About Nashville Healing Arts Acupuncture

Acupuncturist Mark Shprintz is known for his insight, compassion, and outstanding ability to precisely locate and release tension patterns that contribute to many emotional and stress related problems such as headaches and digestive complaints. Mark’s acupuncture style is innovative and obtains quick, comprehensive and lasting results.

Mark Shprintz doing acupunctureAcupuncture is holistic medicine that alleviates pain, reduces stress and enhances the immune system. It is a natural approach to health, combining a two thousand year old clinical tradition with modern techniques and innovation. Acupuncture is the stimulation of nerve and reflex points in specific combinations to control symptoms and improve the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Acupuncture needles are very fine and flexible, about the width of a strand of hair, absolutely sterile and disposable. Whole-body acupuncture is the essential method for addressing chronic pain and stubborn, complex health issues and represents the highest standard of professional Chinese medical care. Acupuncturist Mark Shprintz has perfected an absolutely painless technique.

Vacuum Cupping Massage

Cupping Acupuncture

Vacuum Cupping Massage is a traditional, non-needle technique for relieving muscular tension, particularly along the back and shoulders. Acupuncturist Mark Shprintz is expert with this versatile method and has perfected a variety of  vacuum cupping treatments for pain due injury, stress and overuse. He has shown great success treating whiplash, headaches, fibromyalgia and respiratory constriction. Negative pressure draws tissue into the cup, gently stretching the area. This method greatly increases blood flow and reduces lymphatic congestion. Some bruising is expected with cupping as this indicates the degree of circulatory stagnation. Cupping marks are not painful and fade quickly. As the treatment is repeated and the health of the tissue improves bruising eventually becomes non-existent. Cupping is fantastic therapy for sports and performing arts injuries.

Therapeutic Exercise: Yoga, Qigong and ELDOA

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Mark shares with his patients more than a decade’s experience with Yoga and Qigong, a coordinated system of breath and movement for healing. These gentle exercises stretch and tone the muscles, remove energy blocks, calm stress and clear negative emotions.

The goal of this process is gently releasing muscular tension and energy holding patterns, freeing the body’s movement potential and the heart’s creative expression.

Mark is an expert at treating various acute and repetitive injuries experienced by performing artists, professional dancers, yoga and Pilates teachers and students.

As with his acupuncture, Mark’s own healing practice combines traditional exercise with contemporary techniques such as myofascial stretching and somatic awareness.  Mark’s training and personal experience includes ELDOA, a profound system of whole body exercise that targets the spine, decompressing nerves and rehydrating inter-vertebral discs. ELDOA exercise heals injuries, improves posture and can be adapted to all levels of fitness.

Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine

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Chinese Herbal Medicine utilizes the gentle and intricate healing properties of natural substances and can be used for relief of common complaints such as headaches, arthritis, muscular stiffness, allergies, digestive problems, menstrual pain, fatigue, insomnia and emotional stress. There are also formulations to boost energy by supporting adrenal and immune function. Acupuncturist Mark Shprintz has extensive herbal training and has selected the highest quality herbal products for his patients.

Acupuncture for Chronic Pain

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Acupuncture is gentle and effective medicine for chronic pain. It relaxes muscle tension, improves joint movement and supports your body’s natural ability to heal itself.

Mark Shprintz is Nashville’s premiere specialist for Sports Acupuncture and Trigger Point Dry Needling. He uniquely combines Sports Acupuncture – Dry Needling with Traditional Acupuncture methods of holistic healing.