How Acupuncture Eases Your Pain

Carlos Durana, PhD., M.Ac. practices acupuncture in Reston, Bethesda and Washington D.C. In the last forty years, science has made great strides in understanding the connection between acupuncture and pain. Specifically, research has focused on the effects of acupuncture, especially where pain and analgesics are concerned. Traditional Chinese views of acupuncture suggest the existence of ... Read More
 

6 Stages of Change: Taking Control of Your Life One Step at a Time

Carlos Durana Ph.D., M.Ac. practices acupuncture in Reston, Virginia, Bethesda, Maryland and in Washington D.C. Making important changes in our lives can sometimes be more difficult than we think. To make lasting changes occur, we need to see the steps it takes to get to the goal, not just the single decision to act. Making ... Read More
 

Acupuncture for Migraines

Carlos Durana Ph.D., M.Ac. practices acupuncture in Reston, Virginia, Bethesda, Maryland and in Washington D.C. Millions of people suffer from migraines daily. A migraine headache is a severe pain which may be experienced on one or both sides of the head. Some may experience sensitivity to sound, light and feelings of nausea, or vomiting. Acupuncture ... Read More
 

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