Dr. Charles R. Dixon, MS, DC
Advanced Medical Acupuncture for Pain Control
(The "new" term is Dry Needling or Dry Needle Acupuncture)
Call 903-570-7080 and for an appointment.
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Wellness Glossary

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Healthy weight: Compared to overweight or obese, a body weight that is less likely to be linked with any weight-related health problems such as Type II diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, or others.  A person with a body fat percentage between 18% - 22% (depending on age) are considered to be at a healthy weight.


Heat Therapy: A form of therapy often used in patients who have chronic, or long-lasting pain. Heat therapy can involve many kinds of methods, from simple heating pads, wraps, and warm gel packs, to sophisticated techniques such as therapeutic ultrasound. While ice therapy is used to reduce swelling, heat therapy is used to relax the muscles and increase circulation. Both kinds of therapy help reduce pain.


Herniated Disc:  A disc that protrudes from its normal position between two vertebrae, due to an injury to the annulus; frequently associated with the nucleus of the disc oozing out of the center of the disk.


High blood pressure: See Hypertension.


High-density lipoprotein (HDL): A form of cholesterol that  circulates in the blood. Commonly called “good” cholesterol.  High HDL lowers the risk of heart disease. An HDL of 60 mg/dl or greater is considered high and is protective against heart disease.  An HDL less than 40 mg/dl is considered low and increases the risk for developing heart disease.


Hip circumference: A measurement of the hips, including the widest portion of the buttocks, used in conjunction with the waist circumference, body weight and percent body fat to calculate the body composition score.


Hypertension: a resting blood pressure is greater than or equal to 140/90 mm Hg. Hypertension is associated with an increasee risk of heart disease and stroke.


Hypothalamus: A small area of the brain that is a main control center for regulating eating and sleeping behavior in humans.  It has binding sites for several hormones including ghrelin and leptin.

 

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Charles R. Dixon, MS, DC  ~  903-570-7080
1409 S. Fleishel Suite #244 
Mail: PO Box 1894 Chandler, TX 75758

We feature " Biomedical Acupuncture for Pain Management" as taught to Dr. Dixon personally by Dr. Yun-Tao Ma PhD.  Dr. Ma teaches Biomedical Acupuncture Needling based on Neuroanatomy rather than energy meridians. I believe, based on my many years of personal experience treating patients on a daily basis (with acupuncture since 2003), that this is the most scientifically solid acupuncture technique for pain control in a Chiropractic and/or Pain Management office setting. In addition to acupuncture we feature Spinal Disc Decompression with the Chattanooga DTS Disc Decompression System for Complete Spinal Rehabilitation in cases of Degenerative Disc Disease and Bulged or Herniated Disc in the Lumbar Spine.

Dr. Dixon has proudly served Chandler, Tyler, Brownsboro, Murchison, Edom, Ben Wheeler,
Frankston  & the entire Lake Palestine area since 2001. He continues to serve you from Tyler at his new Private Acupuncture Clinic. 
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Dr. Charles R. Dixon is a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic, has a Masters of Science in Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction, was Trained directly under Acupuncturist & Author Dr. Yun-tao Ma PhD,
is a Fellow of the American Society of Acupuncture & is certified in Auriculotherapy as well.
Disclaimer: The entire contents of this website are based upon the thoughts and opinions of Dr. Charles R. Dixon MS DC, unless otherwise noted. The information on this website is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice. It is intended as a sharing of knowledge and information from the research and experience of Dr. Charles Dixon. Dr. Dixon encourages you to make your own health care decisions based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified health care professional. No portion of this website may be copied, reused or plagiarized in any way.  It is the sole intellectual property of Dr. Charles R Dixon MS DC with all rights and privileges reserved.