Why Health And Wellness Depends On Integrative Therapeutic Care

Carlos Durana practices acupuncture, manual therapy and other complementary wellness methods in Reston, VA, Bethesda, MD and Washington DC. When a patient comes to me complaining of pain, I begin by examining the area of discomfort, while also taking into account other possible sources of the pain. This is because I’ve found the effective treatment ... Read More
 

Acupuncture for Childbirth

Carlos Durana Ph.D., M.Ac. practices acupuncture in Reston, Virginia, Bethesda, Maryland and in Washington D.C. Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can provide a safe and effective form of treatment for many problems that arise before, during and after pregnancy. Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine support, strengthen, and balance overall health and well-being. In addition, acupuncture and Chinese ... Read More
 

Acupuncture for Breeched Babies?

Carlos Durana Ph.D., M.Ac. practices acupuncture in Reston, Virginia, Bethesda, Maryland and in Washington D.C. In a study published in the Journal of Maternal Fetal Neonatal Medicine (April, 2004), two hundred and forty women carrying a fetus in breech presentation were randomly assigned to a treatment group (acupuncture done on UB67 with moxibustion) and an ... Read More
 

Qigong Fact Sheet

Carlos Durana Ph.D., M.Ac. practices acupuncture in Reston, Virginia, Bethesda, Maryland and in Washington D.C. •   Qigong is pronounced “chee-gung” and literally means “energy exercise.” •   An ancient Chinese healing system similar to Tai Chi and Yoga. •   Estimated 5,000 years old. •   The foundation of both acupuncture and Tai Chi. •   Practiced by over ... Read More
 

Body Work

Carlos Durana Ph.D., M.Ac. practices acupuncture in Reston, Virginia, Bethesda, Maryland and in Washington D.C. Body work is a form of therapeutic or personal development. It involves the principal of touch as healing, the manipulation of connective  and muscle tissue, the use of breath work, movement and exercise. Unlike massage, the aim of body work ... Read More
 

Nutrition and Health Care

Carlos Durana Ph.D., M.Ac. practices acupuncture in Reston, Virginia, Bethesda, Maryland and in Washington D.C. In my practice, I recommend a diet similar to the Mediterranean diet. Epidemiological studies have shown the Mediterranean diet to be anti-inflammatory and helpful in nutrition and health care value. It is high in vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts and seeds, ... Read More
 

Health and Prevention: the role of interval training exercise

Carlos Durana Ph.D., M.Ac. practices acupuncture in Reston, Virginia, Bethesda, Maryland and in Washington D.C. The role of inflammation in the formation of plaques that can lead to heart diseases and heart attacks has been documented in numerous research studies. Exercise plays a role in health and prevention by helping your body clear free radicals ... Read More
 

Mind – Body Connection and Stress Relief

Carlos Durana Ph.D., M.Ac. practices acupuncture in Washington D.C., Reston, Virginia, and in Bethesda, Maryland. Stress is a fact of life; it is our response to internal and external stressors. Many people are not equipped with effective coping strategies for dealing with stress. Billions of dollars are spent every year in the use of tranquilizers, ... Read More
 

Energy Medicine and Healthcare

Carlos Durana Ph.D., M.Ac. practices acupuncture in Reston, Virginia, Bethesda, Maryland and in Washington D.C. Energy Medicine is a branch of complementary medicine. Many proponents of this approach posit the existence of an energy field or bio-field in humans that can be influenced by the energy of a practitioner through touch, acupuncture needles, light frequencies, ... Read More
 

Mediterranean diet, health and longevity

Carlos Durana Ph.D., M.Ac. practices acupuncture in Reston, Virginia, Bethesda, Maryland and in Washington D.C. The Mediterranean diet favors large amounts of fruits, vegetables, beans, whole grains, olive oil, seeds, nuts and fish. The diet also includes red wine (in moderation) and small amounts of dairy products and red meat. A comprehensive review of the ... Read More