A neuropsychologist is specially trained in evaluating changes that may be symptoms of your neurological illness. In order to reach an accurate diagnosis, problems with language, memory and other mental functions are evaluated. Special tests are given for determining problem areas in attention, memory, language and problem solving. Together, the neuropsychologist and neurologist recommend your necessary treatment. Counseling, psycho-therapy, biofeedback and relaxation exercises are also available for effective treatment of your symptomatology. Dr. John Smothers heads this department and is ready to give the personalized attention you deserve.
Acupuncture is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing & to improve functioning. This is done by inserting needles & applying heat or electrical stimulation at very precise acupuncture points. Putting needles at acupuncture points stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord, & brain. These chemicals will either change the experience of pain, or they will trigger the release of other chemicals & hormones which influence the body's own internal regulating system. The improved energy & biochemical balance produced by acupuncture results in stimulating the body's natural healing abilities & in promoting physical & emotional well-being. Acupuncture can be an effective treatment in the following disorders:
DIGESTIVE: gastritis & hyperacidity, spastic colon, constipation, diarrhea. RESPIRATORY: sinusitis, sore throat, bronchitis, asthma, chest infections. NEUROLOGICAL & MUSCULAR: headaches, facial tics, neck pain, rib neuritis, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, tendonitis, low back pain, sciatica, osteoarthritis.
Urinary, Menstrual Reproductive problems.
Tension, Stress & Emotional conditions.
Treatments can range from one or two visits a week to four times a year. Some patients feel slight pain when the needles are inserted but there is no pain once the needles are in place. Give us a call for our latest brochure & more information.