Golf has one of the biggest challenges of all sports, the ball is not moving and you have lots of time to think, prepare to swing and then swing. What if the swing is impeded by pain or mental restlessness? This was happening to Jeff before he came to Balance Point Acupuncture Clinic.
Jeff had been suffering for 6 month of chronic pain in his right elbow which the orthopedic doctor had determined to be epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow) due to playing tennis and golf at his local club for a few years. During our first examination and history taking he said he was having problems with his left knee and his back was very stiff after 18 holes so much that he had problems sleeping.
The first couple of treatments were focused on reducing the severe inflammation of the elbow and knee; we recommended herbal patches and cooling creams for daily use. In addition to the acupuncture Jeff received cupping treatments in each session for the stiffness off his back. We use cupping massage treatments for muscle stiffness and tension relief, leaving Jeff relaxed and without any back aches.
After three visits the pain on his elbow and knee was reduced from a 10 to a 5 and the redness and swelling had disappeared. He stopped using over the counter painkillers that were covering the symptom and not promoting healing to the elbow and knee. The acupuncture treatments continued to target the area of pain by increasing circulation and blood flow. He reported sleeping better and his senses in the course were keener, but he still had some pain and was feeling very tired in the afternoons.
The following visit he brought us his recent blood work, it showed that his B12 levels were low and his primary doctor had recommended vitamin D. Vitamin B12 depletion can leave you with low energy and nerves myelin issues that can show up in the form of tingling of the hands and feet. Vitamin D deficiency stops calcium absorption and was leaving Jeff with mood swings. He began to take vitamin daily and received B12 injections that are fast acting and made him feel energized.
Most people would have stopped playing golf but for Jeff this was not an option. He waited his entire life to retire and play golf leisure with his friends. Nothing is better than a cool sunny Florida winter morning on a luscious green golf course. After 2 months of treatments his elbow and knee are pain free, he maintains his acupuncture treatments every two weeks to relax his back with cupping and keep the pain from returning. Here at Balance Point Acupuncture clinic we enjoy hearing his stories of travel and golf. The pictures are truly stunning.
David Schnitzer D.O.M.
Since leaving the Military in 1992 David has been on a Journey to help people relieve their suffering and promote a healthy lifestyle. David has a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Central Florida. A graduate from the Southeast College of Oriental Medicine where he was awarded a Master’s Degree in Oriental Medicine, and received the “Clinical Excellence” award given to the college’s highest achieving student. He has trained under Dr. Gordon Xu a Master in Oriental Medicine and has been in private practice for 16 years.He is contracted to do acupuncture at the Hanley Center and a consultant at a local women’s outpatient treatment center.
Adriana Goettlemann Dipl. O.M.
Adriana is originally from Cuba and has always had an innate willingness to help others around her. Her passion for acupuncture started when she discovered that it is a modality that allows treatment for multiple ailments. Here at Balance Point acupuncture she specializes in treating pain management and women’s health. Her specialty is auriculotherapy for the treatment of mental issues and pain. She is a National Board Certified and licensed by the State of Florida in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine and holds National credentials as a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine from The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.Her academic background is extensive, including a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Florida Atlantic University, a bachelor’s degree in Health Science and Masters in Oriental Medicine with a certification for Acupuncture Injections therapy. She also has a Certification for Acupuncture Detoxification therapy.
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