- Dr. Park Acupuncture5550 Sterrett Pl Ste 303
Columbia, MD, 21044
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I am very pleased with the treatments I have received from Dr. Park for arthritis in my knees. He is attentive and knowledgeable, his methods are effective, and I recommend him with confidence.
– J.K. –
Arthritis was last modified: January 17th, 2013 by admin
I don’t like needles so I was very hesitant to try acupuncture. Fortunately I was persuaded to try Dr. Park and it has been wonderful. Headaches, that I have been struggling with on a nearly daily basis rarely occur anymore. Fantastic!
– M.G. –
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Dr. Park is an amazing acupuncturist! He cured my wrist pain which I had been suffering from for 2 months. He also has been treating my 10-year-old son’s allergy with acupuncture and herbal therapy. His kindness and friendliness eased my son and made his fear for needles completely go away.... Read more »
I am new to Acupuncture but not new to a holistic approach to health. I have been struggling with neck pain for over 3 years, and hip and knee pain for several years, not to the point of completely interfering with ADL but annoying when being active, and when sleeping... Read more »
Being new to acupuncture, I was originally skeptical about how well it would work. However, I was very impressed when Dr. Park accurately described my symptoms through a pulse reading, without using any invasive techniques, and without knowing my prior medical history. I later received acupuncture treatment for a bad... Read more »
The facility was very clean and the doctor is very friendly. Even though I was initially anxious about acupuncture, Dr. Park made me feel very comfortable about the treatment. I suffered very severe back and neck pains but am now much better after about one month of treatment. I strongly... Read more »
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Traditional Chinese Medicine, a medical system that has been around for nearly 3,000 years, views the body differently than modern medicine. When the body is broken down to its core, its tiniest molecules can be classified as energy. This means every element of the universe resides within the human body, to some degree. And every organ has its own properties and energies that must remain balanced for the body to function properly. The energies within the body must be a perfect synergy of elements. This allows for homeostatic balance, biochemical balance, longevity and harmony between the body and mind. continue reading
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OM theory states the bitter flavor benefits the heart in moderation but an excess is harmful as it has a drying effect; for example, coffee is bitter. In moderation coffee acts as vasodilator increasing circulation but in excess it can raise blood pressure and has a diuretic effect. Modern scientific research has discovered while the human genome has 25 bitter taste receptors 12 of these are expressed in the human heart. continue reading
As the school year kicks back into gear so should the healthy habits that you and your children have before practiced. Notice how I said “practiced,” because we all know during the summer-vacation months we tend to indulge a little. Maybe you have had one too many backyard barbecues, or three too many trips to the favorite ice cream shop down the street. Whatever your summer vice may be don’t worry about it, you can regain those healthy habits from before and introduce them into your children’s lives! continue reading