Shane Monroe is a licensed acupuncturist trained in classical Chinese style acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, and tui-na (Chinese body work).
Through millennia of use and refinement, the practice of acupuncture - as presented in the 2,000 year old Chinese medical classics - has developed into the safe and highly effective treatment modality practiced throughout the world today. Modern medical research into subtle and powerful channels of electrical conduction and fluid metabolism in the body has helped facilitate a 21st Century understanding of ancient practices, while often providing a physical explanation for what have previously been seen as mystical concepts.
Shane understands that treatment methods are only as valuable as they are effective, and that effective treatment can only proceed from accurate diagnosis. Using his knowledge of Chinese medical theory and practice he searches for the root causes of pain and disease, then works to eliminate them. He has found that acupuncture is especially effective in treating the myriad problems brought about by the stress and overwork prevalent in modern life.
Modern acupuncture utilizes sterile, single-use needles that are about as thin as a human hair. Careful placement of the needles into especially bio-active areas, known as acupoints, has been clinically shown to effect change in the body, both in areas near the site of insertion and deep within.
Cups utilize suction to increase blood flow to the body surface, supporting immune function and helping expel disease. They are especially useful in treating the initial stages of cold and flu, as well as in cases of traumatic injury resulting in swelling and bruising.
In cases where the patient may benefit from heat, moxibustion (the burning of mugwort - pictured here) or heat-lamp therapy may be used.
In some cases Tui-na (Chinese body work) may be employed.
Additionally, Shane endeavors to provide information to his patients that will empower them to more effectively take care of themselves - so they may gain both immediate and long-lasting benefits from their treatments.
To book an appointment or to find out more about how an acupuncture treatment may help, please feel free to call us at (616)236-3385.
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