Dr. Michael Cook is a Board Certified Acupuncturist that Provides Acupuncture and Acupressure Therapy to His Patients
Acupuncture in Newport News, VA: Acupuncture can be effective in helping people with illnesses, injuries, chronic pain, addictions, anxiety, insomnia, digestive problems, menstrual cramps, weight control, infertility and much, much more. Dr. Michael Cook, DC is a board certified acupuncturist in Newport News that helps his patients to overcome mental and physical conditions using the age old therapy.
What Can Acupuncture Therapy Treat?
We often use acupuncture as an adjunct therapy to the comprehensive list of services. Dr. Cook will work with you to develop a comprehensive approach to help alleviate your pain and not just mask it with traditional Western medicine that involves medication or masking symptoms.
The benefits of acupuncture are numerous and address not only physical health but mental well-being. This makes it an excellent course of treatment whenever stress is the cause of bodily symptoms. Neuro-imaging studies show acupuncture to calm areas of the brain that register pain. Eastern philosophy credit it with stimulating the bodies Qi or “life force” which lowers stress and promotes emotional wellness.
Acupuncture Helps with a Number of Conditions Including but Not Limited to:
- Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Period Pain
- Digestive Problems
- Auto-immune Disorders
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Stop Smoking
Acupressure Therapy at Our Practice is a Non-Invasive Procedure Used to Improve Mental and Physical Health
Acupressure uses gentle to firm finger pressure in the pressure points and meridians much like acupuncture does with the use of needles. As these acupressure points are stimulated, muscular tension releases, circulation of blood is promoted, and the body’s life force energy is enhanced to aid in healing.
Benefits of Acupressure:
- Releases tension
- Increases circulation
- Reduces pain
- Provides emotional therapeutic results
When used properly, acupressure helps promote the circulation of blood. When you apply pressure to certain points, it helps activate and open up the flow of blood in the blood vessels present below the skin. This increase in blood flow helps almost all organs in the body regenerate and perform optimally. Acupressure therapy can be used to relieve pain, fortify the sexual reproductive system, improve appearance, relieve tension in the back, and help heal emotional pain for greater health and beauty.
Acupressure therapy is highly effective for relieving muscular tension in all areas of the back. Important points are located along either side of the spine and on the upper back. Many people also appreciate the release of tightness associated with lower back pain and sciatica. By relaxing and toning the back muscles, acupressure makes the spinal adjustments easier and more effective. Thus, the chiropractic results last longer. In fact, acupressure and chiropractic treatments were originally practiced together in ancient China.
Acupressure has been known for centuries as the best remedy for common ailments like a headache, sinusitis and cold. The practice helps relieve pain and has been found especially useful in helping people with headaches, drastically reducing the dependence on over-the-counter medicines.