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Meet Our New Physical Therapist: Peter Zatezalo DPT, OCS, COMT

August 30, 2023

Acupuncture Q & A

What Is Acupuncture Treatment?

Acupuncture is a type of treatment that originated in China more than 3,000 years ago. Acupuncturists use extremely slim needles, placing them in key areas on the body to alleviate pain in a natural way. The needles create a balance in the body’s energy, which allows the body to return to its optimal pain-free state.

There are several types of acupuncture. In moxibustion, moxa taken from dried mugwort warms key areas and helps with smooth qi energy flow. In auricular acupuncture, points on the outer ear are stimulated for healing. In cupping therapy, suction is used to help stimulate blood flow and promote healing.

Peter is a certified specialist in orthopedics and manual therapy including spinal manipulation/mobilization, and is certified in dry needling. As a musician and former martial artist, Peter's main interests lie in performance medicine for injury prevention, rehab, and maximization of artistic and athletic performance. While working in general orthopedics, he's also developed an interest in management of tendinopathy, overuse injuries, and the role of neuromuscular control in rehabilitation. He looks forward to treating established and new patients at Complete Wellness.

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Medically reviewed by Complete Wellness on Feb 16, 2024

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