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Benefits of Acupuncture

Acupuncture, in conjunction with modern medicine, has the potential to contribute towards pain control, health and well-being.

Acupuncturists have experienced success in the treatment of many health issues.

At Liss Rehab, we maximize the success rate of acupuncture through communication between the physiatrist and acupuncturist.

Acupuncture is recognized by a number of health organizations to be effective in the treatment of many medical problems. Below are some of the medical problems that acupuncture can help with that are most pertinent to our practice:

  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Depression
  • Dizziness
  • Facial pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Insomnia
  • Knee pain
  • Low back pain
  • Migraines
  • Neck pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pain of unclear etiology
  • Postoperative pain
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder pain
  • Spine related pain
  • Stress
  • Sprains
  • Tennis elbow
  • Trigger points
  • Wrist pain

Medical research demonstrates that acupuncture is effective in the management of Low Back Pain, Osteoarthritis Pain, Shoulder Pain, Knee Pain, Wrist and Ankle Pain, Fibromyalgia, Migraine Headaches, Cancer Pain and Nausea, Insomnia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Depression.

Patients that are particularly good candidates for acupuncture in a pain management practice:

  • Patients with acute pain that is severe enough to require medication.
  • Patients with chronic pain that is not responsive to other measures.
  • Patients with a strong associated muscular component to their pain.
  • Patients that expect success from acupuncture.

How does acupuncture work? According to ancient philosophy, Qi (pronounced "chee"), or vital energy, flows throughout the body. A person's health is influenced by the quality, quantity, and balance of Qi.

Qi flows through 14 specific pathways called meridians each of which is connected to specific organs and glands.

Blockage of the flow of Qi in any of the meridians can be detrimental to a person's health and leads to various signs, symptoms, and medical conditions.

After a history and examination the acupuncturist detects imbalances of Qi and inserts sterile needles into specific acupoints along the Meridian pathways. This allows for unblocking the obstruction of Qi with a resultant decrease in pain and improved bodily function.

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient form of medical care that has evolved into a complete holistic health care system. Practitioners of acupuncture have used this noninvasive treatment method to treat millions of people for a large variety of conditions.

Acupuncture is safe and painless and associated with extremely rare side effects. A significant percentage of medical practitioners refer patients for acupuncture because of its proven efficacy and safety.

Current theories on the mechanism of acupuncture:

  1. Neurotransmitter theory: Stimulation of the secretion of endorphins and enkephalins in the brain and spinal cord.
  2. Blood chemistry theory: An alteration of peripheral blood triglycerides, cholesterol, and phospholipids.
  3. Autonomic nervous system theory: Through the release of norepinephrine, acetylcholine, and several types of opioids. These substances affect the autonomic nervous system.
  4. Vascular-interstitial theory: An effect on the electrical system within tissues/cells.
  5. Gate control theory: Through activation of non-nociceptive receptors resulting in inhibition of nociceptive signals through the dorsal horn.

Patients that are particularly good candidates for acupuncture in a pain management practice:

  • Patients with acute pain that is severe enough to require medication.
  • Patients with chronic pain that is not responsive to other measures.
  • Patients with a strong associated muscular component to their pain.
  • Patients that expect success from acupuncture.
hiroe yamani

Hiroe Yamani M.S., L.Ac

Hiroe Yamani earned her Master’s degree in acupuncture from the Tri-State College of Acupuncture. Hiroe is a NCCAOM certified Diplomate in acupuncture and is a certified acupuncturist in New Jersey since 2008. She predominantly practices Japanese style acupuncture, although she integrates it with other acupuncture styles, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Myofascial trigger point release, and Balance method. She also works with different modalities, such as cupping and guasha.

Hiroe has been working in private practices, and the personal injury practice. She works both with the acute and chronic pain.

The specific conditions that Hiroe often treat are Neck /Lower back pain, joint pain, headache, GYN/male problem, stress/anxiety and constipation/IBS.

 
 

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