Archive for July 2017
Acupuncture for Male Infertility
Acupuncture addresses the causes for poor sperm quality
Recent studies are proving the efficacy of acupuncture for male infertility. Acupuncture first and foremost focuses on facilitating the circulation of qi, the vital energy that powers all of a human’s biological processes. Seen through the lens of TCM, male infertility and indeed even erectile dysfunction is viewed as a disruption in the flow of qi. By returning the body’s natural balance (homeostasis in western medicine), both sperm counts and sperm quality improve.
Acupuncture for male infertility
Another way that acupuncture addresses male infertility is by reducing stress. Although the exact impact of stress on infertility in both males and females is not known, it is said with certainty that there is a role. From the viewpoint of western medicine, stress plays a role in myriad dsyfunction and diseases. Measured by the presence of the hormone cortisol, acupuncture significantly reduces stress levels immediately following treatment. The healthier a man’s body, the healthier the sperm he produces. If you are interested in using acupuncture to address male or female infertility, give our office a call to schedule an appointment today.
Acupuncture for Pregnancy: Conception Success without Side Effects
The science behind acupuncture and pregnancy
While it is understandable that many people are still skeptical about the technique and methodology behind TCM, we can apply the results in a Western scientific manner, more readily conciliated to our deep-rooted ideas about medicine. As it relates to pregnancy, acupuncture:
- Reduces the presence of the stress hormone cortisol, linked to a whole range of dysfunction in Western medicine.
- Increases blood flow to the reproductive organs
- Balances the endocrine system
When combined with traditional treatments for female infertility, studies have shown that acupuncture significantly improves the chance for conception.
The beauty of acupuncture for pregnancy…
…is that there are virtually no side effects compared to more traditional treatments. Fertility drugs can cause a woman to become nauseus, bloated and sore, while also causing her to gain weight. If you are interested in finding out how acupuncture can empower your chances for conception and a healthy pregnancy from start to finish, give our office a call to schedule an appointment today.
Our Holistic Alternatives to Surgery
What is Holistic Healing?
Holistic healing broadens orbit of tradtional medicice and healtchare to incorporate a variety of alternative and complimentary medicine techniques. Rather than treating illness and dysfunction on a symptomatic and conditional basis, holistic medicine seeks to treat the entire person: body, mind and spirit. Because we believe that injury and sickness is down to disharmony within the mind-body-spirit complex, we believe that the best way to go about treating them is by treating the whole person. Among the ways we do this is at our office in Park Slope is through chiropractic and acupuncture, two modalities that support the body as the most powerful source of healing.
Holistic Medicine at Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture
Our office employs expertly trained specialists with an impressive array of certifications and awards in the fields of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Chiropractic. When you choose to consult with us about a health care problem, we will help determine whether you are a good candidate for one or both of these treatments:
- Traditional Chinese Medicine focuses on balancing the body’s energy meridians and processes in order to improve health. This system relies on observation to determine. Some primary goals of TCM are reductions in anxiety and stress, improved capacity for healing and reduction in pain related to a host of conditions.
- Chiropractic: a complementary medicine that uses spinal manipulative therapy to treat pain, reverse dysfunction and lower the likelihood for more invasive procedures. This is a complimentary medicine practice that is non-invasive and non-pharmaceutical. Primary goals of chiropractic include improving nerve function, improving range of motion and reducing pain related to a host of musculoskeletal conditions.
Why choose holistic?
Holistic medicine by no means tries to replace traditional medicine as your primary healthcare service. What you will find with our holisitc healing techniques at our office in Park Slope is that your body will become more resilient to injury and feel better throughout the day. We hope that during the course of our time together you will be as open and honest about your afflictions as possible, helping us to design a course for treatment that gets to the root of what is causing you pain or sickness.
Acupuncture Boosts your Athletic Lifestyle
Acupuncture for athletes in Park Slope
Acupuncture is effective for athletes because of a variety of factors:
- It is personalized to the individual
- It is 100% natural
- It harnesses the body’s innate healing power
- It is non-pharmaceutical
- It balances the body
When we meet with an athlete who is considering acupuncture treatment, we have a conversation to determine their specific goals: are you managing on ongoing or recurrent injury? Are you lacking in flexibility? Does it take you too long in between sessions to recover to a normal threshold?
From here we select a personalized map of acupuncture points in order to treat said person’s unique needs. In terms of healing, acupuncture is especially effective at treating inflammation and reducing swelling, boosting range of motion and reducing pain. If you are interested in finding out more about acupunctures role in an athletic lifestyle, give our office in Brooklyn a call to schedule an appointment today.
For Spinal Stenosis Sufferers, Pain Relief is Possible
The Cox Technique has shown great efficacy in treating the symptoms associated with spinal stenosis
Surgery should be a last resort when it comes to spinal stenosis. We have found great success treating people with more conservative methods: chiropractic, noninvasive therapy and exercise allows people to keep the pain down and live well. The Cox Technique is one of the best modalities we have for managing spinal stenosis. It works because:
- Opens the spinal canal area
- Reduces intradiscal pressure
This method of flexion-distraction provides a soothing decompression to narrowing spines and allows for great improvements in spinal stenosis symptoms.
Living well despite spinal stenosis
It is an unfortunate reality that our spines are not designed to live as long as we are (at least not anymore). However, if you are suffering the effects of spinal stenosis, there are ways to make your life easier! Consider giving our office a call to schedule an appointment and learn about how the Cox technique can help with your spinal stenosis starting today!
The Way You Sleep Affects How You Sleep
Why is sleeping with poor posture harmful
Poor sleeping posture would like something like sleeping on your stomach After a night of this posture, the spine is likely to become misaligned and you are likely to experience a day of dull aching in the lower back. And while we can’t convince all stomach sleepers to flip onto their backs, there are steps you can take, like using a support pillow under the abdomen to prevent the spine from reversing its normal curvature.
Take control of your sleep life
If you are interested in flipping the script and making good sleep posture your norm, give our office in Park Slope a call to schedule an appointment today. We can help resolve pre-existing pain that is caused by vertebral misalignment so that you can sleep more soundly.