Knee pain is the second most common cause of chronic pain. One-third of all Americans report having knee pain at some time in their life. Frequent knee pain affects approximately 25% of all U.S. adults. Knee pain limits function and mobility, and impairs quality of life. Chronic knee pain affects over 46% of older adults, […]Continue Reading...
Exciting news! Dr. Michael Kowalski A.P., Dipl. Ac (NCCAOM) has been invited to and accepted an appointment to the faculty of the prestigious Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He will be instructing physicians in Five Element Acupuncture Theory. Osher is a nationally known and highly respected […]Continue Reading...
Worsley Five Element Acupuncture is a unique style of acupuncture. It does more than treat the symptoms or illnesses that a person has. It diagnoses and treats the cause of the disease. The foundation of Worsley Five Element Acupuncture is Five Element acupuncture theory. Five Element theory describes our natural world as comprised of five […]Continue Reading...
Nearly 8 out of every 10 people will experience chronic back pain at some point in their life. Back pain is the No. 1 reported reason for seeking acupuncture treatment. The good news for back pain sufferers is that chronic back pain is one of many conditions acupuncture is proven to effectively treat. This is […]Continue Reading...
Evidence-based healthcare practice was first defined by David Sackett MD and his colleagues as “the integration of best Research Evidence with Clinical Expertise and Patient Values“ back in the 1990’s. This sums up our patient-centered values at the Acupuncture & Holistic Health Center in Jacksonville, Florida, in a nutshell. As the Founder and Lead Acupuncture […]Continue Reading...
Ask Dr. Michael: Does Acupuncture Help Allergies? Yes, acupuncture works well to reduce your body’s allergic reactions. Acupuncture can regulate the immune system to calm overly sensitive immune reactions such as allergies. Five Element acupuncture works very well for this issue because it treats the root cause of your body’s over-reaction. There are also acupuncture points which have […]Continue Reading...
It’s still spring, but summer is almost upon us. Have you done all of your spring-cleaning yet? One thing you might have forgotten to “clean” is your energy! It’s a crucial step to help you enjoy the rest of your year. Even though we observe January 1st with new promises to grow as people, winter […]Continue Reading...
By Michael Kowalski, A.P., Dipl.Ac. (NCCAOM) Jacksonville Acupuncture Physician @ Acupuncture & Holistic Health Center We all deal with stress. Daily we are faced with a greater variety and amount of stress from many sources. Our lives are more fast-paced and more connected to devices, with less down time or time spent just “being.” Negative […]Continue Reading...
By Michael Kowalski, A.P., Dipl.Ac. (NCCAOM) @ Acupuncture & Holistic Health Center, Jacksonville, FL In February, I completed my orientation at Mayo Clinic Jacksonville. I now practice acupuncture part-time in a pilot program at Mayo’s Breast Clinic and treat breast cancer patients to manage their symptoms of chemotherapy and radiation treatment. Acupuncture is proven as […]Continue Reading...
By Michael Kowalski, A.P., Dipl.Ac. (NCCAOM) @ Acupuncture & Holistic Health Center, Jacksonville, FL The Ancient Chinese understood that each organ in our body has associated functions related to our body, mind, and spirit. The functions of each organ are described as if they are government officials. Each has a different task to perform at each […]Continue Reading...