- Cloud 9 Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine22 West Padonia Rd. Suite A-203
Timonium, MD 21093
What We Treat
What is Neuropathy?
Neuropathy is a condition that damages the nerves. It can cause a variety of symptoms, including pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness. Neuropathy can be caused by a number of things, including diabetes, chemotherapy, alcohol abuse, and certain medications.
How Can Acupuncture Help with Neuropathy?
Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine treatment that involves inserting thin needles into specific points on the body. It is believed that acupuncture stimulates the body’s natural healing process and can help to relieve pain and inflammation.
A growing body of research suggests that acupuncture may be an effective treatment for neuropathy. One study found that acupuncture was more effective than sham acupuncture at reducing pain and improving nerve function in people with diabetic neuropathy. Another study found that acupuncture was effective at reducing pain and improving quality of life in people with chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy.
How Does Acupuncture Work for Neuropathy?
Acupuncture is thought to work for neuropathy in a number of ways. It may help to:
- Reduce pain and inflammation
- Improve nerve function
- Promote blood flow to the nerves
- Stimulate the release of endorphins, the body’s natural pain relievers
What to Expect During an Acupuncture Treatment
During an acupuncture treatment, you will lie on a comfortable table. The acupuncturist will then insert thin needles into specific points on your body. The needles are usually inserted very shallowly and should not cause much pain.
Once the needles are in place, you will relax for 20-30 minutes. The acupuncturist may gently manipulate the needles during this time. After the treatment, the needles will be removed.
How Many Acupuncture Treatments Do I Need?
The number of acupuncture treatments you need will vary depending on the severity of your neuropathy and your individual response to treatment. Most people start with 2-3 treatments per week and then reduce the frequency of treatments as their symptoms improve.
If you are considering acupuncture for neuropathy, be sure to start with a consultation.
Additional Tips for Managing Neuropathy
In addition to acupuncture, there are a number of other things you can do to manage neuropathy symptoms, such as:
- Maintain a healthy weight. Excess weight can put additional pressure on the nerves.
- Exercise regularly. Exercise can help to improve nerve function and blood flow.
- Eat a healthy diet. Eating a balanced diet can help to provide the nutrients your nerves need to function properly.
- Avoid smoking and excessive alcohol consumption. Smoking and excessive alcohol consumption can damage the nerves.
- Manage any underlying medical conditions. If your neuropathy is caused by an underlying medical condition, such as diabetes, it is important to manage that condition carefully.
Acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment for neuropathy. It can help to reduce pain, improve nerve function, and promote blood flow to the nerves. If you are considering acupuncture for neuropathy, be sure to begin with a consult.
Spinal stenosis is a condition that causes the narrowing of the spinal canal, which can put pressure on the spinal cord and nerves. This can lead to pain, numbness, weakness, and tingling in the legs and feet. Spinal stenosis can be caused by a number of factors, including aging, arthritis, and injury.
While there is no cure for spinal stenosis, there are a number of treatments that can help to relieve symptoms and improve quality of life. One such treatment is acupuncture.
Acupuncture can help to relieve pain, inflammation, and other symptoms.
How acupuncture can help with spinal stenosis
Acupuncture can help with spinal stenosis in a number of ways. First, it can help to reduce pain and inflammation. Acupuncture releases endorphins, which are the body’s natural pain relievers. It also helps to reduce inflammation by increasing blood flow to the affected area.
Second, acupuncture can help to improve nerve function. Acupuncture needles stimulate the nerves in the spine, which can help to improve nerve conduction and reduce nerve pain.
Third, acupuncture can help to improve range of motion and flexibility. Acupuncture helps to relax muscles and reduce stiffness, which can make it easier to move and exercise.
Research on acupuncture for spinal stenosis
A number of studies have shown that acupuncture can be an effective treatment for spinal stenosis. For example, a 2019 study found that acupuncture was more effective than sham acupuncture at reducing pain and improving function in people with spinal stenosis.
Another study, published in 2020, found that acupuncture was effective at reducing pain and improving quality of life in people with spinal stenosis who were not responding to other treatments.
Once you have found a qualified acupuncturist, they will develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your individual needs. Treatment typically involves weekly acupuncture sessions for several weeks or months, depending on the severity of your condition.
Acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment for spinal stenosis. It can help to reduce pain, inflammation, and nerve pain. It can also help to improve range of motion and flexibility. If you are considering acupuncture for spinal stenosis, be sure to start with a consultation with our doctor.
Microneedling is a minimally invasive new cosmetic procedure that reverses wrinkles using tiny needles to create micro-channels in the skin. These channels allow for the delivery of serums and other treatments to the deeper layers of the skin, where they can work more effectively in reducing wrinkles.
Microneedling is a popular treatment for a variety of skin concerns, including:
- Wrinkles and Fine Lines
- Acne scars
- Stretch marks
- Sun damage
Microneedling is also a good option for people who want to improve the overall appearance of their skin. It can help to reduce the appearance of pores, improve skin texture, and give the skin a more youthful glow.
The microneedling procedure is right here in our office. The patient will be numbed with a topical anesthetic, and then the needles will be used to create the micro-channels in the skin. The procedure usually takes about 30-45 minutes to complete.
After the procedure, the patient’s skin may be red and swollen. This is normal and should subside within a few days. The patient may also experience some bruising.
Most people see results from microneedling within 4 weeks of the procedure.
Microneedling is a safe and effective treatment for a variety of skin concerns. It is a good option for people who are looking for a non-invasive way to improve the appearance of their skin.
To learn more about microneedling or to schedule a consultation, please contact our office today by calling 410-847-4766.
Epstein Barr virus (EBV) is a common virus that can cause a range of symptoms, including fatigue, fever, sore throat, and swollen lymph nodes. In some cases, EBV can also lead to more serious complications, such as mononucleosis or chronic fatigue syndrome.
While there is no cure for EBV, there are a number of treatments that can help to relieve symptoms and improve quality of life. One of these treatments is acupuncture.
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practice that involves inserting thin needles into specific points on the body. These points are believed to be connected to energy meridians, which are channels that flow through the body.
When needles are inserted into these points, they are thought to stimulate the flow of energy and promote healing.
How can acupuncture help with EBV?
There is some evidence to suggest that acupuncture can help to relieve symptoms of EBV. For example, one study found that acupuncture was effective in reducing fatigue and improving quality of life in people with chronic fatigue syndrome, which is a condition that can be caused by EBV.
Another study found that acupuncture was effective in reducing the severity of symptoms and the duration of illness in people with mononucleosis.
How does acupuncture work for EBV?
The exact way that acupuncture works for EBV is not fully understood. However, it is thought that acupuncture may help to boost the immune system, reduce inflammation, and improve circulation.
Is acupuncture safe for EBV?
Acupuncture is generally considered to be safe for people with EBV. However, it is important to see a qualified acupuncturist who is experienced in treating this condition.
How many acupuncture sessions will I need?
The number of acupuncture sessions you will need will vary depending on the severity of your symptoms and your individual response to treatment. However, most people see improvement after a few sessions.
Can acupuncture be used alongside other treatments for EBV?
Yes, acupuncture can be used alongside other treatments for EBV, such as medication or lifestyle changes.
If you are considering acupuncture for EBV, talk to a qualified acupuncturist. They can help you to decide if acupuncture is right for you and answer any questions you have.
Call us today to schedule an appointment and learn more about how acupuncture can help you with EBV.