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Our Life Changing Neuropathy Program

It started out as a normal outing.

Irreversible is not a word you want to hear from your Doctor but it’s a common one if you’ve been diagnosed with Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy or CIPN.

Elliot S. of Towson survived testicular cancer only to be living life in constant pain. He felt as though he were walking on pins and needles, becoming weaker and weaker by the day. “I was beginning to be worried that one day I would be wheelchair-bound.”

Nearly half of patients who undergo chemotherapy will develop Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy or CIPN.

Chemotherapy meds travel throughout the body and attack cancer cells, sadly they can also cause severe damage to healthy nerves. CIPN can begin within weeks of starting treatment and can worsen as treatment continues. A high number of really unfortunate people will be forced to endure the symptoms associated with CIPN for months or even years after they’ve completed chemo.

When asked how CIPN was affecting his quality of life, he responded, “It was difficult to even walk up and down stairs and do other things we usually take for granted.”

The most common symptoms include:

  • pain, tingling, burning, weakness, or numbness in arms, hands, legs or feet
  • sudden, sharp, stabbing or shocking pain sensations
  • loss of touch sensation
  • clumsiness and trouble using hands to pick up objects or fasten clothing
  • loss of balance or falling

For some, their nerves will recover over time. For most, the nerve damage is ‘irreversible. ‘ Elliot had been told just that by a series of Doctors and specialists. Essentially they could cure his cancer but couldn’t fix the damage done by the drugs used to cure his cancer.

Then Elliot made a call to Acupuncturist Laura Parks of Cloud 9 Acupuncture right here in Timonium, MD. Acupuncturist Laura Parks is using time-tested science of Acupuncture and technology originally developed by NASA that assists in increasing blood flow and expediting recovery and healing to treat this debilitating disease.

After a series of treatments, Elliot was taking stairs with stride! “We have a house and it has stairs. This morning I walked right down the stairs and got into the car,” Elliot shared.

“I remember thinking ‘that’s become mighty easy for me,’ I didn’t have to hold on to the handrail or anything!

It’s life changing to have this mobility back!

Again and again, we meet with patients who were once diagnosed as “untreatable” or “incurable” but after receiving Laura Parks’ treatments are now living lives free from pain and suffering. For over 11 years she has been reversing the effects of CIPN and other varieties of Peripheral Neuropathy, including that caused by diabetes without invasive surgeries and medications that come with uncomfortable side effects.

If you’ve recently beat cancer only to find that you’re living a life in constant pain and discomfort or you’re struggling with the same symptoms as a result of either Idiopathic Neuropathy or Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy, Acupuncturist Laura Parks and the incredible team at Cloud 9 can help!

 

Acupuncture & Insomnia

Often, patients begin to notice insomnia creeping in at the change of the seasons, especially as we move into springtime. With the added sunlight and the sun setting later in the day, our bodies and minds feel invigorated after a long and arduous winter. For some, the mind “just won’t turn off at bedtime,” for others, the thoughts from the day are set on “rinse and repeat.” 

Further still, some are physically restless and simply do not feel tired, until it gets so late past bedtime that they are exhausted and yet, some still cannot sleep. Of course, lest we forget our moms with young children who also suffer sleeplessness, passing their insomnia on to their parents by proxy. Pain also is a large factor of sleep disturbance, which is treated swiftly by acupuncture by reducing chronic pain. 

The good news is, Acupuncture Can Help. Regular acupuncture treatment helps to regulate the neuro-endocrine system, balancing the nervous system, cortisol levels and hormones. Many of our patients can attest to acupuncture also reducing anxiety and stress levels, contributing to a better nights sleep. Cloud 9 has a signature Insomnia Treatment Program to solve your insomnia once and for all. Begin with a Consultation. 

Pain Relief Solutions

Here at Cloud 9 Acupuncture we offer much more than acupuncture to create not just temporary pain relief, but pain relief solutions.

We use advanced therapies to treat chronic, complex conditions. Chronic degenerative conditions like neuropathy, fibromyalgia and failed back surgeries encounter limited treatment options from western medicine. That’s why at Cloud 9 we sought out the most cutting edge technology to pair with acupuncture to give our chronic pain patients relief.

Many neuropathy, fibromyalgia and chronic pain patients are simply prescribed gabapentin or muscle relaxers, and sometimes pain pills for relief. With acupuncture, ATP Resonance BioTherapy, and O3 Regenerative Therapy, patients are able to resume their daily activities and enjoy their hobbies again, whether that’s golf, or tennis, knitting, gardening or playing with the grandkids again.

Call today for a Consultation to review your specific medical condition so that the clinic director can outline a treatment plan for you.

Stocking Stuffers Available Now

This Holiday Season pick up Stocking Stuffers at our office Monday thru Friday.

Our receptionist, Addye, is available for pick up orders and can have everything ready with just a phone call.

Pain relieving topicals Tiger Mom CBD and Holy Water are available in regular sizes and mini travel sized bottles for your family and friends.

Oral CBD CLR MAX is THC free and great for reducing inflammation/aches and pains, as well as reducing stress *hello, holidays!* and improving sleep.

Give us a Call at 410-847-4766 to arrange pick up of your Stocking Stuffers today!

Got PITN? We’ve got Your Back!

PITN or Pain in the Neck is one of the most common ailments we see day in and day out in our clinic. Many times, there is Back Pain and Pain in the Neck together.

There are many reasons for this, as many neck pain sufferers will attest, the upper back and neck are connected like a superhighway. Obviously, both areas are part of the spinal cord, and as such, sometimes will present referred nerve pain or muscle tightness in one area throws off the accompanying area.

One of the most common reasons lately for neck pain are “TECH NECK” – a term we use to describe neck muscle strain and hyperflexion due to looking down at your cell phone for extended periods of time. Facebook, Tik Tok, You Tube and a few others probably come to mind when I mention this. It seems everyone is always on their phones nowadays, even children!

Neck misalignment can create low back issues too, because again the alignment of one area can affect the nearby areas- just like the alignment of your car!

What can you do?

  1. Take Stretch Breaks to keep your body loose and limber
  2. Get Acupuncture to improve mobility and function of your muscles and joints
  3. Use Pain Relief Topicals like our trusted Holy Water & Tiger Mom CBD Oil
  4. Try Heat, Ice or Massage/Vibration and see what you respond best to
  5. Take a Vacation to break up the monotony of your work demands on your body, with a change of pace and a change of scenery
  6. Go to Physical Therapy for strengthening exercises and to get custom exercises specifically for these concerns
  7. Go to the Gym to stay active, strong, and healthy and to allow your body different movements and activities
  8. Eat proper nutrition, like Low Inflammation Diet, reduce chemicals by choosing organic, keep a food diary to connect which foods create inflammation and pain in your specific body
  9. Move it, move it- take dance party breaks throughout your day, especially if you are still working from home
  10. Take a gentle walk in nature for the relaxation and deep breathing
  11. Meditation to relax the nervous system and thereby relax your muscles
  12. Epsom salt bath

Our Therapies: Acupuncture, ATP Resonance BioTherapy, and Direct Vitamin Injection Therapy (B12, Mineral Blend specifically) are fantastic in treating Neck Pain, Back Pain and stiff, tight muscles.

Get started today!

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