My Treatment Styles
Newton is trained in various styles of acupuncture and uses an integration of *Classical Five-Element Acupuncture, *Traditional Chinese Medicine, *Dr. Tan's Balance Method, *NADA 5-Needle Protocol, and Tuina Asian Bodywork Therapy in order to achieve the best results for his patients.
*Classical Five-Element Acupuncture — The five elements are at the root of all acupuncture theory. The five elements in nature: water, wood, fire, earth, and metal are also represented within each of us as a microcosm of the universe. When these elements are in harmony, there is health and our true potentials can be obtained. We can have balance of body, mind, and spirit. Through Classical Five-Element Acupuncture the root issues of disharmony are addressed, healing at its deepest nature.
*Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM — One of the most widely practiced form of acupuncture and herbal medicine, and in which the plurality of practitioners are trained. According to TCM the body is filled with channels or lines of energy that innervates all parts of the body. The channels foster points that allow access to the manipulation of this energy to remove blockages and imbalances to the body’s energetic flow, effecting the various parts and organs of the body. Removing these blockages and correcting imbalances allows the smooth flow of blood and energy, stimulating the body to heal itself. These acupuncture points are stimulated using fine sterilized stainless steel disposable needles.
*Dr. Tan's Balance Method — This method of acupuncture is one of the most clinically effective treatments for the immediate relief of pain. Points often located on the opposite side and opposite limb are stimulated in order to balance channels associated with the areas of disease. This technique avoids aggravation of the local site of disease or pain, and is a clinically effective method for the treatment of many types of pain musculoskeletal pain, arthritis, sciatica, phantom pain, migraine headache, fibromyalgia, and etc.
*NADA 5-Needle Protocol --- Points on the outer ear are needled and/or stimulated with ear seeds in order to affect the body. The ear can be used to represent the entire body as demonstrated in reflexology. The ear is highly dense in nerves and by stimulating these precise points certain areas of the brain are regulated. The NADA 5-needle protocol for auricular acupuncture is widely used for smoke cessation, substance abuse, and PTSD.