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Good health is more than the absence of disease. It is the presence of a sense of stress free well-being and calm that results from a balanced complement of good nutrition, work, play, rest, and healthy, growing relationships. We Americans are losing ground! As a result The Center for Spine, Sport & Physical Medicine has developed strategies that employ the best of western and traditional Chinese medicine, traditional western medicine, massage and chiropractic care to give you back the balance and harmony your body needs.
We provide you with a truly integrated healthcare experience that combines the very best of non-surgical medical rehabilitation, chiropractic medicine, therapeutic massage, acupuncture, and clinical nutrition to locate and eliminate the damaging effects of stress at its source. This is wholistic health care in its purest form, and acupuncture has been a key component in unlocking a whole new level of health for many of our patients!
In the last 20 years acupuncture has been embraced by western medical science. This is because of irrefutable, high quality clinical trials demonstrating its efficacy in the treatment of a wide variety of human ailments. Within programs ranging from cancer treatment to wellness care across the country, clinical acupuncture is earning a prominent place.
Acupuncture for Pain
The Center for Spine, Sport & Physical Medicine has been treating back pain, neck pain, osteoarthritis, chronic headaches and sports injuries for nearly 25 years in the Denver community. We added acupuncture 15 years ago due to the profound pain-relieving effects it produces. Recent medical research published in the Archives of Internal Medicine has confirmed the effects acupuncture as being MORE EFFECTIVE than standard care for chronic pain. Read more …
Acupuncture: Current state of the Art
Acupuncture is an ancient healing art that dates back several thousand years. Though it has been around for awhile in the United States, it is still shrouded in mystery in our society’s consciousness. People tend to be afraid of things they don’t understand. But the average American is becoming more and more comfortable with “meridians” and “cupping” and “moxa!” Thankfully, and in a way that promises to benefit millions of Americans beyond what they’ve ever thought possible, we practice the best, safest and most comfortable form of effective acupuncture. Our results are proven over the last 15 years.
Conditions that benefit most from Acupuncture
Medical studies have proven that acupuncture can be profoundly beneficial for patients with back pain, migraine headaches, and sciatica. What’s more, acupuncture has helped many thousands of Americans obtain lasting relief from
- acute and chronic pain
- digestive disorders,
- chronic sinus infections,
- polycystic ovaries,
- anxiety attacks,
- Bell’s palsy,
- carpal tunnel syndrome…
…and a wide variety of other conditions. While nothing cures the common cold, consistently applied principles of traditional oriental medicine can help you prevent succumbing to most common cold viruses altogether! And isn’t this how wellness care is supposed to be?
As well as treating a variety of internal disorders and pain-related conditions, acupuncture is extremely effective as an adjunct treatment for infertility. We are proud to say that numerous patients who have been treated by our acupuncturist at The Center for Spine Pain for infertility have delivered healthy babies! Sara’s knowledge of Western medicine comes in handy as she is able to interpret blood work and ultrasound results to formulate an effective treatment protocol.
Meagan Boudreaux, Dipl.O.M., L.Ac., C.H.
Our Masters-level Acupuncturist
If you have tried acupuncture from a chiropractor or medical doctor before, perhaps you have not yet tried real acupuncture as it was meant to be practiced. This discipline requires mastery of a very specialized body of knowledge, and most skilled practitioners possess at least 4 years of master-degree level training or more. Most chiropractors and medical doctors practicing acupuncture have one year of training or less, and learned from PowerPoints and videos, not in a true Chinese Medicine Clinic. Training makes a difference! Discover the difference here, at The Center for Spine Pain, Sport & Physical Medicine!
Your First Visit
On your first visit Meagan, our licensed acupuncturist, will obtain a history of your condition and perform a traditional oriental medical examination, including a detailed examination of the tongue (that’s right, your tongue!) and pulses (yes, you have many pulses) at the wrist. A diagnosis will be established according to Traditional Oriental Medical principles that will probably sound way different than anything you’ve ever heard before. But here’s the exciting part that makes our clinic special: Meagan possesses a tremendous wealth of clinical experience in both eastern and western medicine. They will help you understand, in plain English, what is wrong with your body and what acupuncture can do to help. She is both gifted at taking all the “mystery” out of the process, and will give you the understanding, confidence and trust you need to begin this very effective, ancient form of medicine. She specializes in bringing the benefits of acupuncture to people who can benefit most but who might be anxious about trying something “new!”
Our Unique Approach
One highlight that makes our clinical approach unique at The Center for Spine, Sport & Physical Medicine is that we take the mystery out of Traditional Oriental Medicine. We bridge the gap; we speak in plain, understandable English without jargon. Why? For most westerners, there is still a”learning curve” with respect to acupuncture. Our passion is to serve you! So we come alongside you and communicate clearly. Our down-to-earth approach makes your plan for improved health through acupuncture easy and understandable.
At The Center for Spine, Sport & Physical Medicine you have the additional benefit of fully integrated acupuncture treatment. Though your sessions with Meagan may not require concurrent massage, chiropractic, or rehabilitation, your care is never provided in a vacuum. Our provider team routinely engages in patient-specific discussions regarding the best therapeutic approaches for the greatest advantage to our patients. As a result, for example, our acupuncturists are able to translate findings from x-rays or an MRI into a better understanding of your condition. Please understand that this is not typically a part of acupuncture training. But it IS part of our high-level, integrated approach at The Center for Spine Pain & Wellness. It’s a higher level of service, and a consistently world-class level of care our patients appreciate!
If you have received acupuncture previously, you’ll appreciate the skill and precision with which our acupuncturists practice the art of Traditional Oriental Medicine. In your very first session of acupuncture you’ll discover how powerful this ancient form of healing is in the hands of a truly skilled practitioner.
To get started on the road to better health, please call us for an appointment. We look forward to serving you!