Scott & White Healthcare - Round Rock is now offering integrative medicine services to Central Texans that include massage therapy and acupuncture at two of its regional clinics: Scott & White Clinic - Avery Ranch and Baylor Scott & White Clinic - Round Rock South.
"What's unique about this service in the greater Austin metro area is that we are offering it to patients in the primary care setting," said Carey Gage, Licensed Massage Therapist, Baylor Scott & White- Round Rock Region. "We can see a wide range of patients with just about all kind of medical conditions including those with cancer or undergoing cancer treatment, headaches/migraines, those with generalized stress and anxiety, diabetic neuropathy, as well as athletes."
Acupuncturist Kendall Burleson, MSOM, L.Ac., explains that "Acupuncture, a centuries-old form of medicine that originated in China, involves penetrating the skin with thin, solid, single-use needles in order to alleviate pain and treat various physical and mental conditions. This works through the communication mechanism between the body and the brain."
Burleson added, "Baylor Scott & White is staying on the cutting edge of healthcare by providing these services. The great thing about receiving acupuncture or Chinese herbal therapy in this environment is that patients will truly be offered comprehensive care because these modalities can be used alongside their physician's treatment or in conjunction with physical or occupational therapy. Fully integrative medicine is the future of healthcare and we're excited that Baylor Scott & White is leading the way in Texas."
Millions of Americans use acupuncture annually, often for conditions like chronic pain, but acupuncture can benefit patients with a wide range of health issues such as recent or longstanding injuries, anxiety/depression, GI disorders, allergy/sinus issues, headaches/neurological disorders, addiction, infertility, and menopausal symptoms.
Chinese medicine can address:
•Chronic degenerative disease
•Acute and chronic pain
•Side effects from chemotherapy
Source: Baylor Scott & White Health