Kenneth Chow Dipl. OM
A video link with a short introduction to Chow Acupuncture:
**Watch Kenneth Chow on Channel 9 news!!!** http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRraLyTYr9I
Balance Method Acupuncture
Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine
Tui-Na Chinese Bodywork
Weight Loss Ear Stapling
Emotional Freedom Technique
For Tai Chi Chuan call Instructor Michael Chow at 225-247-6892
Profile and Credentials
Diplomate of Oriental Medicine
Philosophy and Comments
Licensed Acupuncturist Kenneth Chow, who has been in practice since 2000 has a very unique practice in more than one way. He integrates a special form of acupuncture, called the Balance Method with Tui-Na Oriental bodywork, Chinese Herbal Medicine and Cupping in his practice.
He sees many patients daily for chronic pains, smoking cessation, weight loss, infertility and other internal medicine issues. The unique style of acupuncture he uses is called Balance Method and it specializes in the use of distal point, or using points away from the area of complaint. For example he finds strategic acupuncture points in the elbow to treat knee pains, or using the ankle to use treat carpal tunnel syndrome. Often the opposite sides would be used. The Balance Method also is very effective in treating digestive, reproductive, respiratory or other internal medicine diseases by utilizing strategies from the I-Ching and using Dr. Tong’s Acupuncture which predates Traditional Chinese Medicine. Often the patients with pain will notice immediate improvements with the insertion of a few needles and will continue to improve after 6-10 treatments depending on the issue at hand. Herbal medicine and bodywork will usually enhance the acupuncture treatments and speed up the patient’s recovery time.
Kenneth Chow uses patent Chinese Medicine instead of raw herbs because it’s easier for the patient to take. Half of his training in acupuncture school was in Chinese Herbal Medicine. He had taken an extra step further with his bodywork training with a Tui-Na Master who is still teaching him over the past few years. Tui-Na is good for relaxing the tendons, muscles, ligaments while easing up energy pathways and improving blood circulation in the body during acupuncture or used alone
He also uses ear stapling to help patients lose weight by reducing hunger and sugar cravings. Auricular Therapy is also powerful way to treat pain, additions and many various diseases.
Work Hours and Fee Schedule
Acupuncture Fee Schedule:
$85.00- Initial consultation and treatment
$75.00- Acupuncture follow-up treatments
$65.00- Second Treatment of the week
$45.00- Third treatment of the week
$85.00- Acupuncture Facelift Rejuvenation
$75.00- Ear Stapling for Weight Loss (Both Ears)or $50.00 if combined with a treatment
Prepay 6 treatments get 7th treatment free of charge
(Does not apply to Acupuncture Facelift Rejuvenation)
$65.00- Tui-Na Chinese Bodywork
For Tai-Chi Chuan hours and fees, call Michael Chow at 225-247-6892
Case Studies and Testimonials
55 year old Male with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome with burning and painful wrist and fingers for the past 3 months. Cortisone shots to the wrist has helped but pain had come back. After 3 treatments in 4 days, the pain has been drastically reduced. After the 4th treatment the pain and burning is gone. He had come back for low energy, knee pains and neck stiffness and after one Body Restoration Technique treatment on his knees the stiffness was gone. After several treatments for the neck using NeuroModulation Technique and the neck was better also. His energy has improved drastically with glyconutrients also. He comes every 3 weeks for an energy tune-up.
42 year old male with burning and painful feet from ankle down to his toes, severe neck and back pains. He has had 5 back surgeries over many years which has helped but is having sciatic and radiating pains again. He also takes Methadone and other painkillers. After 6 acupuncture treatments his back and neck has felt much improved but now his tailbone is painful. After a couple of energy treatments including Matrix Energetics and Yuen Method he has seen dramatically reduced pains instantly, and some of his issues has to do with negative emotions, past personality traits and lymphatic sluggishness. He had said that for the past 2 weeks, he had been the most pain-free he has been in 20 years and had reduced his Methadone to 2 tablets a day from 8-9. He has come 17 times biweekly for the last 2 months and is presently coming only 1x a week.
49 Year old Female MD with neck herniations at C4-7. She was introduced to Shiatsu in her trip to El Salvador and had long lasting relief to her neck for many weeks. After the pain started to come back she came to see him for Tui-Na Bodywork and Acupuncture and had good relief. The next treatment she had both Balance Method Acupuncture and Yuen-Method and saw even better relief. One week later she came and only received energy work and to her surprise she felt her right hip relax as the tension melted and felt like both hips were now balanced, which in turn caused the neck to be much freer. She was really impressed with the energy medicine and is a believer now.
69 year old female with panic attacks due to fear of open spaces (agoraphobia) , heights and claustrophobia. After teaching her how to do the Emotional Freedom Technique and doing Yuen Method and BodyTalk on her and 5 treatments later, she had said she was able to go up escalators again, park further from the parking lot and interact at church and with groups again. Most of the treatments done on her were non-touch. She had thought that this was hocus pocus from the beginning but she later admitted that she is improving so much with each bi-weekly treatments. After taking a 3 week vacation she is still doing great.
66 year old female with chronic right knee, left hip, back and neck pain had seeked acupuncture treatments. After 10 treatments mainly of Energy Medicine which included Matrix Energetics, NMT, BRT and Yuen Method she had improved significantly and her physical therapist and physiatrist had noted more relaxed muscles, improved range of motion and better improved neurological functions and will now refer patients to him.
32 year old female smoker who had smoked for over 20 years, quit after 3 auricular acupuncture treatments. After the first treatment she was curious on whether the treatment worked or not and decided to smoke one and to her surprise the cigarette taste really awful and made her throwup. She quit trying to smoke after the second treatment.
49 year old female with many emotional complaints, along with adversion to drinking anything but Wal-Mart bottle water and adversions to taking pills had resolved pages and pages of complaints after she learned the Emotional Freedom Technqiue from Kenneth. She had stated that she hasn't felt this free emotionally in 49 years! Her constipation, back and shoulder pains had improved after getting Yuen Method and Cranio-Biotic Technique in a series of treatments.
This is A. I wanted to talk to you after class last night, but I stayed talking too long with the other instructors, by the time I got out I could not find you.
After my last treatment, I had a sneezing attack that afternoon, but since then I've been fine. I have NOT had any allergy problems.
I've been wanting to call you, but I've been teaching extra and practicing Bodyflow and it's been crazy.
I am RS and I think you should do a story on Ken Chow and CBT.
I had a dairy allergy, not lactose intollerant, and my eyes would tear, my nose would run and I would get stopped up whenever I drank milk or ate cheese. Kenneth used a gentle tapping technique on my head and back and now I am OK. He said he was retraining my brain to not be allergic, or something like that. Well, IT WORKED. I can drink milk without my eyes tearing or my nose getting stopped up.
Also, I do Yoga and in December I had a "Katrina Virus" in my middle ear. Went to an ENT, got antibiotics that did nothing, and kept being "UNBALANCED". Finally my middle ear unclogged and I could not stand on one foot in yoga. A friend told me that Kenneth had helped her and her balance. Well, I went for my balance problem and again Kenneth went about tapping on me and I can lift one foot off the floor without falling. My balance is getting stronger every day.
I think you should feature him in a story or do an interview with him. Let Baton Rouge know that someone here can help their problems.
Attached is the information about CBT that he has used on me.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions
Male, patient with history of having airborne allergies, especially sensitive to wood burning during wintertime, and grass and pollen during spring time. He had been using Nasalcrom everyday for 3 years until his first CBT treatment. He had been skeptical about the tapping and CBT procedures at first but after that treatment he had been Nasalcrom and Allergy free!
Female, had been using nasal sprays for years because her doctor told her to use it to prevent bronchitis. After a series of 3-4 CBT treatments she had been confident that she wouldn't be needing the sprays anymore and her singing voice had still been clear!
Ear Stapling info (from diet-staple.com)
The procedure that I perform is based on the eastern practice of acupuncture, which as you may know, has been around for thousands of years; but performed with a western technological twist.
Traditionally, the process of stimulating the acupuncture point in the ear, otherwise known as auricular therapy, would consist of several long needles placed appropriately in the ear according to body point placement and desired effect. However, through medical advancement and careful research we have discovered a way to experience the long-term benefits of acupuncture while significantly reducing the cost and commitment needed to successfully complete it.
A small, stainless steel suture is placed into the ear stimulating a specific point aimed to provide the effect of appetite suppression. By stimulating this point in the ear it will send a signal to the brain, creating the sensation of fullness or loss of appetite. You simply don’t eat as much because you don’t feel hungry.
This procedure will also cause a dramatic improvement with most gastrointestinal disorders. Disorders such as constipation, diarrhea, indigestion, heartburn, gastric reflux, and irritable bowel syndrome will greatly improve if not completely disappear.
Most people, after the procedure, will lose anywhere from 10-30 pounds a month. Also, one of the most exciting selling points is that no diet or exercise is required to achieve weight loss. Your rate of weight loss is relative to your size. The more you weigh, the more quickly you will lose. However, using this along with proper diet and exercise is recommended and will only increase your capacity to achieve maximum results.
This procedure, if done correctly, is perfectly safe and there are no side effects regarding any medical condition. As with any form of acupuncture, the positive effect is not a mental placebo, but an actual physical reaction achieved through proper staple placement.
Online information about Oriental Medicine and Energy Medicine
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