Acupuncture is recognized by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to be effective in a wide variety of medical conditions. Below are some of the health concerns that acupuncture can effectively treat:
-Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
-Low Back Pain
-Urinary Tract Infections
Brain Injury and Post-concussion Care
An estimated 1.7 million people every year sustain some form of brain injury, with over 275,00 hospitalizations & 52,000 deaths. 3.2 million Americans are estimated to be living with disability related to a TBI. Traditional East Asian medical techniques can offer a lot to those who have suffered such an injury, which can often have many layers involved.
Douglas Wingate, L.Ac. works with an approach that recognizes the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual components that may become imbalanced when someone’s life is changed after a head injury. Whether working on pain/headaches, chronic tinnitus, neurological problems (paralysis, speech), cognition/”fuzzy thinking”, depression, grief, anxiety, PTSD or, as is more often the case, several of these at once.Working with the aim of bringing one’s entire system back into alignment and functioning to it’s optimum potential.
More information on how acupuncture can be beneficial following a brain injury can be found in this document: Acupuncture in Treating Acquired Brain Injury
Douglas treats both adults and children who have had a brain injury or concussion, whether from an accident, sports injury, or injury early in life. He also is a volunteer board member for the Portland-based non-profit Brain-injury information referral and resource development (BIRRDsong) which holds monthly peer meetings for brain injury survivors and provides resources for those in need, and will begin volunteering at the Portland Veterans Project, a NO COST group acupuncture clinic for veterans and their family in the Portland Area.