Acupuncture in Ocala, Florida
What Is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a technique that involves inserting very thin metal needles into the skin at precise points on the body to clear energy channels, with the aim of restoring and maintaining health. The spots of insertion are picked based on a complex network of lines of energy, termed meridians. Meridians are thought to encircle the body like global lines of longitude and latitude.
Acupuncture is a mainstay of traditional Chinese medicine, which has been practiced for thousands of years. The Chinese healing tradition sees the body as a delicate balance of yin and yang. These are two opposing, but inseparable forces. According to traditional Chinese medicine, disease occurs when the forces of yin and yang are out of balance.
What to Expect Before and After Treatment
At your initial appointment, Dr. David M Park, D.O.M, L.Ac. AP 4075, Nationally certified Acupuncturist licensed in the state of Florida, will conduct a detailed evaluation. Using principles of Traditional Oriental Medicine, he will identify causes associated with your individual condition.
After determining your diagnosis,
he will develop a treatment plan incorporating an acupuncture prescription, herbal medicine, supplements and nutritional and lifestyle recommendations.
Dr. Park specializes in; pain control, anti-aging, cosmetic and general wellness issues. Vitamin B12 & Collagen Therapy for Skin. He offers the traditional needle insertion, dry needling, and electrical stimulation. TCM Cupping is done on request.
Sterile, superfine needles are placed at points that correspond to your specific needs. The needles are about the thickness of three hairs, are used only once and are disposed of immediately following your treatment.
You will feel a light tap when the needles are applied. After a moment, you may feel warmth, heaviness, tingling or pressure around the needle. These sensations are normal and desirable.
Acupuncture promotes marked relaxation such that most people fall asleep during the treatment. It is very common to experience a feeling of general well-being afterward.
A typical follow-up appointment lasts about 1 hour and includes time to talk about your progress as well
as receive an acupuncture treatment.
Each person and medical condition respond to treatment at a different pace. Acute conditions usually can be treated within 6-12 sessions, and chronic conditions can often take longer.
What Conditions Does Acupuncture Treat?
Acupuncture can treat many types of health issues. Most often, people use it to relieve chronic (long-term) pain, such as:
- Back pain, neck pain, knee pain
- Sports injuries
- Headaches and Migraines
- Pain management
- Sports injuries.
- Skin disorders (Acne, eczema, hives, boils)
- Digestive Problems (constipation, diarrhea, nausea, indigestion, ulcers, acid reflux/GERD)
- Repetitive strain disorders and overuse syndrome
- Common Cold
- Bronchitis/Chronic Cough
Other Conditions Acupuncture May Help Include:
- Immune Disorders (weak immunity, autoimmune conditions)
- Hypertension/High Blood Pressure
- Cancer and cancer treatment side effects
- Face pain and other nerve discomfort
- Immune system problems
- Menopause and hot flashes
- Hormonal imbalances
- Addictions and rehabilitation
Herbal Oriental Medicine
In its wisdom, Oriental medicine is able to determine the strengths and weaknesses of individual patients. Many patients experience sub-clinical complaints, such as fatigue, headache, low sex drive or weight gain. Western medicine often does not recognize the significance of these complaints and messages from the body. Oriental medicine views any observable symptom or sign as related to Internal Organ function.
A careful patient interview and exam reveal to the TCM practitioner which systems in the body are strong and which are weak. This method allows not only treatment of the immediate condition, but also keeps the body/mind strong with preventative care.
We access the body’s innate healing mechanisms through the parasympathetic nervous system, the endocrine system and the circulatory system, thereby enabling TCM practitioners to address a variety of complaints.