Acupuncture is derived from Asian sources, and is practiced in both pure and hybrid forms. Therapeutic insertion of solid needles in various combinations and patterns is the foundation of medical acupuncture. The choice of needle patterns can be based on one of two principles. Traditional principles, such as encouraging the flow of energy through classically described acupuncture channels, or modern concepts such as recruiting neuroanatomical activities in segmental distributions. A combination of these two principles may also be used. The adaptability of classical and hybrid acupuncture approaches in Western medicine environments is the key to their clinical success and popular appeal. Dr. Logan may use acupuncture therapy to treat these conditions: acute/chronic pain, vertigo, asthma, Bell’s palsy and/or neurologic diseases.
Acupuncture, which is new to the Western world, but commonplace in the East, works to stimulate the body’s natural ability to heal in a variety of ways, for example:
Acupuncture needles are as thin as a human hair, sterile and disposable. Most insertions are completely painless. Sometimes there is a mild sensation that lasts a brief moment. Most patients find treatments to be pleasurable, often inducing sleep or a deep state of relaxation, unique to the acupuncture experience. By restoring the balanced flow of energy throughout the body, acupuncture aligns body systems and sets the stage for the body to repair itself.
An acupuncturist is able to diagnose as well as treat patients for a wide array of ailments too numerous to list. At The Logan Institute the acupuncturist is an important member of the diagnostic team. The objective is to explore the points of blockage which may be contributing to symptoms such as muscular, skeletal, neurological and chronic pain; gastro-intestinal and digestive dysfunctions; allergies, asthma, anxiety, depression, stress, addictions, insomnia…and many more.
Dr. Logan utilizes any number of treatment modalities to best resolve symptoms and the underlying root cause of those symptoms.