At Oleston Chiropractic in Carrollwood, Dr. Carrie Oleston provides Acupuncture care for many types of health problems and concerns. Acupuncture, a component of traditional Chinese medicine over 5,000 years old, encourages the body to promote natural healing and to improve functioning. It is based on the belief that living beings have a vital energy, called "qi", that circulates through invisible energy lines (meridians) on the body, each associated with a different organ system.
What Sets Us Apart
As a holistic health practitioner, Dr. Carrie Oleston incorporates acupuncture into her treatment to help her patients get to the root cause of the problem. Like chiropractic medicine, acupuncture recognizes the dynamics between lifestyle, environment and health. It also acknowledges the centrality of the nervous system and its intimate relationship with both the structural and regulatory capacities of the body.
We understand that healthcare must be convenient in order to be effective. We are located across from Quick Lane and Tire Kingdom on Gunn Hwy. in Citrus Park, just off the Veterans Expressway and ½ mile east of the Citrus Park Mall.
How does Acupuncture work?
Just as a river provides nourishment for life on our planet, our body has channels, called meridians, through which a body energy called Qi flows as an invisible current, energizing, nourishing, and supporting every cell, tissue, muscle, organ, and gland. When Qi is balanced and flowing freely, the body's natural self-healing abilities are activated, creating internal stability, harmony, and good health.
The stresses of daily life in Carrollwood affect meridians and organs in different ways, disrupting or blocking Qi flow. If a garden hose is blocked, for example, it can't provide enough water to a plant, and eventually the plant won't be able to thrive. Likewise, a blockage in the meridians will restrict the supply of Qi needed to nourish and support the cells, tissues, muscles, organs, and glands. Such blockages can show up as signs and symptoms. Over time, the body as a whole can become weakened, and its ability to heal itself will be lessened, and it becomes vulnerable to pain, disease, and ill health.
The meridians and the energy flow are accessible through approximately 400 different acupuncture points. By inserting extremely fine needles into these points in various combinations, acupuncture practitioners help rebalance the energy flow, thus enabling the body's natural healing mechanisms to take over.
Patients at Oleston Chiropractic have described the following effects following acupuncture treatments:
- Decreases in muscles spasms and pain
- Decrease in swelling at various points across the body
- A general decrease in pain
- A decrease in illnesses due to stimulation of the immune system
- Lower levels of back and neck pain
- Fewer headaches
- Improved digestion
- Overall better sleep
- Fewer injuries during recreational sports
- Females report less gynecological issues
What should I expect during my Acupuncture treatment?
On your first visit to our practice in Carrollwood, we will begin by performing a thorough history, physical exam, and AcuGraph Digital Meridian Imaging examination. The AcuGraph allows us to see an objective measurement of the energy balance of each acupuncture meridian. After the results are analyzed, we will identify the problematic areas and develop an individualized treatment plan.
After the sterile needles are positioned, patients rest as the treatment take its course. Most patients describe their acupuncture treatment as a calm and relaxing experience.
Afraid of needles? No problem! We have a non-needle Acupuncture technique available using microcurrent. Easy, fast, and painless, it can be used on kids, babies, adults, and anyone who just doesn't like the idea of needles.
How can Acupuncture help me?
Acupuncture is one of the most studied complementary medical practices and is gaining acceptance into Western medicine. The National Institute of Health and the World Health Organization have proven acupuncture to be effective for many health problems. We are experienced and commonly treat the following conditions:
- Chronic pain
- Headaches and Migraines
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Tennis elbow
- Herniated Discs
- Sports Injuries
- Sprains and Muscle Strains
- Pregnancy issues
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Shoulder/Rotator Cuff Pain
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Allergies and Asthma
If you would like to learn more about acupuncture or see if you could benefit from its incorporation into your current care, please contact our team at Oleston Chiropractic today for help.