We told you things were going to get exciting when we moved to our new location. We are about proactively preserving wellness here. That’s why we encourage our patients to come in for regular maintenance checks.
Last month we introduced you to our new acupuncturist, Milissa Gillen L.Ac., MAOM. Some of you met her in person at our last Wellness Talk and some of you scheduled an appointment. Acupuncture is a form of Chinese medicine that has been practiced for centuries. It’s based on the theory that energy, called chi (say “chee”), flows through and around your body along pathways called meridians.
In a session, Milissa will talk with you about what you’re feeling or experiencing. Then, she’ll take your radial pulse and may palpate your abdomen. Next, based upon what you and your body has shared with her, Milissa will insert between five and 15 needles on various parts of your body. These needles are extremely fine. Think about the fine filament you might see in a mini light or fairy light. Once in place, the needles will stay in place for up to 45 minutes while you lean back and let your body do its work. During this time, patients have been known to experience tingling, warmth, coolness, buzzing or nothing at the insertion sites.
URBAN ZEN INTEGRATED THERAPIES
We are excited to announce that we now offer Urban Zen Integrated Therapies at Dr. Duddey Sportscare Center. Urban Zen is an approach that treats the patient, not the disease. It combines eastern healing techniques, yoga therapy, essential oil therapy, nutrition, and contemplative care to address the needs of the patient.
Patients who add Urban Zen to their wellness program can expect to start off talking with their therapists to identify the issues they want to address. Therapy may include yoga poses, essential oil therapy, and Reiki.
Reiki is a Japanese technique to reduce stress and promote relaxation by channeling chi by laying hands on or just above the patient’s body. Some people report feeling “energy flowing” or “release” after a session.
We’re excited to bring these choices to you to add to your wellness regimen and hope you’ll schedule an appointment with either Milissa for Acupuncture or our friends at Urban Zen.
Stay tuned! There’s more to come.