Bliss Acupuncture Wellness Clinic offers Traditional Eastern Medicine integrated with modern scientific analysis and technology. We are always striving to offer the most effective and accurate treatments up to date. The philosophy and methods of Bliss Acupuncture Wellness Clinic’s Traditional Medicine practitioners is seeking to treat both common ailments and complex conditions by using natural and holistic pathways. We aim to address and solve the root of the problem and provide preventive care that helps avoid progression into more severe illnesses.
Bliss Acupuncture Wellness Clinic’s practitioner support system makes it possible for practitioners to focus in what they do best, treating people. The Bliss Acupuncture Wellness Clinic support system provides easy prescription process of the highest quality and the best medical grade herbal concoctions and herbal medicine (KFDA approved, GMP grade facility, facility webpage; www.medisaem.co.kr ) to member practitioners thus frees them of the burden of brewing quality herbs. Also, the overall staff support/education/managing and billing services much lessen the day to day managing burdens of the member practitioner helping them be able to focus their full efforts toward their patient care.
There are many effective pain treatment methods and chronic pain medications for pain relief. We could safely say that everyone has at some point taken a pain relieving medication or anesthesia treatment. These kinds of acute pain treatments and chronic pain medications usually work by relieving pain temporarily while the natural healing process takes care of the actual painful symptom.
Acupuncture treatment is a very powerful treatment for pain. It works by stimulating the flow of the Qi in the area being treated. In Traditional Eastern Medicine (TCM and TEM) theory, pain is caused by an obstruction in the flow of Qi. Thus by stimulating the Qi of a specific painful area, we are able to elevate the pain. In western terminology, we can say that acupuncture therapy and treatment raises endorphin levels, thus diminishes the nerve system’s pain response.
Although scientific researches are still in the midst of trying to successfully explain the mechanism behind acupuncture, Qi treatments and other alternative pain treatment methods, there are vast number of studies that have already found meaningful effectiveness of acupuncture for acute pain and chronic pain syndromes and symptoms.
Of course, just because it hasn’t been scientifically proven yet does not mean it is not effective. As most patients who have already done acupuncture and acupressure treatments for low back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, migraines and chronic headaches might have experienced, it is a superior way of treating pain compared to conventional pain therapies like just consuming effective pain killers, NSAIDS and effective analgesics.
Anatomically, acupuncture needles can reach directly into the specific muscle fiber that has formed a knot, a trigger point (TrP), that could be said is a cause of pain in trigger point acupuncture styles. Deep tissue massage and Tuina uses fingers to press down deep and ease out the tension of that point. In trigger point acupuncture treatment, or muscle acupuncture, we use very thin needles( 33G / 0.18mm disposable needles), needles that are usually 10 times thinner than a usual injection needle, to insert it directly into the knotted muscle fiber and cause miniscule injury to that trigger point. The miniscule injured muscle is now triggered into an inflammatory recovery mode thus removing the knotted tension from the painful muscle simultaneously.
Acupuncture is a superior way of treatment, compared to conventional pain killers and analgesics, since it also stimulates the healing process of the pain’s origin itself, thus fundamentally treating pain. Also conventional medicine require a continual increase of dosage to maintain the desired effect, while acupuncture can be applied how many times as necessary without the toxicity of the medication.
Sung Mun Jung, KMD(Korea), PhD, L.Ac
Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Dr. Sung Mun Jung received his 6 year Bachelor degree in 1994 and 2 years Master of Science degreein 1998 from the School of Oriental…
Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches.
Doctors of Chiropractic – often referred to as chiropractors or chiropractic physicians – practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.
The most common therapeutic procedure performed by doctors of chiropractic is known as “spinal manipulation,” also called “chiropractic adjustment.” The purpose of manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become hypomobile – or restricted in their movement – as a result of a tissue injury. Tissue injury can be caused by a single traumatic event, such as improper lifting of a heavy object, or through repetitive stresses, such as sitting in an awkward position with poor spinal posture for an extended period of time. In either case, injured tissues undergo physical and chemical changes that can cause inflammation, pain, and diminished function for the sufferer. Manipulation, or adjustment of the affected joint and tissues, restores mobility, thereby alleviating pain and muscle tightness, and allowing tissues to heal. Chiropractic adjustment rarely causes discomfort. However, patients may sometimes experience mild soreness or aching following treatment (as with some forms of exercise) that usually resolves within 12 to 48 hours.
In many cases, such as lower back pain, chiropractic care may be the primary method of treatment. When other medical conditions exist, chiropractic care may complement or support medical treatment by relieving the musculoskeletal aspects associated with the condition.
Doctors of chiropractic may assess patients through clinical examination, laboratory testing, diagnostic imaging and other diagnostic interventions to determine when chiropractic treatment is appropriate or when it is not appropriate. Chiropractors will readily refer patients to the appropriate health care provider when chiropractic care is not suitable for the patient’s condition, or the condition warrants co-management in conjunction with other members of the health care team.
Hongsoon Lim, D.C.
Dr. Hongsoon Lim is a New Jersey and New York licensed Chiropractor specializing in Pain management and Kinesio Taping…