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Carolina Chiropractic offers acupunture services in Columbus

Published 9:48am Monday, October 22, 2012

Dr. Mary Shafer graduated from Lawton High School as co-valedictorian. After high school, she attended Western Michigan University where she studied biomedical science.  Upon completing her chiropractic prerequisites she attended Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, Mo, where she first earned her bachelor’s of science degree in life science.
While Dr. Mary was completing coursework for her Doctor of Chiropractic degree she also completed courses for her master’s of science degree in sports science and rehabilitation and chiropractic acupuncture. Her chiropractic acupuncture courses were instructed by numerous professors including Dr. Richard Yennie, who brought acupuncture to the Chiropractic profession in the United States.
After completing her acupuncture hours, Dr. Mary chose to take the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners’ Acupuncture Examination, which is an optional exam for the state of North Carolina.
Dr.Mary went above and beyond North Carolina’s regulations for Chiropractic Acupuncture in order to ensure the best results for her patients.
Chiropractic Acupuncture is a fantastic treatment both in conjunction with and instead of Chiropractic treatments itself.  The acupuncture can treat over 2,000 diseases and conditions within the body.
Dr. Mary has successfully treated such conditions as toothaches, morning sickness, sinus infections, bells palsy, knee pains including meniscal tears and arthritis, joint stiffness, tingling in hands and fingers, nerve pain, tobacco addictions, obesity and many more.
Recently within Carolina Chiropractic Plus patients have begun acupuncture treatments.
One patient received acupuncture treatments for knee pain due to decreased joint space and came back after his first treatment reporting not only significantly decreased knee pain but a decrease in his sinus headaches.  This occurs as acupuncture treatments work to balance the energy pathways within the body and these pathways travel from the toe tips or fingertips to the head and chest. By channeling the energy away from areas of pain and to deficient areas within the body, the treatments are able to care for more than one specific pain at a time.  Another patient receiving acupuncture therapy recently came in stating she may be ready for low back surgery due to her constant sciatic nerve pain.The patient stated that she is now not experiencing any pain at all.
While not every patient will experience these immediate results, they will be able to notice positive changes within just a few quick treatments.
For more information or to schedule a courtesy consultation please feel free to call us at 828-245-0202. Available in the Columbus location at 799 W. Mills Street.
- article submitted by Carol Smith

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