Editor’s Note: We spoke with Dr. John Gorsuch, the owner of Sarasota Medical Acupuncture located at 2030 Bee Ridge Road in Sarasota. Please call 941-845-0233. Visit SarasotaMedicalAcupuncture.com.
Dr. Gorsuch how does acupuncture help to rehabilitate the brain and central nervous system?
In the past 10-20 years, acupuncture research has shown what the brain looks like in unhealthy people and how different areas of the brain have become dysfunctional in chronic situations. Acupuncture can help balance these unhealthy areas of the brain by activating the nervous system and stimulating certain receptors. These receptors help decrease pain, reduce stress, increase energy, and help the brain function at its optimum level.
What are some of the conditions that can benefit from acupuncture neurology?
It’s a good option for people dealing with chronic pain, peripheral neuropathy, migraines, post-concussion syndrome, traumatic brain injury, and other neurological conditions. I’ve developed a depth of knowledge and confidence with a specialization in electro-acupuncture.
What’s your clinical background and related credentials?
I have almost 18 years of experience with a major focus on neurological disorders. I have a Doctorate Degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, and I’m the only Certified Neuropuncture Acupuncture Specialist on the west coast of Florida. I completed the Clinical Neuroscience program at the Carrick Institute of Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation. I completed by undergraduate degree at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh and I am a continuing education provider for other professionals in Florida.
What do you enjoy most about your work as a clinician?
My focus on Acupuncture Neurology attracts a variety of patients with different conditions and needs. Most people that make an appointment have already seen multiple doctors and their symptoms remain persistent. I become an investigator on their behalf focused on helping to determine the best strategy for using electro-acupuncture and neuro-rehabilitation to help them. I enjoy the process of working with them to analyze their situation to help them make meaningful progress leading to healing and recovery.
Where are you from originally and what brought you to Florida?
I’m originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and came to Florida to attend acupuncture college in Orlando, Florida.
What would you like to share about your family and other interests?
I’m an enthusiastic fan of my hometown Steelers and Penguins. I enjoy interacting with my patients and I strive to have a positive effect on everyone I’m associated with at work and in my personal life. Moreover, I like staying physically active and well informed about my field of medicine through advanced classes and private study.