Although an ancient technique—with records of its use predating even the Bible—only recently have scientific techniques been able to help us understand how stimulating specific points just below the skin promotes the body’s natural healing capabilities.
In acupuncture, tiny needles are used to stimulate “meridians” or “acupoints”that typically lie 1/8th -1/2 inch below the surface. We now know that stimulating these acupoints changes brain activity in regions that coordinate pain, heart rate, emotions and even hormone response.
By stimulating specific points, meridians specifically selected based on your health situation, your nervous system enhances its function thus restoring the energetic balance (Qi) in the body.
Hands On Healthcare helped me manage a serious change in my body last year. It took the medical doctors 5 months to come up with a diagnosis. Rheumatoid arthritis inflammation was attacking different body organs.
Dr. Childers and Phyllis helped me handle this 5 month ordeal with dietary changes, acupuncture, and cranial sacral therapy. Their PEP talks kept me fighting to get control back of my body. They gave me hope that I could defeat what was going on.
After the 5 months my body did a rapid change back to normal. I will continue to control the RA flares with the diet and lifestyle changes that Dr. Childers and Phyllis have taught me. I am so happy that I was referred to them. —Pat Moorman
These therapies can help...
- Low back pain
- Neck pain
- Tennis Elbow
- Knee pain
- Periarthritis of the shoulder
- Postoperative pain
- Dental pain
- Temporomandibular (TMJ) dysfunction
- Facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Assistance with labor, including induction
- Correcting fetal malposition (breech presentation)
- Morning sickness
- Nausea and vomiting
- Acute and chronic gastritis
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Obesity / Weight control
- Renal colic
- Biliary colic
- Adverse reactions to radiation or chemotherapy
- Allergic rhinitis
- Acute bacillary dysentery
- Primary dysmenorrhea
- Acute epigastralgia
- Peptic ulcer
- Hay fever
Dr. Childers has received training in both Medical Acupuncture and Scalp acupuncture through the Helms Institute sponsored by Stanford University Medical School—treatments used for a wide variety of ailments including chronic pain from injuries or degenerative disorders and many functional diseases such as irritable bowel disorder, migraine headaches and vertigo. Scalp acupuncture in particular has been shown to be very valuable in relieving affects of many neurological diseases such as stroke, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and tinnitus (ringing or buzzing in the ears).
After an initial evaluation Dr. Childers will decide which modality is right for your condition. We combine that therapy with osteopathic manipulations, clinical nutrition , lifestyle changes and traditional medical therapies as appropriate.