Acupuncture has been a part of healthcare in many countries for thousands of years. Now science is proving what the ancients knew all along, acupuncture works. Acupuncture stimulates healing, circulation, helps pain, inflammation and relaxation.
Dr. Testa is trained and certified in Acupuncture, Biomedical Acupuncture, Dry Needling, and Cupping.
His experience has shown that acupuncture works quickly with both the patient and doctor knowing if it is helping. There is no guessing or relying on the doctor to tell you, you are better. You will know in just a few visits.
Dr. Testa has been nicknamed the doctor of a 1000 needles by his teacher in China because of his of expertise using over 1000 needles per week. Many say his technique is painless.
Dr. Testa is also trained in battlefield acupuncture. This technique is used for acute pain relief by the US military and at Walter Reed Hospital. This technique uses fine acupuncture needles that are placed in special points in the ear. Many walk out of the office significantly better.
Acupuncture is an alternative methodology that has been in practice in ancient China for many years. The general theory behind acupuncture is based on the idea that all bodily processes are regulated by a power known as “qi” or a person’s “life force” which flows inside the body. Interruptions to this flow are considered to be the main reason for disease. Healing is accomplished by simple stimulation of anatomical points on or beneath the skin. Acupuncture is done through the insertion of very thin needles through your skin at strategic areas on your body. This is a procedure which brings back the stream of optimistic energy as well as circulation inside your system. It is a major component of Traditional Chinese medicine. The practice of acupuncture was introduced into the modern era for people who desire more natural techniques to treat his or her problems and illnesses.
Prescriptive medicines often have long lasting side effects, resulting in many more people looking for natural alternatives. Acupuncture is one of the best and most effective treatments for a wide variety of medical problems. The World Health Organization recognizes the use of acupuncture in the treatment of a wide range of medical problems, including: digestive disorders, such as gastritis and hyperacidity, respiratory problems, like bronchitis or asthma. It is also frequently used in caring for muscular and neurological issues, such as problems like headaches, facial tics, neck pain, various forms of tendinitis, low back pain, sciatica and, osteoarthritis. It has also become known to be extremely effective in resolving problems related to stress, emotional conditions and tension. The acupuncture method complements the body’s own healing system and preserves the harmony of the body’s natural healing process.
There are no known side effects to acupuncture. As energy is redirected within the body, chemicals and hormones are stimulated allowing healing to occur. Occasionally the original problems worsen for a few days, or you may experience changes in appetite, sleep, or an emotional state may be triggered. There is no need to be concerned, as they are simply indications that the acupuncture is beginning to work. It is quite normal after the first one or two treatments to have a sensation of deep relaxation, and at times, even mild disorientation. These should pass within a short time, and require nothing more than some rest to overcome.
With changing trends and growing technologies, people have begun adapting alternative therapies for pain relief and therapeutic effects. More and more medical doctors and pain specialists are recommending acupuncture. Dry needling, which is similar to acupuncture, is becoming one of the more popular alternative healing methods used by those with chronic or intense pain.