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Dr. John McMillian's Acupuncture?

Dr. McMillian, lower back pain, austin, tx., acupuncture,Five thousand years ago, East Asian practitioners discovered that the body forms disharmonies as a result of the various physical and mental stresses of life. Oriental medical theory explains these disharmonies as an imbalance of opposing forces of yin and yang. This imbalance disrupts the movement of the body's vital energy (qi) along the meridian pathways, which are channels through which the body's energy flows. Acupuncture restores the smooth flow of qi. By inserting and manipulating needles at specific points on the body, the body is able to return to its natural balance and promote the body's ability to heal itself.

What Does Acupuncture Feel Like?

John McMillian, Licensed Acupuncturist, Austin, TexasMany people do not believe that acupuncture can be painless. Acupuncture uses hair-thin, pre-sterilized needles that are scarcely felt, if at all, when inserted. When gently stimulated the needles may produce a unique sensation that Oriental medicine calls qi. Patients often describe qi as a different sensation such as warmth or pressure. People often comment that the feeling is unfamiliar but pleasant and relaxing. Most patients find these acupuncture sensations deeply satisfying and leave the treatment feeling relaxed both mentally and physically. 

In some cases it is not necessary to use needles at all. For example, when treating young children, infants, or sensitive adults, there are other techniques which are equally as effective. An appropriate treatment strategy can always be found.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

The benefits of acupuncture are cumulative, so more then one treatment is necessary. Since each person is unique, the number of treatments needed will vary. For acute conditions you can expect to have about 6 to 10 treatments, but you will usually begin to feel relief after just the first few. Chronic conditions may take longer to respond, depending on the type, severity, and duration of the condition. Preventative treatments and treatments for general well-being may also be scheduled on an as-needed basis.

Is Acupuncture Safe?

John McMillian, Licensed Acupuncturist, Austin, TexasYes. Acupuncture is used by millions of Americans every year. Acupuncturists are required to undergo extensive education, including detailed study of human anatomy and training in Clean Needle Technique. Dr. McMillian has passed comprehensive national board examinations administered by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and is licensed by the state of Texas. As required by law, pre-sterilized, disposable, single-use needles are used to ensure complete safety and comfort.

Your First Visit to Austin Family Clinic

When you arrive for your first acupuncture appointment I will ask you to complete a comprehensive intake form. The acupuncture intake form asks quJohn McMillian, Licensed Acupuncturist, Austin, Texasestions about your current state of health, past illnesses, and family history. These questions are important because the holistic approach of Oriental medicine takes everything into account. Your current symptoms may not seem related to past health issues, but our bodies are complex landscapes of everything that happens to them.

After reviewing your intake form, I will discuss your condition, and will examine your pulse and tongue, which are two of the basic diagnostic methods of Oriental medicine. The acupuncture points will depend on your condition and state of health. Once the needles are inserted, we will leave you to lie comfortably for about 15 minutes with the needles in place. Many people find acupuncture treatment deeply relaxing, and it is not uncommon for patients to fall asleep during this time.

What Can Dr. John McMillian Treat?

Acupuncture works by activating the body's own healing powers, so it can be beneficial for many health conditions. The World Health Organization (WHO) has documented many symptoms, diseases, and conditions that have been shown in controlled clinical trials to be effectively treated with acupuncture. Below are some common conditions Dr. McMillian can treat, please feel free to contact me about your specific health condition.

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, John McMillian, Licensed Acupuncturist, Austin, Texas

Pain

  • Sports injuries
  • Muscle pain
  • Back, neck and shoulder pain
  • Leg, ankle and foot pain
  • Arm, wrist and hand pain
  • Knee pain
  • Hip pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Jaw pain (TMJ)
  • Dental pain
  • Sciatica
  • Arthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Postoperative pain

Digestive Issues & Nausea

  • Heartburn, Acid Reflux
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Chronic indigestion
  • Chronic loose stools or constipation
  • Peptic ulcer
  • Acute and chronic gastritis
  • Morning sickness
  • Nausea and vomiting

Mental and Emotional Wellbeing

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Depression

Respiratory Complaints

  • Sinusitis
  • Allergies

Reproductive Issues

  • Infertility
  • Increased efficacy of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

 

 

 

AUSTIN FAMILY CLINIC

Dr. John McMillian
Texas Medical Board
License # AC00039

doc@drjmcmillian.com

Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, & Homeopathics

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Acupuncture - Dr. John McMillian, Texas Medical Board Licensed Acupuncturist in +Austin, TX

Central Austin:

Austin Family Clinic
3006 Bee Caves Rd.
Suite B-180
Austin, TX. 78746
512 502-1293

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