Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine | Integrative Medicine Specialists
Dr. Sandra Canzone | Dr. David Canzone | Dr. Christina Claude
We offer a wide variety of services to treat the whole person.
The classical Chinese explanation of Acupuncture is that channels of energy run in regular patterns through the body and over its surface. These energy channels, called meridians, are like rivers flowing through the body to irrigate and nourish the tissues. Another way to think of these energy rivers is to view them as nerve pathways and blood vessels. An obstruction in the movement of these energy rivers is like a dam that backs up and obstructs other channels.
The meridians can be influenced by needling the acupuncture points; the acupuncture needles unblock the obstructions at the dams, and re-establish the regular flow through the meridians. The acupuncture points are located on our neuro-pathways. Acupuncture treatments can therefore help the body's internal organs to correct imbalances of digestion, absorption, and energy production activities, and in the circulation of energy through the meridians.
The modern scientific explanation is that needling the acupuncture points, which are areas of peripheral nerve bundles, stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These chemicals including endorphins, will either change the experience of pain, or they will trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones which influence the body's own internal regulating system.
The improved energy and biochemical balance produced by acupuncture results in stimulating the body's natural healing abilities, and in promoting physical and emotional well-being.
Integrative Massage and Bodywork
Our Massage Therapist Kim can offer you a variety of massage treatments to enhance your health and well-being! From simple relaxation to enhancing the recovery from injuries and surgeries. Massage increases circulation, can lower blood pressure and release endorphins to induce a feelings of well-being and reduce stress. These benefits have been shown to increase vitality and productivity.
Massage has been shown to increase range of motion and flexibility while relieving postoperative pain. Uncontrolled pain complicates and delays a person’s recovery time and interferes with the resumption of normal activities of daily living. Massage can benefit people of all ages and conditions: children, pregnant women, the elderly, those in chronic care and those who need palliative considerations.
Treatment and Support for the Side Effects of Chemotherapy and Radiation
Sandy Canzone, DOM has over 20 years experience helping cancer patients to decrease their side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Our philosophy is to start with creating an understanding of how the food a person eats can either enhance their recovery or worsen certain side effects from conventional cancer treatments.
NeuroAcupuncture is a contemporary acupuncture technique integrating traditional Chinese needling methods and Scalp Acupuncture with western medical knowledge of neurology, neuroscience, and neurological rehabilitation. Neuroacupuncture is an advanced skill, most effective in the treatment of acute and chronic central nervous system disorders, often producing remarkable results with just a few needles. It has great benefit for Pain, PTSD, Complex Regional Pain, Post Surgical Pain, Paralysis.
Homeopathy is a safe, gentle, and natural system of healing that works with your body to relieve symptoms, restore itself, and improve your overall health. It is extremely safe to use, even with very small children, has none of the side effects of many traditional medications, is very affordable, is made from natural substances, and is FDA regulated.
It is used to treat acute illnesses like colds, ear infections, migraines, and sore throats; as well as chronic conditions like asthma, depression, digestive complaints, and arthritis.
Homeopathic medicines – known as “remedies” – are made from natural sources (e.g., plants, minerals), and are environmentally friendly and cruelty free. They are also extremely affordable. Homeopathic remedies when used as directed, are completely safe for everyone – including pregnant and nursing women, infants, children, and adults. They are given in such small doses that they don’t cause side effects.
Nutritional Support and Assessment
We believe in the minimal use of herbs and supplements and recommend them only when we feel they are appropriate. Food is the first medicine and we always start with a persons dietary habits to create an understanding of what foods are best for a person and their unique condition.
Assessment of your Diet and Food Choices
Sandy Canzone and Emilie Brough will review what your diet consists of and make recommendations to improve the quality of your personal lifestyle.
East Asian and Ayurvedic Herbal therapies
When appropriate, we use herbal medicines based on both Chinese Herbal Medicine and East Indian traditional Herbal Medicine (Ayuveda) to promote health and recovery from illness. We choose our products carefully so that you can be assured of the highest quality. Herbal medicines from these two traditions have many hundreds of years of clinical indications for a wide variety of health problems.