BIOMEDICAL ACUPUNCTURE/TRIGGER POINT INJECTION
Biomedical acupuncture is a scientific approach, which combines both conventional Western medicine and traditional Oriental medicine.
Traditional acupuncture has evolved for thousands of years and is based on a meridian or Jingluo theory to explain the discovery of specific interrelations between different parts of the human body. Biomedicine is defined as the application of biological and physiological sciences to clinical medicine. Biomedical acupuncture is the application of biological and neurophysiology principles to clinical acupuncture. Biomedical acupuncture utilizes the philosophy of both classical acupuncture/meridians and dry needling technique. An important foundation of biomedical acupuncture is utilizing integrative intramuscular acupoint system, which are essentially homeostatic points. Homeostatic points are specific points, which have been extensively research and have demonstrated to be tender in the majority of those palpated. Treating these points can restore your body’s balance.
BIOMEDICAL ACUPUNCTURE is widely used to treat the following:
• IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME
• LEG CRAMPS
• MUSCLE SPASM
• CHRONIC FATIGUE
• LOW BACK PAIN
• NECK PAIN
• TENNIS ELBOW/GOLFERS ELBOW
TRIGGER POINT INJECTION
Trigger points are hyperirritable spots in the tissue surrounding skeletal muscle. They are associated with palpable nodules in taut bands of muscle fibers. Sometimes we refer to them as knots, which are an identifiable source of musculoskeletal pain. Trigger points typically radiate from points of local tenderness to broader areas. We call this referred pain. Injecting these points with either low dose of lidocaine or homeopathic solution often releases the tense muscle causing it to relax. Trigger point injection is a safe and non-invasive approach to musculoskeletal pain and is used to treat a wide variety of conditions including: fibromyalgia, tendinitis, neck and low back pain.
Osteopathic medicine is based on the premise that diseases can be related to the muscular skeletal system. This is based on the premise that structure can dictate function. Our musculoskeletal system is comprised of nerves, muscles, and bones, which are all interconnected. If there is an imbalance with any of the structures, this can create a somatic dysfunction. A somatic dysfunction is defined as impaired or altered function of related components. These components include: skeletal muscles, myofacia, tendons, and their related vascular, lymphatic, and neural elements. Osteopathic manipulation of bones, ligaments, and muscles can restore homeostasis and ease pain, as well in some cases avoid surgical intervention