Acupuncture Treatment Mountain Park, GA

Advanced acupuncture treatments for pain and stress relief including: addiction, body pains, athletic treatments, PTSD , and more.

Does Acupuncture Hurt?

Most people do not find acupuncture to be painful. Sometimes, a needle may cause slight to moderate discomfort. It is actually good when the patient feels the needle, as a stronger stimulation leads to faster and greater pain relief. But overall, it is also important for the patient to have a deeply relaxing experience. Thus there is a need for balance.

Some patients are more sensitive than others. For these patients, we use thinner needles, even if it means a weaker or more gradual stimulation. Furthermore, in our clinic, aside from motor/trigger point sessions, we almost always only needle areas distal (away from) to the local area of pain. This way, we avoid temporarily exacerbating the pain and inflammation in the local area of the chief pain complaint.

Which Conditions can Acupuncture Treat?

Both acupuncture and customized herbal formulas address a wide range of health complaints, from pain to myriad symptoms caused by aging, lifestyle and stress-related diseases. While both are quite effective, they each tend to have a stronger effect on different realms of complaints.

In general, acupuncture is more effective for relieving pain. Herbs, however, can help break up blood stasis and help regulate organ function, which can be very important for the treatment of pain.

Properly prescribed herbs are more effective at treating internal diseases, though acupuncture can greatly assist the healing of these problems as well. In addition, herbs can be taken every day, while most people don't have time to visit the clinic every day it is open.

To illustrate how a person can take advantage of both systems of Chinese Medicine if a patient complains about back pain, AND fatigue, anxiety, and depression (FAD), the acupuncture session will focus on the pain, and herbal consultations on resolving the FAD, though there is considerable overlap in their effects.

Acupuncture not only stops pain, but it also promotes the relaxation response, and tonifies or regulates the internal physiology depending on the specific treatment protocol and treatment time. Herbs not only heal internal diseases, but certain herbs also move stagnant blood, which is a major component of pain.

How Many Treatments are Needed for Acupuncture to Work?

Patients with pain conditions

It depends on which Acupuncturist you see for care. In this practice, we conduct a physical exam based on the Exstore system that reveals the underlying muscular imbalance(s) and muscular inhibition(s) that are the root cause of the pain condition, range of motion, muscular strength and functional limitations.

With treatments based on the findings in a proper assessment, in general, for sub-acute orthopedic conditions (less than three months duration), the patient can expect to experience significant and sustained relief within six visits. Acute pain can often be relieved with only one to three treatments, though follow up visits might be needed to ensure that the pain does not return in the future. For chronic conditions, it depends on a number of factors, including the age and relative robustness of the patient, as well as the severity of the symptoms and the length of time a patient has experienced their complaints.

Regardless, six visits are a good general guideline for the number of treatments one should have within two to three weeks to see if acupuncture will work for an individual case. Patients with sub-acute pain who do not experience any significant improvement are not encouraged to continue care.

Patients with chronic pain who have experienced at least some improvement, receive treatment plans after their sixth treatment based on their level of improvement within their first six treatments. Fast responders require fewer treatments going forward, while slower responders require more treatments in the future for maximum healing and maintenance of improvement.

Patients without pain conditions or internal diseases or health imbalances

For internal health challenges, we utilize pulse diagnosis to identify the underlying imbalance causing symptoms. Based on the pulse diagnosis and answers to questions in the intake, the provider crafts a customized treatment plan that incorporates one or more of the clinic's services. As with pain, chronic conditions generally require more visits and more of the clinic's services for maximum relief and healing.

How Long does an Acupuncture Session Take?

It depends on the focus of the session. If the goal is the cessation of pain, or stress/anxiety/addiction relief, then the patient will rest with needles for about 30 to 45 minutes. This allows the final, healing, relaxing and anti-inflammatory phase of the needing response to take place.

If the goal is to tonify an organ system that is weak, then the needle retention is ten minutes or less.

If the goal is to stimulate an immune system under attack from an infection, the needle retention time is again ten minutes or less. This prevents the anti-inflammatory process from taking place, which would suppress the immune system.

With treatments based on the findings in a proper assessment, in general, for sub-acute orthopedic conditions (less than three months duration), the patient can expect to experience significant and sustained relief within six visits. Acute pain can often be relieved with only one to three treatments, though follow up visits might be needed to ensure that the pain does not return in the future. For chronic conditions, it depends on a number of factors, including the age and relative robustness of the patient, as well as the severity of the symptoms and the length of time a patient has experienced their complaints.

Regardless, six visits are a good general guideline for the number of treatments one should have within two to three weeks to see if acupuncture will work for an individual case. Patients with sub-acute pain who do not experience any significant improvement are not encouraged to continue care.

Patients with chronic pain who have experienced at least some improvement, receive treatment plans after their sixth treatment based on their level of improvement within their first six treatments. Fast responders require fewer treatments going forward, while slower responders require more treatments in the future for maximum healing and maintenance of improvement.

Patients without pain conditions or internal diseases or health imbalances

For internal health challenges, we utilize pulse diagnosis to identify the underlying imbalance causing symptoms. Based on the pulse diagnosis and answers to questions in the intake, the provider crafts a customized treatment plan that incorporates one or more of the clinic's services. As with pain, chronic conditions generally require more visits and more of the clinic's services for maximum relief and healing.

How Long does an Acupuncture Session Take?

It depends on the focus of the session. If the goal is the cessation of pain, or stress/anxiety/addiction relief, then the patient will rest with needles for about 30 to 45 minutes. This allows the final, healing, relaxing and anti-inflammatory phase of the needing response to take place.

If the goal is to tonify an organ system that is weak, then the needle retention is ten minutes or less.

If the goal is to stimulate an immune system under attack from an infection, the needle retention time is again ten minutes or less. This prevents the anti-inflammatory process from taking place, which would suppress the immune system.

 

How many Herbal Consultations are Necessary to Resolve Internal Health complaints?

Typically, to resolve internal health complaints with customized herbal formulas, the patient needs to come to the clinic for nine or ten consultations. At each consultation, the herbalist checks the patients' radial pulses to assess which pulse(s) are most aberrant. 95% of the time, the most aberrant pulse is the one associated with the patient's chief internal health complaint. Thus, as a particular aberrant pulse improves, the formula is modified over the period of time in which the consultations occur, to address other aberrant pulses and other related symptoms. Each consultation can be scheduled at a time adjacent or in close proximity to an acupuncture appointment.

How many Herbal Consultations are Necessary to Resolve Internal Health complaints?

Typically, to resolve internal health complaints with customized herbal formulas, the patient needs to come to the clinic for nine or ten consultations. At each consultation, the herbalist checks the patients' radial pulses to assess which pulse(s) are most aberrant. 95% of the time, the most aberrant pulse is the one associated with the patient's chief internal health complaint. Thus, as a particular aberrant pulse improves, the formula is modified over the period of time in which the consultations occur, to address other aberrant pulses and other related symptoms. Each consultation can be scheduled at a time adjacent or in close proximity to an acupuncture appointment.

The ancient Chinese determined thousands of years ago that acupuncture right along both sides of the spine had therapeutic effects.

Today's Acupuncturists see confirmation of Chinese Medicine's wisdom about these acupuncture points in the knowledge of modern science.

For example, we know from science that there are dermatomes or regions along the skin of the body, that are mainly supplied by branches of a single nerve root in the spine. The muscle that underlies the skin is also innervated by a branch of particular nerve roots. Also, certain levels along the spine house the nerves that control the flow of blood to both the upper and the lower extremities (T1-T5 for upper extremities, T6-T9 for the digestive organs, and T10-L2 for the lower extremities). 

Thus many Acupuncturists are now performing what are called perfusion treatments (needling one or more of these three sets of spinal levels), to treat problems in extremities or in the digestive system that can benefit form improved circulation. Just one more example of Chinese Medicine's sophisticated understanding of anatomy that predates Western sophistication by thousands of years!

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Michele Jackson
Michele Jackson
20:52 26 Aug 22
If you get a chance to take a meditation class with Dr. Jones, take it! The class was highly informative, and well... presented. He takes the practice of meditation seriously and you can tell that he practices what he preaches by his calm demeanor and presence. His spirit just glows! You will leave knowing how to meditate, the best times to meditate – everything you need to know to begin your meditation practice with a solid foundation. Outstanding teacher, and outstanding class, all around!read more
Brianna Norris
Brianna Norris
18:32 02 Jun 22
Dr. Jones helped me tremendously with lower back pain! He offers a red light therapy that really helps with... inflammation.read more
Diana Marcela
Diana Marcela
01:56 07 Apr 22
I came to Dr.Jones on a day I was experiencing low energy & all my emotions were on the surface. I hardly had it in me... to even want to get treated that day but I made myself do it anyway. I was intrigued by the pulse reading he did prior to treating me, it’s amazing how he was able to read & know what is going on with my body and how that connects with what I was currently experiencing by touching my pulses, He had me right there! Next, was time for acupuncture. I have to disclose like many people I do not like the idea of needles even having had success with acupuncture In the past, so each time is a mind over matter situation. That being said , with all sincerity you are in good hands with Dr.Jones he is graceful in his application & pays close attention to your body language to ensure your comfortability. I appreciated that level of care & intuitiveness. His energy is very attentive, warm & caring. I felt comfortable enough to allow myself to release the tears I had been repressed trying to be strong in my everyday life & his kindness grew even strong looking for ways to bring comfort & healing.He added something called Alpha Stim Cranial Electro-therapy (I’ll leave that to him explain the benefits to you ) but it works! Everything he did worked! Everything from the Jade mat you lay on to the Platinum Red Light Therapy which feels like a warm blanket on you it added so much comfort & has numerous benefits! Everyone need red light therapy!Ok, so my end results… I noticed I had energy to run the many errands and duties the rest of the day had in store, I noticed I didn’t feel tired & the bonus was feeling balanced & energy for the rest of the week! So grateful to Dr. Jones for his knowledge & intuitive gift for healing.Dr. Jones I wish you much success, blessing's & radiant health 🙏🏽read more
Michael Joseph
Michael Joseph
18:14 19 Jan 22
If you’re wondering if acupuncture works, believe me it does. After just one session I felt a HUGE improvement. My... shoulder had been extremely painful, (thought I’d possibly torn my rotator cuff or had bursitis)and could barely raise it laterally for months. I immediately had significantly less pain and more range of motion. Dr. David Blake Jones DACM at Atlanta Restorative Acupuncture is the real deal and I really feel like he cares about my wellness.read more
Elisabeth Helms
Elisabeth Helms
19:51 30 Oct 21
FYI: if you have TMJ or sciatic nerve issues, please make an appointment with Dr. David Jones on Pharr Rd! He... eliminated both my disabling issues in two sessions! Add to that a recent sprained ankle with reduced pain. Dr. Jones takes time in understanding concerns, explains his plan, is an accomplished and skilled professional. Your relief will confirm my recommendation.read more
Bijoux Eze
Bijoux Eze
04:03 02 Oct 21
Amazing experience!!! Lasting results. Couldn’t be happier with the customer service, the knowledge, and the treatment.... Would definitely recommend.read more
Chloe Asbell
Chloe Asbell
18:21 26 Aug 21
I was in pain for a year and after one session I definitely feel a noticeable improvement in my neck and back pain... associated with TMJ!read more
Jaye Marie Spangler
Jaye Marie Spangler
14:37 20 Aug 21
5 stars all around. Dr. Jones is great at listening, at assessing, at treating, and is just a pleasure to be around. I... also like how he keeps up to date on current research in the medical and acupuncture world. Really happy that my husband and I found Dr. Jones.read more
Sudi H
Sudi H
02:54 20 Aug 21
I had no idea what acupuncture could do and was not sure if it would be any help at all. I had to deal with back pain... for over four years. I went for Epidural shots, some other shots, radiofrequency ablation which was extremely painful , physical therapy, and still nothing helped. I was in pain every day by the time I finished work and spent the rest of the day (and night) on the sofa. I quit going to the gym because I just could not handle the pain and did not go out much at all. Doctor Jones saved my life! I felt a big difference from the very first visit but I could not believe it. I thought it was just temporary relief and the pain will be back soon! It was more like a miracle. It's been two months now that I keep going just to make sure that the pain won't ever come back! I go only once a week now and will cut back more later on. He helped me in many ways other than just acupuncture. He gave me exercises that also helped with my lower back and tips on almost any health question that I had in regards to how handle my back. His bed manners are impeccable, and he has a heart made of gold. I started going back to the gym about four weeks ago and already lost five pounds. I feel like I am a human again and can live a full life. : ) I can't thank Dr. Jones enough, he gave me a new life when I almost totally lost hope. Go see him first before you throw your money on physical therapy and expensive surgeries. Do YOURSELF a favor. I would recommend him to anyone who complains about a chronic pain or anything else for the rest of my life. Thank you, Dr. Jones! Thank you, thank you, thank you!read more
Adam Girardot
Adam Girardot
23:05 13 Jul 21
Dr. Jones is a great doctor - very knowledgeable in TCM, meditation and holistic modalities. I originally came for... digestive issues, but have got help with multiple issues over the few months I've been coming. I recently had TMJ pain for weeks that he was able to relieve after just one session. Has great bedside manners, will chat or be quiet and peaceful, whichever you're in the mood for. Thanks Doc!read more
Tiago Duarte
Tiago Duarte
17:49 24 Apr 21
I had a bad elbow and Dr. Jones did a really good job. I felt very safe being his patient.Thank you Dr.
Ashley Murray
Ashley Murray
04:44 18 Apr 21
Dr. David at Atlanta Restorative Acupuncture is great! He’s very knowledgeable about the various trigger points within... the body to help alleviate pain and discomfort. He made my problem shoulder feel brand new!read more
HAIRCCULTURE TV Aries Porter
HAIRCCULTURE TV Aries Porter
13:48 06 Apr 21
My experience with Dr Jones was nothing short of a miracle. I had never had Accupuncture before but had done my... research and knew it would help my knee pain. My 12 sessions were therapeutic and healing . My knee pain has reduced significantly and my emotional state of mind has blossomed. The ambiance is quiet, clean and relaxing. Dr Jones is thorough, thoughtful, and an expert in this field. I highly recommend him and the art of Accupuncture to anyone with pain, emotional baggage or over sensitivity in general. Thanks Doc!read more
Lindsey Wright
Lindsey Wright
16:12 24 Mar 21
What a great experience! In just 6 sessions Dr. David Jones was able to help me release a lot of stored trauma and my... sleep improved significantly!read more
Jamel Griffin
Jamel Griffin
01:19 10 Feb 21
Dr. Jones was amazing!!! He is thorough, thoughtful, and professional. I left feeling refreshed, relaxed, and... invigorated. I will definitely be visiting his practice again in the future. Whether your having acupuncture for the first time or have had it many times before....treat yourself to a visit with Dr. Jones!read more
Tara V Robinson
Tara V Robinson
02:22 08 Feb 21
OMG, Dr. Jones is AWESOME! He thorough, attentive and patient. He treats you in accordance to your needs. He makes you... feel warm and welcomed. He is Atlanta's best kept secret.read more
Carl Crespi
Carl Crespi
13:22 19 Dec 20
Dr Jones treated me for a pinched nerve and torn rotator cuff. He is a great educator, and explained how the muscles... and nerves work within the body. I experienced improvements after each visit, and now am exercising my shoulder without any pain or limitations. I expect a 100% recovery thanks to Dr Jones.read more
Zuheiry Christopher
Zuheiry Christopher
23:41 18 Dec 20
I came to see Dr. Jones a day after my carpal tunnel surgery was cancelled as an alternative to avoid surgery. It has... been the best decision of my life. On my first session I immediately felt relieved, no pain, numbness or tingling. I have been seeing Dr. Jones for 8 weeks and my carpal tunnel symptoms are long gone. Dr. Jones is very passionate at what he does a true professional, empathetic and a great doctor. I’m happy I found him and the relief he has provided me for my condition.read more
Alfons Dovana
Alfons Dovana
22:22 30 Nov 20
I came in to see Dr. David for knee pain and digestion issues. I was very shocked at how fast I saw improvements after... 2 treatments. His office was very relaxing and I was very comfortable during both treatments. I did not feel the needles and I look forward to going back for more treatments.read more
Corey McIntosh
Corey McIntosh
19:58 30 Nov 20
Thanks to Dr. Jones' help, I'm smoke-free! (13 weeks, today). I stopped August 31st. In the past, I've tried... everything. Nicotine patches...nicotine gum...cold turkey...hypnotherapy. But the acupuncture, combined with meditation really helped me. Seems like maybe it's going to "stick" this time. Thank you for your help, Dr. Jones!read more
n i
n i
03:29 03 Nov 20
David Blake Jones is, and has been, invaluable to me for his treatment of my severe neck pain, TMJ, anxiety, and... IBS.One of a team of specialists working with me to counteract the effects of these syndromes and problems I have been experiencing for about five years, within months he greatly reduced the frequency of my former daily panic and anxiety attacks to almost nil; the "brain fog" has subsided, and the incidents of IBS have lessened. My neck pain has improved dramatically, as well as the TMJ.David has a great "bedside manner," as he takes the time needed to listen to my concerns and physical complaints, and is willing to try various techniques to alleviate pain and bring me back to a healthful state. He suggests complementary treatment, if warranted, and makes himself available between appointments for questions and needed encouragement.N.P.Los Angeles, CAread more
Leslie Harwell
Leslie Harwell
14:10 23 Sep 20
Dr. Jones is a fantastic listener, and really takes the time to work through with you what your issues are and a plan... to approach and fix them. I came with acute back and neck pain, and it was completely resolved in two sessions, and he provided great guidance on at home exercises to compliment. Will definitely be going back and recommend to anyone!read more
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Mountain Park is a city primarily in the western part of northern Fulton County in the U.S. state of Georgia, with a small portion extending less than 1,000 feet (300 m) into southeastern Cherokee County. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 547.

Incorporated in 1927, it is essentially an eclectic neighborhood, and is designated a wildlife refuge. There is no zoning for commercial or business uses, only residential.

Law enforcement is provided by the Roswell Police Department on a contract basis.

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