Pain Therapies

Acupuncture with Jay Callender, LAc

Acupuncture is one of several modalities of Chinese medicine, in which hair-thin needles are inserted at various points of the body to restore energetic balance. Jay explains that his philosophy is that “less is more.” While some acupuncturists might choose to use many needles on a new patient, Jay prefers to get to know his patient and understand the true root of the problem – meaning that fewer needles will be required to produce the same effect.

The skilled placement of needles stimulates the flow of the vital energy, or Qi (Chi), along the body’s acupuncture meridians. By strategically positioning acupuncture needles at any of the hundreds of key points along the body’s meridians, TCM doctors assist in relieving blockages to stimulate a more balanced flow of Qi. Successful acupuncture treatments allow our innate healing mechanisms to flourish and promote optimal health in body, mind and spirit.

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Anatomy in Motion

A philosophy that uses assessment of the way you walk (gait assessment) and your posture to find specific movements that are causing you problems, and then teaches you new ways to move that will encourage your body to heal.

About AIM
Bee Venom Therapy (BVT)

Tiny amounts of bee venom are injected around joints or into specific acupuncture points, causing an inflammatory response which stimulates the immune system to “normalize” and relieve joint pain.

About BVT
Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) was once limited to supplements and herbs. Today, these approaches are part of a comprehensive system including many disciplines. The terms complementary and alternative describe practices and products that people choose as adjuncts to or as alternatives to Western medical approaches.

CAM is a form of healing that considers the whole person — body, mind, spirit, and emotions — in the quest for optimal health and wellness. According to Alternative Medicine philosophy, one can achieve optimal health — the primary goal of Alternative medicine practice — by gaining proper balance in life.

CAM practitioners believe that the whole person is made up of interdependent parts and if one part is not working properly, all the other parts will be affected. In this way, if people have imbalances (physical, emotional, or spiritual) in their lives, it can negatively affect their overall health.

About CAM
Craniosacral Therapy

An extension of the art of osteopathic manipulation, craniosacral therapy’s goal is to restore the normal, healthy structure and movement of the body.  Gentle hands on treatment in this area can have far reaching effects in the entire body.

About Craniosacral therapy
Far Infrared (FIR) Sauna

General sauna concept is to heat the body by several degrees. The body attempts to reduce the temperature by relaxing blood vessels, driving blood to the surface, and by sweating. This has the effect of increasing circulation, and allowing detoxification through the skin. Repeated sauna use increases the efficiency of sweating.

FIR Sauna on the Blog

About FIR Sauna
Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM)
Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM)

Frequency Specific Microcurrent is a new system of treatment using microamperage current and the resonance effects of frequencies on tissues and conditions to create beneficial changes in symptoms and health. These frequencies, resurrected from the 1920’s, reduce pain, scarring and inflammation, change emotional states and improve health.

FSM on the Blog

About FSM
What People Are Saying About
Frequency Specific Microcurrent

Frequency Specific Microcurrent - FSM’s ability to tap into the intelligence of the body in a kind, supportive way, dovetails beautifully with the work I’ve practiced for so many years now.

Julie Galvan - Bodyworker
Frequency Specific Microcurrent - Custom Care - Purchase and Set Up

Purchase your own Custom Care FSM unit to have available for ongoing treatment, or urgent care. The Custom Care will be programmed with frequecies targeted at your specific needs, and can have the programming changed if your needs change. Perfect for chronic conditions, injuries, and surgery. Contact your Medical Assistant about purchasing a Custom Care unit.

About FSM
Frequency Specific Microcurrent - Custom Care - Rental

Gordon Medical has Custom Care FSM units for rent, so that you can do your Frequency Specific Microcurrent protocols at home. The unit will be programmed with frequencies specifically targeted to your condition. Talk to your Medical Assistant about renting a Custom Care unit.

About FSM
Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy uses hot, cold, steam, or ice water to treat disease and promote well-being. Hydrotherapy engages the body’s response to hot and cold temperatures to achieve specific goals of immune stimulation, improving circulation, inflammation modulation, detoxification, lymphatic drainage, and/or pain control. There are many unique, effective hydrotherapy techniques that alternate hot and cold applications, baths, compresses, and wraps specifically to the individual concern. Hydrotherapy is an excellent tool for both acute and chronic conditions such as digestive problems, chronic disease, immune suppression, bronchitis, muscle and joint pains, autoimmunity concerns, sinus and other chronic infections. Hydrotherapy relaxes and alleviates symptoms, and also reduces illness duration.

Injection Therapy

GMA uses a wide variety of injectable treatments, including nutrients, antibiotic or other antimicrobials, and anti-inflammatory and other treatments specific for your care. We also offer training in home injections for those who are unable to come into the office for their injections.

About Injection Training for Home Care
IV Prep
IV Nutritional And Chelation Therapies

IV therapies are indicated for numerous reasons, including, but not limited to: fluid and electrolyte replacement, antibiotic, antimicrobial, antioxidant, detoxification, and/or pain relief.

IV therapies are fast acting due to the direct introduction into the bloodstream. IV medications do not have to undergo digestive metabolism and therefore, some medications may be given at higher doses. They can also be a good option for those who are unable to take medications or nutrients by other routes (including oral, rectal, and topical routes).

About Our IV Services
IV Services

IV therapies are indicated for numerous reasons, including, but not limited to: fluid and electrolyte replacement, antibiotic, antimicrobial, and/or pain relief.

For questions about IV treatment, contact your Practitioner through the Secure Messaging on the Patient Portal or call (707) 575-5180.

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What They Are Saying About
LENS

The LENS- I have actually felt a lot calmer and at ease with handling stressful situations that arise. I have noticed that I am not making a “huge deal” out of things anymore, rather, I’m in a position where I will sit down and think things through rationally, when I honestly wouldn’t normally do while I’m upset.

Kaitlyn G.
Low Energy Neurofeedback System (LENS)

The LENS, or Low Energy Neurofeedback System, resets the neural-connectivity of the brain. It allows the brain to communicate better with itself, and in doing so the brain optimizes its own functioning. As a result, it has the capacity to address numerous symptoms and deficits. Results can be seen quickly, often beginning within the first session, and are lasting.

About LENS
Mesotherapy

Involves injecting homeopathic medicines, vitamins, minerals and amino acids to the mesoderm, or middle layer of skin.  This treatment may be indicated when there are muscle spasms or chronic pain.  It is also indicated for weight loss, cellulite and anti-aging benefits.

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Methyl Genetic Nutrition Analysis (MGNA) Program with Elizabeth Large, ND

Elizabeth Large NDMethyl genetic nutrition analysis provides a cutting-edge approach to looking at genetic susceptibilities to developing chronic illness. Supporting your genetic susceptibilities with nutrition is based on current scientific research. I have found that looking at an individual’s genetic susceptibilities can provide the “Aha moment” in discovering a missing piece to lifelong health problems. Variants in DNA can impact your ability to make and use different nutrients critical for reducing inflammation, supporting healthy circulation, promoting a strong immunity, supporting emotional health, and proper removal of the toxins we are exposed to, as well as slowing the aging process.

I highly recommend this for everyone, either to prevent potential health conditions from developing, or to shed light on a chronic illness that you have been unable to cure. Understanding how DNA impacts human health and metabolic processes is the future of medicine.

About Methyl Genetic Nutrition Analysis (MGNA)
Neural Therapy

A method of diagnosing and treating illness and pain caused by disturbances of the body’s electrophysiology. These electrical disturbances are manifestations of cell membrane instability, and typically trigger abnormal autonomic nervous system responses. Neural therapy is a specialized injection technique that aids in the treatment of chronic pain, neuropathy and illness, as well wrinkle and scar reduction. It was developed in Germany, and is commonly used there for such treatment. In America, injection techniques such as epidural, regional and trigger point injections are typically used in acute conditions.

About Neural Therapy
Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy (OMT)

Osteopathy is a complete branch of medicine parallel to allopathic (conventional) medicine. It emphasizes normal structure for optimal body function, and believes the body has a profound ability to heal itself if it is free from physical obstruction. Since the body is an integrated unit, an osteopath studies medical problems by how obstructions, often in distant body parts, might affect symptoms.

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OMT on the Blog
Ozone Treatments: Ear, Nasal, Rectal, Vaginal, Bladder and Limb (ENRVBL)

Ozonotherapy is the use of medical grade ozone, a highly reactive form of pure oxygen, to create a curative response in the body. The body has the potential to renew and regenerate itself. When it becomes sick it is because this potential has been blocked. The reactive properties of ozone stimulate the body to remove many of these impediments, thus allowing the body to do what it does best – heal itself.

Ozone Therapy is a medical therapy that has been used worldwide for over 50 years with dramatic success and safety. Ozone therapy increases the amount of oxygen in the body through the introduction of ozone.

About Ozone Treatments
Photon Stimulation

Photon Stimulation is a powerful medical tool that promotes faster tissue healing and is an alternative pain therapy for patients experiencing chronic pain, headaches, bursitis, tendonitis, and muscle spasms.

About Photon Stimulation
Physical Medicine/Manual Therapy

Physical medicine offers ways to recover from orthopedic injuries, strengthen the immune system, and address a multitude of health concerns including detoxification, chronic injury pain, or arthritis. Treatment techniques incorporate hydrotherapy (water-based methods of healing tissues), soft-tissue manipulation, muscle stretching, and manipulation and adjustment of the spine and extremities, if necessary. Additional physiotherapy techniques-ultrasound, electrical muscle stimulation, and diathermy-also support this modality.

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Platelet Rich Plasma

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is plasma, the fluid portion of blood,  with concentrated platelets, the blood cells that cause clotting. The concentrated platelets found in PRP contain huge reservoirs of bioactive proteins, including growth factors that are vital to initiate and accelerate tissue repair and regeneration. Injecting this into injured ligaments and tendons stimulates healing.

About PRP
Prolotherapy

Ligaments, while highly sensitive, have less blood flow than other tissues. Thus, they tend to heal less completely than other tissues. Prolotherapy is a method for strengthening lax, injured, or painful ligaments by injecting them with a solution that stimulates the immune system to grow a stronger, thicker, more organized, and less inflamed ligament. This stabilizes the joint and relieves the nearby muscles from contracting into a painful spasm which happens if it tried to stabilize the joint.

What They Are Saying About
Prolozone

After I had such success with my knee, I decided to try prolozone for my shoulder pain. I have definitely noticed a difference with that as well. I would absolutely recommend this treatment to anyone suffering from any joint pain, or just pain in general.

K.T.
Prolozone

Prolozone is an injected treatment that restores circulation and provides the ingredients needed for damaged tissue to heal. The injection is a combination of procaine to lower pain levels, homeopathic dose steroid hormones for calming an overactive immune system, specific nutrients to target tissue healing, homeopathic anti-inflammatory compounds, and oxygen/ozone so that the cells can actively participate in regeneration.

About Prolozone
Trigger Point Therapy

Based on Dr. Janet Travell’s pioneering work with myofascial trigger points, trigger point therapy describes hard, taut, tender bands of tissue that caused much of her patients’ chronic pain. While tender to the touch, these areas also caused “referral pain” at other sites in the body distant from the trigger point. These patterns are consistent from person to person, and help locate the source of pain. The physician uses various methods to release the taut bands and restore normal blood flow and relieve the pain, including injection of lidocaine or another substance into the point of tenderness.

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is an advanced system of medicine and healing dating back over 2,000 years. Basic teachings within TCM demonstrate the profound interconnectedness of our existence, offering an in-depth, holistic perspective of the individual in relationship to the laws and patterns of nature.

TCM emphasizes the use of specific treatments and practices to harmonize our physical, mental and emotional states, and align with nature’s rhythms, to bring about optimal health and wellness. Over the last two millennia, TCM has refined some of the most sophisticated, safe and effective therapeutic practices that offer profound benefits for body, mind and spirit.

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