Palomar Pomerado Health (PPH) has added the acupuncture and massage therapy services of North County Integrative Acupuncture Center to the PPH Center for Integrative Medicine and Wellness at the Pomerado Outpatient Pavilion.
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO), acupuncture can be effective in providing treatment for arthritis, back and neck pain and other ailments.
“Acupuncture and massage are widely used today because of their effectiveness demonstrated in evidence-based studies. They’ve been used for thousands of years. They work,” says Matt Alavi, director of Pain Management and Natural Medicine at the PPH Center for Integrative Medicine and Wellness. “There are hardly any side effects and people get fantastic benefits.”
Alavi and Michael Corradino, DAOM (doctor of acupuncture and Oriental medicine), founded their practice in 2009 and are the clinical directors of the acupuncture and massage services.
“No one is doing what we’re doing,” said Corradino, referring to the integration of Eastern, Western and natural medicine now taking place at PPH. “There isn’t a model quite as unique as the one we’re involved with at PPH. That involvement allows open lines of communication between physicians at Pomerado Hospital and the practitioners at our center.”
The PPH center offers various styles of acupuncture, including traditional Chinese medicine, classical lineage, auricular, orthopedic and neuropuncture techniques.
Massage therapies include Tui Na, Swedish, Thai, Jim Ming face lift, Reiki, reflexology, cranial sacral therapy, Qui Gong and deep tissue/sports massage styles.
Corradino specializes in pain management, neuromuscular conditions, internal medicine and general well-being longevity.
Alavi has specialized training in orthopedics, neurology, endocrinology, immune disorders, gastrointestinal dysfunction and pain diseases.
The PPH center is in the Pomerado Outpatient Pavilion, 15611 Pomerado Road, Suite 100, next to Pomerado Hospital in Poway. For more information, call 858-673-4400.