Acupuncture Care of Naples
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Frequently Asked Questions

 
 

Holistic healing solutions

We offer a complete menu of acupuncture therapy options; including Tui Na massage, special techniques that treat and prevent multitude of ailments and musculoskeletal injuries. Dr. Charles also provides Electro-Acupuncture, cold laser and cupping therapy. By leveraging your own natural healing abilities with the proven effectiveness of Acupuncture Care of Naples, your body will thrive as it experiences total rejuvenation.

 
 

 

What is Acupuncture

Acupuncture, the most effective new development in American health care, is several thousand years old. It was developed to stimulate or massage the proper acu-points within bodies to promote complete health & well-being. Originating in China more than 3,000 years ago, this method of holistic treatment stimulates natural healing abilities by encouraging balance and correction to your body's energy circulation.

How Acupuncture Therapy Works

Recently, the foundation of acupuncture practice has gathered scientific evidence to determine that the human body is a complex bio-electrical system. As energy in the body circulates along well-defined pathways (meridians), acupuncture points along those pathways are energetically tied to specific body structures, tissue, and organs. When these pathways are disrupted by trauma, tension, or other maladies the body becomes affected by pain, illness, and disease.

Meridians of human body used in Acupuncture care and therapy.
 

what is electro-Acupuncture

Electro-acupuncture helps restore health and is particularly good for treating pain. It uses the same principles and pressure points as traditional acupuncture, but adds a micro-current to the needle. This method enhances the function of a specific point and activates a regeneration in the body. Low frequency electroacupuncture is said to be associated with a greater output of endorphins from the nervous system. These endorphins circulate in your bloodstream longer providing an extended period of pain relief compared to acupuncture alone.

Acupuncture anatomy of head showing points to treat neck pain, headaches, rotator cuff injuries.
 
Spinal acupuncture back treatment of ailments like back pain,, sciatica,  bulging and ruptured disks, neck pain, arthritic spine
 
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what is Cold Laser Therapy

Cold Laser Therapy, also known as Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) has been used worldwide for over 45 years & now that the FDA has cleared acupuncture lasers for pain therapy, it is an excellent non-intrusive option for pain control. Cold Laser therapy is deployed in two ways: Laser-Puncture which targets acupuncture & trigger points (Similar to acupuncture, but without the needles). Secondly, Broad Coverage therapy of tissue & bone that reduces pain and inflammation, along with increasing blood flow. LLLT is widely used to treat: acute & chronic pain, ligament sprains, muscle strain, soft tissue injuries, Tendonitis, Arthritis, Tennis Elbow, back pain, Bursitis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, and Fibromyalgia. Benefits of Cold Lasers include: pain free, safe, non-toxic and non-invasive. It is an alternative to analgesics & electro acupuncture for treating pain around artificial joints. Some therapeutic effects are anti-inflammatory action, increased vascular activity, and overall pain reduction.


 

What is Tui Na

A manual therapy used in traditional Chinese medicine. It is based on the principles of yin-yang, the five elements, and body meridians. The goal is to encourage free flow of Qi by manipulating the joints, viscera, and soft tissue. This system of massage uses acu-point stimulation and manipulation through pushing, rolling, kneading, grasping, and rubbing. Tui Na therapy is often performed in conjunction with acupuncture.

Tui Na-Massage for holistic treatment

 
flow of Qi used in Acupuncture and TCM
flowing river and principle of Qi

What is Qi

At the core of this ancient medicine is the philosophy that Qi is the vital energy that flows throughout the body. Qi animates the body and protects it from illness, pain, and disease. A person's health is influenced by the quality, quantity and balance of Qi (pronounced "chee").

How does Qi move

Qi flows through specific pathways called meridians. There are 14 main meridians inside our bodies. Each of the meridian pathways connect to specific organs and glands. Meridian pathways are like rivers flowing inside the body. Where a river flows, it transports life giving water that provides nourishment to the land, plants, and people. Similarly, where meridian pathways flow, they bring life giving Qi that provides nourishment to every cell, organ, gland, tissue and muscle in the body.

How is Qi disrupted

An obstruction in the flow of Qi is like a dam. When Qi becomes backed up in one part of the body, the flow becomes constricted to other parts and can be detrimental to a person's health. Physical and emotional trauma, stress, lack of exercise, overexertion, seasonal changes and poor diet, are among the many things that can influence the quality, quantity, and balance of Qi.


 

what is herbal medicine

The Chinese Herbal System is a comprehensive herbal system that has over a 3,000 year history. It is based on the same Traditional Chinese Medical [TCM] diagnostics as Chinese Acupuncture. Herbal medicine uses plants and natural substances for therapy or medicinal purposes. It is the world’s most ancient form of healing. Studies of herbs and their medicinal properties were prominent in the ancient civilizations of China, Egypt, Greece, Tibet, Persia and India. Much of this knowledge is still used today and has been proven effective in modern clinical testing. Almost a quarter of all modern prescription drugs, including aspirin, are derived from plant sources.

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chinese herbs treat migraines, allergies, asthma IBS, and insomnia.

How chinese Herbal Medicine works

Chinese herbal medicines treat the underlying causes of illness rather than individual symptoms. Practitioners are educated to design custom-made formulas for each individual. No two formulas are alike. Individualization puts the patient’s specific needs in the forefront, and takes into consideration any possible interactions with prescribed medications. Are you looking for greater balance and harmony? Have an acute or chronic condition, such as allergies, asthma, migraines, IBS, insomnia? Maybe you struggle with emotional challenges such as anxiety, stress, addictions, depression. Then you're ready for an alternative yet proven solution to many health issues. Dr. Caccamesi is a caring, compassionate, and expert practitioner of herbal medicine. Benefit from a free herbal consultation & discover medicinal herbs best for you.

 

< HERBAL MEDICINAL TREATMENTS HELP THESE CONDITIONS >

 
  • Acne

  • Allergies

  • Anxiety

  • Arthritis

  • Asthma

  • Bronchitis

  • Chronic Cough

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Constipation

  • Depression

  • Digestive Issues

  • Eczema

  • Gastro-intestinal

  • Headaches

  • Insomnia

  • Joint Pain

  • Migraines

  • Muscle Spasms

  • Pain Management

  • Psoriasis

  • Rheumatological

  • Rhinitis & Sinusitis

  • Rosacea

  • Sciatica

  • Urinary issues

  • Men’s Health

  • Pre & Post Surgery

 
 

About Our Chinese Herbs

Dr. Caccamesi has been using Kan Herb Co. formulas in his practice for over 20 years. These herbal products made in the USA are safe, pure and scientifically validated. Every batch of Kan Herbs is tested, with meticulous attention to quality & batch consistency of its products. They are not sold directly to the public. A professional diagnosis is needed to match the client to the proper products.

 

 
Cupping Therapy

what is cupping therapy

Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage. It dates back to ancient Egyptian, Chinese, and Middle Eastern cultures. One of the oldest medical textbooks in the world, the Ebers Papyrus, describes how the ancient Egyptians used cupping therapy in 1,550 B.C.. The basic idea behind cupping therapy is to place glass cups or silicone cups on the patient’s skin to create a vacuum, so the blood is drawn to the surface of the skin in specific parts of the body that need healing.