KNOW THE ACUPUNCTURIST

Dr. Juan Carlos Carmona is family man with a big passion about his profession. Shortly after he finished his medical school, his concern about his patients moved him to try other non-conventional therapies. He found them to be very effective and obtained good results with his patients’ conditions. Here in USA, he got his Master in Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture at the Florida College of Integrative Medicine in Orlando, where he graduated at the top of his class as a summa cum laude. Now he is getting his doctorate in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Fl. He is a professional, he knows what he is doing and is offering his expertise and knowledge to all the community of the Orlando’s Metropolitan area.

WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE? 

ACUPUNCTURE is a therapeutic modality of the Oriental Medicine.  It consists of the insertion of very fine needles in specific points that are over the channels that run below the skin and are associated with more important organ and system of the body.  Its main purpose is the stimulation of the healing mechanisms to treat a great deal of conditions and diseases.  

DOES ACUPUNCTURE REALLY WORK? 

The best probe that ACUPUNCTURE works is the amount of time it has been used.  Acupuncture is efficient and effective and it has been consistently used today after thousands of years. Nowadays several research studies have been able to probe the efficacy of ACUPUNCTURE and some organizations like the World Health Organization recommend its use for some conditions with no reservations.

HOW DOES ACUPUNCTURE WORK?

When we cut the skin, the body’s defense systems is  immediately activated and releases cells and some substances to avoid massive bleeding, to mitigate the pain, increase inflammation and restrain infections in order  to start the healing process and scaring. In a similar way, acupuncturists try to stimulate such mechanisms by inserting needles into the skin by making the body believe it is getting an aggression so it can unleashing all the healing potential which might be stocked for several reasons.  

In summary, ACUPUNCTURE treatment seeks to improve circulation, regulate inflammation responses and the immune system, stop the pain, decrease stress and increase the energy level.  As a consequence of such treatment, patients will also have better digestion, will sleep better and will improve their overall well-being.  .

IS IT ACUPUNCTURE SAFE?

ACUPUNCTURE is a very safe procedure with little chances of complications. The acupuncturist is a professional with extensive academic and hands on training.

The insertion technic is clean and the needles are sterile and due to strict regulations have to be disposed after their first use.

IS IT ACUPUNCTURE PAINFUL?

NO. Acupuncture is not a painful procedure, even children could be treated in a regular base. The patient may feel a little pinch when the needle goes in and some sensations like heat, pressure, numbness that means the treatment is taking place  

WHAT OTHER TOOLS DOES ORIENTAL MEDICINE USE?

There are several other modalities that could be used alone or in conjunction with ACUPUNCTURE and objectives are the same.

Cupping: Is a method to relieve local congestion by applying a partial vacuum which is created in a cup or cups, either by heat or by suction with the intention of improve circulation and decrease inflammation.

Moxibustion: Is therapy in which a medicinal herb packed as a stick, is burned over the skin in specific points of acupuncture or areas of the body, to promote circulation, detoxification and enhance immunity.  

Herbal Medicine: Traditional Chinese Medicine has hundreds of natural preparations to treat a great array of conditions with good efficacy. They are very safe and are allowed to be used in USA.