In Colorado Springs, there are many health care options as well as many health care, including acupuncture.
Acupuncture is the art of stimulating the nervous system by penetrating the skin with needles. Acupuncture is a health practice that started in the East, in China.
As odd as it seems, it has been used for hundreds of years for hundreds of conditions. While Acupuncture is seen as "complimentary" and "alternative," many in Colorado Springs have found solutions to their health problems using acupuncture.
Chinese medicine describes health problems as an imbalance of ones qi (chee). These little needles and their specific placements are to re-balance patients' gi.
But the real question on most patients' minds is where do the needles go?
The body has a series of highways that the nervous system uses to communicate its many parts and functions.
What most people in Colorado Springs do not know is that you can receive the health benefits of acupuncture without the needles and without the time commitment (roughly 1 hour sessions) of acupuncture.
In the 1950’s neurologist Dr. Paul Nogier discovered that there was a complete neurologic map of the human body including all of the organ systems and nervous system located on the human ear.
He also found that by locating the nerves with an electric probe there was less room for error.
Finding the nerve map was only the beginning. He also found that by stimulating the nerve with the same type of current that is already running through the human body would serve to bring the body’s qi (chee) back into balance more effectively and in less time.
Dr. Nogier’s procedure only takes 20 minutes. This treatment is called auricular therapy and it is often used to treat addictions and compulsive disorders.
Watch Kevin Christley's tell his story by clicking on the video below. Kevin's doctor told him he had never seen a pain case as bad as his in 20 years. Kevin was highly medicated, and eventually became addicted. Recently, after only four treatments of auricular therapy, Kevin came to the office crying and hugging our doctor because we off his medication and he finally had hope of returning to work and an normal life.
Interested in finding solutions for health concerns? Try Auricular therapy, a needleless, more precise way to balance your body’s energy and restore your health.
Interested in a free consultation with one of our doctors? Give us a call at Thrive Health Systems and let us help you get your life back! Call 719.475.8676.
This Summer, we hired Dr. Erik Arter as our fourth Colorado Springs Chiropractor, and he has added two main services to the Thrive Health Systems menu of services: Atlas Orthogonal and Auricular Therapy. Likely, you haven't heard of either of these health care solutions because they are niche techniques within the chiropractic and acupuncture industries.
Auricular therapy uses a micro electronic stylus applied to various areas of the ear. It has its origin in acupuncture, but it is not acupuncture. There are no needles or puncturing of the skin.
To read about some of the success stories Dr. Arter has experienced while practicing Auricular Therapy and to learn more about the technique, simply go to our Colorado Springs Auricular Therapy page.
We'd like to welcome our newest Colorado Springs Chiropractor, Dr. Erik Arter, to the Thrive Health Systems team.
Dr. Arter specializes in two techniques, though he also performs the services you typically think of when you think "chiropractor." Those techniques are: Atlas Orthogonal and Auricular Therapy. Dr. Arter also uses functional medicine and nutrition to improve patients chronic conditions and diseases.
Dr. Arter is 31 years old and has four children. His family is from Colorado and he loves the outdoors, so he is excited to plug into the Colorado Springs community.
Thrive Health Systems added a fourth doctor to diminish wait times, improve scheduling accessibility, increase patients' time with the doctor, and serve the many new patients that seek Thrive out.
Dr. Arter came to Thrive Health Systems, "Because I wanted to work in a place that has a philosophy that aligns with my own. Where I worked before was a great place, but it had a very narrow scope and at Thrive we are able to treat so many conditions because we are a 'one-stop-shop.' Being a chiropractor, it is easy to get boxed into being a "back cracker" or someone who deals strickly with back pain, but that's not how I or Thrive sees this profession. At Thrive, I love that we have cold laser therapy, Class 4 lasers, blood tests, spinal decompression, and more. I have the tools and the philosophy I need to do great things for my patients."