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Acupuncture

 For more than 2,500 years, acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) have been used to prevent, diagnose and treat disease, as well as to improve general health. The traditional explanation for acupuncture’s effectiveness is that it modifies and balances the flow of energy (known as “Qi” or “Chi”) throughout the body. After a consultation and assessment, thin single use sterile needles are inserted into very specific locations on the body. Treatments are usually 30-45 minutes. 

 

Rigorous clinical trials have confirmed that acupuncture is an especially effective treatment for pain, however, the benefits of acupuncture extend to a wide variety of internal medicine conditions and mental/emotional conditions as well. 

 

Dr. Fialk utilizes acupuncture as a supportive treatment for a wide range of conditions, but his acupuncture practice has a special focus in integrative orthopedics/sports medicine and integrative oncology. 

Depending upon your specific needs, treatments may also include:

  • Percussive massage therapy (ie Theragun)

  • Tui-na (Chinese soft tissue and myofascial release)

  • Cold Laser

  • Cupping

  • Gua-sha

  • Joint Mobilization (ie adjustments using Activator method) 

  • Kinesio-taping

Acute symptoms may only require 1 to 5 treatments. But, it is common for chronic cases, to have as many as 12 or more treatments, usually over a course of eight to 10 weeks for benefit.

 

Regular visits may be suggested as preventive measures to support nervous system balance, decrease stress, improve circulation, support optimal muscle/joint function, increase energy and support optimal immune function.

Dr. Fialk collaborates with all involved in your care to ensure your health needs are met. When it is in your best interest, Dr. Fialk can refer you to another practitioner (ie. massage therapist, chiropractor,  etc.) for evaluation and treatment.

 

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