- Published on Wednesday, 21 August 2013 00:55
- Written by Super User
Carolina Beach Community Acupuncture is at 1140 Lake Park Blvd., Suite I, Carolina Beach. Appointments are taken from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday and Friday and from 1:30 – 6 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. For details or to make an appointment, call 910-202-4718 or visit online at www.jeremylinquistacupuncture.com. You can also find them on Facebook.
What makes Carolina Beach Community Acupuncture different? Jeremy Linquist based his clinic on two principles that are essential to its functionality. First principle is that healthcare should be affordable to everybody. He works on a sliding scale payment structure. The patient selects where they fit on that scale. Acupuncture is not a miracle medicine. It takes time and consistency for acupuncture to work effectively. The goal is to rid the body of the problem and not just to hide the symptoms the sliding scale makes this affordable and attainable. They give their patients the option to get four treatments for as low as $80 rather than the common price of $80 for one acupuncture treatment.
The second principle is ‘pay for what you get.’ The common price for an acupuncture treatment is anywhere from $80 to $115. Within this price is the time for each patient to have a treatment that will last about an hour plus any other modalities necessary such as cupping, herbal consults, moxabustion and nutritional consulting.
At Carolina Beach Community Acupuncture they do not charge anybody for treatments they do not need or receive. The fee schedule allows you to add cupping to your treatment for $15 or schedule an herbal consult for $40. When all the costs are put together you will essentially be paying the same price as you would at any other clinic but you never pay for treatments you do not need or do not get.
The other services that the clinic offers are:
Cupping: According to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) cupping is a method of creating a vacuum on the patient's skin to dispel stagnation— stagnant blood and lymph, thereby improving qi flow — to treat respiratory diseases such as the common cold, pneumonia and bronchitis. Cupping also is used on back, neck, shoulder and other musculoskeletal conditions. The Public Library of Science published in 2012 a review of all of the studies that have examined the efficacy of cupping therapy. Additionally, the authors only included studies with randomized control trials in their analysis based on their finding that many experiments that account for the success of cupping were quite poorly designed. What they were able to conclude after reviewing 135 experiments were cupping therapy does not yield any serious adverse side effects; and cupping therapy was significantly better at improving patients' health when combined with other TCM treatments compared to the other treatments alone. Combined therapy yielded more cured patients in these studies, especially those afflicted with shingles, facial paralysis (as with Bell's Palsy), acne and spondylosis (or osteoarthritis of the neck).
Chinese herbal medicine: This is also known as Chinese herbology and is one of the primary modalities within the scope of Oriental medicine. Chinese herbology includes treatment with substances such as plants, roots, minerals and more. Like acupuncture, Chinese herbology has evolved as an integral part of Chinese medicine and is used to re-harmonize imbalances in the body.
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines herbal medicines to include herbs, herbal materials, herbal preparations and finished herbal products that contain as active ingredients parts of plants, or other plant materials or combinations. Chinese formulas are comprised of herbs designed for each individual patient. This special formulation is crucial because these formulas must be delicately composed for the purpose of achieving balance in each disharmonious state of being. Even small deviations in dosage or herb composition can change the entire focus of the formula and therefore, the results. They offer prescription herbal formulas for many ailments including problems during pregnancy and with children when many modern pharmaceuticals are contraindicated or dangerous.
Chinese herbal formulas are used to replace medications with harmful side effects including medicines for blood pressure, cholesterol, insomnia, menopause, headaches, colds, flus, digestive disorders, nodules, gynecological disorders and others.
Nutritional Consultations: you are what you eat and so CBCA offers nutritional advice to help with every condition from chronic pain to high blood pressure and digestive disorders. Making small changes can create large improvements in our overall life.
Pediatrics: We care about your children just as much as you do. The clinic takes great pride in their children’s line of pediatric herbal formulas to treat all conditions from ADHD to the common cold and runny nose. Let Chinese Medicine be your first line of defense. You will likely get rid of the problem before you need to take any other steps.
Carolina Beach Community Acupuncture is at 1140 Lake Park Blvd., Suite I, Carolina Beach. Appointments are taken from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday and Friday and from 1:30 – 6 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. For details or to make an appointment, call 910-202-4718 or visit online at www.jeremylinquistacupuncture.com. They make it easy as anybody can book online through the website. You can also find them on Facebook.