Welcome to Return 2 One. We put your family’s health and well being first. If you live in the Arlington Heights area, you can stop by one of our offices for a health and well being consultation.
We provide the latest healthcare information for individuals and families like yours, while building on a 3,000 year old tradition. We strive to offer the best advice and most current news to keep your family as healthy and safe as possible. Below are the services offered by Lindy and the office as a whole.
What is AOM?
Acupuncture and Oriental medicine is a natural form of healthcare grounded in safe, effective and time-tested techniques. Its growing popularity and acceptance results in more pain relief for more patients with fewer negative side-effect. It also means healthier patients who live longer. By stimulating self-healing through a holistic approach to wellness and prevention, AOM offers truly patient-centered care.
Does acupuncture hurt?
Most people feel some sensation during acupuncture, but not necessarily pain. When hair-thin needles are inserted by a trained professional, they can produce a feeling of heaviness—like a dull ache—or sensations such as warmth and tingling. Occasionally the sensations can be stronger. Most people find acupuncture very relaxing. In fact, you may even fall asleep during your treatment!
What does a treatment look like?
Acupuncture is the insertion of fine solid stainless steel needles through the skin. A typical treatment includes needling 8–12 points chosen on the basis of the patient’s constitution and symptoms. Each session is highly customized for you and your specific health concern. Most points selected are on the limbs and head, although back and abdomen points can also be used. Acupuncturists use many approaches to address your overall health in addition to your current symptoms.Acupuncturists also employ specific diagnostic techniques such as tongue and pulse diagnosis to understand the dynamics creating your health concern. This approach means acupuncture is deeply patient-centered in its approach to care.
How does it work?
There is no known mechanism for acupuncture although many theories have been proposed. According to Chinese medical theory, acupuncture promotes healthy circulation of blood and qi because, “Where there is free flow there is no pain, where there is pain there is no free flow.” The scientific evidence base for acupuncture’s effectiveness continues to grow. It is clear that for pain conditions such a chronic low back pain, acupuncture treatment is both beneficial and safe.
Can acupuncture help with pain?
Yes! Acupuncture promotes healthy circulation of blood and qi thus resolving pain. From a biochemical perspective, acupuncture analgesia is achieved by peripheral nerve stimulation that directs the brain to release endorphins, which in turn block pain pathways in the brain.The Department of Veterans Affairs, the World Health Organization, and an increasing number health insurance providers recognize acupuncture as an effective intervention for musculoskeletal pain. As a drug-free intervention with demonstrated lasting results, acupuncture is an alternative for pain management without the potentially serious side effects as prescription drugs and surgery.
Does acupuncture help other conditions?
Yes! The World Health Organization recognizes the ability of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine to treat over 43 common disorders including:Gastrointestinal Disorders, Uro-genital Disorders, Gynecological Disorders, Respiratory Disorders, Disorders of the Bones, Muscles, Joints and Nervous System, Circulatory Disorders, Emotional and Psychological Disorders, including depression, anxiety, and addictions such as alcohol, nicotine and drugs.Acupuncture is often effective therapy for other chronic and painful debilitating disorders which have no clear explanation or origin.
Will insurance cover my treatments?
Inquire directly with your insurance provider about your coverage. More and more private insurers as well as car insurance and workman’s compensation programs reimburse for acupuncture treatments. In some states, VA hospitals and even Medicaid programs have coverage for acupuncture. Not all practitioners accept insurance, but all can provide you with the appropriate statements. Be sure to ask when you make an appointment.
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