Traditional Physical Medicine
People in Los Angeles, CA are rapidly realizing that Traditional Chinese Medicine includes Physical Medicine. Physical Medicine can be performed with acupuncture or manually with a tradional process called Tui Na. While modern physical therapy was mostly developed in the 20th century during WWI, Tui Na goes back thousands of years and includes manipulative joint adjustments called Ban Fa. Used for injuries and rehabilitation for thousands of years, it is more effective than other forms of physical medicine when combined with acupuncture, herbs and nutrition. Studies show it can be twice as effective as conventional physical medicine alone. Because Traditional Chinese Medicine includes Physical Medicine, it may offer a superior level of treatment for:
- sports injuries,
- injuries from auto accidents,
- work accidents,
- arthritis and limited range of motion due to aging.
When Traditional Chinese Medicine includes Physical Medicine, each region of the body has a specific treatment protocol which is focused on relaxing muscles, stimulating nerves and tissue, relieving adhesions, and further relaxing muscles. This helps restore normal functions and prevents muscles from remaining stressed and perpetuating the problem. Regions of the body are:
Dr. Barrett is certified in Tuina, the form of Traditional Chinese Medicine that includes Physical Medicine from the University of Beijing Teaching Hospital in Beijing, China. His qualifications include orthopedic diagnosis and he is licensed to order images including x-rays, CAT scans, MRI’s and Ultrasound images. He is on credentialed to treat at Cedars Sinai Medical Center and his private practice is in the Century City Medical Center of Los Angeles, CA.