If you’re suffering from an acute or chronic condition, and traditional medicine isn’t cutting it, give medical acupuncture a try. At Mango Medical, located in Kamuela, Hawaii, Russell Parker, DO, provides medical acupuncture for wellness and pain management. To learn more, contact Mango Medical online or over the phone today.
Medical acupuncture is a treatment derived from traditional Chinese medicine. Its goal is to jumpstart the body’s natural healing process and improve its function.
During a medical acupuncture session at Mango Medical, Dr. Parker places needles at specific acupuncture points. In traditional Chinese medicine, the body has energy channels that run through the body like rivers, called meridians.
The traditional belief is that their movement could become obstructed, blocking energy from flowing to and from the tissues. Acupuncture unblocks these channels.
Today, doctors believe that acupuncture works by prompting the nervous system to release chemicals in the brain, spine, and muscles. These chemicals either change the way you feel pain, or they stimulate the release of hormones and other chemicals that regulate the system.
Medical acupuncture has the potential to treat a wide range of illnesses and ailments throughout the body. The World Health Organization recommends interested patients try acupuncture for conditions including:
Note that, depending on your body and on the severity of your condition, medical acupuncture may or may not work for you. To find out if you’re a candidate, book an appointment with Dr. Parker at Mango Medical.
Regular acupuncture and medical acupuncture are almost the same thing. The main difference between the two is who practices them. You can only practice medical acupuncture if you’re a medical doctor who has received specialty training and licensing in medical acupuncture.
Dr. Parker has successfully treated patients with a wide range of ailments. If you’re ready to give acupuncture a try, put yourself in the capable hands of Dr. Parker, who has 20 years of experience in medical acupuncture. Schedule your appointment with Mango Medical online or over the phone.