- Baltimore Acupuncture LLC1501 Sulgrave Avenue, Suite 310
Baltimore, MD 21209
“When I first started seeing her I had hip pain, groin pain, leg pain and back pain. I had been to see many Doctors who were doing nothing to fix my pain. The only thing they could offer me was pain meds, which I could not take. The relief I... Read more »
“On several occasions I felt so worn that I almost decided I would not be able to make it to my appointment. I am glad I did though because she was always able to address my needs for the day and I inevitably left energized, happier, and at peace. The... Read more »
“My treatments allowed me to get past my anger and hurt associated with losing my job, better focus and maintain my good health. I always left my treatment feeling relaxed and confident I could tackle whatever was dealt to me during the week.” K.R.
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Statistics show that almost eight out of 10 people experience low back pain at some point during their life. Seeking medical treatment for back pain is very common. Typically back pain is fleeting and can be easily resolved with rest, heat and an occasional anti-inflammatory like ibuprofen. However, once the damage is done, the recurrence of back pain can be as high as 50 percent. Part of this is because as we age, things like muscles and tendons become less flexible and pliable. This can also be attributed to the fact that many people suffer from low-grade dehydration because they don’t drink enough water and they don’t ingest enough healthy fats that keep the muscles and tendons loose. It is also very well known that in the United States, people are too sedentary, and this leads to excess weight gain that can create added pressure on the body, especially the low back. continue reading
Most people have heard of the field of acupuncture by now, but did you realize the scope of the practice encompasses Chinese medicine, which includes so much more than needles? Let’s explore this ancient therapy.
First of all, the practice of Chinese medicine starts with a diagnosis. The practitioner asks many questions to build a history; this includes the answers to digestion, appetite, diet, sleep patterns, bowel movement urination, pain, lifestyle, and stress level, for example. The acupuncturist will also be noting the voice pitch, hair luster, skin color and tone, as well as posture and mood of the patient and any significant odor. After that, there is a pulse and tongue analysis to determine where the pattern and root are, primarily. Finally, blood pressure is measured and other applicable tests done, including palpation of the body. After this history, a diagnosis and treatment plan is determined. What might be included in this plan? continue reading