Dr. Christopher Timmer & Dr. Michael Spiess

15203 W. 87th St. Pkwy

Lenexa, KS 66219


Acupuncture Q & A With Dr. Timmer



  1. What is Acupuncture? It is a 5,000-year-old Chinese system of natural healing which is concerned with restoring proper energy flow to the various organs, glands and tissues of the body on the premise that most diseases are the result of malfunction due to disrupted energies. The Chinese definition of health is "all parts of the body functioning normally"- all 400 trillion parts. If there is an interruption in the communication between these parts then organ malfunction, disease, pain and suffering are inevitable.

  2. Assuming I'm going to take acupuncture treatments, how are they performed? First, the related points are determined. Then they are appropriately treated by one of over thirty methods of stimulation. Most common methods include: 1) needle insertion 2) non-piercing needles 3) finger tip pressure 4) moxabustion 5) electrical stimulation. Dr. Timmer's method is primarily electrical stimulation due to ease of application and the amount of time, usually just a couple of minutes.

  3. What are some of the conditions commonly treated by acupuncture? Textbook-listed conditions run into the hundreds. Typical ailments usually responding to acupuncture include but are not limited to: neuralgias, pain syndromes (anywhere on the body), headaches, rheumatism, asthma, back, neck, arm and leg pain, loss of smell the list goes on and on. Please be mindful of the fact that acupuncture is not like one drug used for one condition. On the contrary, it is a complete healing art within itself it is concerned with all the systems of the body and seeks to correct health problems within those systems.

  4. Out of, say, 10 patients accepted for acupuncture health care, how many usually respond favorably? On the average 8. Two out of ten fail to respond favorable for a variety of reasons. Advanced age, severity of the condition, irreversible tissue damage, etc., are deterrants to recovery.

  5. Are spinal adjusting treatments necessary with acupuncture? Absolutely. Spinal adjusting is part of acupuncture health care. World authorities, including Feliz Mann, MD of England; Paul Nogier, MD of France and Kunzp Nagayama, MD of Japan are very emphatic on this aspect of "getting well". Dr. Mann states that leaving adjustments out of the treatment invites failure.

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