The Point Acupuncture

2006 Town Plaza Ct

Winter Springs, FL 32708

Tel: 407-948-0478

Email: DrKarla@ThePointHolisticHealth.com

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February 13, 2019

Most people have never heard of the psoas muscles, yet problems with these muscles play a frequent role in hip, groin, and low back pain.  There are two psoas muscles, one on each side of the body.  They are long, thick, ropey muscles that originate deep in the abdomen at the lumbar vertebrae, run into the pelvis where they join another muscle called the iliacus, before attaching to the femur, or thigh bone. 

These muscles allow us to flex the hips and lift our thighs upward toward the torso.  They assist us in climbing stairs, walk uphill, run, etc.  They also help stabilize the spine. If these muscles become too tight, shortened, which can occur from overuse, or prolonged sitting, they pull on the small of the back forward.  This causes overdue stress on the lumbar vertebra, which then can lead to (along with other factors) low back pain, groin pain, sciatica, hip pain, and can contribute to arthritis in the lumbar spine over time. 

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October 10, 2017

So summer has just breezed by and here we are already in October!  Our children are in full swing with school activities and all that goes with that.  The growth, fun, and sharing is wonderful but the germ sharing we could do without!  As the holidays approach us and life gets busier all that stress, good and bad, impacts our immune system.  If we are nutrient deficient, as many of us are, our bodies become even more deficient leading right down the path of being very susceptible to flu and cold viruses.  Another contributor to a low immune system during this season is all the amazing holiday food we love!  With a continual onslaught of SUGAR and DAIRY how do we even stand a chance?  Continuous doses of sugar and dairy increase inflammation systemically and literally clogs up your body's detox system.  If it's busy cleaning all that toxic waste up how would it have the energy to also stand strong against germs?  Cold and flu viruses are opportunistic and take full advantage of this sit...

August 16, 2017

ElectroAcupuncture is the application of low current electricity to acupuncture needles inserted in specific points.  This method of treatment is widely used by acupuncturists for many conditions including (but not limited to) injury, arthritis, or joint damage.  In my experience Electroacupuncture (or E-Stim) is highly effective at amplifying the effects of the acupuncture for tissue repair and pain.  I have treated many patients with joint damage this way successfully and have even had delighted patients cancel scheduled surgery.  Maybe this is why:  

In this recent study led by the Indiana School of Medicine, evidence was revealed that demonstrated how electroacupuncture stimulates the brain to promote and facilitate the release of stem cells into the bloodstream to actually repair the damaged tissue!  Their finding were published this year, March 16, in the Journal Stem Cell.  Read more about it here:  https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/201...

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