• Emerald Coast Chiropractic Now Offering Acupuncture

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    July 29, 2020
    Dr. Ken Whidden with Emerald Coast Chiropractic is now certified by the state of Florida to practice no-needle acupuncture. His certification now allows his practice, Emerald Coast Chiropractic, to offer Digital Meridian Imaging (DMI), Laser Acupuncture, and Auriculotherapy. These treatment options tend to be faster than typical needle acupuncture, and the DMI allows patients to receive a graphical image and explanation for their diagnosis and treatment. 

    DMI is the starting point when it comes to choosing treatment options for those with back and neck pains, or even recurring headaches. In a two minute exam, Dr. Whidden is able to graphically illustrate the patient’s current health and provides a detailed explanation of how an imbalance in the body can affect them physically and mentally. The DMI does this by measuring the electrical resistance of acupuncture points and placing the results in mathematical algorithms based on Oriental Medicine theory. Based on the results, Dr. Whidden can use a laser or electrical stimulation to target specific acupuncture points that will help rebalance the patient’s body. 

    Laserpuncture, also commonly referred to as photopuncture or laser acu-therapy, is the application of therapeutic laser to acupoints on the body, ear, or hand. It is becoming increasingly popular for patients and doctors as it is a simple, effective, and non-invasive approach that has been shown to be a dependable pain management tool. 

    Auriculotherapy can be effectively used in conjunction with therapeutic laser. Also known as auricular therapy, Auriculotherapy is a form of alternative medicine based on the idea that the ear is a microsystem, meaning that the entire body is represented on the auricle and that the entire body can be treated by stimulation of the surface of the ear exclusively. 

    When asked about his decision to pursue this certification, Dr. Whidden said, “The combination of acupuncture and chiropractic is very powerful in enhancing the body’s ability to heal itself and stay healthy.  If we are able to help someone restore their health and allow them to participate in the activities they enjoy, we can do our part to make this a healthier and happier community.” 

    For more information or to schedule an appointment, call EC Chiropractic at 850-654-1850 or visit https://www.destinchiropractor.com/acupuncture/.  
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