Acupuncture

Hallandale Beach, FL Top Rated Acupuncture Clinic

Miami Spine & Performance offers individualized acupuncture and wellness treatments. Treatment begins after a thorough dialogue discussing your lifestyle, condition, and symptoms. Your tongue’s shape, color, coating, pulse, and other additional physical examinations will be performed depending on your individual health needs.  All aspects of your life will be considered to help the doctor see your health in the context of you as a whole person, not just your physical symptoms. 

 

How does it work?

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is based on an ancient philosophy that describes the universe, and the body, in terms of two opposing forces: yin and yang. When these forces are in balance, the body is healthy. Energy, called “qi” flows along specific pathways in the body, called meridians. The flow of qi in the body keeps the yin and yang forces balanced. However, if the flow of energy gets blockage or disruption of energy (qi) can lead to pain, lack of function, or illness. Acupuncture therapy can release blocked qi in the body and stimulate function, evoking the body’s natural healing response through various physiological systems. 

Acupuncture research has shown it’s effects on the nervous system, endocrine, immune system, and digestive system. Acupuncture therapy has been scientifically proven to be effective in treating sleep disturbances, digestive function, hormonal changes, and supportive of mental health. 

From a modern western medical perspective, acupuncture needles (less than 1/10th the size of a sewing needle) are inserted into the skin promote blood circulation to targeted areas. Each acupuncture needle sends a signal to let the body know it needs to respond to its stimulation to bring the body back to homeostasis. 

Conditions treated with Acupuncture Therapy: 

Musculoskeletal & Neurological Disorders:

Joint and Muscle Pain

Arthritis

Headaches and Migraines

Tendonitis

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

 

Genito-urinary Problems:

Fertility (male and female)

Irregular or painful menstruation

PCOS

Endometriosis

Urinary tract infections

Impotence

Pregnancy-related symptoms

 

Emotional:

Anxiety

Depression

Stress

Insomnia

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

 

Eyes, Ears, Nose & Throat Disorders:

Colds and Flu

Sinus Problems

Allergies

Asthma

Dizziness and Vertigo

 

Additional Conditions:

Diabetes

Skin Conditions

Addiction

Weight Control

Side effects of chemotherapy and radiation

High Blood Pressure

 

Gastrointestinal & Digestive: 

Constipation

Irritable bowel syndrome

Gastritis

Acid Reflux

 

Cupping is a form of treatment that helps with muscular pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation, and more. Cupping creates a vacuum that will draw your skin, muscle, and fascia into the cup. From a Western physiology perspective, cupping loosens connective tissue or fascia and stimulates blood flow to the affected area. Cupping stimulates tissue relaxation and better cell-to-cell communication. It helps with various conditions that involve the nervous system, lymphatics, and circulatory system. It is a safe and effective tool to use with various conditions. 

From a TCM perspective, cupping invigorates the local circulation of qi and blood in the area being treated, resolving swelling, pain, and tension. This mechanism draws impurities to the surface removing toxins, stagnation of qi, and blood that causes pain and disease.

The cups are left in place anywhere from 5 to 20 minutes depending on the nature of the individual’s condition. The course of treatment is individualized for every patient.

If you are interested in a consultation with one of our physicians to see if acupuncture is a good fit for you, please give us a call or book below!