Hi Dr. Filardo. I’m certified in acupuncture
and we’re here with Expert Village today in our office in Winter Park and our next segment
we’re going to talk about how many people actually, how many patients actually respond
favorably to acupuncture and that’s a common question. I get that a lot in our practice
and fortunately we get some patients from other doctor’s offices and they, and the question
is it didn’t work before. What are you going to do differently and how are you doing it
differently? And I always say that it’s up to the physician. The physician, you have
to build that trust and you have to have an understanding of their experience and their
education, and then you go for it and you try it out. In our office I would say that
eight out of ten patients respond favorably, and where do I come up with it? I would say
that, that every ten there’s always two patients that really weren’t candidates for acupuncture.
That’s what I would say because if it’s a candidate for acupuncture why aren’t they
responding? I think our techniques are very cutting edge and we have the latest of technology
in our office and I’m sure other offices have that as well. So if there, if they have that
technology and they’re putting the needles in the right points, they’re using another
form of acupuncture to stimulate those acupuncture points why are they not getting results? So
I would say they’re just not candidates for acupuncture and what would make them not candidates
is that it’s not an electrical issue. It’s not a chi issues. It’s not an energy flow
issue. So we determine that. We measure their electrical components in eight to ten hertz
through those twelve meridian pathways as well as the spinal column. And so if it’s
not an electrical issue they’re just not going to get the results from that. The other time
that they don’t respond really well is if they’re generation or their condition is too
advanced. It’s gone to chronic stages that we can’t bring them back. It’s not reversible
at that point in terms of even their symptoms at that point, reversible. So some of those
cases might be where it’s too chronic is when you get into phase two and phase three where
there’s a lot of nerve damage, there’s osteophytes or bone spurs, the disks are damaged, their
dehydrated, the nucleus pulposus which has glycose amino glycine’s in there and water,
that has degenerated and that starts to migrate out so you start to lose the disk height.
This creates a decrease in energy flow, a decrease in chi, but not only that if that
nerve flow is not going to the organ it will decrease the chi in that particular organ
as well. So advanced degeneration and not being a candidate for acupuncture. Acupuncture
wasn’t going to help them from the beginning. I would say those are the cases where there,
there, theres two out of ten patients that we, that we would not be able to help.

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