- Cloud 9 Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine22 West Padonia Rd. Suite A-203
Timonium, MD 21093
There are a variety of gastrointestinal and autoimmune diseases that can contribute to what is known as leaky gut syndrome. So, what exactly is leaky gut syndrome? It’s close to exactly what it sounds like. Each one of us has semi-permeable guts. What that means is the mucous lining of our intestines is designed to absorb water and nutrients from our food. Your intestinal lining is responsible for acting as a barrier to bacteria. With leaky gut syndrome, your intestinal lining “leaks” allowing more water and nutrients through, but also potentially allowing toxic molecules to come through as well. continue reading
Acupuncture, an ancient healing technique rooted in Traditional Chinese medicine, has been practiced for over 3,000 years. It involves inserting thin needles into specific points on the body, known as acupoints, to stimulate the body’s natural healing abilities. This gentle yet effective therapy has gained widespread recognition for its potential to alleviate a wide range of health concerns.
Pain Management: A Promising Approach
One of the most well-established benefits of acupuncture is its effectiveness in managing pain. Numerous studies have demonstrated the positive impact of acupuncture in reducing chronic pain associated with conditions such as osteoarthritis, low back pain, neck pain, and headaches/migraines. By stimulating the release of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers, acupuncture helps to alleviate pain and improve overall well-being.
Beyond Pain Relief: A Holistic Approach to Health
Acupuncture’s benefits extend far beyond pain management. This holistic therapy has shown promise in addressing a variety of health concerns, including:
Stress and Anxiety: Acupuncture can effectively reduce stress and anxiety by promoting relaxation and enhancing the body’s ability to cope with stress.
Digestive Issues: Acupuncture has been shown to alleviate digestive problems such as nausea, vomiting, and constipation.
Sleep Disorders: Acupuncture can improve sleep quality by regulating sleep patterns and reducing insomnia.
Reproductive Health: Acupuncture has been used to address menstrual cramps, menopausal symptoms, and fertility issues.
A Safe and Effective Treatment Option
Acupuncture is generally considered a safe and effective treatment option. When performed by a licensed and experienced acupuncturist, the risk of side effects is minimal. Most people experience little to no discomfort during acupuncture treatments, and in fact, usually fall asleep after becoming deeply relaxed.
Embracing Acupuncture for Holistic Wellness
As research continues to unveil the multifaceted benefits of acupuncture (with over thousands of clinical trials already documenting clinical success!), acupuncture is increasingly recognized as a valuable tool for promoting overall health and well-being. Whether seeking relief from chronic pain, managing stress, or enhancing overall wellness, acupuncture offers a safe, effective, and holistic approach to healthcare.
Whether you’re suffering from low back pain, or neuropathy, infertility or headaches, you’ll want to find the best acupuncture clinic that suits your needs the best.
The very best way is to call and speak with the receptionist of your clinic of interest and ask them if they have experience in or specialize in your primary condition you are seeking care for. While most acupuncturists have trained extensively for 3-5 years in graduate level study acupuncture programs, and receive a Master’s degree or a Doctorate (also known as a Acupuncture Physician), it’s still best to work with an acupuncturist or clinic that has experienced success in treating your condition.
Some questions you can ask when you phone a prospective acupuncture clinic:
Has the acupuncturist treated my type of condition before?
What is the success rate of treating my condition at this clinic?
How many years of experience does the acupuncturist have?
Do you offer any additional therapies beyond acupuncture to help address my condition?
What can I expect during my first visit? (Is it just a consultation, or will I receive treatment that day?)
Most of our patients are referred by word of mouth, from former patients who have also experienced success. Our acupuncturist Dr. Laura Parks does specialize in chronic, complex conditions and has been practicing for over 13 years. She received her acupuncture doctorate from Five Branches University, and acupuncture masters from Maryland University of Integrative Health (formerly Tai Sophia). Dr. Parks has been treating Fertility patients for over 13 years and specializing in neuropathy for over 4 years, with over a 85% success rate.
Medical Director and Licensed Acupuncturist provides local acupuncture with advanced, innovative therapies designed for out of this word results. One of our advanced therapies, ATP Resonance BioTherapyTM was first developed by NASA 30 years ago. ATP Resonance BioTherapyTM communicates with the mitochondria of the cells to produce more ATP cellular energy and boost cellular functioning. This creates faster, more permanent healing in a shorter amount of time. We use this technology for many conditions, from neuropathy to arthritis, to autoimmune conditions, to infertility, just to name a few.
Our local acupuncture clinic offers far more than just acupuncture, combining an ancient medicine with modern technology.
- ATP Resonance BioTherapyTM
- O3 Regenerative TherapyTM
- Dry Needling
- Electro-stim Acupuncture
- Pharmaceutical Grade Nutraceuticals
- B12 Injections, LipoMino Injections
O3 Regenerative TherapyTM is another advanced therapy. This uses ozone or ‘activated oxygen’ which utilizes an oxygen tank that runs to a generator, transforming O2 (oxygen) molecules to O3 (ozone) molecules instead. The benefit to doing this is that any cell or tissue that comes in contact with O3 (ozone) becomes fully oxygenated. In our clinical setting, we provide options to fully oxygenate the frontal lobe of the brain- helpful for anxiety, depression, PTSD, insomnia, cognitive health, and brain fog. We also offer kits for fertility patients to take home to fully oxygenate the uterine lining to boost fertility success rates. This helps improve implantation rates and improve success rate of pregnancy going to term. Lastly, we offer other options to help with arthritis or autoimmune conditions using ozone.
Ready to get started? Call us at 410-847-4766 today to learn more!
I once had to write an essay on the book, “Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers” by Robert Sapolsky and I can summarize it to this day… The sympathetic nervous system elicits the “fight or flight” response. A third response is to freeze in place.
Modern humans often freeze in place, stall. Usually, we do not fight others or run (flight) like zebras run away from lions, but we just sit or stand in place, doing the same exact thing physically we were doing prior to the stress trigger. The cortisol elevates with the stressor, the adrenaline surges… and we sit (or stand) in place instead of using that fuel to launch into a sprint away from a predator (lion, tiger or bear, oh my!)
Zebras have no choice. They run or they die, or they run and die. Either way, they really must run. In turn, their bodies burn off the adrenaline surge and other stress hormones. This is why they do not get ulcers.
However, humans do get ulcers, because their ancient wiring “fight or flight” response designed to keep them alive during times of war with neighboring tribes, or being hunted by predators, simply goes off at very inopportune times… like when we’re stuck in traffic, or getting flack from our boss, or a friend phones with bad news … goes off, constantly, daily, sometimes multiple times per hour. This creates a cascade effect with the nervous system, the neuro-endocrine hormones and creates inflammation, extra body fat, cardiovascular disease, digestive disorders, anxiety, panic attacks, headaches, autoimmune disease, insomnia, and more. Everyone responds to stress differently.
Most people respond very well to acupuncture because it brings the nervous system and endocrine system into balance. Over time, with regular acupuncture treatment, patients become less triggered by stress as the “fight or flight” response becomes much more self-regulated.