Healthy Living Practices Through Acupuncture
Posted 2/26/2015 by UHBlog
Many people turn to acupuncture to relieve chronic pain, but did you know it can also improve your overall wellness?
“The goal of acupuncture is to activate the natural, self-healing abilities of the body," says Lina Sbrocco, a naturopathic doctor and licensed acupuncturist. "Acupuncture care helps strengthen and support the body to prevent illness and disease. When I begin working with a new client, my focus is on the whole person – their body, mind and spirit – and how acupuncture can help that individual achieve optimal health."
Oftentimes, that includes tapping into the array of complementary natural-based therapy services offered through Connor Integrative Health Network (CIHN), Sbrocco says.
"My acupuncture patients are looking to add to their health care options or find a different road to wellness," she says. For example, if a patient has back pain, Sbrocco provides acupuncture treatments that bring relief. She also discusses other options available at CIHN that the person could try, such as private yoga sessions or myofascial release therapy.
Sbrocco uses her acupuncture training and knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) nutrition to help patients with their diets. TCM nutrition looks at the patient holistically and differs from how western medicine views dietary needs.
"One of my passions is to educate others on healthy living practices including diet, lifestyle, herbals/botanicals and homeopathy for wellness," she says.
Lina Sbrocco, LAc, Naturopath is a licensed acupuncturist and naturopathic doctor with the Connor Integrative Health Network.
To schedule an appointment with Lina Sbrocco, or another Integrative Medicine specialist at University Hospitals, please call 216-285-4070.