MEET THE DOC
Michael Brone, DC
Dr. Brone started in each facet of medicine, both traditional and ancient, through his own personal experiences. A prior injury while working on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico led him to become a chiropractor. Later he found relief from taking part in treatments from the ancient Chinese practice of acupuncture after years of chronic pain.
This new-found relief is what led him to create what is now Balanced Meridian in Kitty Hawk. Dr. Brone, through Balanced Meridian, hopes to bring relief from chronic pain and better health to the citizens of Kitty Hawk, the OBX and Eastern North Carolina.
Frequently Asked Questions:
There are literally hundreds of conditions, disorders and diseases that acupuncture can effectively treat. Treatments are tailored for individual case circumstances, which enhances the efficacy of the treatment. An experienced practitioner will determine if acupuncture treatment is right for you, based upon your symptoms and unique medical history.
When a needle is inserted, a slight pinching will be felt. However, once the session is underway, many patients feel very relaxed and even fall asleep.
Yes. Your practitioner may use their hands to put pressure on particular acupuncture points. They may also use a variety of mechanical devices to stimulate affected areas.
Acupuncture is extremely safe. A licensed Acupuncturist uses sterilized needles which are properly disposed, in accordance with health regulations.
Patients should see changes occurring within the first 3-5 visits. Most disorders require between 6 and 10 sessions in order to effectively correct or alleviate a problem. At the time of the initial examination, your Acupuncturist will evaluate your condition and will assess the approximate number of treatments needed.
Wear loose clothing to allow access to acupuncture points. Have a light meal or snack shortly before your treatment.