ABOUT SAUCON VALLEY ACUPUNCTURE
Warren Miles, L.Ac. – Acupuncturist
License No: KO000593 Pennsylvania
I have a rather unique and interesting history which ended up bringing me into the field of acupuncture. Born with club feet, I had a series of leg casts as an infant and braces until I was 6. This set up an imbalance throughout my system, but my feet were straight! I started doing yoga at the age of 14 and continued through my mid-twenties. Having been involved in a motorcycle accident at age 20, coupled with owning and operating several Domino’s Pizza franchises in my late twenties, chronic low back pain led to acute low back pain.
No luck with traditional healthcare
I had time and money for treatment, and an excellent health plan I personally picked for myself. I went to many different Chiropractors, osteopaths, physical therapists, orthopedic surgeons, massage therapists, and others – I was desperate and looking hard for a way to relieve my pain. For two years I was in chronic pain, with many acute episodes. I could not ski (my lifelong passion) for two years. Besides pain pills, the only other option my health plan would cover was surgery. I put it off for over two years and when I did have the procedure to remove protruding disc material, the disc re-herniated three months later.
Introduction to Rolfing
Studying at the Rolf Institute
I moved to Boulder, Colorado after being accepted to study at the Rolf Institute in the fall of ‘92. While living in Boulder I discovered a whole new world of effective efficient bodywork, movement therapies, and acupuncture not known to western medicine and chiropractic therapies. In between classes at the Institute I would get acupuncture, attend Pilates instruction and visit many bodywork practitioners in the area.
Opening the Rolfing Practice
I moved back to the East Coast in the summer of 1994 and started my Rolfing practice in Allentown. I continued my Pilates training with Master Teacher Karen Carlson in Allentown for several years, and give her a majority of the credit (with my diligent practice) in totally removing my low back pain, where traditional treatments could not help. I started teaching the fundamentals of Pilates to my patients, acquiring the complete Pilates equipment as a means to get people to properly achieve the rigors of the Pilates mat routine.
Outdoor Lifestyle Restored
Now functioning at peak condition from my work I returned to my outdoor active lifestyle that was taken from me in my twenties. I started skiing again and took up snowboarding, and even went back to mountain biking and standup jet skiing. A few injuries (whiplash from being rear ended and broken fibula from snowboarding) led me to the Gyrotonic training in late 1999.
Furthering my knowledge base as a Rolfer, I enrolled in continuing education classes with Liz Gaggini’s, “The Biomechanics of Alignment” in early 2000. These series of classes were fundamental in helping me organize the biomechanics with the nervous system in subsequent years. In addition to these classes, I also did visceral manipulation classes with Liz, and use these techniques with my patients today.
Creating the Miles Method®
Certifications & Specialities
Warren Miles is a pioneer in providing safe, effective, and meaningful acupuncture to people with acute and chronic pain. Additionally, this pain could be from vehicle accidents or sports injuries. So as a PA Licensed and Nationally Board Certified Acupuncturist, Warren performs structural acupuncture, which is an innovative treatment in the healing of musculoskeletal disorders. He developed this style utilizing several different healing modalities over the last two decades of study in Structural Integration (Rolfing®); Spinal Mechanics; Visceral Manipulation; Neural Manipulation; and Acupuncture.
Warren received a Master of Science in Acupuncture (MSAC) from Tri-State College of Acupuncture in New York City, achieving honors in Kiiko Matsumoto’s Japanese style. Tri-State is one of the oldest acupuncture colleges in the US. Its founder, Mark Seem, developed Acupuncture Physical Medicine (APM), a highly effective style of acupuncture. It combines Janet Travell’s trigger point therapy as well as a French Vietnamese meridian style.
The Miles Method®
In addition, Warren has training in motor-point technique a highly successful western therapy developed in the United States. Furthermore, motor-point therapy utilizes a gentle electric stimulation to individual muscles via acupuncture needles. So this stimulation “resets” the tension in the muscle via your nervous system. Similar in appearance to Transdermal Electrical Stimulation (TENS), motor point technique may only be performed by board certified state licensed acupuncturists as they utilize acupuncture needles to connect with the motor-point beneath the skin. Highly effective at bringing swift relief to tense painful conditions, often misunderstood by other healthcare providers, Warren’s “Miles Method®” is the keystone to his safe and effective approach.
Warren is also a Certified Advanced Rolfer with over twenty years’ experience, training at the distinguished Rolf Institute Of Structural Integration in Boulder, Colorado. Additionally, he is a Pilates instructor with countless hours of personalized and group instruction with many teachers over the years. Teachers including Master Teacher, Karen Carlson in Allentown, PA in the 1990′s, and also in Philadelphia.
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