We strive to help you discover what conditions are causing you discomfort, and how to heal them through acupuncture and natural medicine.

Healing Better Acupuncture was created from a need as an acupuncturist, to help mainly 3 groups of people in the areas of Dr Phillips and City of Orlando, FL; athletes, females, and anybody in pain or stress. Treating these conditions with Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture and Chinese herbs have proven to be a very successful natural alternative. We treat the body holistically looking at diet, exercise, posture and other factors that can be contributing to your complaint. Acupuncture is one of  my passions, and I am here to help you. Cigna provider for Walt Disney World.

Conditions Treated with Acupuncture

Neck Pain, Shoulder Pain, Back Pain, Pain in General, Stress, Sports Injuries, Gynecology, Infertility, Menopause, PMS, Dysmenorrhea

Sports Medicine & Gynecology/Infertility

Whether you are in pain and tired of taking medication, or you are a female dealing with endometriosis, menopause, infertility, PMS, or fibromyalgia and want to try a natural approach, or an athlete with a sport injury or trying to improve your performance, Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture can help you achieve optimum health!

Meet the Doctor

Rudek L. Perez is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine in the State of Florida. An Acupuncture Physician and Diplomate in Oriental Medicine from the National Certification Commission For Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). He is Board Certified in Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine, member of the Florida State of Oriental Medicine (FSOMA), and faculty at Florida College of Integrative Medicine (FCIM).   Read More
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Dr. Perez Explains Cupping Therapy Orlando!

Cupping is a technique used in conjunction with acupuncture or dry needling. Cupping pulls blood to a region to stimulate healing. It is effective at stretching tight fascia and muscles. Cupping helps the tissue develop new blood flow and causes anti-inflammatory chemicals in the body. Cupping is generally painless and many say is more effective than massage for muscle problems.
Versions of Cupping can be found in many cultures from Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Most people I talk to have heard about cupping. Many have seen movie stars in magazines with the round, painless hickey on their back that is left behind after the process. When I talk to people about it almost all of them are willing to give it a try.

The thing about this remedy over all the others I offer is that this one was making things feel progressively better each time and over the few weeks – it begins to feel like a more permanent relief, occasionally there would get a minor flair-up requiring an additional quick treatment but only as needed.

So how does cupping work?… Here’s how cupping works.

As we age, especially after 40 years old, our body begins to break down. This includes loss of muscle, adhesions in fascia and decrease in blood flow. You can see this as your muscle tone decreases, we get stiffer and wrinkles start to appear in new places. As we move less and decrease our physical activity the blood supply to tissues decrease and the fascia gets knotted and scarred up further limiting movement and becoming a vicious cycle.

Putting cups over a region helps the body reverse some of these effects. (What is revealed comes from research on cupping done by Russians Scientists.)

Initially it pulls blood into an area. The tissues get saturated with fresh blood while the vacuum pulls stagnant blood out of the area. You can see this in the hickey like appearance that is typically left behind. You may have a black and blue appearance that is rarely painful. I have noticed a couple characteristics about this phenomenon. One is that it happens more in people over 40 and two the more cupping you receive the less the bruising happens.

As new blood is forced into the tissues around the cups the body will begin to develop new blood vessels called neovascularization, new blood vessel formation. As the new vessels form they will have the capability to feed the tissues with nutrient and oxygen. Like you and me, all tissues need food and oxygen to survive.

Something else happens early in this process as well. It is called sterile inflammation. Now many hear the word inflammation and think it is a bad thing. After all we take anti-inflammatory when there is pain and swelling so inflammation must be bad, right? But that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Inflammation is the first line of healing. The body releases white blood cells, platelets, fibroblasts and other healing chemicals to promote healing. When the vacuum occurs it causes separation of the different layers of tissue which can cause micro trauma and tearing. The healing chemicals I mentioned above get released and stimulate healing. The inflammation is not chronic nor is it bad.

Next the fascia and tissue can be stretched several feet with cupping. The micro trauma is occurring, the new blood vessels are being formed and the blood and nutrients are starting to flow to the damaged tissue. But when you put 10 or so cups on the back or around the injured area it can begin to stretch the connective tissue and fascia for better movement. Many tell me that cupping works faster and last longer for them than massage. It’s amazing to see the connective tissue stretch this much. Many people start out very tight but over time they can confirm what I see when doing this to people that the tissue is getting looser.

I have seen cupping work very well when used in conjunction with acupuncture and manipulation. While these other techniques address different tissues and functions of the body, no painful condition or injury exists without other tissue being involved.

So to wrap this up, cupping can help you overcome old and new injury by:

Increasing circulation | Increasing oxygenation and tissue delivery
Remove old stagnant blood | Cause micro trauma and beneficial inflammation
Create new blood vessels | Stretch fascia and connective tissue.

Cupping is helpful when used in conjunction with joint manipulation and acupuncture. Cupping, like many holistic techniques works at different rates for different people.

If you have chronic muscle and joint paintry cupping, you’ll know quickly if it will help.

Would you like to learn more about us and our services?
We would love to hear from you. Just give us a call (407) 928-9770

Located at: 7606 West Sandlake Road, Orlando, Florida 32819

Hours of Operation:
Monday – 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday – Thursday – 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday – 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

When you think about Acupuncture in Orlando – Think about using Dr. Rudek Perez for quality Healing Better Acupuncture!

 

Cupping Therapy Orlando

How does Acupuncture actually work?

When you think about Acupuncture in Orlando – Think about using Dr. Rudek Perez for quality Healing Better Acupuncture!

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture has been around for over 3000 years. It has helped millions of people. The ancient Chinese believed that there is a universal life energy called Chi or Qi present in every living creature. This energy is said to circulate throughout the body along specific pathways that are called meridians. As long as this energy flows freely throughout the meridians, health is maintained, but once the flow of energy is blocked, the system is disrupted and pain and illness occur. Imagine rivers that flood and cause disasters or an electrical grid short-circuiting that causes blackouts. Acupuncture works to “re-program” and restore normal functions by stimulating certain points on the meridians in order to free up the Chi energy.

How does Acupuncture actually work?

From the perspective of western medicine, acupuncture works by needling (the term used to describe manipulation of the needles after insertion) the acupuncture points. This stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord and brain, which either changes the experience of pain, or triggers the release of chemicals and hormones that influence the body’s own internal regulating system. Acupuncture is associated with increased levels of prostaglandins, white blood cells, and gamma globulins, as well as the production and distribution of enkephalins, serotonin, noradrenaline and other neurotransmitters and neuromodulators.

Would you like to learn more about us and our services?
We would love to hear from you. Just give us a call (407) 928-9770

Located at: 7606 West Sandlake Road, Orlando, Florida 32819

Hours of Operation:
Monday – 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday – Thursday – 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday – 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

When you think about Acupuncture in Orlando – Think about using Dr. Rudek Perez for quality Healing Better Acupuncture!

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PAIN MANAGEMENT

PAIN MANAGEMENT

Acupuncture’s ability to reduce pain quickly, safely, and without any harmful side-effects is why pain management is the most common treatment performed by acupuncturists. Using extremely fine, sterile, single-use disposable acupuncture needles, your acupuncturist will design a treatment specific to your individual needs, whether you are recovering from an injury to your joints, muscles, and tendons, or have chronic aches and soreness in these areas. Acupuncture on specific locations, or points, on the body will reduce inflammation, calm the nerves, speed healing and provide pain relief. Acupuncture is especially helpful in treating chronic knee pain, back pain, carpal tunnel and arthritis.

Our acupuncture studio will develop a personal plan to treat your symptoms, incorporating acupuncture and other treatment options to help restore your body to optimal health. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), diseases, symptoms and conditions for which acupuncture has been proven through controlled clinical trials to be an effective treatment include: (This list also includes other common diseases, symptoms, and conditions for which acupuncture has been shown effective but further study is currently being done)
Abdominal Pain

Adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy | Biliary colic

Cancer pain | Cholecystitis, chronic, with acute exacerbation

Cholelithiasis | Craniocerebral injury, closed | Earache

Epigastralgia, acute | Eye pain due to subconjunctival injection

Facial pain | Facial spasm | Fibromyalgia and fasciitis

Gouty arthritis | Knee pain | Low back pain | Neck pain

Neuralgia, post-herpetic | Osteoarthritis

Pain due to endoscopic examination | Pain in dentistry

Pain in thromboangiitis obliterans | Periarthritis of shoulder

Postextubation in children | Postoperative convalescence

Postoperative pain | Prostatitis, chronic | Renal colic

Radicular and pseudoradicular pain syndrome | Sciatica

Reflex sympathetic dystrophy | Retention of urine, traumatic

Rheumatoid arthritis | Spine pain, acute Stiff neck | Sprain

Temporomandibular joint dysfunction | Tennis Elbow

Tietze syndrome | Urolithiasis Vascular dementia

Would you like to learn more about us and our services?
We would love to hear from you. Just give us a call (407) 928-9770

Located at: 7606 West Sandlake Road, Orlando, Florida 32819

Hours of Operation:
Monday – 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday – Thursday – 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday – 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

When you think about Acupuncture in Orlando – Think about using Dr. Rudek Perez for quality Healing Better Acupuncture!

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Presenting Healing Better Acupuncture By Dr. Perez

Presenting Healing Better Acupuncture By Dr. Rudek Perez

Orlando Acupuncture Specialist – Dr. Perez will help you feel better!

It is our goal to make sure you feel your best and stay that way. You can count on our many years of experience, our highly trained team of wellness professionals, and exquisite professional service.

Here are some of the reasons that set us apart:
– The Community approach: based on the philosophy that quality preventive health care should be made accessible to ALL members of the community and the practitioner live within the community.

- We treat YOU, not just the condition. We focus on overall health.

- Passionate and trained professionals – healingbetterinc.com

- Education of patients about preventative and alternative approaches to health.

Wondering if acupuncture is right for you? Here are the Top 8 Reasons to Try Acupuncture:

- Acupuncturists view each person as a dynamic and holistic being. Every atom, cell, tissue and organ is interrelated and interconnected, functioning as an integrated whole.

- Acupuncture helps to awaken and energize the self-healing and regenerating capacity of the body.

- Acupuncture can be used as preventative medicine.

- Acupuncture can help support and strengthen the immune system.

- Acupuncture can assist with drug recovery, alcohol addiction and quitting smoking.

- Acupuncture can treat over 50 western medical diseases, disorders and symptoms, including pain, arthritis, infertility, headaches and allergies.

- Acupuncture has treated billions of people over the past 2,500 years.

- Acupuncture works!

That is why our center offers a wide range of holistic and alternative services relating to health and wellness: acupuncture, Chinese herbal therapy, Chinese essential oil therapy, dietary therapy and Qi Gong therapy.  Dr. Perez is a highly trained acupuncturist. He focuses on treating the individual and not just the condition. Acupuncture, along with the other alternative therapies, encourage the mind, body and spirit to promote natural healing.

Would you like to learn more about us and our services?
We would love to hear from you. Just give us a call (407) 928-9770

Located at: 7606 West Sandlake Road, Orlando, Florida 32819

Hours of Operation:
Monday – 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday – Thursday – 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday – 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

When you think about Acupuncture in Orlando – Think about using Dr. Rudek Perez for quality Healing Better Acupuncture!

Dr. Perez is a proud member of: the Orlando Holistic Chamber, the www.cflprofessionals.com and many fine community organizations in Orlando.