Therapy: Dr. Marcus has developed special dry needling
(acupuncture) techniques (related to prolotherapy) for patients
suffering from pain due to instability. Patients suffering from
instability often find that chiropractic and other manipulative
therapies give them on short-term relief. By needling the ligaments
responsible for stability a process of healing and strengthening
is initiated. This is achieved by activation of fibroblasts (speical
cells that can transform into ligamentous and tendinous tissues).
The effective use of Chinese herbal medicine is the world's most
documented form of herbology. We often combine herbs based on
Chinese and Modern medicines.
A healthy diet is necessary for optimal health. Food
supplements can add essential nutrients that may be missing in
your diet. At higher doses, some food supplements can also be
Photonic Therapy: By stimulating nitric oxide and ATP
(the energy within all cells), infrared light can increase circulation
as well as decrease inflammation and stimulate healing. Infrared
light has been shown to be very effective in treating diabetic
neuropathy as well as other pain syndromes. Infrared therapy is
also effective in treating injuries and speeding recovery after
surgical procedures. Infrared can be used as an alternative to
needles to stimulate acupuncture points.
and related techniques: The insertion of thin needles
into the skin according to Oriental Medicine theories in order
to achieve balanced bodily functions. Other related techniques
we use are moxibustion (the warming of acupuncture points by burning
of special herbs) and cupping (the application of suction cups
to increase circulation). When appropriate, we use several devices
(such as electrical or magnetic stimulators) to stimulate the
Therapy: Manual therapy refers to a variety of body work
and massage techniques that treat muscles, joints and other structures
of the body. Most of these are gentle and do not result in any
trauma. We use both western osteopathic and eastern approaches
such as: Tui Na, Muscle Energy, Counterstrain, Functional Techniques,
Cranial Sacral, and more.
Orthotics are physical aids that support biomechanical
body functions. Foor orthotics are often used to correct poor
foot mechanics which can be responsible for mechanical problems
and pain throughout the body.
Exercise is extremely important in keeping us healthy and especially
in addressing chronic pain. We educate out patients in both Western
and Eastern approaches to therapeutic exercises.
|At our clinic we use
a comprehensive approach to identify the type and source of pain
or disease. We use both state of the art advanced technologies
and ancient traditional Chinese medical techniques. Our integrative
approach can identify the underlying mechanical or medical problem
and help you cure the problem rather than just mask the symptoms.
To achieve this goal we use: