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Irvine Spine and Sport – Conditions that Respond Well to Acupuncture Treatment by Brent King, L.Ac

Hi I’m Brent King Acupuncturist here at Irvine Spine and Sport in Orange County California.

And the question today is – What can Acupuncture treat?

According to the World Health Organization, Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine is able to treat over a dozen different medical conditions. What I treat here mostly at Irvine Spine and Sport is pain conditions so that’s neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain, headaches – any kind of headaches, migraine, sinus, tension. We also treat pretty much every other condition you could possibly think of from fibromyalgia to chronic fatigue to arthritis, osteoarthritis as well rheumatoid arthritis. The thing that we could treat in Chinese medicine is really limitless but as I say as Acupuncturist here at Irvine Spine and Sport my forte has been pain management which I truly enjoyed.

Thanks for watching and Have a great day!

Irvine Spine and Sport – Acupuncture for the Treatment of Headaches by Brent King, L.Ac

Hi this is Brent King at Irvine Spine and Sport in Orange County California.

I’m an Acupuncturist and specialized in pain management.

Today, we’re going to talk briefly about headaches and how we may treat them at Acupuncture. When it comes to diagnosis in headache in Chinese Medicine, it’s not that important that we have a category like a migraine, tension headache or sinus headache because we want to pay attention to the location of the headache and treat the meridians accordingly. Behind me you can see diagram some other meridians that we use in Chinese medicine. When we treat those with Acupuncture, we can opened up the meridians and most cases we can alleviate the headache within just a few minutes even if you had a migraine for several days literally within 5-10 minutes. We can reduce that by 50% or in many cases eliminate it completely.

When you’re looking for treatment for headache, keep acupuncture in mind and I appreciate your stopping by to site to learn more about Acupuncture, Headaches and Chinese medicine.

Thank you and Have a great day!

Irvine Spine and Sport – Acupuncture Treatment for Sharp, Stabbing Pain by Brent King L.Ac

Hi this is Brent King – Acupuncturist here at Irvine Spine and Sport in Orange County California.

Today, we’re talking about pain and different types of pain.

Often times people come in with sharp stabbing pain. In Chinese Medicine, we consider that to be a blood stasis- the blood is not moving as it should.  We would use this Acupuncture and some cases herbal medicine to help invigorate the blood so that the pain is alleviated.

Behind me you see the chart with all the 12 meridians that we use in Acupuncture. We would use a prescription maybe 5 or 6 needles to help move and invigorate the blood to alleviate that pain. If the pain is more dull and marginalized then we consider that more of what we called “Chest Stagnation”.

In most cases probably not as severe as blood stasis sharp stabbing pain.  If you do have a blood stasis type of pain, you definitely want to address it. Come and see us would give you some acupuncture and we’ll alleviate those symptoms and make you a healthier person.

Thanks for stopping by and Have a great day. We’ll look forward seeing you soon!

Irvine Spine and Sport – Chiropractic is Much More than Treatment for Joints, Nerves and Muscles by Dr. Timothy Twombly

Good morning everybody, this is Dr. Tim Twombly at Irvine Spine and Sport.

I’m here to tell you today, a little bit about like what Chiropractors do. The first thing that Chiropractors doing kind of what people think about when they think about Chiropractors is – we adjust the spine. The reason we adjust the spine is to remove interference from the nervous system. We want to create an environment where energy and information just flows freely to the body. We want that energy and intelligence to be available to all the cells all the time. We want to bring body kind a talking to each other and all the messages are sent really clear.

Lot of people know that they know what Chiropractors do is they “un pinched” pinched nerves and that’s a lot of value it’s because what it does, it takes the body from the state of imbalance back to balance, it takes the body from (WHAT?) back to more flexibility. It allows you to access strength to replace what may have been weakness.

The other thing that the Chiropractors do, we work hard to preserve the health of the bones. We work to stimulate the bones on the joints. One of the reasons that we adjust the body is to balance the bone structure. In doing that, what we do is we make it easier for the body to deal with jack hammering effects of gravity. The responsibility that we carry on our shoulders.

People know that but the other thing they don’t really think about it. When they think about the bones or they think about the skeletons, they think of something rather unearthed it’s almost like the (WHAT?) that we hang our clothes on. We don’t think of something particularly alive. If you look a little deeper, think a little bit more about the science, biology and physiology. What we learned is, we come up with the question.

Who is it that came up with the idea to create a way to helped us pinned up illness and disease? To fight infection and etc. was the bones came up with that idea?

Inside the bones, where we manufacture white blood cells about 95% of all your bodies like white blood cells and those immune factors are actually built inside of your bones. What these white blood cells do is they attack viruses, they attack bacteria, they attack parasites and they attack fungus. When you have mutagenic cells in your body the “mutans” of none of us like have to deal very much. It’s the white blood cells that attack them. That would help us prevent and suppress things like Cancer. That’s a big deal and that’s one other things bones do. We work on the joints and adjust the spine; we’re stimulating the health of the bone. An imbalance in the bone and the bone structure creates friction and that friction creates basic inflammation, inflammation is what leads to degeneration. The other thing that white blood cells do is you have red blood cells and the red blood cells were transport oxygen from the lungs to all the tissues in the body. When you take a deep breath and feel really good you have to thank your bones because your bones are the ones that made all that possible.

Again, we like to remove nerve interferences we want to get that nerve flow going but we also wanna really do everything we can to energize and maintain the health of the bones. So remember when you dance it’s the bones that do the dancing, when you’re gonna shoulder heavy responsibilities or take on those heavy loads the bones are  the things are there, the skeletons the things that’s there to help you out. Next time it rolls around to Halloween and people are like laughing at skeleton or going “oh it’s scary skeleton” kind a make fun with the bones. We’ll just think about you just turn them and say be “maybe you should respect those bones” Chiropractors do.

Irvine Spine and Sport – Pain-Relief Acupuncture for Neck Pain with Brent King, L.Ac

Hi, my name is Brent King. I’m an Acupuncturist here at Irvine Spine and Sport in Irvine, California.

I work with pain management and I’m also a Diplomat of Nutritional Chinese Medicine. So I also work with herbs.

A lot of people have questions regarding Acupuncture. They’re not really familiar with how it works. “Is it gonna be painful?” and so forth. So, the first question we have today is regarding neck pain. A lot of people have neck pain and everybody knows it’s no fun to be in pain. So the advantage that we have with Acupuncture is we can reduce that neck pain without the use of harmful pharmaceuticals and the side effects of those pain killing drugs.

So how does Acupuncture work?

Well, in acupuncture we work namely with 12 meridians and those meridians become blocked just like a freeway in California. When those meridians are blocked in your body it causes an impasse where things can’t flow the way they naturally would and that causes pain. So, the idea in Chinese Medicine is that you want to open up that freeway and clear it so the traffic can move freely. Instead of going right to the site of traffic or injury we actually use Acupuncture to pull the excess out of that area to kind of drain the area if you will. For neck pain, we might often use acupuncture points in the ankle or even in the wrist. With just half a dozen Acupuncture needles within 5-10 minutes we can reduce your neck pain down to 1 or 0 in most cases. That’s the basis of how acupuncture works.

Irvine Spine and Sport – Can Pain-Relief Acupuncture Help Neck Pain?

Hi i’m Brent King. Acupuncturist here at Irvine Spine and Sport in Orange County California.

I worked with pain management and i’m also an Herbalist as Diplomat of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Today, i’m here to answer some questions that patients might have regarding different conditions that their wondering if Acupuncture or Chinese Medicine will feel to help them. The first question that we have is neck pain. Neck pain effects tons of people in this country and with massage acupuncture chiropractic we can pretty much eliminate your neck pain. You come in, we will evaluate you, we will look to see where exactly is in that pain and we will use acupuncture needles maybe just between half a dozen somewhere along the body. Generally not in the neck itself but sometimes in the wrist or ankle till alleviate that pain in the neck. So, generally when your come in if your pain is like 10 out of 10 or very high. We can usually eliminate it down to 1 or 0 within just few minutes and we also in our facility we have massage and chiropractic which can assist in reducing your pain.