Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

​What's is acupuncture?

  • Acupuncture is an ancient practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners believe the human body has more than 2,000 acupuncture points connected by pathways known as meridians. 

  • These pathways create an energy flow (Qi, pronounced "chee") through the body that is responsible for overall health. 

  • Blocked pathways or disrupted pathways lead to disease.

  • Acupuncture is the practice of penetrating the skin with thin, solid, metallic needles which are then activated through gentle and specific movements of the practitioner's hands or with electrical stimulation. Trust us, it's not as scary as it sounds!

  • By applying these acupuncture needles to specific points, it is thought to improve the flow of Qi, thereby improving health.

What is Traditional Chinese Medicine?

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has evolved over thousands of years. TCM practitioners use various mind and body practices (such as acupuncture and tai chi) as well as herbal products to address health problems.

Treatment may involve:

  • Acupuncture - the application of stainless steel needles.

  • Acupressure - pressure applied to acupuncture points.

  • Moxibustion - the burning of herbal leaves on or near the body. The actual herb is called mugwort.

  • Cupping - the use of warmed glass jars to create suction on certain points of the body.

  • Gua sha - the practice of using a tool to apply pressure and scrape the skin to relieve pain and tension.

  • Herbal medicine

  • Movement and concentration exercises, such as Tai Chi.

​What are the benefits of Acupuncture?

Acupuncture points are believed to stimulate the central nervous system. This releases chemicals into the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These biochemical changes may stimulate the body's natural healing abilities and promote physical and emotional well-being.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) studies have shown that acupuncture is an effective treatment alone or in combination with conventional therapies to treat the following:

  • Nausea caused by surgical anesthesia and cancer chemotherapy

  • Dental pain after surgery

  • Addiction

  • Headaches

  • Menstrual cramps

  • Tennis elbow

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Myofascial pain

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Low back pain

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Asthma

  • May also help with stroke rehabilitation

 
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Dr. Dana Gulati, DAOM

Dr. Gulati attended Boston College where she studied psychology and Philosophy. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1997 with honors, she then went on to study acupuncture and oriental medicine.

 

She completed a four-year post-graduate program from New England School of Acupuncture in Watertown Massachusetts where her focus of study included Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Japanese Five Element Acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and energetics of food and nutrition.

 

In addition, Dana completed 2,500 hours of Western Medicine in a clinical setting. Dr. Gulati is nationally certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and is board certified by the Florida Department of Health as a primary health care provider. Her main form of treatment is the Balance method and Global balance.

 

Dr. Gulati also offers Cytokine Therapy for facial rejuvenation. This treatment is a homeopathic growth factor formula compounded to treat a variety of facial concerns such as tired skin, dry skin, fine lines and wrinkles. A small 0.5mm micro needle roller is used on the face and neck with the application of the cream.

Effective Treatments for:

  • Cardiovascular/ Circulatory Problems

  • Digestive Problems

  • Endocrine Problems

  • Lymphatic /Immune Problems

  • Musculoskeletal Pain

  • Nervous System Problems

  • Urinate Issues

  • Psychological Problems

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