acupuncture & electroacupuncture

Stimulation of soft tissue with acupuncture needles elicits neurological, endocrine, and immunological/inflammatory mechanisms, responses that promote healing and homeostasis, alleviate pain, provide stress relief, and induce physical and psychological relaxation. 

Electro-Acupuncture adds the use of a light electric current (like a TENS unit) for a wide range of conditions from anxiety to back pain.

trigger point

dry needling

Trigger point dry needling is an indispensable tool in treating myofascial (muscle and fascia) pain. It works by eliminating hyperactive “trigger points” that refer pain across nerve, muscle, and connective tissue in predictable patterns. Dry needling refers to the insertion of very fine acupuncture needles in order to treat hypersensitive areas of muscle and soft tissue known as “trigger points” that, when active, are painful or refer pain to other areas. Studies into dry needling show that it can induce local tissue repair, and affects mechanisms in connective tissue and neuroendocrine function. When trigger points are “deactivated,” they normalize and become less irritable, with higher pain and inflammatory thresholds.

orthopedic acupuncture

Orthopedic Acupuncture is a musculoskeletal based system of Acupuncture. The stimulation of motor points, synapses between muscles and motor nerves, is used to fix neurological dysfunction. This form of treatment produces involuntary twitches in affected muscles, helping to reset dysfunctional muscle spindles and to correct reflexive spasms and abnormal muscle function. Often this method is used for muscles that are atrophied or weak, or those that are not responding to traditional physical therapies.

cupping & guasha

Cupping is a method that uses suction to increase circulation and stretch tissue. Guasha is a method that uses pressure to achieve the same effect. These methods of therapy are especially effective for pain management and increasing blood and lymphatic flow.

specialties

I specialize in treating pain, stress, and headaches. 

I employ a style of Acupuncture called the Balance Method which I find to be superior for treating pain of all types. Most patients leave the first treatment with a large reduction in or complete resolution of the pain. Subsequent treatments are always necessary for lasting results. 

I combine this classic style of Acupuncture with modern Orthopedic Acupuncture which includes dry needling. This is a great option for treating athletes and others experiencing musculoskeletal pain. 

 

Every patient is different and we strive to combine the best of these modalities in a creative way to best suit each patient. 

 

I work with a large number of patients to manage stress, anxiety, and other emotional concerns. I also treat migraines, headaches, TMJ, digestive issues, and sleeping disorders on a regular basis.

While these disorders cover a majority of the patients that I see, I do treat other health concerns. If you have any questions regarding whether or not acupuncture can help you personally, please call or text (484) 466-9355 or email summitacuphilly@gmail.com

 

HOURS
Monday 10-3
Tuesday 1-6
Wednesday 10-3
Thursday 1-6
Friday 10-3

(484) 466-9355

SUMMITACUPHILLY@GMAIL.COM

 

16 N 3RD STREET

PHILADELPHIA PA 19106