Visit the Practice of Dr. David Sontag, AP in North Miami Beach, FL Serving Clients All Over Miami Shores, FL.
Do you experience chronic physical or emotional pain? Are you searching for a holistic form of treatment? If so, you're not alone.
Many people throughout the world are seeking liberation from chronic pain in the form of integrative healing. One such practice is acupuncture treatment. Your acupuncturist will address mental and physical disturbances by placing needles in certain points of the body.
David Sontag, Acupuncture Physician, has a private practice in North Miami Beach while serving clients all over Miami Shores, FL.
David Sontag is dedicated to providing safe and effective acupuncture services throughout Miami Shores, FL. Call 305-949-2990 today to schedule an appointment.
How Does Acupuncture Treatment Work?
Chinese practitioners developed acupuncture treatment over 2,000 years ago.
They believed that the body is comprised of Qi, also referred to as life energy. This energy moves throughout the body and creates a balance. When this energy is disturbed by pain, the body automatically enters a state of imbalance. Acupuncture treatment is used to replenish that energy and bring balance back to the body.
Do you need more information regarding our acupuncture services in North Miami Beach and Miami Shores, FL? Call us today to get your questions answered.
Your Challenges Could Be a Result of Undiagnosed Allergies
Naet Allergy Treatment in North Miami Beach, FL Provides Insight to Clients All Over North Miami Beach & Miami Shores, FL.
David Sontag, Acupuncture Physician specializes in NAET allergy treatment in North Miami Beach and Miami Shores, FL.
NAET allergy treatment is a form of exposure therapy that determines the source of your illness. Often times, this source is unknown allergens. We use unique vials that are filled with electronic traces of potential triggers. By holding these vials, your body picks up on the energy and reacts. Our trained acupuncture physician will then determine what you're allergic to and how it's impacting your life.
This is an ideal treatment for children who are exhibiting neurological challenges with no known source.
If you're in the North Miami Beach or Miami Shores, FL area, call us today to schedule your appointment.
What Can NAET Allergy Treatment Assist With?
After determining your specific allergens, we suggest acupuncture allergy treatment to alleviate symptoms of physical or emotional pain.
Check out our online testimonials to see how others have benefitted from acupuncture allergy treatment in North Miami Beach and Miami Shores, FL.
Allergy Treatment - Underlying allergies can cause
After we determine the source of your allergens, you'll then begin your clearing sessions. This renews your bioenergetic pathways and allows future exposure to previous allergens without inducing a reaction. Underlying allergies can cause:
Autism in children
ADHD and anxiety
Challenges with addiction
Weakened immune system
Good Nutrition Leads to a Positive Lifestyle
Ask About Our Therapeutic Nutrition Services in North Miami Beach, FL Serving Clients All Over Miami Shores, FL.
Nutrition plays a vital role in managing mental and physical challenges.
Exposing your body to foods rich in nutritious vitamins and minerals helps to restore balance, enhance energy and fight illness. David Sontag, Acupuncture Physician is a private practice specializing in therapeutic nutrition in North Miami Beach and Miami Shores, FL. We'll work with you to develop the best nutrition plan that improves your quality of life.
We combine acupuncture and nutrition to develop a unique plan for you.
Call us now to schedule your appointment in North Miami Beach, FL.
Food Deficiencies Trigger a Number of Health Challenges
Our therapeutic nutrition program is individualized for your specific needs. There's no calorie counting or overtly strict guidelines.
Rather, we focus on how the food you eat impacts your body. Check out our online testimonials to see how others have benefitted from our nutrition program.
Health Challenges - Poor nutrition
When you aren't fueling your body with nutritious food, you're opening the door to serious health challenges. Poor nutrition worsens the effects of:
Reclaim Your Life With Chinese Herbal Medicine
Clients All Over North Miami Beach & Miami Shores, FL Trust Dr. David Sontag, AP.
Herbs have been used as a holistic form of treatment for centuries. Specific combinations treat different areas of the body.
David Sontag, Acupuncture Physician has been specializing in Chinese herbology for over 20 years. We believe that these herbs can serve as a valuable replacement for modern medication.
Always take herbs from a licensed and trained professional.
If you've always been curious about Chinese herbal medicine and would like more information, call us today. We serve North Miami Beach and Miami Shores, FL.
The Many Herbs of Chinese Herbal Medicine
Our team is trained in developing safe formulas that will help you manage physical and emotional pain.
Call us today to learn more about Chinese herbology in North Miami Beach and Miami Shores, Florida.
Chinese Herbal Medicine - Common Herbs
There are over 25,000 herbal combinations that work to treat a variety of challenges. Some of the most common herbs are:
Dried Chinese yam
Dried lily buds
From Anxiety to Migraines, Discover how Auricular Acupuncture Can Help Treat Multiple Illnesses.
Also known by its proper name Auricular Acupuncture
Ear Acupuncture is the stimulation on points of the ear in order to diagnose and treat various health conditions.
What Is It and What Does It Do?
Simply put, auricular acupuncture is a specialized complementary therapy where acupuncture points on the outer ear are treated to relieve many chronic complaints
such as anxiety, arthritis, asthma, back pain, depression, drug addiction, hay fever, insomnia, migraines, obesity, PMS, sciatica, sinusitis, smoking reduction, and much more.
There are over 200 acupuncture points on the outer ear, each point named generally after areas of the anatomy, e.g knees, hips, shoulders, liver heart etc.
The outer ear acts similar to a switchboard to the brain, and when acupoints on the ear are stimulated, they trigger electrical impulses to the specific area of the body that is being treated.
The History of Auricular Acupuncture
Over 2000 years ago, auricular acupuncture was described in Chinese books as internal medicine for the diagnosis and treatment of the disease.
In 1958, Dr. Paul Nogier further developed this form of acupuncture and his ear charts were translated into Chinese.
Chinese auricular therapy is the use of auricle for preventive and therapeutic purposes.
Specific acupuncture points on the external ear were used for the relief of various disorders of the body over 4,000 years ago.
Treatment of Common Diseases with Chinese auricular therapy include:
acne, acute conjunctivitis, acute painful torticollis, acute pyogenic mastitis, acute simple appendicitis, acute sprain and contusion, acute tonsillitis, aerotitis media, allergic rhinitis, amenorrhea, anorexia in children, atrial fibrillation, bacillary dysentery, bronchial asthma, bronchitis, brucellosis. cardiac arrhythmia, cataract, cholelithiasis, chronic gastritis, chronic nephritis, coronary heart disease and angina pectoris, diabetes mellitus, discoid lupus erythematosus and much more.
Chinese Cupping Therapy
Find out How Traditional Chinese Cupping Therapy Could Revitalize Your Mind, Body, and Spirit.
Chinese Cupping - a Treatment Rich in History
Traditional Chinese Cupping therapy is an antiquated type of alternative medicine
In which a physician puts unique cups on your skin for a couple of minutes to make suction. People get it for many reasons, to help with chronic pain, swelling, relaxation and other health concerns.
Cupping therapy is used frequently and complements acupuncture. Suction cups, placed at various points on the body, create a vacuum that draws toxins to the skin's surface.
This stimulates the person's immune response. The skin is the body's largest organ and it clears the body toxins quickly and efficiently because it has the richest circulation.
Cupping therapy may be in trend now, yet it's not new.
It goes back to old Egyptian, Chinese, and Middle Eastern societies. Books like the Ebbers Papyrus depict how old Egyptians used cupping treatment in 1,550 B.C.
Cupping Therapy Helps
Cupping Therapy Helps with the Following Ailments:
Muscle revitalization for athletes
Containers can be made with all types of material
The Cupping Therapy Process
A vacuum is created inside the cup by burning a taper for a very short period of time in the cup and then immediately placing the cup down over the selected area.
Because the taper flame exhausts all the oxygen in the cup a vacuum is created and this has the effect of "drawing up" the skin beneath the cup. The effect of this is to encourage the flow of Qi and blood in the area beneath the cup. By moving the Qi and blood, local stagnation can be cleared.
Cupping naturally draws blood to the external capillaries of the body and as a result minor weal or bruises may be left after a treatment.
There are Two Distinct Strategies
When it comes to Chinese cupping-dry technique and wet technique.
The specialist will put a combustible substance such as liquor, herbs, or paper in a container and set it ablaze. As the fire goes out, he puts the glass inverted on your skin.
As the air inside the container cools, it makes a vacuum. This makes your skin rise and blush as your veins swell. The process takes about 3 minutes.
A more present day form of cupping, the dry technique uses an elastic pump and not flame to make the vacuum inside the container.
Sometimes, specialists will use silicone glass containers which can be moved across your skin as a type of massage.
Wet cupping makes a gentle suction by leaving a glass set up for around 3 minutes.
The specialist than expels the container and uses a small surgical blade to make tiny cuts on your skin. Next, the therapist does another suction to draw out a little amount of blood.
You may get up to 5 containers in your first session.
For the most part, you may very well attempt one to perceive how it goes. It's uncommon to get more than 7 cups.
After the treatment, you may get an antimicrobial cream and wrap to avert contamination. Your skin ought to look normal again in about a week.
Traditional Chinese Cupping therapy treatment supporters trust that wet measuring expels unsafe substances and poisons from the body for advance recuperation.
Great Benefits of Cupping Therapy
Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps used traditional Chinese cupping therapy throughout the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics.
One of the greatest points of attempting a practice like cupping therapy is that this strategy does not represent the danger for unwanted reactions like drug medications or surgery do.
Truth be told, there's truly no drawback to attempt elective practices like cupping since studies indicate they can boost immune system and accelerate recovery time without the utilization of any drugs or even herbs.
Here are only some of the benefits cupping has to offer:
Reduces Pain and Inflammation
The practice is believed to stimulate tissues, uncover tense muscles and stubborn neck pain or back pain. Including brain agonies, immovability, and exhaustion. Some star athletes have been known to utilize cupping treatment to actually improve performance and minimize damage body parts. In other words, helps with joint pain and broken tissue created by injuries. The goals are at weak tissue by putting pressure to annoying zones of inflammation. The tissues get basic supplements and oxygen.
Alleviates Skin Conditions
Cupping has been utilized to help with a large group of skin conditions, including skin inflammation and dermatitis. Also, decreasing skin aggravation, reducing herpes breakouts and lessening cellulite. Removing breakouts and minimizing skin swelling without leaving scratches is a particular goal. Cellulite treatment is done by applying an oil. The cups are used to draw and stimulate the animated area along with skin ingredients and oils that been applied.
Enhances Digestion and Relaxes You
Acupuncture and cupping are both noticeable approaches to enhance incorporation and lessen side effects from wicked tempered inflammatory bowel disease. This may be because they can take down a patient anxiety response and encourage better intestinal functioning. It may appear to be balancing, yet cupping frequently alleviates physical objections and allows individuals to enter a calmer state since it calms the principal sensory system. This is like needle therapy, which you may expect harms and is uncomfortable. In other words, it appears to bring down most patient anxiety responses and offers protection against tension and discontent.
Chinese Cupping Therapy-Low Risk, High Reward
Cupping therapy treatment may lower the ills of lifelong pain and minor cases too.
Some planning is needed before you decide on a specialist and asking questions is a plus. These techniques of cupping must be performed by skilled and qualified cupping therapists.
If you have any questions reach out to Dr. Sontag's office and we will gladly guide you in the right direction.
Find out How Homeopathy Can Help Your Body Heal and Self-Regulate.
Complex homeopathy is a therapeutic method which clinically applies the Law of Similars and which uses medicinal substances in weak or infinitesimal doses.
Homeopathy is a form of medicine that is not habit-forming; nor does it cause side effects, as is frequently the case in conventional medicine.
How Does Complex Homeopathy Work?
Homeopathic physicians consider it better to treat the sick person rather than the disease.
The orthodox Homeopath will sit with his patient for one or two hours, soliciting information on how the patient feels throughout his entire body and mind. Once the doctor has a picture of the whole person, he consults the Materia Medica to find the one best remedy for all of the symptoms. Because homeopathic doctors look at patients as whole persons, rather than a series of symptoms or carriers of a disease, they often prescribe different remedies for patients suffering from the same disease. This makes controlled studies problematical, but basic principles of homeopathy indicate clearly why this must be so. The remedies which are made come from an animal, vegetable, chemical and mineral sources. However, the end product contains only minute amounts of the original sources.
Drugs like morphine, cocaine and arsenic can also be used, but in their diluted forms to render them marvelously effective for good.
Even substances which in their natural states have little or no obvious effect on the human body (i.e. sand, charcoal, common salt, etc.) develop powerful healing properties when matched with the right patient and after being diluted and potentized.
Homeopathy is essentially natural healing. Homeopathic remedies stimulate the body to resist negative toxins and thereby heal itself.
Adequate rest, appropriate diet, and a satisfactory environment will also support recovery. Rapid results can be achieved in acute illness, but if the patient's vitality is low, long-term treatment may need to be undertaken. Sometimes irreversible bodily changes have already taken place. In these cases, other forms of medical or surgical treatment may be necessary to give the patient a fresh start. Then homeopathy will help prevent deterioration or recurrence.
Things You Should Know About Complex Homeopathy
Complex Homeopathy accomplishes its best outcomes when single cures are endorsed each one in turn for medical issues.
With some type of practice, this is something you can figure out how to do yourself for those minor yet irritating objections that trouble you and your family. Additionally, the utilization of multicomponent solutions was created as a strategy to address the many-sided quality of ailment techniques. Now let's talk about the remedies and how they are utilized.
What Are the Advantages of a Complex Remedy?
A complex is a blend of homeopathic cures in the one container.
It might likewise be known as a mix cure. The remedy can be helpful for minor or intense medical issues when the required single cure is obscure.
Normally when you are uncertain of which single homeopathic solution for use for your issue.
They won't connect with different prescriptions and are protected and easy to utilize.
Generally well tolerated and have very few side effects.
They are mostly used for severe medical conditions such as colds and are well suited for self-healing purposes.
Are There Limitations of a Complex Remedy?
Complex can help however just if the cure you need is in the blend.
If not, the Complex won't hurt you but rather it won't help either. The remedies are intended for basic diseases, for example, movement disorder, colic, influenza, minor sprains, and etc. They are not appropriate for chronic pain or repeating medical issues that are greatly improved off with the cautious administration of a homeopath.
Complex Homeopathy may be taken temporarily.
On the off chance that your signs don't enhance by 5 measurements, quit taking the Complex as the cure you need is not in the blend. Now you ought to see a qualified homeopath for the one that is best for your side effects. As your symptoms enhance, the measurements of the Complex ought to be taken just as required. Also, when change slows down or side effects begin to return. In other words, more is worse with homeopathy so don't take pointless dosages.
Law of Similars & History of Homeopathy
The Law of Similars states: A pharmacologically active substance administered to a person in good health triggers a series of symptoms. When these same symptoms appear in a sick person they can be cured by administering the same substance in a microdose. A very common example of this is Ipecac. When by the medical practices of the day, which often did more harm than good, that taken in a large dose Ipecac causes vomiting; when taken in a very small dose it is one of the best remedies for nausea and vomiting.
This principle was known to two ancient physicians
Hippocrates (400 B.C.) and Paracelsus (1493), but it was not until the last quarter of the 18th century that it was actively investigated.
Dr. Samuel Hahnemann of Germany was so appalled he gave up his medical practice to explore other alternatives.
In 1790, while translating the writings of the Scottish doctor, Cullen, Dr. Hahnemann was drawn to an article discussing quinine. While attempting to prove Dr. Cullen's homeopathic theory incorrect, Dr. Hahnemann learned that by taking large amounts of cinchona bark (from which quinine is taken) fever attacks would occur. Fever attacks and other symptoms were exactly what quinine cured when given in small doses. Thus, Dr. Hahnemann became a believer of the theory he had set out to disprove.
The Path Toward a New Solution
Dr. Hahnemann continued to experiment and was able to verify that the reaction he observed with quinine could be repeated with other substances.
Hahnemann told others of his discovery and they joined him in experiments called provings. Provings consisted of taking small doses of reputedly poisonous or other medical substances and carefully noting all the symptoms they produced. Patients suffering from similar symptoms were then treated with these same substances in minute doses, with outstanding results.
The theory was no longer a coincidence but could be stated as a valid law.
Having established the Principle of Similarity, Hahnemann worked to discover the smallest effective dose. He realized that this was the best way to avoid side-effects. To his surprise he found that the more the remedy was diluted, the more active it became while dissimilar remedies were ineffective. He called his method of dilution potentization and numbered the potencies to indicate the dilution ratio. This paradox, that a lesser amount could be more effective than a larger dose of the same substance, was unacceptable to the scientific community in Hahnemann's time. He and his followers were ridiculed, but homeopathy survived because it achieved remarkable results.
Provings (or pathogeneses) with the various substances were always done on healthy subjects, and all reactions were recorded.
The first compilation of provings was published in 1810 as The Organon (The Art of Healing) by Hahnemann. Other doctors have continued Hahnemann's work and today's Homeopathic Materia Medica makes the records of years of provings available to homeopathic physicians.
In summary, homeopathy is a form of medicine that assists the body in healing itself.
It does not reject the great discoveries of modern medical science, only their commercial abuse. Homeopathy has stood the test of time, helping people achieve health not only in the last 150 years but since its discovery 2000 years ago. Take advantage of the availability of this natural, non-abusive treatment!
Measure the Energetic System of Your Body with An Eav Screening.
Get your Energy Flow on the Right Circuit
Electrodermal Screening Testing indirectly measures the energetic system of the body.
It does not measure the physiology, the biochemistry or the pathology components of the human body. However, the energetic system is related to these components, from the standpoint of physics, not chemistry.
Acupuncture is a science that works with the energetic system of the body.
The human body is biochemical (physical). It has an electrical component and also an energetic aspect as well. The acupuncture meridians are a communication and energetic flow network.
"Energetic", in this sense, is a somewhat elusive term.
Yes, the meridians do have some form of energy, but it is not electricity. There is a controversy about the validity of acupuncture because scientists cannot measure the energetic system of the body directly, i.e. they cannot prove that acupuncture meridians exist using conventional measurements. It is important that you keep this fact in mind. EAV does not directly measure the acupuncture/energetic system of the body directly. This is not scientifically possible at this time.
But, there is a bio-physiological phenomenon that occurs when you run electricity through the acupuncture points.
The electrical flow (conductance) gives us an indication of the energetic health status of the meridian that we are testing. For example, if you are testing the Liver Meridian with an EAV instrument, the meter will give an indication of the Liver Meridian's energetic status. Remember, the energetic status is not electrical, but we can use electricity to indirectly measure the energetic system.
So How Does Electro Acupuncture Work?
If you take a patient
If you take a patient, then have three very well trained EAV practitioners test that same patient (points only and not different Remedies), one practitioner following the other, you will get essentially the same test results. There will be slight differences, but the overall test will be the same. The operative factor here is "well trained". There is a specific technique to EAV testing and it can be learned. The key is learning how to get a correct reading on a particular point. The difficulty is in accurately testing the actual point and not something else in the proximity of the point!
The acupuncture points lie close to the bone in the fascia between the bone and the overlying tissue.
To test a meridian point you have to get the Point Probe electrode (the instrument used to take a conductance reading), close to the bone. The problem is that the point has a specific location and the skin covers that location. It is very easy to disturb the skin when taking a reading and this causes the readings to elevate dramatically. It is also difficult to find the point location. There is no guide map to show the exact point placement. The process of learning EAV involves some basic techniques as well as getting a sense of feel. The only way that a practitioner can determine the proper placement of the Point Probe and the proper testing pressure is by good training, dedicated practice and ultimately, "feel". Learning EAV is similar to learning to play a musical instrument. Anyone can tap a key and play a note on a piano, just as anyone can put a Point Probe on the skin of a patient and get a reading. But, it takes practice to learn how to play the notes of a song, and it takes a sense of feel to turn those notes into something that is musical. Without the feeling, the notes sound mechanical.
Learning EAV is similar to learning to play a musical instrument.
Anyone can tap a key and play a note on a piano, just as anyone can put a Point Probe on the skin of a patient and get a reading. But, it takes practice to learn how to play the notes of a song, and it takes a sense of feel to turn those notes into something that is musical. Without the feeling, the notes sound mechanical. EAV is the same.
Electro Acupuncture According to EAV or EDS
According to Voll (EAV) or Electrodermal Screening Electro-Acupuncture (EDS)
Back in the late 1940′s, Dr. Reinholt Voll, MD began an investigation of the effects of electricity on the human physiology.
In his studies, Dr. Voll used a technique known as Impedance or OHM metering. In simple terms, some materials are very electrically conductive, for example metals like steel and copper - electricity flows very easily through metals and therefore there is no substantial resistance on the electricity flowing through the metal. Other materials are not conductive, for example wood or rubber, and since these materials are not conductive, their resistance to electrical current is very high. An OHM meter measures electrical resistance (impedance), and it is also capable of measuring conductance since the inverse of resistance (1/resistivity approximately), is conductance.
Dr. Voll found that if he tested the electrical conductance on any general area of the human body, there was a fairly high level of electrical resistance.
This is a curious point since we know that the body has a large volume of electrically conductive fluids within it. But, the skin is very resistant, by its nature to electrical current. Dr. Voll also found that at certain specific locations on the anatomy, the electrical flow is much more conductive, and these points generally correspond to the Eastern Medical Acupuncture points. Therefore, you can use an impedance or OHM meter to test the acupuncture points. This is somewhat simplistic, but it does describe the basic process of EAV.
Eds: Art and Science in One
Every EDS device is a technical instrument, but without the intuitive feeling of the practitioner, it is useless for testing acupuncture points.
Notably, this dissuades the interest of many practitioners. But this sensitivity and feeling is a fundamental component of medicine.
You can put a scalpel in the hand of any medical school student and tell him where to cut, how deep and the length of the incision.
But the difference that qualifies a top surgeon is in part due to his sense of how to cut which can only come from the experience and his intuitive sense of surgical cutting.
If you feel your energy is not flowing the way it should, give us a call and we can discuss options to help you.
Ionic Foot Bath
Test the Waters with This Innovative and Soothing Toxin-Cleansing Treatment.
Why should you do an Ionic Foot Bath?
Detoxification is one of the more widely used treatments and concepts in alternative medicine. It is based on the principle that illnesses can be caused by the accumulation of toxic substances (toxins) in the body. Eliminating existing toxins and avoiding new toxins are essential parts of the healing process.
Here's how It Works
A bath of water and kosher salt is charged with DC current to separate the charged positive and negative particles.
Then, the charged toxins from the body are drawn out of your feet by osmosis through permeable membranes of your feet. As the toxins release the water can start to show signs of what areas may need to be addressed and detoxed more aggressively. In time the water will settle on a color as shown on the chart.
Based on the color of the water Dr. Sontag will make recommendation to treat the problem.
Color of Particle
Material or Area/System of the Body
Kidney, bladder, reproductory system
Gall bladder, digestive system, inflammation
Liver, smoking, free radicals, waste products
Liver, alcohol, respiratory system
Heavy metals, blood sugar
Acidic waste (uric, lactic or fatty acid), yest
Digestive system, immune system, lymphatic toxins
Pulsed Magnetic Field Therapy
Power Healing Through Pulsed Magnetic Field Therapy: The therapeutic effect of the application of pulsed magnetic field therapy (PMFT) has at last received world-wide recognition, although for a long time many practitioners saw it only as an aid to fracture union. Research has now shown that it has the potential to improve a wide range of conditions, although few understood just how it achieved its effectiveness. Extensive research has since been carried out to determine the mechanism by which this occurs. For the clinician presented with a wide range of clinical problems, PMFT is an invaluable aid to the clinic.
Resolution of Soft Tissue Injuries
Resolution of Soft Tissue Injuries
The application of PMFT to damaged cells accelerates the re-establishment of normal potentials (Sansaverino 1980 1) increasing the rate of healing and reducing swelling. This can help to disperse bruising also. A magnetic field pulsed at 5Hz with a base frequency of 50Hz can have the same effect as an ice pack in that it causes vasoconstriction.
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At Dr. Sontag's Acupuncture and Wellness Clinic, our mission is for everyone that enters our office to move forward toward a state of vibrant health and well-being. We design plans of care blending the best combination of Oriental medicine and alternative medicine to accomplish this. We will always give you an honest opinion as to whether Oriental Medicine can help you. We maintain the highest professional standards of honesty, respect, and integrity.