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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 – Relieve Upper Back Pain with Chiropractic Care by Dr. Timothy Twombly

Hi, this is Dr. Tim Twombly, practicing Chiropractor at Irvine Spine and Sport in Irvine. California.

Today, I wanted to talk to you a little bit about maybe the most common thing that we see in our office and that’s people that complain about upper back pain. Pain kind of between the shoulder blades and when you ask them what they do all day long. They are sitting at the chair in front of the computer and so when they leave work. They get in the car hold this same position as they drive home. When they get home and they’re cooking or doing dishes or whatever. We live a life that’s kind of everything is sort of forward together down and end. When you do that all day long, then all the muscles on the front side will get shorter and tighter. The muscles around from your shoulders to the center part of your sternum and chest will those get tighter so what happens is you get a hands over and so you end up walking around looking like, guess what. Like you just betting down. Like you just been hammered down by gravity.

When people come in to our office. One of things we do is we fix that and that’s done through chiropractic technique we can show you those things and cover those maybe later. But i wanted to talk about was, it’s influence on posture. All day long in my office we saved families, moms and dads come in they come in with their kids.

And they turned to me and said “You’ve gotta talk to my son and daughter about their bad posture”

I show them exercise with do this great theory brand protocols and things really work but it’s hard to get people to do this. So i told them, I’m telling you a secret now. What I do is I talk about their kids and affected bad posture has on them. In that way sometimes that goes get through their parents.

This is what i told kids about posture. So i make parents get out of the room. Let’s say it’s a 13 or 14 year old boy and you know. He’s like “oh god i got to lost this chiropractic talk about posture”. So what i do is i told this. Think about it, when you’re sitting in the classroom, i want you to know something. When your posture is like this, you perceived as “stupid” or “lazy and stupid”. Not like tragically lazy and stupid but kind of lazy and stupid. If you sits tall and sit up straight you perceived as “smarter” and then when you answer the question or respond to the question. Even if it’s not the greatest answer in the world, you just go “Yeah that must be a good answer” because he really looks intelligent and smart. Young people like to hear that. The next thing is when they’re out walking around the campus. You walk like this, what you inviting. You’re inviting things like, bullying. You know, when you look sort of defenseless and helpless and betting down. You look like you’ve been beaten to high level. That level you’ve become more vulnerable. So it’s always good to say “You know what, you stand up straight and people will leave you alone. You look like you have what? Energy, power that you got a secret; you’ve got something going on. That’s really important!

Of course, the other place that really works for young boys. I said, you know guys stand up really straight and tall look more attractive to women and they got interested on that and their eyes up a little bit. We talked about things like that a little bit of persuasion but who doesn’t want to be more attractive.

Attraction was it that all about?

Attraction is a magnitude that you want to have. That’s what you want to have for everybody.

Come to our office and talk about that a little bit move that forward.

Nice talking to you guys today, Take care everybody.


Irvine Spine and Sport – How Does Pain-Relief Acupuncture Work for Neck Pain?

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

I worked with pain management and i’m also a Diplomat of Chinese Herbal Medicine.

I’m here today to answer some questions regarding neck pain. For me, patients when their in pain they just want relief fast so they don’t care like where it comes from but they just want to be pain free. Acupuncture is really great because it can help you to get rid of your pain without using toxic drugs with side effects.

How it works?

We used stainless steel needles they’re very very tiny much smaller than what we are used too from western medicine. In fact, you could probably feel about 20 of hours acupuncture needles inside of a western hypordemic needle.

People are always concern – was gonna be painful?

Well, it’s really not than painful because needles are so tiny but once you come in and see them for yourself. Most of those fears regarding the needles will be relief.

How does acupuncture work?

Well, you have a series of 12 meridians in your body and their you can kind think of them as like your freeways. Living here in california where we all used the freeway, right? So, if there’s a car accident there’s an obstruction and in the body when you have pain, there’s an obstruction. What we do, is we go away from the side and we opened up the path way so that the body can flow and blocked that obstruction thats further down the road.

So you might say – Would you put needles right in the area of my pain. Like you put needles on my neck?

The answer is No.

We would put needles in your hands or in your ankles. When i say your hands – mostly in the wrist so yeah not fingertips of the palms so don’t worry about that it’s not gonna be that sensitive. Pretty much on the wrist and on the ankles we would use to work with the neck pain. Between 6-10 needles is okay with you and within just a matter of minutes you would see that your neck pain. On a scale of 1 of 10 and 10 is being very painful we can probably bring that down to 1 or 0 within just about 5 or 10 minutes.

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.