Acupuncture in Palm Harbor: Understanding Neck Pain and Its Relief

//Acupuncture in Palm Harbor: Understanding Neck Pain and Its Relief

Acupuncture in Palm Harbor: Understanding Neck Pain and Its Relief

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese form of medicine that has found its way into many Western cultures. It involves penetrating the skin with specialized needles, stimulating some of the body’s pressure points and relieving pain. Acupuncture in Palm Harbor and elsewhere is commonly used to alleviate flexibility concerns and body pains coming from accidents, injuries, and neurological discomforts.

Neck Pain

An article in Acupuncture Today notes how the common neck pain can be relieved through the use of acupuncture. The article cites the many possible causes of neck pain, including sudden jolts to the back of the head, mostly from car accidents; and doing awkward positions with one’s head. Because it can come from many factors, neck pain can afflict almost anyone. The article describes how acupuncture can help relieve this condition:

“Studies have shown acupuncture to be effective in relieving certain types of neck pain, particularly those caused by whiplash. Some studies suggest acupuncture can treat degenerative neck disorders such as ankylosing spondylosis and cervical spondylosis; in many cases, acupuncture has worked for patients whose conditions could not be solved using conventional approaches.

Acupressure and herbal medicine are sometimes used in conjunction with acupuncture for neck pain. Applying acupressure to the neck muscles can reduce spasm and lessen pain, leading to a relaxed state and a heightened sense of well-being. Depending on the patient’s condition, certain herbal products can be used to improve circulation and blood flow and ease muscle contraction.”

A reliable acupuncturist in Palm Harbor, such as one from East West Healing Solutions, focuses on pressure points and precise techniques to relieve pain coming from injuries or muscle contractions. In particular, acupuncture is well suited for pain sufferers who prefer non-traditional treatments. Several studies have shown the effectiveness of acupuncture in relieving neck pain, and in fact, many doctors and medical practitioners include acupuncture as part of their patients’ therapy, along with other conventional practices.

To get the most out of this practice’s benefits, one should go only to an experienced acupuncturist. Acupuncture is a highly safe procedure, but to guarantee its correct application, one should trust only a practitioner who has the right training and knowhow.

(Source: Acupuncture for Neck Pain, Acupuncture Today)

By | 2017-07-26T05:50:53+00:00 March 5th, 2014|Info Article|Comments Off on Acupuncture in Palm Harbor: Understanding Neck Pain and Its Relief

About the Author:

Dr. Marie Perkins, OTR/L, LMT, DOM, Dipl. Ac. is one of the most recognized practitioners in Palm Harbor as a “non-pharmaceutical” pain specialist. She is the founder of East West Healing Solutions and is dedicated to helping patients enjoy optimum health.

Born and raised in Quebec City Canada, Dr. Perkins received her Bachelor Degree in Occupational Therapy from University Laval in 1993. Her passion led her to leave everything behind and immigrated to Florida in 1995. She proceeded with acquiring her Massage Therapy license from Bahkti Academy in 1999 and her Master’s Degree in Oriental Medicine from the Florida Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2004.

Her goal for founding East West Healing Solutions was to be a pioneer in the community working at bridging the gap between Eastern and Western Medicine. She has established strong partnership with Medical Doctors, Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine, Orthopedic Surgeons, Neurologists, Pain Management Physicians, Doctors of Chiropractic, Rehabilitative Specialists, Athletic Directors, Coaches and Personal Injury Attorneys in the community proving not only that it can be done but also that a cohesive team approach is often the most efficient way to help a patient..

“Over the years I have continued to add to my knowledge in order to be able to help as many patients I possibly could. Most of the time, a joint effort from Western and Eastern Medicine is required to obtain optimal health. For that reason, patients should proactively seek a team of highly trained professionals in various fields, all working toward one common goal; the PATIENT’S best interest. Your health portfolio should be built with the same concepts as your financial portfolio; diversification is the key!, Dr. Marie Perkins tells her patients.”

Aside from offering Traditional Acupuncture to Palm Harbor patients, her clinic also offers several other complementary treatments such as Herbal prescriptions, Cupping, Gua Sha, Moxibustion, Diathermia, Dry Aqua Massage, Cold Laser Therapy, Medical Massage and Postural Analysis among others. Dr. Perkins also develops customized, personal healing and health plans for each patient at East West Healing Solutions.