Ashley Dunn, A.P., C.H. is a primary healthcare provider, offering preventative programs and ongoing wellness support to his patients while treating a range of illnesses and conditions. Over the years of his practice, he has developed effective healing treatment modalities based on acupuncture, homeopathy and herbology, often combining treatment methods according to the individual needs of each patient
Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Acupuncture has proven an effective treatment for all types of ailments, from the common cold to high blood pressure, sports injuries, pain problems, and more. It’s a proven aid in fertility treatments. Acupuncture can also help prevent illness from taking hold and weakening our systems.
Acupuncture works by balancing the flow of energy (sometimes called ki or chi) in the body using insertion of hair-thin needles at specific points. Moxibustion is a technique often used in conjunction with acupuncture, where the herb mugwort is burned in proximity to the body to create a warming effect.
We treat patients for both acute and chronic conditions as well as for ongoing general prevention and wellness using acupuncture and moxibustion at our acupuncture medical centres in Gainesville and Lake City, Florida. Ashley Dunn, A.P., C.H. uses the smallest needles available and as few as possible in his acupuncture treatments. He can also offer non-insertion techniques which involve only bringing the point of the needle close to the surface of the skin. These techniques allow him to provide acupuncture to patients who are nervous about needles or who are too sensitive for needle insertion. These non-insertion techniques also work wonderfully when treating children.
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Chinese and Western Herbology Supplements
Western pharmacology has its roots in herbology, and though herbs are a natural solution, they can be as powerful as pharmaceuticals. Supplements should be taken with the same sense of care and importance as other medicines.
Ashley Dunn, A.P., C.H. seeks to educate his patients and provide them with the safest, most effective herbs and other natural supplements.
Ashley Dunn, A.P., C.H. is a certified herbologist and fully versed in herb-drug interactions and herbal contraindications. He relies on Chinese herbology within the Oriental Medicine diagnostic system and has also incorporated aspects of western herbology to address the needs of his patients most effectively.
At the turn of the last century there were more homeopathic hospitals in the U.S. than western medical hospitals. Although hospitals in this country rely solely on the western medical model, to this day in England, India, France and Germany, homeopathy is heavily relied upon.
Ashley Dunn, A.P., C.H. frequently uses homeopathy in the treatment of his patients, as it provides a very effective, non-toxic, non-invasive medicine, safe for pregnant and nursing mothers and others who should not be taking pharmaceutical drugs. Homeopathy creates few side effects, and it does not carry the risks associated with many of the substances used in today’s Western medical practices, which can sometimes harm more than help.
Injections therapy is the direct injection of very small amounts of substances into acupuncture points. This is done to speed up the body’s response to acupuncture treatments, especially useful when there are tight, rope-like muscle cords over the area of pain.
We use only FDA-approved injectable substances, primarily homeopathic dilutions or B-12 vitamins, administered via tiny hypodermic needles. Generally, the substances are selected based on their beneficial properties for the specific condition the patient exhibits, and only one injection is given during a session.
Talk to Us Today!
We invite you to contact us today about how these treatments can help your body on its way to healing and recovery. Set up an appointment with Ashley Dunn, A.P., C.H. to talk about the treatments he would recommend for you.