Acupuncture Can Help You!

acupuncture back pain relief If you are looking for a natural way to lead a healthier, happier, pain-free life, Traditional Chinese Medicine could be for you. This safe and effective treatment method has been practiced for thousands of years and helped millions of people combat illness, reduce chronic pain, and improve their overall health. Working by regulating the body’s own innate systems and healing capacities, Traditional Chinese Medicine offers options that are long lasting and side effect free.
What is Traditional Chinese Medicine?
Simply defined, Traditional Chinese Medicine is a means of regulating the body’s functions for the sake of correcting and preventing disease. Initially, patients receive relief from the visible symptoms of imbalance; over time, benefits include improved function, adaptability, mental clarity, increased energy levels, and general disease prevention.
How Acupuncture Can Help You

Acupuncture is useful in the treatment of a wide range of conditions. Following a systematic review of the available research on acupuncture's effectiveness, the World Health Organization released the following list of conditions found to benefit from acupuncture treatment. 1 It was further stated that acupuncture accomplished these outcomes by "the mobilization of the organism's own potential" and therefore "acupuncture does not produce adverse effects." 2

Diseases, symptoms or conditions (Click through where linked for more detail) for which acupuncture has been proved--through controlled trials--to be an effective treatment: 3

  • Side Effects of Chemo/Radiation
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Bile Duct Pain
  • Depression
  • Acute Dysentery
  • Painful Periods
  • Stomach Pain
  • Facial Pain
  • Headache
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Low Blood Pressure
  • Induction of Labor
  • Knee Pain
  • Low White Blood Cell Count
  • Low Back Pain
  • Malpositioned Fetus
  • Morning Sickness
  • Nausea/Vomiting
  • Neck Pain
  • Dental Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Post-surgical Pain
  • Pain from Kidney Stone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Sprain
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Tennis Elbow
This list is by no means exhaustive. It is only an assessment of the already-existing research, which there is much more being done all of the time. These are only some of the conditions that acupuncture can treat, all without side effects.
Perhaps even more interesting, the same WHO review investigated the mechanisms by which acupuncture achieved these results and found that acupuncture had the effects of "inducing analgesia, protecting the body against infections, and regulating various physiological functions." 4 In effect, acupuncture is able to adjust the body's functions to a more optimal state.
But here is the best part: acupuncture is even more useful as a means of preventing illness in the future.
The Approach

15482591_s The pace of medical science is moving very quickly these days, and the practice of acupuncture is evolving right along with it. All branches of the medical world are increasingly relying on evidence-based methods in order to ensure the best possible outcomes. Practicing acupuncture in a modern society means employing strategies for the active integration of scientific advances in the field with the time-tested practices that have been helping people for centuries. Phil keeps current with the latest research developments, and employs the most results-focused approaches available by utilizing many of the same methods of diagnostics and improvement-tracking used to design the research studies for acupuncture and other therapies. Tracking your progress in this way allows for continued refinement of your treatment in order to produce the best outcomes as quickly as possible.


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About Me

Phillip Stamos - The Acupuncturist

Fortunate to have been personally mentored in a unique and progressive approach to Chinese Medicine by one of Leon Hammer M.D.'s most notable students, Phillip applies a detailed, meticulous, and comprehensive method of treatment derived from the synthesis of Eastern medicine with the scientific method's unfolding knowledge in nutrition and human physiology. By focusing on developing a clear and direct understanding of the unique dynamics involved in each patient's health challenges, he seeks to maximally leverage the body's healing potential in your favor so you can spend less time worrying about your health and more time enjoying it.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does acupuncture hurt?
    Acupuncture needles are incredibly thin, and generally produce a minimal amount of discomfort upon insertion. Most people report a momentary “bug bite” sensation that quickly fades into a dull, heavy, or tingling sensation at the needle site. Most needle insertions are extremely shallow, entering the skin only fractions of an inch. We use only pre-sterilized, single-use disposal stainless steel needles. There are no chemical, analgesic, or medicinal substances on the needles at all – the simple presence of the needle itself is enough to stimulate the body’s natural response and trigger its innate healing mechanisms.
    How long will it take to resolve my health challenges?
    This is relative to each individual case. While some patients may find relief from three to four treatments, most patients require more to make significant changes. Further follow up treatments may also be necessary to consolidate the improvements and prevent relapse. While acute conditions may resolve within just a few visits, chronic conditions that have been present for a long time may take many treatments over a longer time period to completely resolve.
    Will my insurance cover it?
    This varies according to your insurance company and individual plan. While several insurance companies have begun covering acupuncture treatments, others only offer coverage on a limited basis, or do not yet offer coverage. However, there is always a good chance that you may have at least some coverage, so please bring your insurance information with you and I can check to see what your plan offers.

    How long will it take to start feeling better?
      This also varies on a case-by-case basis. For some, especially with pain issues, the results of treatment can begin during, or immediately following the first treatment. In other cases, often with longstanding or physiological issues, the changes may only be minor at first, but will increase over time with further treatments as the body gradually modifies its function and establishes new, healthier patterns.
      How often will I need to come?
      In most cases it is necessary to receive treatment two times per week for the first few weeks, until the body begins to hold the changes more effectively on its own. As the condition improves, frequency of treatment may then be reduced to gradually longer periods of time.
      What can I expect during treatment?
      I primarily use systems of acupuncture that emphasize the areas between the elbows to the fingertips, and between the knees and toes. There is, therefore, rarely any need to disrobe. Once the needles are inserted, most patients report a deep sense of relaxation and wellbeing. Many patients fall asleep and feel uniquely rested and alert afterward. Often, patients will report tingling sensations as the body regulates its function.


      If you are interested in pursuing treatment, or if you have questions about whether Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine may be a good fit for you, please send a message.

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