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PEMF Now at Cloud 9

You’ll notice our new Rainbow Infrared PEMF Mat that treats Pain!

The PEMF Mat may be added to your acupuncture session at No Additional Charge *based on availability.*

PEMF stands for pulsed electromagnetic fields. To your body, PEMF functions at a cellular level, enhancing your body’s overall functioning. The process of receiving PEMF involves sending energy waves towards pained areas of the body. The waves pass through completely and increase the spin of the electrons.

As a result, wellness levels are improved and the body may function more efficiently.
Read more about our Rainbow PEMF Mat, the Infrared Stone therapy and all the other benefits here: https://healthyline.com/product/rainbow-chakra-cleansing-and-balancing-mat-l/ 

Rainbow Mat Large 7428 Firm - PEMF Inframat Pro® First Edition Chakra Mat

 

Here’s what one of our happy patients said about the Rainbow Infrared PEMF Mat:

“I loved it. It was deeply relaxing, I felt like I just spent a week at the beach laying on the sand near the ocean without getting sand everywhere. I felt deeply restorative rest, like a vacation! I usually run cold and felt warm and energized the rest of the day and sleep really well that night. My muscles were looser and limber and made me feel like my body was younger than it actually is. I can’t wait to try it again soon!” -Happy Patient

 

Enjoy the Rainbow Infrared PEMF Mat for Free during your acupuncture session at Cloud 9 today!

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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.

acupuncture for osteoporosis

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 acupuncturist
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/

Earth Constitutional Factor

By Kelly Ferguson, L.Ac.

 

You may hear your practitioner speaking about your CF or Constitutional Factor, and you are probably asking yourself what that means? In Five Element Acupuncture Theory there are five elements or seasons that we use to help diagnosis and understand our patients. We have each of these elements within us, but we prefer one to two of them over the others. Those elements that we unknowingly prefer or align with are what we would call a person’s Constitutional Factor or CF. Within each CF there are the meridians, colors, odors, sounds, emotions, personality traits, seasons, etc. that go along with it.

earth constitutional factor

One of these Constitutional Factors is called Earth. The season for this element is Late Summer which we are getting ready to head into. This element is very grounding or centering. It allows us to nurture ourselves and those around us. Earth CF’s can sometimes sound like they are singing as they are speaking. They tend to have a yellow complexion to their skin around their eyes, and their odor can be a bit sweet smelling. The meridians that go along with Earth are spleen and stomach meridians.

earth constitutional factor

Kelly sees patients on Tuesdays & Thursdays 12p -8pm, Saturdays 10am-3pm in Timonium, and Wednesdays 12:30pm-7:30pm in White Marsh. Read more about Kelly at https://cloud9acuclinic.com/kelly-ferguson-acupuncturist/