Acupuncture for Muscle AtrophyMuscle Atrophy
With the exception of an injury or medical challenge, in our technologically advanced world muscle atrophy can be more common due to physically inactive careers. Weight gain, stress, and a workaholic lifestyle all contribute to lack of muscle use.

These create an inability or disinterest in physical activity therefore limiting essential minor muscle group health. Traditionally, if you are experiencing this condition, a series of testing could be required including blood tests, CT scans, X-rays, MRI scans or a surgical biopsy. At Integrative Med Solutions (IMS), there are less invasive approaches available such as acupuncture, nutraceutical supplementation, clinical nutrition and botanical medicine. These and other remedies may help you naturally move toward overcoming this challenge.

Acupuncture: Wake Up the Tissue
Disregarded muscle tissue that is rarely activated can generally lie dormant allowing the more major muscle groups to take over. Dr. Lisanti will assess your condition and often turn to using the painless, highly effective treatment of acupuncture to wake up your stagnant muscle energy called qi (chee). Gently manipulating the appropriate channels activates the qi to begin reparation. Some common acupuncture sites may include: BL54 around the sacrum; ST31 upper leg/groin area or LI4 in the web between the thumb and forefinger.

Counseling and Clinical Nutrition: The Double Whammy
If your muscle atrophy is mainly due to a lack of exercise, stress or an overworked lifestyle then the IMS approach may involve a counseling session along with slow diet adjustments. Once it is determined what the root of your condition is, you will be able to see any obstacles that may be hindering your highly potential, empowering health. In addition, Dr. Lisanti will use acupuncture along with specific foods to boost your metabolism and encourage weight loss which is one of the many causes of muscle atrophy.

Botanical Medicine
Topical applications of botanical remedies such as Chinese herbal plasters, arnica and capsacium will all increase nutritional blood flow to the affected area. In addition, intricately prescribed herbal dosages will also stimulate sedentary musculature. Herbs considered may be stinging nettle, wood melon, licorice root or mulberry twig.

At Integrative Med Solutions, we will design an acupuncture and naturopathic treatment program that works for you. In many cases, insurance covers portions of the treatment. Allow us to support you to achieve optimal health. To make an appointment or find out more about how acupuncture can benefit you, please call our office at 914.337.2980 914.337.2980 or click here to schedule an online appointment.

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