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Acupuncture for Treatment of Avascular Necrosis
Maryland Holistics provides acupuncture treatment for avascular necrosis
of joints. The goal of this treatment strategy is to increase the blood
circulation in the joint and/or bone.
Through infrared imaging and spectral analysis, we have observed
evidence of increased circulation in the ankle, foot, toes, wrist, and
fingers during acupuncture treatment. Due to the relative differences in
size and mass among different joints, the same scientific analysis
could not be done reliably in the larger joints. This is because the
mass and depth of living tissue is greater, which results in more stable local temperature and more
opportunities for infrared radiation to be absorbed by the surrounding
tissue before it reaches our detector.
However, based on the patterns of treatment results which we observed
over a period of 12 years in a wide range of conditions affecting the
joints, we infer that a similar circulatory phenomenon is occurring
during Dr. Windsor's treatments of the shoulder and knee.
These circulatory phenomena which occur in the region of the joint are
also accompanied by the other effects of acupuncture which have been
reported in many scientific studies. Large collaborative studies have
shown that acupuncture influences the stem cells, and this also may be
relevant to healing from avascular necrosis.
Although our evidence is not as clear regarding circulation in the
elbow, spine, jaw, or hips, Dr. Windsor is also able to provide
acupuncture treatment for avascular necrosis in these areas.
As with treatment for any other condition, the results will vary based
on a range of factors. This includes other health conditions that the
patient is experiencing, medications or substances consumed regularly,
and occupational factors.
Healthcare Tourism Option
For certain cases which are pre-qualified by phone, Dr. Windsor
is now offering a healthcare tourism accelerated treatment plan for
avascular necrosis over a period of 2-3 weeks. This newly available
treatment schedule was designed for individuals who are outside of the
Baltimore-Washington area since the time away from home can be
significantly reduced compared to a 10-week treatment plan.
The purpose of pre-qualification is to maximize the likelihood that the
prospective patient will be satisfied with the treatment outcome and
with their overall experience. Our serene, professional office is
located approximately 20 minutes from the Baltimore-Washington Airport.
Please contact us prior to making travel arrangements or hotel
"Patients with avascular necrosis should be aware that this treatment
option exists. There is a good chance that this type of acupuncture
treatment can help to heal the condition. My available data suggest that
the likelihood of success will be somewhat higher when the condition
affects the knee, ankle, foot, toes, shoulder, wrist, hand, and fingers,
compared with other bones or joints. And as with many conditions, the
outcomes are more likely to be good if treatment begins soon after the
Dr. Eric Windsor, D.Ac.