Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine
Dr. Brian Abelson
Best-selling author, Dr. Brian Abelson, is the Clinical Director of Kinetic Health, an innovative health care facility that places a special focus on getting people back into an active, pain-free lifestyle.
We us Acupuncture at Kinetic Health for the treatment of a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions. We often provide acupuncture in conjunction with osseous manipulation, and myofascial release procedures. We have found this combination of treatment modalities to be extremely effective.
One of the reasons we combine acupuncture treatment to fascial release procedures is its effectiveness in pain relief. In cases where there are myofascial restrictions, the fascia can become thicker and fibrotic, reducing overall mobility. Thickening of the fascia directly affects the function of sensory nerves. Releasing this tension over specific acupuncture points can achieve dramatic effects (in pain relief), not just locally, but systemically. The use of acupuncture in this way is strongly supported by research.
For example, researchers using functional MRI studies were conducted on specific acupuncture points and correlated with brain activity. In one study, a functional MRI of the brain was performed while stimulating the Large Intestine 4 (L4) acupuncture point (located on the web of the hand).
In this study, the data from the functional MRI demonstrated a deactivation of the brain's limbic system. Researchers concluded that acupuncture points, such as L4, can decrease the activity of the brain regions that respond to pain.
I would highly recommend combined acupuncture with your current treatment modality, especially if you are experiencing a considerable amount of pain. At Kinetic Health we have seen dramatic changes in patients when we combine specific acupuncture points with myofascial release techniques and osseous mobility procedures.
Dr. Abelson is authorized and insured to provide acupuncture treatments for this patient.