Archive for August 2018
Acupuncture to Induce Labor
Acupuncture to induce labor
The method behind using acupuncture for inducing labor is that by inserting acupuncture needles into specific points in the body, we can encourage both the dilation of the cervix and help catalyze contractions. Clinical studies are showing that acupuncture can contribute to a more ready cervix without the side-effects of more traditional labor-inducement methods. However, it is important to note that none of the studies we have reviewed included a reduction in the necessity for C-sections. However, a comprehensive review of the Western medicine literature that studies acupuncture for inducing labor has validated the theory that for many women, acupuncture is a good option to seek.
Your pregnancy acupuncture specialists in Park Slope
At Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture of Park Slope, we are one of Brooklyn’s longest standing and most trusted pregnancy acupuncture centers. With a new office replete with acupuncture specific facilities and tables that can accomodate the heaviest of pregnancies, we want to bring our services to an even greater part of our local community. Please don’t hesitate to give our office a call to schedule an appointment today.
Chiropractic Maintains Good Brain Function
A healthy brain improves every aspect of our health
It all starts with the brain- an uptick in cognitive function will improve your mood, physical performance, immune system function and even regulate your relationship with chronic pain. Optimal brain function is consistently linked by clinical studies with lowering the risk for many diseases, and significantly improving quality of life. Chiropractic is one way to regulate and improve cognitive function. At Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture of Park Slope, we are a certified and experienced practice of neurologically-based chiropractic.
We use the latest technology to diagnostically assess brain function and set a course for improving it; spinal adjustments have been shown to regulate and improve the nervous system functioning. Our patients report feeling:
- more energized
- a greater ability to focus
- more mental clarity
- better retention and recall
If you are interested in finding out more about how chiropractic can boost brain function, please give our office in Park Slope a call to schedule an appointment today.
Acupuncture for Improved Brain Function
How does acupuncture improve cognitive function?
Neuroacupuncture works by stimulating specifically defined points on the scalp, which TCM tells us correspond to energy pathways that control functions like spatial learning and information and sensory retention. This tells us further that while scalp acupuncture is growing in stature for its use in post-stroke and brain surgery therapy, it can also be useful for anyone looking to improve cognitive function. If you feel unusually clouded, distracted or unstable mentally, you can benefit from the therapeutic nature of scalp acupuncture.
Optimize your brain’s functioning with acupuncture
At Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture of Park Slope, we have decades of experience using neuroacupuncture to help the members of our community who suffer from neurological disorders. If you are interested in finding out more about how this pioneering form of acupuncture therapy can help in your life, give our office a call to schedule an appointment today.
The Efficacy of Scalp Acupuncture
Scalp acupuncture: the process
Alternatively known as neuroacupuncture, this treatment combines knowledge of TCM, traditional acupuncture needling and neurology; thus, it requires a certified practitioner who is versed in the use of acupuncture for neurological conditions. At our new facility in Park Slope, you will meet with a fully-certified neuroacupuncture practitioner, in a dedicated acupuncture room, who will walk you through the process and answer all questions and reservations you may have.
At a basic level, neuroacupuncture is effective because it directly stimulates the brain cells which correspond to your impairment. It helps to restore function and stimulate aid to the brain cells which are misfiring and encourages a general realignment of the brain system in support of your condition. As for the actual process, acupuncture needles are inserted into thin layer of tissue under your scalp that protects the skull.
If you are interested in finding out more about neuroacupuncture and its role in treating brain injuries, give our office in Park Slope a call to schedule an appointment today.
Here you will find a review of the case literature regarding scalp acupuncture: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3833481/
We look forward to hearing from you!
Postpartum chiropractic focuses on balancing the body.
The penultimate phase of pregnancy tends to destabilize the spine at its base by loosening ligaments in the pelvis in preparation for deliver. This relaxation of ligaments at the base of the spine means that many women emerge after delivery with lower back pain. With instability at the base of the spine, the rest of your back is vulnerable to misalignment and the associated nerve pain, which can quickly lead to headaches, stiffness and soreness. In the early postpartum phase (the first 2-6 weeks), we focus gentle adjustments at restoring pelvic stability and alignment in the lower back. By adding in core stability, we start the rebuilding process of a region that was so severly weakend during pregnancy.
Postpartum chiropractic in Brooklyn
Don’t go it alone! This is the best advice we can give to any new mother. Trying to manage the physical and mental stress of adjusting to a new life with your child can leave you exhausted and vulnerable to postpartum depression. With qualified health professionals on your side, you will give yourself the best chance of recovering fully and avoiding many of the pitfalls of the postpartum period. We look forward to hearing from you.
Acupuncture for Morning Sickness
Acupuncture for morning sickness
Looking at it from the perspective of Traditional Chinese Medicine, pregnancy causes an enormous amount of energy change and realignment during the consecutive trimesters; morning sickness is seen as a natural endpoint for this energy change and thus acupuncture is designed to realign energy pathways and return the body to balance. From a Western medicine, acupuncture needling has been shown in various clinical studies to directly reduce the amount of nausea a woman is experiencing, as well as addressing headache pain. The treatment is considered entirely safe for mother and fetus, with very few side effects reported throughout the many studies.
The benefits of acupuncture
If you are worried about the effects of medication on you and your fetus, it is worth considering alternative, natural solutions for the pain and discomfort associated with pregnancy. Acupuncture is a forerunner in this type of conservative natal care- with a growing level of support from clinical trials, more and more women are turning to acupuncture to help them overcome the myriad discomforts of pregnancy. If you are interested in adding acupuncture into your pregnancy care regime, give our office in Park Slope a call to schedule an appointment today.
Celebrating and Supporting our Park Slope Community
30+ years of trusted chiropractic and acupuncture services in Park Slope
As one of Park Slope’s longest standing chiropractic and acupuncture practices, we are honored to continue our tradition of helping this community in our new office. This new, purpose-built space allows us to expand our services and staff to reach a greater portion of our great community. Between our senior staff members, we have over 100 years of collective experience across a wide range of specialities. The services we currently offer include:
- General chiropractic
- Traditional Chinese Medicine and energy balance, including…
- Chiropractic for seniors
- Pregnancy chiropractic including post-partum chiropractic
- Acupuncture for infertility
- Nutrition and exercise counseling
- Therapeutic massage
As you can see, we cover as many bases as we can in the conservative healthcare world. We are blessed to be able to do so because of our staff, which has recently grown larger with the addition of new doctors. On our home page, you can meet the newest members of our staff as well as discover an introductory video to our practice that explains why we are so excited about what we do.
Everything we do is in support of your optimal health
We want to help you function and feel better, no matter what is holding you back. All of our modalities are designed to increase your natural range of motion, reduce tension in the various systems of your body and reestablish harmony as the predominant order. It all begins with a conversation. If you have been struggling with physical or mental ailments and have not been finding the treatment you need with traditional medicine, please don’t hesitate to give our office in Park Slope a call to schedule an appointment today.