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1. AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE

The prevalence and incidence of autoimmune disease is on the rise at an epidemic level. There are many more autoimmune diseases today in developed countries than ever before. Some common diseases we treat amongst many other undifferentiated connective tissue diseases include:

> Rheumatoid Arthritis
> Spondyloarthropathies
> Ankylosing Spondylitis
> Polymyositis & Dermatomyositis
> Sarcoidosis
> Systemic Lupus

> Psoriatic Arthritis
> Scleroderma
> Sjogrens
> Vasculitis
> Raynauds Phenomenon

2. MUSCULOSKELETAL & ARTHRITIS

> Lyme disease
> Back Pain
> Gout and Psuedogout
> Osteoporosis

> Osteoarthritis
> Pain Syndromes
> Pagets Disease
> Tendonitis, bursitis, carpal tunnel

3. ACUPUNCTURE

MEDICAL ACUPUNCTURE:

Medical acupuncture is the clinical discipline of acupuncture as practiced by a physician who is also a trained and licensed doctor by Western education. Borrowing from medical texts of ancient China, a medical acupuncturist is trained in the interpretation and application of acupuncture within the context of contemporary medicine. The medical acupuncture physician uniquely offers a comprehensive approach to healthcare, which combines classic and modern forms of acupuncture with conventional medicine.

Medical acupuncturists treat a wide variety of medical and pain problems by aiming to restore physiologic balance and normal function within the body, and with the environment. The patient is treated with the goal of restoring health, not to simply ameliorate or disguise symptoms. Acupuncture may be combined effectively with conventional medical or surgical interventions when acupuncture alone is not sufficient or appropriate to effectively treat the patient.

CONDITIONS TREATED:

> Preventitive Care
> Restoration of Physiologic Balance and Normal Function
> Musculoskeletal Disorders and Pain Management
> Mental/Emotional Disorders
> Stress/Anxiety
> Reproductive and Genitourinary Disorders

> Respiratory Disorders And Allergies
> Skin Disorders
> Facial Rejuvenation
> Drug Addiction Including Smoking Cessation
> Chemotherapy related problems
> Gastrointestinal/Digestive Disorders and Many Other Problems

MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS AND PAIN MANAGEMENT

Acupuncture is a very strong modality in treating pain. Many different types of painful conditions can be successfully treated. Acupuncture for lower back pain/sciatica and for neck/upper back pain are the most common pain treatment sessions at our practice. Using specific treatment protocols, Dr. Mir has had great success in helping patients alleviate their pain.

Though results can vary from patient to patient, most patients find relief of their symptoms after 4-5 sessions and are able to reduce their pain medications significantly. While sports injuries and painful musculoskeletal conditions can be permanently treated, most chronic arthritic conditions may need maintenance acupuncture depending on the patient.

Similarly, acupuncture can greatly help patients suffering from chronic headaches and migraines. Most patients are able to be pain-free without needing any medication. In addition, as a board-certified rheumatologist and a specialist in musculoskeletal and sports medicine, Dr. Mir is able to use a multi-modality treatment approach incorporating local injections, herbal medications, and traditional pain medications if necessary, to achieve pain control.

FACIAL REJUVENATION:

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is a painless, non-surgical method of reducing the signs of the aging process. Facial acupuncture can rejuvenate and vitalize not only the face but also the whole body, making you look and feel 5-10 years younger.

The treatment involves the insertion of hair-thin needles into particular areas of the face, ears, neck, hands, trunk, and legs along channels or meridians of energy. Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture may improve your visage in these ways:

> Eliminating fine lines and diminishing wrinkles
> Reducing bags under the eyes,
> Firming jowls
> Eliminating puffiness
> Lifting droopy eyelids lifted

> Minimizing double chins
> Promoting collagen production by increasing blood circulation to the face, making the skin firmer and providing a natural glow

With all the above benefits, Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is a natural alternative to surgical face-lifts and botox treatments. It is far less costly and is much safer, virtually painless, with no side effects or risk of disfigurement when performed properly. You can look healthier and younger naturally.

FERTILITY AND REPRODUCTIVE TREATMENTS:

Acupuncture can greatly assist men and women in achieving fertility through a natural method.

For women, acupuncture increases the blood supply to the pelvic area and the ovaries. It strengthens the reproductive system and balances the body while helping in ovulation in order to achieve peak fertility and full-term pregnancy. For men, acupuncture can increase the quality and quantity of sperm thus promoting better chances of conception.

In addition, scientific studies have shown that acupuncture increases the success rate of IVF by 50%. Not only can acupuncture help in achieving pregnancy, it can also help in reducing the risk of miscarriages. So if you’re having fertility issues, trying acupuncture should be at the top of your list.

Besides fertility, acupuncture can help in many gynecological problems including PMS and pelvic disorders, pregnancy related issues such as nausea and post-partum depression to name a few.

4. CUPPING MASSAGE

Cupping massage is an integration of massage techniques with the traditional art of cupping. In this method, the combination of cupping suction and specific gliding techniques facilitates the release of muscle tension. It also simultaneously increases blood flow and hydration to the area in focus and drains excessive fluid through stimulating the lymphatic system.

Unlike traditional cupping, our method ensures that there is no bruising or pain involved. Patients greatly enjoy this relaxing and non-invasive treatment and often report great results.

This technique has a wide variety of applications, including:

> Musculoskeltal: Great for releasing tight muscle tissue around the neck, shoulders, lower back, and thigh region. Aids in the recovery time for muscle fatigue. Great for atheletes and runners as part of their training and recovery.

> Cosmetic: Contouring the face and body, cellulite reduction, skin toning and firming, and spider veins.
> Pre and post Operation therapy: Shortens recovery time and enhances surgical results.
> Lymphatic Drainage and edema.