Acupuncture

 

               Balance your chi
                     Restore positive energy
                              Harmonize with nature

Dr. Pran Mumma, Acupuncture Physician

Trained in Asian medicine and the healing art of acupuncture, Dr. Mumma has successfully treated a variety of symptoms at their root cause using the scientific principles of our body's natural energy called Chi.

Why Acupuncture?
Traditional and Non-Needle Acupuncture Therapy

 

Initial Acupuncture Appointment  $ 75.00            Follow-up Appointments    $ 50.00

 

 

 

Acupuncture for Degenerative Eye Disorders & Hearing Loss:

(Using Dr. Dahlgren's Technique)

Initial Evaluation                                                      $ 100.00

Treatments *                                                              $ 68.00

* 1 or more treatments may be provided at each visit as determined by physician.

With a success story of over 5,000 years of use, acupuncture’s gift to humanity continues to unfold. Acupuncture therapy is a harmless, all-natural procedure for treatment of the whole being. Physical vigor, energetic sensation, emotional feeling, mental attitude, and even spiritual awareness may all benefit from acupuncture’s ability to promote energy free flow.

 

As the free flow of energy improves, the functional circulation of life blood and volume increases to further stimulate lymph flow which promotes hormone perfusion and immune system responses. Increased lymph flow lubricates and detoxifies all tissues and perfuses the blood to affect volume.  As lymph circulation increases from 2 quarts to 1-1/2 gallons per day, patients and caretakers start to report astounding improvements and more rapid recovery of function. The elimination of toxins and waste accumulation improves nutrient up-take as digestion improves. Emotional distresses of the past seem almost inconsequential as balance restores one’s ability to gain a new perspective.

Acupuncture for Eye Disorders and Hearing Loss

Recent research in nuclear medicine has produced images of acupuncture energy pathways and revealed specific brain sites directly benefiting from acupuncture. Since the eyes are an extension of the brain, you actually SEE with your brain: processing information, light, and energy received from the eyes. Acupuncture for Eye Disorders produces vision improvement increasing up to 25 percent, an objective measure for brain function changes in real time.

 

Studies continue to reveal the drastic effects common toxins have on the body and brain. Many beauty and personal care products, medicines such as pain killers and antibiotics, tobacco products, and preservatives & refined sugar in processed foods may all present acu-points relative to their toxic nature. Using acupuncture, we can stimulate and support the healing capacity of the whole eye, thus treating hereditary disorders, preventing progressive degeneration, and improving low vision in children and adults.

 

Recent studies and clinical trials have verified the benefits of using acupuncture to treat disorders of the ear. The ears are an extension of the brain. They serve as peripheral organs of balance and permit the brain to process an enormous range of sound. Research suggests the acu-points that measurably increase lung function, benefit spinal posture, and increase blood circulation may open the ear and promote hearing. Patients feel better. Caretakers report turning down hearing aids and televisions as hearing improves.

Qigong and Breath Empowerment

 

Qigong refers to a wide variety of traditional cultivation practices that include methods of accumulating, circulating, and working with Qi energy within the body. Qigong may involve movement and/or regulated breathing. Higher level or evolved forms of Qigong may use special methods for focusing Qi energy and centering awareness. Qigong is practiced for health recovery and maintenance purposes, as a therapeutic intervention, as a medical profession, as a spiritual path, and always as a component of Chinese healing arts.

It’s simple. Acupuncture is inherently suited to help with treating and managing many patient conditions. In the broadest terms, the complaints that patients most commonly report are all or combinations of these four co-existing (co-morbid) conditions: Pain, Stress, Anxiety, and Depression. These emotional responses to the stresses of life far outweigh all other diseases both in terms of numbers of patients affected and with regard to how difficult they can be to treat successfully. Evidence-based research overwhelmingly confirms that Pain, Stress, Anxiety, and Depression are by far the most costly and enigmatic complaints to treat; however, the interruption of these stress responses is one of the many benefits that acupuncture continues to bring to the world of health and healing.

 

As acupuncture has become increasingly popular in this country it has been used successfully in relieving stress, anxiety, and painful conditions. The World Health Organization lists more than 40 indications for which acupuncture may be used with success. These include but are not limited to: fibromyalgia, CFS, fasciitis, chronic migraine & headache, whiplash, rheumatoid & osteoarthritis, post dental surgery, chronic abdominal pain, facial pain & spasm (including craniomandibular disorders), TMJ dysfunction, asthma, sciatica, chronic ulcerative colitis, cancer pain, shingles, and pain caused by sickle-cell anemia.

 

According to a National Institutes of Health panel, convened in November of 1997, clinical studies have shown that acupuncture is also helpful in treating nausea caused by surgical anesthesia and cancer chemotherapy, addiction, PMS and menstrual cramps, tennis elbow, myofascial (connective tissue) pain, lower back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, asthma, and to assist in stroke & paralysis rehabilitation.

 

Acupuncture has also proven successful in treating vision and hearing disorders, disc herniation, spinal stenosis, piriformis syndrome, peripheral neuropathy, post surgical scar tissue, hot flushes, vasomotor & menopause-related symptoms, dry eye, dry mouth, erectile dysfunction, obesity, IBS, constipation, allergic rhinitis, muscle & joint sprain, restless legs, Bell’s Palsy, epilepsy, and agina pectoris.

Food Healing and Nutrient Maintenance

 

Let your food be the source for your body to heal itself. Breaking the food down to the molecular level so you can drink it as a delicious smoothie allows for complete digestion and assimilation of the nutrients required to regain and maintain optimal health. Simple yet perfect cooking methods for achieving health and wellness also use the whole food from your grocery store.

 

High phytochemical Food Healing may also involve using concentrated physician-grade nutritional supplements to stabilize body function and recover body-mind balance: the threshold that invites one into the realms of vibrant health. Using the muscle testing method allows individual nutrient thresholds to be determined, establishing current nutrient requirements to maintain healing progress. As health returns, transition towards using more of the foods for healing becomes an easier choice.