What We Treat
At Deep Root Medicine in Gainesville, FL, we practice a variety of traditional medicine systems with therapies that include acupuncture, herbal medicine, massage and bodywork, among other modalities. The proven efficacy and capacity of these treatments to manage both acute and chronic illness remains a necessary complement and counterpoint to biomedical treatments. Some of the conditions we treat most often include:
Chronic & Acute Pain
Hundreds of clinical studies have proven acupuncture to be an excellent treatment for all types of chronic and acute pain. Whether your pain is musculoskeletal (lower back, neck, shoulder, etc.) in nature or caused by migraines, arthritis, sciatica, fibromyalgia, tendonitis, or another unpleasant condition, acupuncture therapy offers highly effective pain management, while restoring range of motion and strength as well.
While some level of stress is a fact of life, there are times when stress can become quite debilitating and even potentially fatal if not properly managed. Acupuncture has been successfully used for thousands of years to treat stress by bringing a sense of calm back into our busy lives. Best of all, acupuncture therapy offers powerful stress relief without the unpleasant — and often dangerous — side effects associated with pharmaceutical medications.
Sleep is the body’s natural method for healing itself — and without it, both our physical and mental health is severely disturbed. Acupuncture works to restore healthy sleep patterns by bringing balance back to the body’s flow of energy. And as numerous studies have shown, acupuncture therapy provides long-term relief from sleeplessness without the risk for tolerance and addiction associated with many prescription and over-the-counter sleep remedies.
Anxiety & Depression
We all feel anxious and depressed from time to time, but many people suffer from persistent anxiety and depression that can seriously hinder one’s ability to carry out daily functions. While some turn to prescription drugs for relief, acupuncture has proven to be just as — and sometimes even more — effective at managing anxiety and depression than popular pharmaceutical drugs. In fact, acupuncture combined with herbal medicine is a highly effective remedy for a variety of depressive conditions, such as clinical depression, PTSD, and seasonal affective disorder, with zero side effects.