Check out our client, Guan Physical Therapy and Acupuncture new page Acupuncture for Knee Pain in Gainesville

Knee pain can be debilitating and life-altering. If you are experiencing pain in your knee, you may be wondering if acupuncture is a viable treatment option so they can stop relying on painkillers or avoid risky and expensive surgery.  The purpose of this page is to answer that question. Keep reading to find out if – and how – acupuncture can help treat the pain in your knee in Gainesville, Florida.

Will Acupuncture Help My Knee Pain?

Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine. The practitioner inserts thin needles into different points of the body to help relieve pain.

Acupuncture works by stimulating the body’s own healing process to reduce inflammation, increase circulation and release endorphins, the body’s natural pain-killing chemicals. Many believe it is useful for healing nerves, tissues, and muscles. The goal of acupuncture is to restore health to the body, providing relief of disease and pain.

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Acupuncture for Knee Pain Gainesville

 

News just in from oru client, Guan Physical Therapy and Acupuncture about What To Do When Physical Therapy Does Not Improve Your Pain

Physical therapy is an essential component of treatment for many conditions, injuries, and post-surgical rehabilitation. One of the goals of physical therapy is to feel better, but very occasionally the exact opposite can happen and patients’ symptoms may continue, or can even lead to the patient feeling worse. In this article, we will discuss what to do if you participate in physical therapy and do not experience a reduction in your pain.

Assuming you are in the Gainesville area, our first recommendation is to make sure you are receiving treatment at a reputable physical therapy clinic in Gainesville. There are four things to look for in a physical therapy clinic:

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What To Do When Physical Therapy Does Not Improve Your Pain

 

Latest update from our client, Guan Physical Therapy and Acupuncture about You Need to Know What Science Says About Traditional Chinese Medicine

It is a practice that goes back thousands of years. It has been subject to numerous clinical studies and medical reviews. Yet many are still skeptical. Will Chinese medicine help you?

According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) uses mind and body practice and herbal health supplements to treat many common health conditions.

Specific TCM therapies such as acupuncture can improve pain and quality of life. Doctor WeiWei Guam has been practicing acupuncture and Chinese medicine in Gainesville, Fl  since 2011. She is faithful to the reliability of the practice and dedicated to educating patients on alternative medicine.

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You Need to Know What Science Says About Traditional Chinese Medicine

 

News just in from our client, Guan Physical Therapy and Acupuncture about 5 Essential Benefits of Dry Needling

Dry needling might have some similarities with acupuncture, but this medicine technique is often associated with physical therapy. Also known as myofascial trigger point dry needling or intramuscular stimulation (IMS), the American Physical Therapy Association technically defines this technique as a treatment for skeletal muscle or connective tissue dysfunction, damage, or pain.

Dry needling vs. acupuncture

Acupuncture relieves pain by balancing the flow of energy (Qi) in the body. This is achieved by inserting needles in specific acupuncture points to release endorphins, which have anti-inflammatory effects.

On the other hand, trigger point dry needling is performed by inserting a needle directly into a specific point in the muscles that cause the pain. Interestingly, a 2014 review has revealed that inserting the needles into the muscles around the painful site is more effective than zeroing in on the pain points only. This dry needling technique is somewhat similar to acupuncture as it treats a larger area of nerves and muscles.

In Florida, dry needling for back pain cannot be performed by physical therapists under existing laws. The good news is that Dr. Guan, an acupuncturist in Gainesville, FL, has undergone intensive training in both fields and has a license to provide both physical therapy and acupuncture services to patients.

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5 Essential Benefits of Dry Needling

 

 

News just in from our client, Guan Physical Therapy and Acupuncture about Chinese Herbal Medicines With Anti-Inflammatory Effects

For more than 2,000 years, Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) using herbs has provided help and relief among many communities across Asia. The majority of Chinese herbal medicines have anti-inflammatory properties, but some of these herbs are far more effective than others.

According to Scientific Reports, Chinese herbal medicines that can treat inflammatory conditions are called Qing Re Yao herbs. Roughly translated, Qing Re Yao means “remove heat medicine“. Heat is commonly associated with inflammation-related symptoms.

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Chinese Herbal Medicines With Anti-Inflammatory Effects

 

Check out our client, Guan Physical Therapy and Acupuncture latest update about Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture for Weight Loss

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and acupuncture in Gainesville, FL, have a different approach to healing than Western medicine. Their appeal spans a broader audience who wants to achieve wellness without the side effects of drugs. In weight loss management, these two forms of treatment have slowly become the choice rather than the option. But how effective are TCM and acupuncture for weight loss?

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Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture for Weight Loss

 

Check out our client, Guan Physical Therapy and Acupuncture new blog post about Acupuncture Benefits for Stroke Patients

Patients recovering from a stroke need continuous rehabilitation and treatments. It is a lengthy and complicated process that is essential to prevent another attack, improve mobility, and relearn skills.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 185,000 people in the United States experience a recurring stroke attack. While those over 65 are of higher risk, a stroke can occur at any age, especially for patients with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and bad habits like smoking.

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Acupuncture Benefits for Stroke Patients

 

Latest update from our client, Guan Physical Therapy and Acupuncture about Acupuncture for Knee Stiffness and Knee Pain

Knees help you walk, stand, maintain your balance, and move about. Because it’s an indispensable part of the body that plays a major role in mobility, it’s also the most commonly injured part. Statistics show that knee pain is prevalent in 46.2 percent of people above 50 years old and women are more prone to knee problems than men.

Knee stiffness and knee pain develop because of overuse, age-related issues, an injury, and a chronic condition like knee arthritis. There are various ways to manage and keep the knees in top shape. If you are looking for a treatment to relieve your pain in the knee in Gainesville, FL, you might want to try acupuncture.

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Acupuncture for Knee Stiffness and Knee Pain

 

News just in from our client, Guan Physical Therapy and Acupuncture about 5 Reasons Why People are Turning to Alternative Medicine for Their Health Needs

Also known as new age, holistic, or complementary medicine, alternative medicine describes the age-old treatment procedures that are now considered to be outside of modern medicine.

 

Despite the connotations, many patients prefer alternative medicine to modern medicine. Some health care professionals may even use alternative medical methods with modern procedures to help their patients. Here are five reasons why people turn to alternative medicine for their health needs:

 

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5 Reasons Why People are Turning to Alternative Medicine for Their Health Needs

 

Latest update from our client, Guan Physical Therapy and Acupuncture about How Acupuncture Can Relieve Common Causes of Neck Pain

Neck pain has many causes and experts say it is rarely a symptom of a more pressing problem. However, neck pain may be prolonged, severe, and extremely uncomfortable. It may also trigger headaches, dizziness, or nausea and vomiting.

 

At least 86.8 percent of the general population experience neck pain. According to the Best Practice & Research Clinical Rheumatology, this condition is more prevalent among women in the 35 to 49 age group in high-income countries or urban areas.

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How Acupuncture Can Relieve Common Causes of Neck Pain