with “channels” also called meridians through which the energy of the body flows just like blood, lymph or electrical current through our nervous system. Acupuncture consists of inserting […]
Electro-Acupuncture was developed around the mid 1900’s. It uses mild electrical currents that conduct through the acupuncture needles into the muscles and tissues to enhance the effect of the treatment and produce faster results. Since electro-acupuncture has been proven to accelerate tissue healing, significantly reduce pain, inflammation, edema and […]
Laser acupuncture although new to us westerners, has been used and studied for almost 30 years. At East West Healing Solutions, we use Class III B lasers to stimulate acupuncture points. Each point is normally stimulated between 30-60 seconds. For people who either have a phobia of needles or […]
Modern ear acupuncture was first developed by a neurologist; Dr. Paul Nogier in 1957. Auricular acupuncture is a diagnostic and treatment system based on the ability to regulate the body’s imbalances by stimulating reflex points on the ear. It is a microsystem very similar to reflexology or iridology. It […]
The non-surgical Mei Zen cosmetic acupuncture procedure is a holistic, natural and comprehensive skin rejuvenation program. Specific facial acupuncture needles are placed in a precise configuration just under the skin’s surface to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. It is an excellent natural alternative to cosmetic surgery facelifts […]
Herbology is one of the more important modalities utilized in Traditional Chinese Medicine. There are over three hundred herbs that are commonly being used today that have a history that goes back at least 2,000 years. Unlike pharmaceutical drugs, the balance and interaction of all the ingredients are considered […]
When used as part of a rehabilitative plan of care, the use of heat therapy increases soft tissue elasticity and blood flow, induces muscle relaxation, stimulates tissue, bone and nerve healing, reduces muscle spasms, inflammation, swelling and pain.
Moxibustion is an analgesic technique in which moxa, a flammable substance derived from the leaves of mugwort plants, is ignited. The technique is intended to warm regions of the body, as well as stimulating blood circulation and energy toward acupuncture points. It is often used as a supplemental treatment […]
Cupping is an ancient Chinese practice that helps alleviate pain, release toxins and stimulate the immune and the lymphatic systems. A rounded glass cup is placed on the skin creating a suction effect. Several health benefits are assigned to this modality; reduces pain, swelling, inflammation and congestion, loosens adhesions […]
Gua Sha is a traditional healing technique, in which a practitioner applies repeated strokes over lubricated skin using a round-edged instrument. The application of the strokes causes small red spots to appear on the skin which will dissipate after a couple of days. The technique is most commonly used […]
A craniosacral therapy session involves gentle work with the spine and the skull and its cranial sutures, diaphragms, and fascia. In this way, the restrictions of nerve passages are said to be eased, the movement of cerebrospinal fluid through the spinal cord is said to be optimized, and misaligned […]
Myofascial release consists of gentle targeted stretching techniques applied to the fascia (thin envelope surrounding organs and muscles). When injury occurs, the fascia becomes uneven, shorten and tight creating pressure up to 2000 lbs per square inch. By stretching the fascia, contracted muscles can relax, proper motion is then […]
Reflexology is a form of bodywork that focuses primarily on the feet and hands.The underlying theory behind reflexology is that there are “reflex” areas on the feet and hands that correspond to specific parts of the body. Applying pressure to these reflex areas can promote health in the corresponding […]
Lymphatic drainage is the natural function of the lymphatic system, which is an essential part of immunity. If this function isn’t working properly, it can cause a build-up of fluid in tissues as well as more serious medical problems like lymphagitis and lymphoma. Therapeutic massage called Lymphatic Drainage Therapy […]
Trigger points (more than 600!) are localized areas where a muscle or tissues surrounding it is hypersensitive to touch. It is not uncommon that pressure will trigger referred pain at a location distant from the trigger point itself through nerve pathways. Deactivating those trigger point produces muscle elongation, increase […]
Flexibility involves movement range in a joint and muscle length. It can be increased by active or passive stretching. Loss of flexibility is a predisposing factor for balance disorders, bad posture, pain and injuries. I recommend at least 30% of your workout routine to be time spent stretching! A […]
Energy work is the general term used to describe all the therapy modalities that are based on energy healing. The most commonly known techniques are Reike, Therapeutic Touch, Polarity, Chakra balancing, Breath Work, Yoga, Tai Chi, to only name a few. .Energy work aims at creating a balance between […]
Postural misalignments cause reduced range of motion which in turn, creates organ dysfunction, joint, tendon, ligament and muscle stress resulting in pain. Our Postural Analysis examination program produces objective data dividing the body into segments to determine specifically where the muscles imbalances are. From that report, we can establish […]
The Aqua PT series is specifically designed for medical facilities for musculoskeletal pain management and related Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation applications. Aqua Massage PT provides benefits of Dry Hydrotherapy, Dry Heat Therapy, and Massage Therapy in a multi-functional unit.
Substantial clinical evidence has been published in medical journals over the past 30 years finding low level laser therapy (LLLT) to be effective at stimulating tissue repair, reducing inflammation, relieving post-operative and musculoskeletal pain and postherpetic neuralgia, to only name a few applications.
Light stimulates or inhibits cellular function according […]
Kinesio taping was developed by Dr. Kase in 1973. It is a rehabilitative technique aiming at assisting the body to heal affecting several systems; circulatory, lymphatic, neural, muscular and fascia. It is also used to correct muscle tone, correct movement patterns, reduces muscle fatigue and swelling, limit joint hypermobility, […]
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