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Acupuncture offers a variety of ways to help patient PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Monday, 15 July 2013 09:15
Dr. Paul L. Silcox demonstrates the use of acupuncture. Dr. Silcox just opened an office in Bowling Green. (Photo: J.D. Pooley/Sentinel-Tribune)
Dr. Paul Silcox is offering the Bowling Green area a much-needed, if unorthodox, type of healing.
"Acupuncture does wonders for pain relief and chronic pain relief," Dr. Silcox explains. "I've worked with people who've had ringing in the ears and acupuncture has been wonderful in reducing that or getting rid of it all together."
The Chinese have been finding relief through acupuncture techniques for over 3500 years. "It's something that us Westerners here in the United States have not been as familiar with. Acupuncture has only been here since the early 1970's."
Silcox has been a practicing chiropractor for 35 years and picked up acupuncture a few years ago.
"I have always been of the mind to give the body the opportunity to try to heal itself first. Acupuncture is a way to help accelerate the body's own natural healing processes. It's very safe, there's virtually no pain whatsoever, but it's been very helpful at blocking pain, and stimulating the body's natural healing ability.
The purpose of acupuncture is to "reestablish the normal flow of energy that runs through and operates our bodies. We have a circulatory system of blood flow, taking oxygen and nutrients through arteries and veins. The Chinese call it chi energy. Oftentimes that flow of energy can get blocked by way of injuries."
"Or stress could have a significant effect on that energy flow; poor health issues such as poor dietary habits can either block or slow down that energy. Acupuncture is basically a way of going through, and using either needles or lasers or pressure-mechanical stimulation-to help reestablish that way of energy."
Silcox offers a range of chiropractic and acupunctural services. "I do the normal acupuncture people think about, just having the needles at various locations on the body. There is a whole system of acupuncture just utilizing the ear, I've done a lot of that. There's another system that utilizes needles on the scalp."
"I've been using that one a lot since I've been here in Bowling Green and it's just phenomenal how people have been responding to it. I have a lady with sciatica that travels from 40 miles away for that treatment and she's doing wonderful."
Another patient of Silcox's has had her pain from a motor accident decreased with acupuncture on her scalp and arms. "The needles in the arm are accentuated by electricity. Her pain level is probably 80 to 90 percent better."
From 1990 to 2011 Dr. Silcox practiced chiropractic in Fremont. "As I was getting my acupuncture wrapped up I wanted to come to the Toledo area."
While working in Toledo and Perrysburg, he learned acupuncture. "That course of study was probably close to a year and a half."
"Earlier this year I was helping my sister out at Wood County Hospital, and on my way home I took a different route and saw a 'for lease' sign. When I started inquiring about it, everything just fell into place. It felt like this location was naturally the right thing to do."
Dr. Silcox is located at 1039 Haskins Road Suite K in Bowling Green. The office is open Monday through Thursday, typically 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Appointments at 419 352-2732. Walk-ins accepted.

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