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At Peace Instead of In Pieces

Lately we’ve had a huge surge in New Patients. Most of these patients are completely new to acupuncture, some are not. Some saw another acupuncturist years ago for a few visits perhaps. One of my takeaways as one of the 6 acupuncturists here at Cloud 9 from the past few weeks is a reminder of just how powerful it can be to have a practitioner provide deep listening.

 

What do I mean by “Deep Listening?”

 

Many of our patients recently have said their peace and then looked at me with a soft smile and said, “wow, I feel like I’m talking to my therapist, but I’m more relaxed. I feel so much better.” Usually followed by, “Does anyone else ever tell you that?”

 

The answer is Yes. Many times. The reason patients have this healing experience so often is because we set a supportive environment where patients can bring any of their concerns or life difficulties to the table to be tended to. As an acupuncturist, I was also given years of training as a Wellness Coach, giving mindset shifting tools to carefully craft and curate for each individual patient at hand.

 

That’s not to take away from a psychologist or therapist. We refer out to therapists all the time and we respect the amazing work they do. At the same time, we acknowledge that acupuncture brings healing to what the Ancient Chinese described as “Body/Mind/Spirit” and we tend our patients knowing that what ails the mind will show up in the body, and what ails the body will weigh heavily on the mind. We are here to tend you by looking at you holistically (and as a whole).

 

I look forward to seeing you on the table soon, so we can continue to help you Find Peace, and Bring Your (maybe not so broken?) Pieces back together.

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.

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 pain. The Evil Bone Water gets in deep to the bone (or the joints) where the 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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Did you know? Acupuncture can help Osteoporosis!

By Bradley Stiles, L.Ac.

 

Do you suffer from Postmenopausal Osteoporosis?  Acupuncture can help!

 

In a recent study acupuncture with moxibustion has been shown to outperform a supplementation of calcium added into the diet.  The study used three groups, a calcium supplement control group, an electro-stim acupuncture group, and an acupuncture and moxibustion group.  If you are not familiar with electro-stim, it is exactly what it sounds like.  Acupuncture is applied and then an e-stim machine is attached to the needles and applies electrical current through the needles.  Moxibustion is the burning of the herb mugwort, also known as Moxa, at the location of an acupuncture point.  Warm needle acupuncture is moxa applied to the needle so that the needle itself is warmed up.

Receiving treatment once a day for 30 days, data was gathered on visual analog scale pain scores.  Additional data was logged in the form of the biomarkers serum insulin growth factors (IGF-1), serum interleukin 6 (IL6), and tumor necrosis factor a (TNF-A).  Acupuncture points that were chosen were BL 11, BL 23, and GB 39 and were “proven to produce subjective and objective results” through the study.

If you are interested in knowing more information or the specific details of the study please read the study itself which can be found below.

 

If you suffer from postmenopausal osteoporosis and are interested in getting acupuncture please schedule an appointment with us, the link can be found in the header at the top of the page!

https://www.healthcmi.com/Acupuncture-Continuing-Education-News/1896-acupuncture-found-effective-for-postmenopausal-osteoporosis?fbclid=IwAR01PhKcJFGa2ORS01ZD3wsUyNu7uGgcCN3boaOiqPUzzeHM2mv6X90UuMA

Bradley Stiles, M.Ac., L.Ac.

 

Bradley’s Timonium Hours:

Monday       … 7am – 12 pm

Tuesday      … 7am – 1pm

Wednesday… 7am – 12pm

Brad is ready to see patients with Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna and Aetna plans in Timonium.

 

Bradley’s Kent Island Hours:

Thursday    …10am – 5pm

We do not accept insurance at our Kent Island location.

 

Read more about Brad & Watch Brad’s Video! at https://cloud9acuclinic.com/bradley-stiles-acupuncturist/

How Acupuncture Can Help You with Your Chronic Pain

By Bradley Stiles, L.Ac.

Can acupuncture help you with your chronic pain?

YES!

The National Institute of Health (NIH) believes so saying “Results from a number of studies suggest that acupuncture may help ease types of pain that are often chronic such as low-back pain, neck pain, and osteoarthritis/knee pain. It also may help reduce the frequency of tension headaches and prevent migraine headaches.  Therefore, acupuncture appears to be a reasonable option for people with chronic pain to consider. “

When I started writing this blog post there were over 700 studies on the relationship between acupuncture and chronic pain on PubMed (short for Public Medical Database, an online resource that complies verified scientific data on all different kinds of research experiments).  This positive relationship is well documented and well known.  The science behind acupuncture and its reductive effect on pain is one of the reasons most insurances cover acupuncture today. (Thank Goodness!)  New scientific research is coming out all of the time!

It is even being used in many hospitals and even in some Emergency Rooms/departments.  Below I’ve linked two studies that have shown positive changes that were statistically significant in Pain management outcomes through the use of acupuncture.  This means that acupuncture performed better than a placebo effect.  Please read the studies below if your interested in knowing more.

With the current opioid epidemic if you know someone that is interested in coming off of their pain meds we at Cloud 9 would love to work together with their doctor to manage the patient’s pain levels with the goal of their doctor either suggesting a reduction in their amount of medication or (with physician supervision and approval) the patient is able to come off medications altogether because symptoms have disappeared by completing a series of acupuncture treatment protocol .

Links Related to This Article:

https://nccih.nih.gov/health/acupuncture/introduction

Acupuncture as a Nonpharmacologic Treatment for Pain in a Pediatric Emergency Department- https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Acupuncture+as+a+Nonpharmacologic+Treatment+for+Pain+in+a+Pediatric+Emergency+Department&fbclid=IwAR1EeOIxp4nj2AhbHd938KRgYIqokY-9lnLeWaUrX9kS8ktIWszlbZajxlc

Effect of Integrative Medicine Services on Pain for Hospitalized Patients at an Academic Health Center –

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Effect+of+Integrative+Medicine+Services+on+Pain+for+Hospitalized+Patients+at+an+Academic+Health+Center&fbclid=IwAR1ptcXg7lqa_FM3HOWOfiI5g5up2epSRz0h02y15CR-x_1WaSdyAGV8r5o

 

Bradley Stiles, M.Ac., L.Ac.

 

Bradley’s Timonium Hours:

Monday       … 7am – 11am

Tuesday      … 7am – 12pm

Wednesday… 7am – 11am

Brad is ready to see patients with Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna and Aetna plans in Timonium.

 

Bradley’s Kent Island Hours:

Thursday    …10am – 5pm

We do not accept insurance at our Kent Island location.

 

Read more about Brad & Watch Brad’s Video! at https://cloud9acuclinic.com/bradley-stiles-acupuncturist/