Acupuncture Does Wonders Where Traditional Care Falters
Dec 03, 2012 07:04AM
Kerry Abaco, AP, is an experienced acupuncturist practicing in Panama City, whose mission is to help people above all else. His current goal is to focus on several problematic ailments that he frequently sees in the community and for which he possesses unique tools to alleviate. As a result, Abaco has patients that have sought out his treatments from as far away as Tallahassee.
"There are diseases that can't be fixed with Western medicine, such as Bell’s palsy, the most common cause of acute facial nerve paralysis, stroke, for which physical therapy is the traditional Western treatment,” states Abaco. “Two others are trigeminal neuralgia, which causes a stabbing or electric-shock-like pain in parts of the face, and reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome (RSD), an affliction that brings burning pain, tenderness and swelling of an extremity.”
It has been his personal experience to work with stroke victims that have been able talk again in six months under his treatment, and RSD patients that have avoided the loss of a limb—not an uncommon occurrence with traditional treatment.