A unique addition to the Global Wellness Clinic has been Dr. Reggie Clifton who is a chiropractor who also specializes in acupuncture and dry needling. After receiving his certification 10 years ago, he has had the honor of using acupuncture and dry needling with the Department of Defense. Treating such issues as musculo-skeletal, addictions and even PTSD.
This treatment has been practiced for over 5000 years in China and other Asian countries treating just about any human ailment. More recently it has been used in the west as a complementary option to modern medicine. Treating more common symptoms as headaches, joint pain, soft tissue injuries, addictions, along with metabolic issues.
Acupuncture is made of 14 meridians that have 14-20 points each. These points are stimulated to sedate or tonify the signals throughout the body with intension to balance out Qi (pronounced Chi). Your body is in a constant state of flux to its environment, this art can be used primarily by its self or in together with Chiropractic, massage, or medicine.
More recently the US military has recognized the benefits of treating our men and women returning from “down range” lessening the symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), pain control, and phantom pain after the loss of a limb with excellent results.
Similar to acupuncture in the fact that it uses the same type of needles this treatment focuses on the deep soft tissue trigger points and don’t concentrate on the meridians. The goal with this treatment is stimulate the trigger points to relax spasms and muscle guarding.