Evidence Based Acupuncture Treatments
Acupuncture is a safe and effective practice of inserting very thin needles in the body at strategic points to promote healing. Extensive research on this 5000 year-old treatment shows that inserting these needles works by stimulating the nervous system to increase blood flow, decrease inflammation, and decrease pain. In addition, inserting these ultra-thin needles releases hormones in your body which specialize in reducing pain, decreasing stress and anxiety, and enhancing mood. Adding up all the listed benefits these tiny needles provide equals a safe and effective healing environment in the body.
In cases of acute injury acupuncture helps reduce pain and inflammation and promotes healing of injured tissue. In cases of chronic pain, acupuncture increases blood flow, and stimulates the nervous system to optimize the healing process.
Dr. T. Jimmy Kazandjian is a formally trained and licensed acupuncturist in Burbank CA who focuses on evidence-based acupuncture treatment. Recent research has shown electro-acupuncture to have a more powerful pain and inflammation reducing effect.
Electro acupuncture simply adds a very small electrical current to the needles after they are inserted into the body. Depending on the treatment goals, the frequency and duration of treatment varies; however, it is a very comfortable and relaxing treatment and patients often feel immediate relief. Adding minimal electrical stimulation to the needles reduces number of visits needed to relieve pain and reduce inflammation. Electro acupuncture benefits a wide range of patients; even patients who have tried acupuncture in the past without any success stand to benefit from electro-acupuncture. However, some of our patient may not be able to tolerate electro-acupuncutre due to certain medical conditions such as implants of pacemakers.
What to Expect
Dr. T. Jimmy Kazandjian, licensed acupuncturist in Burbank, CA performs a thorough evaluation of his patients prior to determining if they are candidates for electro-acupuncture or if traditional acupuncture is more suitable.
The treatment process is mostly a very pleasant one and it is very safe with minimal if any side effects. Patients are generally laying is a dimly lit comfortable room with ambient music in the background to help you relax. Once the needles are inserted, patients are left alone to listen to the music and relax for up to 20 minutes with a call button in hand just in case there is anything we can during treatment to maximize patients’ level of comfort.
Feel free to contact our office with any questions or to book an appointment.
Acupuncture is used mainly to relieve discomfort associated with a variety of diseases and conditions, including: