HOLISTIC PAIN RELIEF
Holistic Pain Relief & Other Services
Conventional treatments sometimes have limitations. To bring about the significant level of improvement in pain and quality of life we’ve found great benefit with the use of complementary treatments in conjunction with the conventional treatments. When used together, this is called Integrative Medicine. These Complementary treatments consider the “whole” body and promote natural healing and pain relief.
Stephen Wilson, M.D. is not only board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine but he is also certified in Medical Acupuncture and has a significant amount of training in a variety of other complementary treatments as well. Dr. Wilson is a member of the American Association of Integrative Medicine. Call 586-563-3300 today or request an appointment to begin exploring these and other treatment options.
Acupuncture is performed by inserting needles the size of a human hair into various energy channels, called meridians. Meridians are like rivers flowing through the body to irrigate and nourish the tissues. An obstruction in the movement of these energy rivers is like a dam that backs up the flow in one part of the body and restricts it in others. Acupuncture needles unblock the obstructions at the dams, and reestablish the regular flow through the meridians. The improved energy and biochemical balance produced by acupuncture results in the body's natural healing abilities and in promoting physical and emotional well-being.
Many times after the needles have been inserted they are connected to lead wires, which provide a small electrical current to the area.
Dr. Wilson is certified in Medical Acupuncture by the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture.
Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS)
IMS is widely used with remarkable success in reducing chronic musculoskeletal pain. IMS involves the use of acupuncture type needles into the body where muscles have shortened or contracted, or at points where muscles meet nerves. It is at these points where the long term pain originates. The knotted muscle will "grab" the needle and after a while "let go" and then carry on relaxing after the needle has been removed.
Prolotherapy involves the use of natural substances, a concentration of dextrose and Lidocaine. These substances are injected into the area of pain, which then causes an inflammatory reaction. Proliferation (new collagen formation) of the cells results from the inflammation. As the body heals the inflammation, the ligaments and tendons tighten relieving the pain.
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