Dr. Vander Pol is certified in medical acupuncture. She offers acupuncture in combination with OMT, and she will develop a plan that is best for you and your needs.
The general theory of acupuncture is based on the premise that bodily functions are regulated by an energy called Qi which flows through the body and disruptions of this flow are believed to be responsible for disease. According to traditional chinese medicine, stimulating specific acupuncture points corrects imbalances in the flow of energy or qi, through channels known as meridians. And therefore by stimulating specific acupuncture points, imbalances in qi are corrected and the body is more able to heal itself.
Medical acupuncture is different than traditional acupuncture in that it is performed and provided by a licensed physician. Acupuncture can be used alone or in combination with conventional medicine. It has been recognized as being useful in a variety of health problems including musculoskeletal pain, menstrual and reproductive problems, neuropathies and neuritis, respiratory and digestive disorders, to name a few. It can also be used for maintenance of health and prevention of illness.
The combination of OMT and acupuncture can be powerful and beneficial. OMT works with balancing the muscles, fascia, lymph flow and circulation, through hands-on gentle manipulation; acupuncture can work at the energetic level of the body and with the release of chemicals than can impact muscles, nerves, and the brain. So by combining treatments you are receiving treatments that can impact every layer of your being. Thus, helping the body become more able to heal itself. Dr. Vander Pol will discuss the benefits of OMT, and acupuncture, and which treatment combination is best for you.
We know the value of good nutrition, and how nutrition plays a vital role in our body’s capability to heal. We refer to these registered dietitians:
Bridget Easley RD
Her areas of interest include GI health, all dietary intolerances, disease management, and nutrition therapy using the low FODMAP diet. She enjoys weight management and sports nutrition as well, as an avid long distance runner herself.
Lindsey Remmers RD
Her areas of interest include performance and sports nutrition, as well as food sensitivities and eating disorders. Lindsey is a certified LEAP/MRT (food sensitivity testing) therapist.
Kelly Brey Love, PhD PC
Kelly provides individual and family therapy for adolescents, families, and individuals. She specializes in depression, anxiety, ADHD, stress management, adjustment issues, relationship concerns, anger management, family conflict, self-esteem, sleep concerns, grief, and personal growth.