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Nerve health, Fatigue, Mood Boost & More . . . B-12 is here to Save the Day!

 

 

Did You Know? . . .

Cloud 9 offers Vit. B-12 Injections.

 

From http://peripheralneuropathycenter.uchicago.edu/learnaboutpn/typesofpn/systemic/nutrition.shtml

VITAMIN B12 DEFICIENCY

Vitamin B12 is an essential dietary nutrient—a B12 deficiency can lead to a number of serious conditions including peripheral neuropathy.

Vitamin B12 deficiency is common in the United States, especially among the elderly. It is estimated that between 10% and 25% of the people over 80 years of age may have a B12 deficiency. There are several causes of B12 deficiency. A strict vegetarian diet may promote a B12 deficiency because animal-based foods such as red meat, dairy products, fish, poultry and eggs are the only recognized source of dietary B12. A lack of B12, or the inability of stomach acids to aid in the absorption, also causes this deficiency. Consequently, drugs that reduce stomach acid should be taken with B12 supplements. A number of other conditions, procedures, and drugs are associated with a reduced the ability to absorb B12. These include autoimmune diseases, pernicious or unexplained anemia, pancreatic diseases, ileal resection, Crohn’s disease, HIV infection, gastritis, gastric or small intestine surgeries, malabsorption syndromes, multiple sclerosis, and use of histamine2 receptor antagonists or proton pump inhibitors.

A lack of vitamin B12 can cause serious anemia, nerve damage and degeneration of the spinal cord. It is common for anemia to develop first, but this is not always the case, especially if a person is taking a folate supplement. A lack of B12 damages the myelin sheath that surrounds and protect nerves. Without this protection, nerves cease to function properly and conditions such as peripheral neuropathy occur. Even B12 deficiency that is relatively mild may affect the nervous system and the proper functioning of the brain. The nerve damage caused by a lack of B12 may become permanently debilitating, if the underlying condition is not treated.

SYMPTOMS AND SIGNS

(Not all symptoms and signs may be present.)

  • Lack of coordination
  • Pain, numbness, and tingling in hands or feet
  • Sensory loss
  • Weakness”

 Additionally, . . .

According to the Mayo Clinic, “Vitamin B-12 (cobalamin) is a water-soluble vitamin that plays essential roles in red blood cell formation, cell metabolism, nerve function and the production of DNA.

Left untreated, a vitamin B-12 deficiency can lead to anemia, fatigue, muscle weakness, intestinal problems, nerve damage and mood disturbances.

The recommended daily amount of vitamin B-12 for adults is 2.4 micrograms.

 

Evidence:

Research on the use of vitamin B-12 for specific activities and conditions shows:

  • Heart and blood vessel disease. Vitamin B-12, in combination with vitamin B-6 and folate (vitamin B-9), has been shown to control high levels of homocysteine in the blood. Elevated homocysteine might increase your risk of diseases of the heart and blood vessels (cardiovascular disease). Despite this benefit, there’s no evidence to show that vitamin B-12 supplements prevent heart disease.
  • Dementia. Vitamin B-12 deficiency is associated with dementia and low cognitive function, but it’s not clear whether vitamin B-12 supplements might help prevent or treat dementia.
  • Athletic performance. Unless you have a vitamin B-12 deficiency, there’s no evidence that vitamin B-12 supplements will boost your energy or make you a better athlete.”    Referenced from https://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements-vitamin-b12/art-20363663

Now Offering ATP Resonance BioTherapy™

ATP Resonance BioTherapy™

ATP Resonance BioTherapy

ATP Resonance BioTherapy™ is a cutting edge technique for treating pain that uses low-level electrical current. The current is delivered to specified parts of the body in an attempt to relieve the pain or condition we are treating. Frequencies have a direct effect on our physical bodies and can almost instantaneously change the chemistry and then improve symptoms. For example, there are frequencies clinically proven to reduce pain and inflammation and others that improve circulation. It’s similar to writing a computer program for our bodies to heal. There are 100’s of frequencies that we use to reduce inflammation and pain.

Initial Consultation Required

The initial consultation with our acupuncturist Mrs. Parks is required to find out if you are a candidate for ATP Resonance BioTherapy™.

If you are determined to be a candidate, we can perform your first procedure the same day.

 

What To Expect With

ATP Resonance BioTherapy™

Quick & Painless

The procedure is quick and painless, you will be in and out of the office in about 30 minutes.

Typical Treatment Course

The number of sessions you will need will vary based on your specific condition, the amount of time you’ve had it, and your medical history.

The Process

The process is repeated 2-4 times a week until maximum improvement is seen. A maintenance regimen is often prescribed to prevent recurrence. Maintenance may be as little as 1-2 times per month.

Absence Of Symptoms

ATP Resonance BioTherapy™ treatment can and often does result in a complete absence of, or control of symptoms, even in severe conditions that have been present for years.

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Conditions That We Treat

With ATP Resonance BioTherapy™

Shingles
Burns
Kidney Stones
Asthma
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Disc Injuries
Fibromyalgia
Diabetic Neuropathy
Neuromas (overgrowth and scarring to a nerve after an injury)
Tendinopathy (inflammation and/or swelling of the tendon)
Acute (sudden) And Chronic (long-term) Musculoskeletal Injuries
Acute And Chronic Neuropathic (nerve) Pain
Chronic Fracture And Bone Pain
Arthritis
Torticollis (head is tilted to one side)
Disc Injuries / Discogenic- And Facet-Based Pain
Viscerally-referred Pain
Concussions
Headaches
Plantar fasciitis
Wounds

Common Questions Regarding ATP Resonance BioTherapy

 

How Does ATP Resonance BioTherapy™ Work?

ATP Resonance BioTherapy™ is applied to the body with a device that delivers a mild current. Microcurrent is an extremely mild electrical current (one millionth of an ampere). In ATP Resonance BioTherapy™, depending on the tissues involved, specific frequencies are selected to encourage natural healing of the body and to reduce pain.

 

Is ATP Resonance BioTherapy™ Painful?

Treatment with ATP Resonance BioTherapy™ is non-invasive and painless. The currents used in ATP Resonance BioTherapy™are so low that the patient often does not feel them. During the procedure, patients may notice certain effects, including warmth and a softening of affected tissues. Patients often find ATP Resonance BioTherapy™ to be very relaxing as symptoms dissipate and muscular tension is diminished.

 

Is ATP Resonance Bio Therapy™ Covered By Insurance?

While ATP Resonance BioTherapy™ is one of our offerings, in our clinic our acupuncturist will meet with you and evaluate your specific needs to determine if you are a candidate for our services. Then, if you are a good candidate for our clinic, our acupuncturist will formulate a treatment plan tailored specifically to you. The majority of the time, your treatment plans draw from all of our services to give you the best comprehensive care and get you the best results as quickly as possible.

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Something New for Pain – Evil Bone Water!

Zheng Gu Shui or “Evil Bone Water” has been around for over 500 years as a Chinese Herbal Formula to Treat Pain.
This Evil Bone Water is made by Saint Acupuncture, right here in the USA.
It’s good for Broken Bones, Joint Pain & Arthritis, Bruises, Muscle Cramps or PMS Cramps, Sprains, Sports Injuries, Carpal Tunnel, and Insect Bites.

Evil Bone Water Cloud 9 Acupuncture

It is an all natural, plant-based formula that goes Amazingly Well with our
other Superstar Pain Product, Tiger Mom CBD Roller.

We put Evil Bone Water on first where you are having pain, then we roll on the Tiger Mom CBD and . . .
BAM! It’s a 1 – 2 Punch to knock out the pain. The Evil Bone Water gets in deep to the bone (or the joints) where your pain is and helps Tiger Mom CBD get in deeper and faster to provide pain relief. Both Evil Bone Water & Tiger Mom CBD are rich in anti-inflammatory properties while significantly reducing pain, helping the muscles feel looser and restoring Range of Motion to stiff joints and muscles.

Make an appointment today to demo Evil Bone Water and Tiger Mom CBD at your next acupuncture session!

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