Chicago, IL, March 09, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Chicago’s leading chiropractor, and chiropractic authority, Dr. Cynthia Seaman has this year completed studies of advanced chiropractic acupuncture protocols for specific conditions. Dr. Seaman is an alumna of both Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, and the National University of Health Sciences, (formerly National College of Chiropractic), in the Chicago, Illinois area; the doctor has incorporated acupuncture in her Northwest side practice, Seaman Chiropractic Center, since the office was established in 1987. She is already renowned as an expert chiropractor; Dr. Seaman’s participation in the post graduate level course, offered online by University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic, to update her skills, allows her to offer more treatment options to all her patients in her Chicago family chiropractic practice.
Twenty-five years ago the only people who knew anything about acupuncture as a medical treatment for a variety of conditions were Asians, some Americans, like retired professional football QB Jim McMahon of the Chicago Bears, and Willie Gault former NFL wide receiver along with several of their team members.
It was 1986 during Superbowl XX in New Orleans when the controversy surrounding this Eastern medical procedure arose. Reports had circulated McMahon was receiving the ancient Chinese traditional medical treatment from a Japanese acupuncturist who attended the national Olympic team in Japan. The system based on meridians, acupoints or acupuncture points on the body and the flow or blockage of energy, was found to be so effective McMahon requested the team bring the therapist to the site of the Superbowl in New Orleans that year.
Dr. Seaman says, “According to traditional Chinese medicine, life energy, the source of good health, called chi, flows along these meridians. The associated pain or disease is believed to be the result of a blockage or a deficiency or excess flow of energy.”
Dr. Cynthia, as she is affectionately called by her patients, explains, ”Very fine, slender, hair like needles are used in stimulating the flow of energy at the acupoints. There is no pain when these needles are inserted or removed.” The World Health Organization along with several medical professional associations, as well as the U.S. government’s Food and Drug Administration have concluded acupuncture is safe when performed by practitioners who are proficient using sterile equipment.
An individual chiropractic acupuncture session can take as little as twenty minutes when administered by a professional chiropractor. “During this time the patient lies quietly on a table. Sometimes the patient sits in a chair reading a book. The procedure is painless and patients exhibit improvement after in a few treatments,” says Dr. Seaman.
”I have often taken post grad classes over the years to stay apprised of the latest modalities in chiropractic care. This advanced acupuncture course allows me to be aware of the most recent findings in the effectiveness of the therapeutic treatment. The new information obtained from the courses allows me to have a more advanced understanding of treating patients with a neuromuscular/skeletal disorder. I can painlessly help them heal, thus relieving pain or a specific disorder without drugs.”
Dr. Seaman adds, “For example I can treat a condition such as low back pain, neck pain or hip pain, shoulder pain, herniated disc pain, leg pain from sciatica, arm pain, tennis elbow, even tight muscles (spasms) by using chiropractic acupuncture and achieve excellent results.”
Cynthia Seaman, D.C. also offers a smoking cessation program for those who sincerely desire to stop the killer habit. “It’s about them wanting to stop. It’s not because someone told them to. They’ve firmly decided, on their own, to stop smoking.”
Acupuncture is one of the treatment options, along with massage and physiotherapy, utilized by Dr. Seaman. The Flexion distraction table, the Thompson drop table and the activator device are tools she also uses to achieve gentle non-force manipulation of the spine to guide the body toward healing itself.
For further details about chiropractic acupuncture successfully used for the past twenty-five years in Dr. Seaman’s practice contact Seaman Chiropractic Center 773-545-2233.