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Fertility Program at Cloud 9

Did you know… We have a Fertility Program at Cloud 9 Acupuncture?

We begin with a Couples Consultation to review a thorough medical history for both partners, including any work ups already done by our local fertility centers, Shady Grove Fertility Center or Johns Hopkins Fertility Center – both of which refer new patients to our practice because we specialize in chronic, complex cases.

Once we have completed the Couples Consultation we make a customized best recommendation for care based on our patient’s timeline and medical factors, like whether or not the couple will be trying to conceive naturally or they are already scheduled to begin the IVF process with Shady Grove or Johns Hopkins.

Our clinical director, Laura Parks, has 11 years of practice and has dedicated these 11 years to specializing in Fertility, studying with colleagues with twice as much clinical experience to design a Fertility Program that boasts over a 90% Success Rate in helping couples get pregnant and stay pregnant.

Sometimes couples do need intervention from a fertility center like Shady Grove, however, after the first couple of weeks of pregnancy, there is nothing else that a fertility center can offer to a fertility patient to prevent a miscarriage.

This is what is different about Cloud 9 Acupuncture. We offer a combination of innovative, advanced medical therapies to keep the endocrine system and hormones balanced, and keep the nervous system relaxed (and out of the “fight or flight” adrenaline rush), improve blood circulation to the uterus to nourish the beginning stages of pregnancy. Using ATP Resonance BioTherapy, O3 Regenerative Therapy, Direct Vitamin Injection Therapy, Acupuncture and Supplements we devise complete care plans. We also help treat morning sickness, headaches and migraines, pregnancy fatigue, and pains (like back pain, sciatica, shoulder pain) that often can not be addressed by medication during pregnancy, so natural alternatives like acupuncture are ideal.

Typically, we treat both partners to aid conception, and then focus on our Mom-To-Be exclusively during the entire pregnancy. The final trimester we help the body prepare for labor and delivery for a shorter, less intense labor and easier recovery, assist in flipping any Breech Baby presentation, and even provide labor induction acupuncture treatments if the OB/GYN doctor is recommending medical induction. We’ve done so many Breech Baby and Labor Induction treatments, we often get referrals for both services from a local hospital midwife practice.

At Cloud 9 we love helping to create miracles, helping couples have the baby they’ve been dreaming of. It’s what we live for!

Neuropathy Program at Cloud 9 Acupuncture

Did you know… We have a specialized Neuropathy Program at Cloud 9?

We begin with a thorough assessment and something called The Toronto Exam, which we revisit every 30-60 days to monitor the patient’s progress with our custom treatments.

Neuropathy responds well to acupuncture, and by combining acupuncture with our other advanced therapies ATP Resonance BioTherapy, Electroacupuncture, and Direct Vitamin Injection Therapy utilizing B12.

Depending on the initial cause of the patient’s neuropathy, we customize our approach. If the neuropathy was caused by radiation or chemotherapy for a cancer patient, a different blend of injections may be used, or the ATP program may be different to address the health of the nerves or the connective tissue.

If a patient’s onset of neuropathy is stemming from a compressed disc in the lumbar area of the spine causing neuropathy in the feet, with confirmed arthritis in the spine, we may consider the addition of O3 Regenerative Therapy to address the arthritis in the spine as well to improve the health of the nerves by relieving micro pressure on the spinal nerve roots from the arthritis.

On the contrary, if the neuropathy is determined to be induced by diabetes, we will look to ATP programs that address insulin resistance, pancreas function, and candida to improve the root of the diabetes as we also run ATP programs for peripheral or small fiber neuropathy, based on the patient’s diagnosis from their neurologist.

Sometimes the root of neuropathy is considered “medically unknown”- we still have a very high success rate in treating this type of neuropathy as well.

The biggest success factor in our neuropathy treatments are

  1. How much sensation has the patient lost so far? 80% loss of feeling in one’s feet, for example, is much more difficult to treat than 50% loss, and this combined with medical history will determine our estimate for that patient what the success rate for neuropathy treatment at Cloud 9 will be.
  2. Patient Compliance. Patients must adhere to the treatment plan and frequency of treatment to expect the most optimal results. Usually, if a patient is compliant, they can  typically expect an 85% success rate in improving their neuropathy by 70-90% over the course of their recommended treatment plan.

This is very good news, actually, as western medicine does not present many viable treatment options. Neuropathy is considered a degenerative condition that worsens with age, especially without any medical intervention. Usually, a neurologist will recommend a nerve medication like Cymbalta or Gabapentin to reduce the inflammation and burning sensations of neuropathy. However, patients many times will build a tolerance to said medication and continue to worsen in their condition because the root causes of their neuropathy has not been reversed, nor have any changes been made that would support the rejuvenation of cells and nerve tissue that would reverse neuropathy (which is essentially the death of the peripheral endings of the nerves). As neuropathy worsens, it creeps up the legs or arms and can lead to mobility issues and functionality of those limbs, as well as make the patient a fall risk.

That is why we are so happy at Cloud 9 to offer this innovative Neuropathy Program as a solution for neuropathy sufferers.

Now there is hope!

Four Ways Acupuncture Can Improve Men’s Health

Four Ways Acupuncture Can Improve Men’s Health

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Feel the Sand Between Your Toes

Now that the weather is cooling down, some of us are dreaming about the beach. Feeling the sand between the toes. When you have neuropathy, that dream can easily become a nightmare, being uneasy on your feet, the fear of falling down and being embarrassed in front of your family and friends, feeling like a burden…

 

Our biggest fear as health care providers treating neuropathy patients is if a neuropathy patient decides not to treat their neuropathy, and doesn’t realize how much sensation they have lost in their feet, they are still driving a car and end up driving through a store front window.

I know, it may sound extreme. Unfortunately, this is a weekly (or more) occurrence in retirement towns in the Carolinas, the South West, and Florida where there are many retirees.

Neuropathy is a progressive condition that basically presents as a gradual loss of sensation from the most peripheral aspect of your feet or hands, the numbness creeps up the limbs over time, becoming more and more numb, less and less safe to drive or even walk.

Fortunately, Now there is Hope. Acupuncture Can Help.

We have an 85% success rate in treating Neuropathy. Utilizing special, innovative therapies exclusively available at our clinic, call to see if you are a candidate for treatment in our Neuropathy Program today. Don’t wait another day.

Arthritis Meets Acupuncture

Did You Know… Arthritis is no match for Acupuncture.

 

Acupuncture is over 3,000 years old and has been used for arthritis for centuries. Any arthritis sufferer already knows the cold, damp and windy weather Fall and Winter are famous for flare up one’s arthritis without warning. Many can “feel a storm coming on” hours or days in advance.

Acupuncture helps by boosting circulation, invigorating the stiff, aging body parts with fresh, oxygen rich blood chock full of nutrients where needed most. It also moves the lymphatic system, which we affectionately describe as “the one who takes out the trash,” your lymphatic system is what hurries toxins and inflammation and cellular waste out of your body, flushing through your urinary, bowels and perspiration. We never stop learning at Cloud 9 Acupuncture, and just this year alone we have added three new therapies to help our chronic pain patients.

As we age, we are often prone to becoming nutrient deficient in key factors to healing, such as B Vitamins, Magnesium, and Vitamin C & D, to name a few.

That’s why here at Cloud 9 we’ve added Direct Vitamin Injection Therapy (DVIT) to inject the aforementioned vitamins into an acupuncture point to deliver necessary nutrients directly to the bloodstream to help the body heal faster from injuries.

Speaking of Injections, we are also offering O3 Regenerative Therapy which provides stellar results in regenerating cells and tissue, especially for arthritis or joint degeneration.

Ask your acupuncturist at your next visit about DVIT and O3 Regenerative Therapy to learn more and to see if you are a good candidate for these innovative new therapies.

 

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