Sun Acupuncture Expertise:

Dr. Brian Grosam is one of only a handful of acupuncture doctors in Minnesota and has a proven track record with a high success rate. Based on his extensive training and research, he has developed his acupuncture techniques and skills and designed an effective acupuncture treatment system tailored specifically for each individual and for your unique pain, injury or other symptoms. Dr. Grosam is also a leading expert in the treatment of perimenopause symptoms with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine based on years of clinical research.

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a medical system that has been used to diagnose, treat and prevent illness for over 2000 years. Acupuncture is proven to remedy acute or chronic ailments, relieve pain, enhance recuperative powers, and strengthen the immune system. In a Chinese Medicine assessment, Dr. Brian Grosam will diagnose, or differentiate your condition with a thorough examination, which will include an interpretation based on medical history, pulse, and tongue diagnosis. He may also utilize the following adjunct techniques within your session: Tuina (Chinese Medical Massage), Moxibustion (Herbal Heat Therapy), Liniments and Herbal Patches, Cupping (Suction Therapy), Auricular Therapy (Ear Acupuncture), or Electrical Acupuncture Stimulation.

How Does Acupuncture Work Based On Chinese Medicine?

It has been scientifically determined that human beings are unique bio-energetic systems. For thousands of years Chinese Medicine has acknowledged that there is a vital life force that flows through all things which is called “Qi” (pronounced “chee”). In Western culture, it is often referred to as “energy.” Energy (Qi) flows along pathways in the human body, which are related to the organs, the muscular system, and nervous system. When the balance of this energy is disturbed due to trauma, poor diet, medications, stress, hereditary conditions, environmental factors or excessive emotional issues, then pain or illness results. Acupuncture focuses on correcting these imbalances, which stimulates the body’s natural ability to heal itself. In other words, Acupuncture focuses on treating the factors that cause disease.

How Does Acupuncture Work Based On Western Medicine?

We can understand how acupuncture works from a western medical perspective by looking at the following:

• Acupuncture moves and promotes blood circulation to facilitate optimal healing and recovery.

• Acupuncture relaxes muscles, tendons, ligaments, connective tissues, and relieves spasms and pain.

• Acupuncture regulates the metabolism, body fluids, and nutrients for optimal health.

• Acupuncture aids in controlling brain chemicals and neurotransmitters to calm the body, reduce pain, and balance the body.

• Acupuncture breaks up stagnated blood and muscle adhesions deep in the tissues from damage or injury to aid in resolving pain and recovery.

• Acupuncture stimulates and regulates the nervous system including: Central Nervous System, Motor and Sensory Nerves, Autonomic Nerves, Nerve Trunks, Nerve Receptors in the Skin, Neural Segments, Connective Tissues, and Dermatomes.

What Can Acupuncture Treat?

1. Migraines and Headaches: Acute and Chronic.

2. Sleep Issues: Insomnia, Fatigue, Waking at Night, Restlessness.

3. Emotional Issues: Depression, Stress, and Anxiety

4. Gynecological Issues: Infertility, Irregular Periods, and Painful Menstruation.

5. Neurological Issues: Trigeminal Neuralgia, Facial Pain, Stroke, Polyneuropathy, Plantar Fasciitis, and Sciatica.

6. Pain Issues: Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, and Chronic Pain.

7. Injuries: Sports Injuries, Work related Injuries, Repetitive Use Injuries, Chronic and Old Injuries.

8. Menopause Issues: Hot Flashes, Night Sweats, and Sleeping Difficulties.

9. Digestive Issues: Heartburn, Acid Reflux, Poor Digestion, Abdominal Pain, Food Intolerances, IBS, Constipation, and Diarrhea.

10. Skin Issues: Psoriasis, Eczema, Hives, Acne, and Itching.

11. Respiratory Issues: Asthma, Allergies, Cough, and Sinus Conditions.