Acupuncture for Chronic Pain Management Clarksburg WV

See below for information about acupuncture and to gain access to local acupuncturists in Clarksburg, WV that give access to acupuncture, alternative medicine, Chinese therapy, and needling techniques, as well as advice and content on chronic pain management, pain relief, Qi, and thin needles.

Lao Long Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, LLC
(304) 848-0808
7 Chenoweth Drive, Suite A
Bridgeport, WV
Gender
Male
Education
Florida Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Professional Memberships
NCCAOM

Charleston Chiropractic Ctr
(304) 207-0917
1202 Virginia St E
Charleston, WV
Hours
Monday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Laser Therapy, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Massage Therapy, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Nanine Rhinelander
304/258-5602
2381 Mountain Run Road
Berkeley Springs, WV
 
Qingguo Shang
(304) 757-3368
300B Prestige Park Dr.
Hurricane, WV
 
Microacupuncture Center
(304) 877-2303
107 Ontario Dr
Mt. Hope, WV
Specialty
Eye Care, Alternative Medicine, Acupuncturist, Alternative Eyecare, Pain Treatment

Vibrant Life Chiropractic
(304) 397-0992
1313 Quarrier St Suite A
Charleston, WV
Hours
Monday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Chiropractors, Holistic Chiropractic Care

Darrell Samples
(304) 529-9355
2429 Eighth Avenue
Huntington, WV
 
C.P. Negri
(304) 291-5053
364 High St.
Morgantown, WV
 
DR Terry Chambers
(304) 263-4927
51 street of Dreams
Martinsburg, WV
Specialty
Chiropractic, Acupuncture, DOTS, sports pysicals
Gender
male
Education
Board certified
Professional Memberships
chiropractor/acupuncturist/functiomal medicine

Lao Long Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, LLC
(304) 848-0808
7 Chenoweth Drive, Suite A
Bridgeport, WV
Gender
Male
Education
Florida Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Professional Memberships
NCCAOM

Acupuncture Accolades for Migraines

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The news is a relief for migraine sufferers: Acupuncture helped reduce frequency and intensity of pain in patients who received acupuncture over an eight-week period, according to German researchers at the University of Munich. Half of the acupuncture group reported at least a 50-percent reduction in headache frequency.

However, the study’s additional findings are making oriental medicine practitioners a bit defensive. Surprisingly, the migraine patients who had needles placed on nonacupuncture points got about the same positive results as those treated by properly placed needles. Is “sham” acupuncture just as effective as the real thing?

Of course not, states Gene Bruno, OMD, LAc, president emeritus of the American Association of Oriental Medicine. “I don’t see any OMDs or acupuncturists listed as study authors,” he says, explaining that clinical trials often are administered by medical doctors who rely on formulaic needle points rather than individually diagnosed acu-points.

“In Chinese medicine it’s critical to know the causal relationship to the headaches,” says Bruno, who practices acupuncture in Salem, Ore. “In my clinic, I might treat one woman whose migraines are from hormone-level changes; another person’s headaches might be related to a stomach functional disease. The points I choose for each patient would be completely different. Choosing an incorrect point can have the same effect as a placebo point,” he says.

“If the study administrators didn’t use the correct diagnostic procedures, that explains why they got the same results as with sham acupuncture—because they didn’t treat the right points,” Bruno continues.

But if the points were wrong, why did any acupuncture work? The placebo effect could be part of the answer, although Bruno has another explanation: “Other studies have shown that neural stimulation of peripheral acupunture points can release small quantities of endorphins, although accurate acupuncture points release larger quantities,” he says. “If ‘exact’ points are not located and stimulated, then there would be no significant difference in the quantity of endorphins released.”

There are other studies confirming acupuncture’s credibility, Bruno says, and they’re conducted by qualified practitioners using complete diagnostic protocol to determine needle placement for each patient. And besides, the bottom line remainsthe same: Acupuncture is effective treatment for migraine pain.

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