Acupuncture Iowa city specializes in the treatment and management of pain using Chinese medicine. We most commonly treat back, hip, shoulder, and neck pain, but have over 15 years of experience treating a wide variety of patient complaints. Our goal is to help you get back to the life you want to be living. Stress free, pain free, and well rested!
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We have the benefit of combined Eastern and Western approaches to relieving pain, utilizing classical acupuncture and modern interpretations such as dry-needling of trigger points.
Rob uses distal point acupuncture taught by Dr. Richard Tan, Bob Doane, and Master Tung, as well as motor point and trigger point techniques taught by Matt Callison.
Everyone experiences pain and discomfort differently, so each treatment will be custom tailored to your specific needs, every time you visit.
Asian Medicine is the oldest continually practiced system of medicine in the world, used by over a billion people each year. It is a complete medical science with its own theory of how our physiology functions, it's own diagnostic techniques, and treatment modalities which include Acupuncture and herbal prescriptions. The cornerstone of Asian medicine is prescribing herbs, which has a 2,000 year history of continual evolution and success. It is one of the most sophisticated clinical systems in the world for analyzing patterns of ill health and treating them successfully.
Unlike Western herbology, which promotes single herbs with singular benefits, Eastern herbology uses combinations of herbs in formulas to treat multiple disorders. The Asian herbal pharmacopoeia also contains numerous herbal formulas for tonifying the energy and vitality of the human physiology, something that is not readily available in Western herbology. Herbs are very powerful, but to be effective they must be prescribed on an individual basis. For instance, Golden Seal is effective for some types of colds, but could actually cause symptoms of a cold in certain types of people. At Clinic Eight, we use herbs from all over the world but use them according to ancient East Asian diagnostic principles.