Acupuncture has gained major acceptance among physicians and other medical practitioners in the United States. The PA Board of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine currently recommends trying acupuncture before medications are prescribed. The American College of Physicians also recommends using acupuncture as well as tai chi, yoga, and heat for treatment of low back pain, knee pain, neck pain, and migraines before drug therapy. The National Institutes of Health and the World Health Organization have both endorsed the use of acupuncture and Chinese medicine for a number of health issues. (I can provide references if necessary)
Fine, sterile needles are placed in areas of the body that are often distal to the site of pain. Acupuncture encourages the body to promote natural healing and improved function. Pain is the most common use of acupuncture in the United States but can be used to treat many internal medical conditions as well. Acupuncture can also be used to prevent illness. In China's past, patients would pay their physician to keep them healthy and if they fell ill, they would stop paying their doctor. What a concept! Acupuncturists undergo a rigorous 3-4 year post-graduate program including 2000+ clinical hours and maintain their license through the state board of medicine and regular continuing education.
"In my practice, I see many chronic and acute pain cases, but I am not limited to just treating pain. Most common complaints are pain from overused muscles and post-surgical pain. In addition, ailments such as shoulder, hip, and knee joint pain, headaches, sciatica, neck pain are well treated with acupuncture. I have also had good success with respiratory, digestive and gynecological disorders. With more complex and chronic cases such as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, patients have responded well to my treatments which have included diet and nutritional therapy." -EngKeat Teh
As a central part of Chinese medicine, herbs have been used for centuries to treat and support hundreds of different conditions. Often times different herbs could be used to treat the same illness and different illnesses were treated by the same herbal formula. Before the invention of disposable needles, herbal medicine was the first treatment of choice. Herbs are powerful and effective part and the acupuncturist may recommend them as part of a comprehensive treatment plan.
Our office provides thorough, in-depth nutritional consultations. You will be required to fill out a systems survey, 14-day food journal and a body composition analysis will be conducted. These tests will assess the function of your adrenals, thyroid and other body systems. The results of this analysis will point to which system needs to be addressed first. Again we have a "nature first, drugs last" philosophy. The recommendations give your body the opportunity and environment to produce the right things, at the right time and at the right dosage. The goal is to address the root/cause of your problems and not just the branch/symptoms.
Cupping therapy is an ancient therapy whereby the practitioner places suction cups over the affected areas to draw out toxins, cellular waste products, and improve circulation. People use cupping to decrease muscle tension and pain, reduce inflammation, and improve blood flow. This therapy can foster a sense of well being and relaxation. Many describe it feeling like a deep tissue massage.
Moxibustion is the stimulation of acupuncture points using heat, whic
h is generated from the burning of the herb Mugwort (Artemesia), on or near the skin. Moxibustion creates warmth where it is needed and strengthens the activity of the Blood.
Having roots in martial arts, Tai chi is a slow-motion, low impact exercise. It has been shown to improve balance, strength, and flexibility in all ages. Some studies have shown that it can even reduce falls. These graceful and fluid movements improve the senses by exercising stretch receptors in the muscles and ligaments and calming the body through relaxed breathing. Tai chi can be a very effective addition to any treatment program as it supports mind and body wellness. If appropriate I will recommend one-on-one sessions to begin rehabilitating patients from injury or just starting an exercise program. Because it supports the body in increasing flexibility in the pelvis and strengthening major muscle groups in the legs it can be great cross-training for other sports like golf, hockey or running. Please check with your physician before starting any exercise program.
Harvard Health the benefits of tai chi
This is an incredibly powerful tool that can be used to improve mood, reduce anxiety and help with depression. By training yourself to stay in the present moment one can begin to worry less about the future (anxiety) or dwell on the past (depression). Clearing the mind of thinking is nearly impossible as thinking is the #1 job of the brain, rather one is asked to focus attention on a single task during meditation, for example, the breath or body parts. Training your brain to concentrate on a singular task becomes the meditation. The practice of meditation is a singular focus. Meditation can help you start to observe your thoughts and feelings rather than getting caught up in their story. Our minds are great at doing that! I once saw a bumper sticker that said ¨Don´t Believe Everything You Think¨. Not everyone will be able to have a sitting meditation practice, for some knitting or golf or woodworking becomes their meditation and thatś ok. However, having a sitting meditation can dramatically improve your quality of life and increase your buffer to stress. I know it has changed my life.
Harvard Health how meditation helps with depression
My training in tai chi and practicing yoga have taught me many gentle stretches and movements that may be beneficial in the treatment of certain musculo-skeletal conditions. Based on your ability to perform these exercises, it is important to practice these stretches as directed to enhance treatment.
Natural Pain Relief
We are now offering an infrared sauna as one of our healing modalities for pain relief from, arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, sports injuries and other chronic pain conditions without the use of drugs.
Using a sauna will support your immune system in the elimination of pesticides, metals, PCB’s in plastic environmental pollution and even GMO’s.
Using an infrared sauna has the same effect as running according to the Journal of the American Medical Association. It will heat your core body temperature and boosts your cardiovascular, lymphatic and immune systems creating a fat-based sweat to help your body detox.
A January 2009 study in Clinical Rheumatology showed that infrared saunas gave significant relief for patients with chronic pain (such as rheumatoid arthritis). A recent study published in Internal Medicine showed that patients with chronic pain saw their pain levels drop by nearly 70% after their first session of infrared sauna therapy.
Natural Immune Support
When using an infrared sauna you can naturally induce an artificial fever, similar to what your body does when infection strikes.
Using our medically graded sauna regularly will speed any anti-cellulite program. It will increase toxin removal up to 15% from a traditional sauna.
Fibromyalgia, Weight loss, and Depression
"KK was an answer to my prayers. I have suffered from headaches due to seasonal allergies for years. After only 5 treatments from KK my headaches have been gone going on 3 years. KK has great knowledge trust him!"
"8 years ago I was in an auto accident that left me with 6 broken vertebra and at least 6 areas of nerve damage - I couldn't bear the pain any longer and scheduled neurosurgery - my back was fused, but there was no way to relieve the pain in my legs and feet - EngKeat Teh began acupuncture and after 6 weeks I am 95% pain free - I have some pain in my feet as of now (3 weeks out of surgery) but I am very confident that EngKeat will resolve that within a few more visits. Besides the fact that he rendered me pain free, I believe that I have made a friend for life."
"I had intense neck pain and could barely turn my head to either side. I had previously had neck manipulations, steroid pain injections, and physical therapy, and nothing gave me relief. My daughter suggested I come to KK, and try acupuncture. During the first session, I could turn my head with little pain. After several visits, I could turn my head with no pain. I would recommend KK and acupuncture to anyone who is in pain. Don’t worry about the needles, they are not as bad as you think."
"I was in a lot of pain, not sleeping well, and could hardly walk. After my first two sessions, I felt some relief. At the end of three weeks, I was completely pain free and sleeping all night. I was shocked and very happy, that I let KK treat me. I feel a lot better, and my overall health is better. I would recommend KK to anyone looking for pain relief or just to have an overall better feeling. Thanks so much for your help."
"I went to the doctor with acid reflux. He put a sensor inside of me to monitor and the numbers were high. Acid came up my throat and I had a sore throat for 18 weeks. I found KK on the internet and started acupuncture. I started feeling better and was able to cancel my surgery."
When I say "I was sick" is an understatement. It was starting with mental health. I noticed a difference, especially around my time of the month. I had cancer cut out of the back of my throat. I had pneumonia and struggled. Doctor Acosta said I could reverse the COPD and, with KK, I did. My new inhaler has been sitting at the pharmacy for 3 weeks now. When I say "I was a ticking time bomb" that is an understatement. I am so blessed to have this facility and team in my life. I want to share."
"Oct 24, 2019, a much needed visit to EngKeat Teh (my hero and healer). This visit was due to severe pain (level 20) with the help of a friend and cane.
Nov 21, 2019 final treatment, no cane, no pain!
There aren’t enough words to describe the phenomena of acupuncture or expertise of Dr. Teh!"
Mary Ann V.
"I was diagnosed with occipital neuralgia and suffer from severe migraines, and awful upper shoulder muscle pain. For years, I had been getting occipital injections, but they were no longer working. I had gone to pain management for a year and tried numerous treatments, none of which gave me any relief. I came to see KK, and I am finally getting some real, lasting relief. KK’s cupping, is the first thing that has worked to get rid of my shoulder pain in years! It’s AMAZING!"
"While I was recently touring on a cruise ship, that is where I found myself miserable the first three days. Then I was advised to consult the acupuncturist on ship. Dr. Ana helped me with my seasickness and also increased the circulation in my legs and feet. I was able to move more easily. She suggested that I follow up with an acupuncturist around my home to treat the cause, not the symptoms.
During the consultation, EngKeat Teh was able to tell me of health issues I neglected to list. After the first treatment, my toes were “pink” after being white for years due to neuropathy. This increased my confidence in EngKeat Teh’s ability to help me with my balance, my walking, and my overall feeling healthier.
My son came home from a three week vacation and could tell that I was in better health physically and mentally. EngKeat Teh also informed me that the acupuncture procedures sometimes have positive side effects on other issues such as my trigger thumb. He was correct. I have been sleeping better, and can now feel the gas pedal while driving. My balance has improved and my feet do not feel so heavy. During my treatments, I feel more relaxed, calm and I have a feeling of tensions being released through my body. My treatments have been reduced because of my constant improvements."
KK is AMAZING! I have been going to him for 7 years and he has helped me with so many health related issues from his acupuncture. Most recently, I have been going to him for nutritional support and taking supplements he suggests. I have noticed a huge difference with my energy, clear mindedness, and anxiety. I definitely recommend seeing KK for any health / body related needs.
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