Dr. Alex Ciancio, Doctor of Acupuncture (D.Ac) has been in practice for 23 years on Oahu. His practice emphasizes acupuncture therapy for pain and stress control and he works with his patients in a holistic approach to promote greater awareness for achieving a lifestyle of optimum wellness. Regular Acupuncture treatments can prevent most pathogenic factors from invading one’s body while promoting health and energetic balance, (Qi).
HOME VISITS AND HOUSE CALLS Dr. Alex will come to you. He makes house calls throughout the entire Island of Oahu, including Makakilo, Kapolei, Ewa Beach, Kailua, Kaneohe, and Honolulu.
MULTI-LINGUAL Dr. Alex speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese, and is proficient in Italian.
INSURANCE Dr. Alex takes No-Fault Insurance (100%) and Worker's Comp (100%). He has successfully treated hundreds of cases of automobile accidents.
SPECIALTY Alex has successfully treated Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and has prevented Surgical Procedures for many patients. He and is knowledgeable in the preventive aspects of acupuncture which preserves the energetic balance in the body while keeping the immune system in prime condition which aids in the prevention of disease. With regular Acupuncture therapy Dr. Alex can successfully treat addictions such as smoking and over eating with the objective of promoting a new lifestyle that is ideal for every patient’s state of health and wellness.
HEALTHY LIFE STYLE and WEIGHT CONTROL SUPPORT Dr. Alex can recommend nutritional tips for weight loss and change of life style that is more accommodating to keeping weight down with a combination of three things: acupuncture, exercising, and proper nutrition.
HOW DOES ACUPUNCTURE WORK? Acupuncture works through the body's energetic channels or meridians by strengthening the physical body and can resolve past injuries, prevent disease, generate pain control and increase the quality of life. NEEDLES OR NO NEEDLES?Acupuncture needles are painless, and only disposable, sterile, single use needles are used. However, if a person is uncomfortable with needles, other means of stimulating the acupuncture points are available. These alternatives include moxibustion (stimulation by means of herbal heat), non piercing electro-stimulation probe, laser, acupressure massage, and tuina, (soft tissue), manipulation.
SCOPE OF PRACTICE:
Dr. Alex is NCAAOM board certified and includes the use and recommendations of Traditional Chinese pharmacopeia and medicinal herbs.
DR. ALEX’S PHILOSOPHY
Acupuncture is used to treat body mind and spirit, a holistic approach to healing.
In Western Medicine, the physicians are often trained more like a mechanic, fixing a disorder in the body after the symptoms manifest. An acupuncturist or Oriental Medical Practitioner can be compared to a gardener, someone who can foresee and prevent pathological disharmony by treating the root causes.
UPDATED TECHNIQUES AND ON-GOING TRAINING >Dr. Alex is always open to learning new developments and research in the science of acupuncture from both medical doctors and licensed acupuncturists around the world. Alex also volunteers at clinics in India, a place dear to his heart.
CONDITIONS THAT HAVE BEEN EFFECTIVELY TREATED BY ACUPUNCTURE:
Acupuncture is recognized by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to be effective in the treatment of a wide variety of medical problems. Below is a list of disorders for which acupuncture is effective (according to the NIH):
Muscle, Bone and Nerve Pain and Diseases
Back Pain Leg Pain Foot Pain Stiff shoulders and Neck Lumbago Sciatica Tennis Elbow Carpal Tunnel syndrome and Painful Joints TMJ; Toothache Headache and Migraines Rheumatism; Arthritis Facial Paralysis; Bell’s Palsy
IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
Gynecological Disorder Menstrual Pain and Cramping PMS Menopause Infertility Emotional and Sleep Disorders Stress Anxiety Depression Insomnia Fatigue
Addictions Tobacco Narcotics Alcohol Weight Loss
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