Acupuncture's Uses
(these have been scientifically proven to work)

  • Curative

    • Back pain
    • Pain disorders (fibromyalgia)
    • Neuropathy
    • Asthma/Allergies
    • COPD
    • Smoking Cessation
    • Hypertension
    • Depression
    • Anxiety/panic
    • Infertility
    • Headaches
    • Migraines
    • Menstrual Disorders
    • Arthritis
    • Skin rashes

     

    Preventive

    • Stress reduction
    • Immune system booster
    • Mood
    • Pregnancy wellbeing (nausea prevention)
    • Anti-Aging
    • Menopausal symptoms
    • Mental Focus
    • Performance Enhancement (Sports)

      ** We never re-use needles. All instruments are disposable.**

  • Acupuncture

    Contrary to what some may think, it is non-painful.  The art of placing strategic fine needles into "Acu-points", and providing stimulation to these points, is how this ancient medical form works.  One feels a slight pinch on insertion only, and no pain thereafter.   Also beneficial is acupressure, where the same points are used, but without needles.

    Modern medicine and neurology now supports the use of Acupuncture as adjunctive therapy, or stand alone care for many problems and ailments.    An explanation for this seemingly haphazard array of needles is what is referred to as the "Gait Theory" of neurology, which holds that overstimulation of several points in the nervous system will overwhelm others (like too much traffic on the highway clogging up side roads).   When this occurs, messages communicating pain and disease cannot reach the brain, thus providing relief.

    Cupping - another Asian technique of combining massage, acupuncture/ pressure, and deep tissue stimulation, using suction applied to tissues   Excellent for pain disorders, or relief of tension  and stress.

    Electrostimulation - The technique of applying a small current to the acupuncture needles for extra beneficial effects (creating a warm, tingling, or "bumping" sensation at the point).  Very safe.

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    BioIdentical Hormones

    A more Natural Way to deal with Hormone therapy!   Synthetic Hormones are not like your own... and come with their own side effects and problems.   Horizon Medical offers a battery of Hormone testing and investigation, and practice Hormone Optimization based on the results of such testing.   The principle behind this practice is that even if your hormone falls "within normal range", it may not be normal for YOU.  We will conduct examination, and review your symptoms to find out if your body's chemistry is where it truly should be.

    Thyroid Deficiency and Optimization

    Mitochondrial Function
    Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome

    Testosterone Enhancement (Men)
    Hormone Replacement  (Women)

    As part of our Natural Approaches, we may recommend the use of supplements, and more natural preparations of hormones than those of National Pharmaceuticals.  These can often be found at compounding pharmacies in the area (we will refer you to them).   Your Insurance carrier may not cover all of the charges for your testing and treatment, so please be prepared.

    Breast Thermography

    Breast Thermography is an FDA approved technique for screening and finding breast cancers and other abnormalities.   Using a heat-detecting, specially calibrated camera, pictures are taken of the patient's breast, and read/interpreted by a radiologist, just as a mammogram.   There is no radiation involved.  The images are that of a normal thermogram (blue), Fibrocystic disease, and Breast Cancer (right side).

    Thermograms are safe and easy to perform. This is ideal for those with Fibrocystic Disease, lumpy breasts, tender breast, or those with breast implants.   Simply performed in a temperature controlled room with one of our nurses, photos are taken from different angles and sent to radiology.   Better yet, thermograms are squeezing- and crushing-free, so there is no discomfort involved.

    Providers usually recommended screening for breast diseases annually, with alternating Mammography and Thermography.  This helps reduce your exposure to harmful radiation which Mammograms utilize.

    Using the same technology, we can also use the Thermogram camera to examine joint inflammation, nerve inflammation, and other problems.