Washington Park Chiropractic Sports Acupuncture
Cybil Kendrick, L. AC.M LMT C.SMA. is certified in Sports Medicine Acupuncture(TM) from AcuSport Education, which has expanded her knowledge and training to be able to assess static & functional posture, use orthopedic and manual muscle tests to aid in diagnosis as well as combine western anatomy & physiolgy with Chinese medicine to provide an affective and complete treatment in the realm of pain, injury and rehabilitation. Her specialties are in orthopedic, sports massage and acupuncture, women's health, preventative health & stress related problems.
Acupuncture is the insertion and stimulation of very thin needles at specific points on the body. These points follow channels or meridians that connect all the major organs and body’s structures. Together, the needles’ activation of these specific points influence and balance the body’s energetic Qi which flows throughout the meridians and has the ability to alter various biochemical, physiological, and emotional conditions.
- increased circulation
- decreased inflammation and pain
- improved mood and relaxation
- enhanced digestion
- hormone regulation
- invigorated immunity
Thus, the body’s improved energy flow and biochemical balance encourages the body’s natural healing abilities and promotes physical and emotional well-being.
- Plantar Fasciitis
- IT Band Syndrome
- Shin Splints
- Disc Herniation
- Pre/Post Surgical Rehabilitation
- Postural Imbalances
- and many more!
Moxabustion is a method of treatment applying heat and a Chinese herb known as Mugwort to acupuncture points or certain areas of the body to treat disease or for the maintenance of health. This treatment relieves pain, warms the body, and activates the acupuncture points to create energy and balance in the body. Common ailments alleviated by this treatment include arthritis, fatigue, and most gynecological disorders.
Cupping is an ancient Chinese technique used to prevent and relieve illness and to decrease pain. This technique stimulates the body to draw out pathogenic factors, improve circulation, promote digestion, and encourage the lymphatic system to filter out congested waste products. Common ailments benefited from this treatment include headaches, common colds, asthma, muscle pain/sports injuries, and stomachaches.
Read Cybil's blog on the difference between Sports Acupuncture and Dry Needling.
Acupoint Injection Therapy
Acupuncture injection therapy blends the best of Chinese Medicine with conventional and homeopathic medicine. Our licensed acupuncture therapist injects natural therapeutic substances, such Traumeel, Arnica, or vitamins like B-12, into acupuncture points specific to your wellness needs. By stimulating powerful acupuncture points with proven natural substances, we can affect the body on a deeper level and create a healing climate.
Traumeel: Indicated for the treatment of symptoms associated with inflammatory and degenerative processes due to acute trauma, repetitive or overuse injuries, and for minor aches and pains
Gelsemium: Improvement of painful nerve conditions, such as postherpetic neuraglia, trigeminal neuralgia, or sciatic nerve pain
Calmvera: Restlessness, sleep disorders, mild depressive state, mental exhaustion
Lymphaden: Improvements of conditions such as swelling of lymph nodes and lymphatic edema