Acupuncture

Welcome to the Advanced Holistic Center, where ancient traditions meet modern wellness in the vibrant communities of Sunny Isles Beach and Brickell.

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicinal technique that dates back thousands of years and involves the insertion of very thin needles into specific points on the body. This practice is rooted in the belief that the body has a natural flow of energy, known as “qi” (pronounced “chi”), and disruptions in this flow can result in ailments and diseases. By stimulating certain points, acupuncture aims to balance the flow of qi, thereby promoting healing and alleviating pain. Modern scientific research has shown that acupuncture can be effective in treating various conditions, including chronic pain, migraines, and insomnia, although the exact mechanisms remain a subject of study and debate. “It is shown to nuro modulate, nuro regulate and nuro rehabilitate.”

One of the contemporary establishments that embraces this ancient practice is the Advanced Holistic Center. With a dedicated team of professionals, the center integrates acupuncture with other holistic treatments, offering patients a comprehensive approach to wellness and health. Their commitment to both traditional and modern therapeutic methods underlines the continuing relevance and adaptability of acupuncture in today’s healthcare landscape.


New to Acupuncture?

Curious about acupuncture? Here’s what to expect at Advanced Holistic Center:

We understand that many patients are new to acupuncture. Don't worry—we'll guide you through it. Upon arrival, your practitioner, led by Dr. Irina Logman, DACM, and her experienced team, will discuss your concerns and tailor a session to your needs. If you're nervous, let us know. We'll explain the process, utilizing small, sterile needles, and you'll rest for about 30 minutes. Your acupuncturist will then answer any questions you have and provide a personalized treatment plan before you leave.

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The Truth About Traditional Chinese Medicine

The Truth About Traditional Chinese Medicine

Guided by ancient wisdom and backed by science, Chinese Medicine has been trusted for over 3,000 years. It’s proven, potent, and preventative—treating a range of conditions naturally.

Our Services Include

Acupuncture

Gua Sha

Cupping Therapy

Moxibustion

Herbal Medicine

How Does Acupuncture Work?

Acupuncture, a foundational component of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), has been praised for its capacity to address various health challenges. Acupuncture is a therapeutic practice that involves inserting fine needles at specific points on the body. At Advanced Holistic Center, our team with their commitment to blending ancient techniques with modern insights, underscores the relevance of acupuncture in contemporary health and wellness. One of our foremost applications is in pain management. Through the stimulation of specific acupoints, acupuncture can influence the musculoskeletal system, alleviating ailments like chronic backaches, arthritis, and migraines.

 

Furthermore, by targeting the nervous system, it’s believed to release endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers, and may even modulate the autonomic nervous system to combat stress and induce relaxation. For individuals grappling with insomnia, anxiety, or depression, the endocrine and neurochemical systems come into focus. By regulating hormonal balances and neurotransmitter activity, acupuncture shows promise in supporting mental well-being. The digestive system, too, can benefit from acupuncture, aiding in the management of conditions like irritable bowel syndrome or gastritis. With institutions like the Advanced Holistic Center championing its therapeutic potential, acupuncture continues to gain traction as a multifaceted tool for holistic health.

Gua Sha Massage

Gua Sha Massage

While gua sha appears to predate traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), gua sha somehow became incorporated in the arsenal of TCM tools. Essentially, gua sha is a kind of massage that involves skin scraping using a spoon or a specialized tool. The reason why gua sha blends so well with acupuncture and tui na (Chinese massage) is because skin scraping is an effective way of stimulating acupuncture and trigger points. Depending on the diagnosis and treatment strategy, gua sha can be used to increase or disperse the qi in organs through their corresponding channels, which are accessible through the skin surface. In other words, gua sha can be successfully used as a stand-alone modality for treatment of many maladies, particularly musculoskeletal conditions, and it is gradually making its way into integrative medicine. The use of Gua Sha in Sunny Isles Beach, Brickell, or NYC—similarly to other larger cities with fast pace of life—has already become popular, because of scraping massage’s fast pain relief and mobility improvement.

Research has shown that when gua sha is used for patients with lower back pain, its anti-inflammatory and improved mobility effects last longer than those of a heating pad. It has significant short-term pain-relieving effect and long-term beneficial results in management of neck pain. Gua sha can provide fast relieve in shoulder pain cases. While gua sha is most popular for musculoskeletal conditions such as neck or lower back pain, studies have shown than it can also benefit other health problems. One study, for example, showed that gua sha can be effective in relieving perimenopausal symptoms . Over all, gua sha can boost the immune system in specific cutaneous and subcutaneous areas, improving the body’s ability to fight intradermal antigens.

Gua Sha Benefits

Usually, the gua sha practitioner feels around the painful region or the areas where active acupuncture points should be in search of tender points. Once the practitioner finds the right areas, he or she begins to stroke that region with a scraping tool applying gentle pressure. After a few minutes, the area becomes red, but its color varies from lighter to darker red, depending on the active points underneath the area. Researchers explain that skin scraping increases the microcirculation in the surface tissues, such as the skin and underlying muscles and connective tissues, thus increasing the healing process.

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Unveiling the Benefits of Cupping Therapy

Have you ever noticed circular marks on someone's skin? Those are the after-effects of a cupping therapy session, a technique employed by Chinese medicine practitioners worldwide. At Advanced Holistic Center, we utilize cupping therapy to address "excess" conditions, draining stagnation to restore the proper flow of Qi and blood. Cupping therapy benefits include improvements in musculoskeletal pain, respiratory issues, digestive problems, skin disorders, and more!

The Art of Chinese <br />
Cupping Therapy

The Art of Chinese
Cupping Therapy

Chinese suction cup therapy, practiced for thousands of years, has gained recent attention for its use by professional athletes. At our center, we use glass cups with suction to perform vacuum cupping therapy. The cups, placed on the skin, create a vacuum using a small pump. This method disperses stagnant blood and toxins, promoting the stimulation of fresh blood and lymph. Unlike traditional “fire-cupping,” we prioritize safety and efficiency.

How Suction Cup Therapy Works

Cupping draws congested blood to the surface, stimulating fresh blood and lymph in the affected area. This process results in a decrease in pain, stiffness, and tension. Temporary discoloration of the skin, ranging from red to purple, indicates an energetic block in the area. These marks, different from bruises, fade within days, signaling improvements in energy flow. Cupping methods include fixed cupping and sliding cupping, both offering noticeable benefits with immediate improvement of symptoms.

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What Is Moxibustion Used For?

What Is Moxibustion Used For?

Similarly to acupuncture, moxibustion can be used to treat almost anything. Moxibustion, Chinese medicine’s subdivision, follows the same principles of balancing internal organ activities and can treat any condition that is a result of that imbalance. In fact, the same system of points and channels is used for moxibustion and acupuncture, and the moxibustion methodology works on every physiological system of the body (digestive, respiratory, reproductive, musculoskeletal, and the others), but the greatest difference is in the nature of the procedure. Since what moxibustion therapy essentially does is warming up specific points and areas, it is more effective in the treatment of chronic conditions that are associated with deficient organ functions.

What Does Moxibustion Treat?

At the same time, some Japanese practitioners specialize in moxibustion exclusively, but they do not usually specialize in the treatment of specific types of disorders; they treat everything. Similar to most other methods, moxibustion becomes increasingly more effective in experienced hands. And the more practitioners use moxibustion in their practice, the more effective it can be. But the reality is, a muscle spasm, for instance, can be relieved in seconds using acupuncture needles, while moxibustion would take minutes. If a patient suffers from, say, chronic bronchitis, then moxibustion can improve lung and other involved organs faster than acupuncture. Research has shown that moxibustion can be even more effective for the treatment of certain conditions, such as hypertension or osteoarthritis, for example, if it is used in conjunction with other therapies. Moxibustion blends perfectly with other TCM modalities—for instance, it is often used with acupuncture in the technique known as the warming needle—but it also works well with pharmacological methods, physical therapy, meditation, homeopathy, and many others. Most Chinese and western TCM practitioners nowadays typically combine several modalities for achieving the best results.

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What Is Herbal Medicine?

In the past, herbal medicine was the collection, drying, and mixing various medicinal plants, which would later be used in the form of a tea or an alcohol solution to treat various maladies. Nowadays, herbs can be made into tablets, granules, extracts, infusions, and other ways of introducing herbal healing properties into patients. Essentially, however, herbal therapy has remained the same: herbal medicine therapy is combining different herbs to achieve specific healing effects.

What Are The Benefits Of<br />
Herbal Medicine?

What Are The Benefits Of
Herbal Medicine?

Probably, every culture on earth used (and continues to do so) some form of herbal medicine. What makes the Chinese herbal medicine special is that it rarely involves single herbs. Most of all, it organizes the healing powers of herbs into formulas. This is how it works: different herbs have different effects on the human body. In fact, each herb has at least a couple of effects, one beneficial and the other is unwanted. Adding those herbs that can reduce the unwanted effects and those that can amplify the desired effects would form formulas. The problem is that each of these additional herbs, too, has their own benefits as well as adverse effects, which can be regulated further by adding other additional herbs. Such a complex herbal chain reaction usually ends with such neutral herbs as rice or tea. On one hand, this method is very complex, but on the other, it allows a lot of flexibility to modify each formula to each individual patient.

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Meet Our Team

Each of our licensed NYC acupuncturists is highly-trained and dedicated to customizing efficient solutions for you.

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Conditions We Treat

Conditions We Treat

Our New York State licensed acupuncturists enhance your medical treatment plan with individualized acupuncture sessions. We treat chronic conditions such as lower-back pain, joint pain, and more. Additionally, we address symptoms like gastrointestinal discomfort, insomnia, menstrual cramps, and mood disorders.

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Does Acupuncture Work Immediately?

Acupuncture can sometimes offer immediate relief, but most often, its true potential shines through after multiple sessions, typically between 3-10 treatments. After each session, many patients notice a decrease in their symptoms, with the intensity and frequency reducing progressively. It’s not uncommon for symptoms to resurface a few hours or days post-treatment, but with continued sessions, these recurrences tend to diminish. For top-tier acupuncture services that aim to deliver swift and lasting relief, residents of Sunny Isles Beach, Brickell, and NYC often turn to the Advanced Holistic Center, a clinic that embodies the essence of effective Chinese acupuncture treatment.

Does Acupuncture Work Immediately?

Our Space

When it’s time for self-care, visit Advanced Holistic Center for a luxurious holistic acupuncture experience in a modern space. Take the pause you need to reconnect with your body, find balance, and embark on your health and wellness journey.

For top-tier acupuncture services that prioritize your well-being, choose the Advanced Holistic Center.

Contact us to schedule your appointment and begin your journey to
holistic health today.

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