Low Level Laser Tharapy

Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is a medical treatment that uses low-level lasers or light-emitting diodes to alter cellular function.
At first used mainly for wound healing and pain relief, the medical applications of LLLT have broadened to include diseases such as stroke, myocardial infarction and degenerative or traumatic brain disorders.
LLLT has primarily been useful in the short-term treatment of acute pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, tendinopathy and chronic joint disorders. LLLT has also been useful in the treatment of both acute and chronic neck pain.

Trigger Point Injections

trigger pointsTrigger Point Injections:  Trigger points are irritated, often painful nodules or spots located in taut bands of muscles.  When compressed these “trigger points” cause a “jump-like” sensation and/or referred pain to another part of the body.  For instance, you may have a knot in a muscle around your neck, that when compressed, causes pain into your face or down your arm.

Trigger Points are not the same as tender points, which do not produce pain or cause referred pain.  Tender points can often be treated with massage, stretching, yoga, Gua Sha, etc.

Trigger Points are uniquely treated at our office with very fine Acupuncture needles and Homeopathic Medicines to “deactivate” the painful nodules.  Trigger point injections are helpful for Scar Tissue, Chronic Neck and Back Pain, TMJ, Shoulder Pain, Hip, Knee, Ankle, and Foot Pain.

Medical Acupuncture

trigger pointsMedical Acupuncture is the synthesis of Western Medical Science with Traditional Chinese Medicine practices.  Traditional Chinese medicine, which developed the practice of acupuncture, was an ancient system that recognized that disease was due to imbalances in the flow of Qi (pronounced “chee”) that moves through everyone. Click here to check out the new study on menopause and acupuncture as seen on ABC NEWS.

Disruptions of Qi or life energy were recognized to be related to stress, poor diet, fatigue, and excessive heat or cold.  By evaluating the physical appearance of the patient, the symptoms, time of the year, color of the tongue, and quality of the pulse, traditional acupuncturists inserted hair-thin” needles into acupuncture “points”, located throughout the body, to balance the Qi and restore health. 

Medical Acupuncture, as practiced by M.D. or D.O., has expanded on the traditional system by incorporating modern medical research into acupuncture practice.  The result to date has been the validation of over 40 conditions, now recognized by the World Health

Organization (WHO), for which acupuncture may be beneficial.

Those conditions include abdominal pain, addiction control, anxiety, arthritis, back pain, chronic fatigue, depression, fibromyalgia, migraine, hypertension, infertility, insomnia, menopausal symptoms, nausea, sciatica, smoking cessation, tinnitus and many others.

The result of this collaboration of East and West has been the development of Electro-Acupuncture, Battlefield Acupuncture, Osteo-Puncture, and Acupuncture Energetics (developed by Joseph Helm, M.D., UCLA School of Medicine).  There continues to be ongoing research in Medical Acupuncture (Journal of Medical Acupuncture).

Martin Gallagher, M.D., D.C., and Emma McGowan, M.D. are graduates of the Helms Institute at UCLA Medical School and is a certified Medical Acupuncturist.

For more information, click here to visit the National Institutes of Health website concerning the positive effects of medical acupuncture.

For more information on acupuncture, check out the National Institutes of Health website.

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couple runningMesotherapy,  as an Integrative Medical Technique which was first employed by the French physician and researcher, Michel Pistor, M.D.  The French Ministry of Medicine recognized Mesotherapy as a distinct Medical Specialty in 1987.  The technique is now practiced by over 18,000 physicians primarily in Europe and South America, and is gradually gaining acceptance in the U.S.

The technique involves injecting Homeopathic Medicines, Vitamins, and Herbal Extracts in the “Meso” (‘middle layer’ )of the body that corresponds to the subcutaneous fat.  The result is improved organic function, rejuvenation and anti-aging effects on the soft tissue and skin.


Bio-Oxidative Therapies Offered at MWA:

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