POWAY–Palomar Pomerado Health (PPH) has added acupuncture and massage therapy services to the PPH Center for Integrative Medicine and Wellness at the Pomerado Outpatient Pavilion.
The PPH Center for Integrative Medicine and Wellness now has a program providing various styles of acupuncture and massage therapies with the recent addition of these services from the North County Integrative Acupuncture Center.
“The PPH Center for Integrative Medicine and Wellness is fortunate to have these respected and dedicated practitioners join in our vision to offer top-notch complementary services to our community,” says Alan Larson, M.D., Medical Director, PPH Center for Integrative Medicine and Wellness.
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO), acupuncture can be effective in providing treatment for arthritis, back and neck pain and other ailments.
“Acupuncture and massage are widely used today because of their effectiveness demonstrated in evidence-based studies. They’ve been used for thousands of years. They work,” says Matt Alavi, Director of Pain Management and Natural Medicine at the PPH Center for Integrative Medicine and Wellness. “There are hardly any side effects and people get fantastic benefits,” he adds.
Alavi and Michael Corradino, DAOM (doctor of acupuncture and oriental medicine), founded their practice in 2009 and are the clinical directors of the acupuncture and massage services.
“No one is doing what we’re doing,” says Dr. Corradino, who is a doctor of acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and an expert in traditional Chinese medicine. He is referring to the integration of Eastern, Western and natural medicine now taking place at PPH.
“There isn’t a model quite as unique as the one we’re involved with at PPH,” Dr. Corradino says. “That involvement allows open lines of communication between physicians at Pomerado Hospital and the practitioners at our center,” he adds.
The PPH Center for Integrative Medicine and Wellness offers various styles of acupuncture, including Traditional Chinese Medicine, Classical Lineage, Auricular, Orthopedic and Neuropuncture techniques.
Massage therapies include Tui Na, Swedish, Thai, Jim Ming Face Lift, Reiki, Reflexology, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Qui Gong and Deep Tissue/Sports Massage styles.
Dr. Corradino and Alavi are graduates from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, one of the largest acupuncture medical colleges in the United States.
Dr. Corradino specializes in pain management, neuromuscular conditions, internal medicine and general well-being longevity.
Alavi has specialized training in orthopedics, neurology, endocrinology, immune disorders, gastrointestinal dysfunction and pain diseases.
The PPH Center for Integrative Medicine and Wellness is located in the Pomerado Outpatient Pavilion 15611 Pomerado Road, suite 100, next to Pomerado Hospital in Poway.
For more information about the PPH Center for Integrative Medicine and Wellness, visit, www.pph.org/integrativemedicine, or call (858) 673-4400.