Acupuncture is one of the oldest and most commonly used medical procedures in the world. According to the 2002 National Health Interview Survey, an estimated 8.2 million US adults had used acupuncture at least once in their lifetime, and an estimated 2.1 million US adults had used acupuncture in the previous year.
What Is Medical Acupuncture?
Medical acupuncture is the term used to describe acupuncture performed by a doctor trained and licensed in Western medicine that has also had thorough training in acupuncture as a specialty practice. Such a doctor can use one approach or the other, or a combination of both as the need arises, to treat an illness.
DeKalb Health offers a hybrid approach to acupuncture and pain relief. In 2007, Bret Kueber, MD completed a physician-based acupuncture program sponsored by American Academy of Medical Acupuncture. This 400-hour program entailed two trips to the UCLA School of Medicine to complete practicals and patient work. Dr. Kueber can now pair complementary medicine with traditional medicine to give you more options in pain-fighting treatments.
Acupuncture can help ease the symptoms of many conditions:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Chemotherapy Nausea and Vomiting
- Headache and Migraine
- Menstrual Cramps
- Menopausal Symptoms
- Myofascial Pain
- Lower Back Pain
- Postoperative Dental Pain
- Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting
- Tennis Elbow
DeKalb Health Medical Group family medicine and acupuncture expert Bret D. Kueber, M.D. is pleased to offer this unique approach. Our specialist integrates acupuncture and other complementary medicine expertise with conventional treatments to achieve a total care solution. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (260) 357-6557.