Wellness

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.

Tips for Adjusting to Daylight Savings Time

It’s been about a week since we’ve set our clocks back an hour to accommodate daylight saving time. Although we’ll be on this schedule until March 2020, many people may still be having trouble adjusting. It’s just an hour, but that’s enough to throw off your internal clock and rhythm. If you’re feeling unusually fatigued and groggy, there are some changes you can make to help you get used to the shift.

Tips for Adjusting to Daylight Savings Time

1. Stick to Your Schedule

While it may seem counterintuitive, don’t change your schedule to accommodate the shift in time. Sticking to your usual schedule will help your body gradually adjust to the time change. Trying to stay awake for an extra hour could be more of a shock to your system than you intend. Therefore, if you usually go to bed at 10 p.m., you should continue doing that. The same goes for the time that you typically wake up. Maintaining a consistent schedule will help automatically regulate your sleep patterns. You’ll feel less groggy and exhausted. In addition, check out these sleep tips:

  • Create an optimal sleep environment with temperature and darkness
  • If it’s helpful, use white noise or other ambient sound devices or apps
  • Make sure that your mattress has your ideal level of firmness
  • Avoid using electronics directly before bed

2. Take In As Much Sunlight As Possible

During this time of year, the average time for sunset is 4:55 p.m. The extended time of darkness has various physiological and psychological impacts. Some people even experience seasonal affective disorder — a type of depression related to the change in the seasons. To combat these effects, try to take in as much sunlight as possible throughout the day. Wrap up and take a quick walk outside during our lunch break. You could also open your blinds and curtains in the morning to start your day with a full dose of sunlight. Here are a few ways you can get more sunlight:

  • Go for a jog or walk (at least 20 minutes)
  • Keep the blinds open in your office space
  • Consider light therapy using a lightbox

3. Rethink Your Evening Routine

Although you’re sticking to your established sleep schedule, it will be helpful to rethink your evening routine. It will help you wind down and settle your body and mind so you can rest. Enjoy your dinnertime, but give your body time to digest before getting into bed. Get into a peaceful rhythm with your body with stretching and meditation. Open up a new book to keep your mind active while saving your eyes from the blue light of electronics. Consider adding these activities to your routine:

  • Take a warm bath a couple of hours before bedtime
  • Start writing in a gratitude journal
  • Spend uninterrupted time with family/children

How to Start Treatment: The Consult

During your initial Consult with Cloud 9 Acupuncture we seek to fully examine your Chief Complaint or Primary Concern by reviewing your complete health history and determining if acupuncture is the right approach for your specific condition.

 

At Cloud 9, we are not limited to just acupuncture. We take a Integrative Medicine stance with advanced, cutting edge medical technology to use with our patients such as Electroacupuncture, ATP Resonance Bio Therapy™, Transdermal Chinese Herbs, Dry Needling, Cosmetic Acupuncture, and quality tested CBD products for pain management.  The Consult is designed to outline your unique treatment plan for the best clinical outcomes in treating your medical condition.

 

If insurance is being considered to help cover the costs of your treatment we use the Consult to review your exact insurance coverage and determine any covered benefits under your individual insurance policy prior to your commitment to the treatment plan so you have all the information you need to move forward with your care plan.

 

With the onset of cold weather, we are in our busiest time of the year. Please share this with someone you love that could benefit from acupuncture for Pain Management.

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Workplace Wellness: Practicing Self-Care in the Office

There’s no doubt that if you’re a professional, you’ve experienced a level of stress at some point in your career. It can be distracting and impact your productivity. That stress could even spill over into your life at home. However, remembering to practice self-care — even in the office — can be an effective way to regain your motivation and joy in the work that you do.

Delegate Tasks Effectively

delegate tasks
If you work with a team of co-workers or if you’re the leader in your department, don’t hesitate to delegate tasks to your supporting members. For some people, it can be a challenge to ask for help. Some professionals may even feel awkward, giving others a job to do. However, if you pile up all these duties, you may find yourself overwhelmed and stressed. Effective delegation is the ideal way to keep things organized throughout your workday. You can consider it a practice in self-care because you’ll be placing a higher value on your time and the way you spend your energy. You were hired for a purpose, and you won’t be able to fulfill it if you’re exhausted and depleted.

Find Ways to Stay Active

Staying active is a great way to increase your energy and maintain a positive attitude. If you work in an office setting, sitting in a chair for several hours at a time could leave you feeling stiff, sore, and even unmotivated. Consider adding an activity schedule to your day. You can start by setting an alarm on your phone that reminds you to stand up and stretch. You could even use that time to get up and take a walk around the building. Many professionals use standing desks that allow them to elevate their work so that they can complete it from a standing position. This allows for better circulation through the body. It will also allow you to stretch your legs while maintaining productivity.

Incorporate Team Building

group hike
Workplace wellness is about more than just being productive in the office. Sometimes getting out of the office and participating in team-building exercises is a great way to boost morale and encourage more collaboration and communication among co-workers. Consider planning a relaxing nature walk or something more active, like laser tag. These activities are great for breaking up your daily routine and disrupting the monotony of the 40-hour workweek.

Take Advantage of PTO

There’s a reason paid time off is considered part of your benefits package. Your employers expect you to take advantage of this time. Therefore, don’t feel bad about leaving work on your desk and your co-workers in the office when you use this time. Having the opportunity to decompress and spend time doing other things that you enjoy is incredibly important to your self-care routine. Take another look at the explanation of your benefits package so that you’ll know how many paid days off you get. For some companies, those days may carry over to the following year; however, this isn’t always the case.

Propose and Initiate a Wellness Program

Consider taking some initiative and planning a wellness program for your office. It’s a way to encourage self-care throughout the office to ensure that you can work in an atmosphere where everyone is prioritizing their mental and physical health. Propose fitness challenges where the person that walks or bikes the most miles in a month gets a prize. It could also include a healthy potluck. Suggest other methods of self-care to your co-workers, like massages, acupuncture, or even meditation, which can be done as a group.

12 Easy Ways to Be More Active

As busy adults, many of us might find it hard to incorporate more physical activity into our daily schedules. We often get stuck in a routine and feel that we don’t have the time. Still, there are some easy ways to be more active that you can start doing today. Think simple, start small, and begin to build a system that allows you to be more active.

ways to be more active

1. Start with a Morning Stretch

Don’t just wake up and go — start your morning with a good stretch. This is more than just the stretch and yawn right after waking up. This means getting into a good flow of body movement. If you practice yoga, the morning is the perfect time to practice. Pilates will also help you stretch and put your body in the right space to get your day started.

2. Take a Walk During the Day

Most adults work 9-to-5 jobs during the week. Many of those professions are considered sedentary. They require us to sit in one position for long periods of time throughout the day. You can break that up and get your body moving by taking a walk during your breaks. Break your day up into segments. After two hours, take a walk through the building. On your lunch break, take a walk around the block. Finally, a couple of hours before it’s time to go, take another quick walk to get your blood flowing again.

3. Skip the Elevator

Take the stairs. Walking up and down the steps is a simple movement that is considered an aerobic exercise. Therefore, skipping the elevator and taking the stairs will get your heart pumping and body moving. If you work on a higher floor, test your limits and see how far you can go before taking the elevator. You can also start taking the stairs in other buildings as well.

4. Join a Social League

easy ways to be more active
If you enjoy organized sports and meeting new people, joining a social sports league will get you moving. Every major city has its own social sports leagues that you can join. Most include a diverse list of sports, including kickball, soccer, softball, flag football, and volleyball. In addition, bowing leagues are still fun ways to get active. Pick your favorite sport and join a team.

5. Incorporate Acupuncture

You might not initially consider acupuncture as a way of being active. After all, you are completely comfortable while receiving treatment. However, acupuncture can help you become more active because of its benefits. Many people use acupuncture as a way to treat chronic pain, sports injuries, muscle aches, arthritis, and even asthma. As part of your total wellness plan, incorporating acupuncture can give you the mobility and relief to include more exercise in your daily or weekly routine.

6. Volunteer with a Local Charity

In the process of looking for ways to get active, you can also make an impact in your community. Volunteering with a local charity will get you up on your feet and working with organizations that could use your time and energy. Think about the causes that matter to you. Get online and find some local nonprofits that are looking for the involvement of community members.

7. Start a Garden

Being a gardener is much more of a physical hobby than people expect. You’re digging, planting, watering, and pruning all kinds of plants. Choose a lot in your backyard and plan out the perfect garden for your home and family. You could even plant vegetables for your family and try out some new recipes.

8. Become a Weekend Warrior

For many busy adults, there aren’t many options during the week to add additional activities or hobbies that will help you become more active. Instead, you can become a weekend warrior. This means that on Saturdays and Sundays, be sure to schedule some time to get active. Consider joining your local gym, going for a trail walk, or even taking a hike. If you have a bike, you could also go for a nice, long bike ride through your neighborhood. Although it’s only two days a week, it’s still a planned effort to get moving.

9. Wake Up Earlier

easy ways to be more active
Set your alarm an hour earlier than usual. You’ll notice that going to bed earlier at night and waking up earlier in the morning gives you more time and energy throughout the day to accomplish more goals. With that hour, you can add time for yoga, meditation, or just making sure that you have time for a healthy breakfast.

10. Exercise During Commercial Breaks

We all enjoy relaxing in front of the TV after a long day at work or on the weekends. However, our favorite streaming services encourage binge-watching when we spend hours at a time watching our favorite shows. You can even add some activity during this time by incorporating some quick exercises during commercial breaks or between episodes. Do some jumping jacks, jog in place, or do some stretching.

11. Park Further Away

Give yourself a further distance to walk. When you park your car at work, the mall, or the grocery store, park a few aisles further away from the door than normal. Most people have a habit of trying to find a spot as close as possible. However, reversing that thinking is a practical way to get in a few more steps while we’re out running errands.

12. Track Your Progress

You’re not getting more active for no reason. Tracking your progress will act as the perfect incentive to keep going. Set some goals for your increased activity. Whether it’s weight loss or increased flexibility, tracking your progress will help you see how far you’ve come. You can do this by keeping a journal or simply tracking your weight loss journey. A pedometer is also a great and simple way to track your steps and set new daily goals that you can meet and surpass.