About Jacksonville Acupuncture Clinic
I’m a Florida State Licensed and Nationally Board Certified Jacksonville Acupuncturist.
I received a Master Science in Oriental Medicine from the Acupuncture Massage College in Miami, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from the University of North Florida. I also have a Certification in Personal Training.
How I got involved and motivated to study acupuncture was rather interesting. While I was finishing my degree in biology, my father began seeing an acupuncturist for treatment. The results he got were so dramatic that it made a profound impression on me. I was so amazed with this type of alternative medicine that I made the decision right then and there to pursue a career in acupuncture.
Three years later, I became a licensed acupuncturist in Jacksonville, FL.
Deemed to be one of the most ancient treatments known to the world, acupuncture is a type of healing procedure that uses filiform needles to stimulate specific anatomical points known as acupoints in the body. This modality sometimes also uses electric machines or manual pressure to stimulate the acupoints
By creating the effects through the nervous system, acupuncture can help lower the brain chemistry by regulating the release of the neurotransmitters and neurohormones. This will control the part of the nervous system that is directly responsible for the body’s involuntary functions, and the sensations that stabilize blood pressure, flow, and temperature. This type of treatment works magnificently with physiotherapy (massage therapy).
Prior to undergoing acupuncture, the patient’s behavior, lifestyle, and health condition will be evaluated by the acupuncturist. These evaluations will enable the acupuncturist to properly diagnose the patient so that the patient may be given a correct type of treatment and provide him the results he desires. It should be however noted that the treatment results will be based on severity of the patient’s aliments.
Many in the public have errant notions as to how acupuncture works. The following are the three most common mistaken beliefs about acupuncture:
- In acupuncture treatment, no medicines are used
Not all acupuncture treatments require the use of medicines. Medicines are sometimes needed although when we talk about medicines, we mean herbal formulas used to normalize the flow of qi flow in the body. These formulas will improve the outcomes of the acupuncture treatment. They also help maintain the non-invasive stand on healing through acupuncture and Chinese medicine.
- The emotion and the physical are not connected to each other
Modern technology has made us believe that emotion is not related to the physical ills of the body. This, of course, is not what acupuncturists and Chinese medicine practitioners believe. It is also one of the reasons why acupuncture is different from the modern medical methods. Acupuncturists believe that certain external factors influence the qi flow in the body and an acupuncture needle is one example of an external force utilized to modify the flow of qi. Other factors such as emotions and lifestyle are also taken into account.
- Needles are indispensable tools in acupuncture treatment
Most people erroneously think that acupuncture treatment always equates to needle use. They think that the needles, which are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, are the most important aspects of acupuncture therapy. Of course, nowadays, modern technology has made this belief irrelevant. Besides needles, there are a lot of things that you can use to heal a patient through acupuncture. We now have laser acupuncture and electro-acupuncture that do not use needles but still generate results equally as good as needle acupuncture. There is also acupressure that has been used for thousands of years that uses manual pressure to stimulate acupoints. The important thing to note here is that there are several factors and other forms of acupuncture techniques that are used in lieu of needles to heal a person through acupuncture.
Today my biggest reward comes not only from helping my patients go pain free, but from seeing how acupuncture has improved their quality of life. The human body wants to naturally go back to balance. Through diet, exercise, and proper healthcare it can be possible.
I always knew that one day my career would involve healthcare and wellness. I truly enjoy helping others improve their lives. For more information please visit my Jacksonville Acupuncture Clinic website.
Jacksonville Acupuncture Clinic
8855 San Jose Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32217