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Mr. Stephen Hoyle Dell-jones, DOM

Acupuncturist

Dr. Stephen Hoyle Dell-jones DOM is a top Acupuncturist in Clearwater, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Stephen Hoyle Dell-jones DOM is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Stephen Hoyle Dell-jones DOM is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Stephen Hoyle Dell-jones DOM is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Clearwater, FL, Dr. Stephen Hoyle Dell-jones DOM is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
10 years Experience
Mr. Stephen Hoyle Dell-jones, DOM
  • Brandon, FL
  • East West College of Natural Medicine
  • Accepting new patients

Is acupuncture good for depression?

Hello, so first panic attacks and depression are separate things. Symptoms can overlap a lot, but someone can have panic attacks without depression and many people have depression READ MORE
Hello, so first panic attacks and depression are separate things. Symptoms can overlap a lot, but someone can have panic attacks without depression and many people have depression without panic attacks. Acupuncture can help panic attacks handily sometimes. With true significant depression, acupuncture can only be a complementary method, secondary to professional psychological help.

How long does it take to fix a bulging disc?

It depends of course on what method is used. If you get acupuncture from an acupuncturist who is killed at back pain, it should be better in about 3-8 sessions, or 2-4 weeks. If READ MORE
It depends of course on what method is used. If you get acupuncture from an acupuncturist who is killed at back pain, it should be better in about 3-8 sessions, or 2-4 weeks. If you get acupoint injection therapy (not to be confused with steroid shots or trigger point injections), it could be done in one session and healed up within a week. We do this routinely in my clinic.

Best wishes to you.
Tampa Bay Acu Health and Spine

What is the fastest way to heal a herniated disc?

You ask a great question, and the answer will vary a little bit depending.

Should I stop taking blood thinners?

Never stop taking blood thinners or any medication unless you are instructed to do so by the prescribing position. As far as acupuncture, you can get acupuncture if you are on READ MORE
Never stop taking blood thinners or any medication unless you are instructed to do so by the prescribing position. As far as acupuncture, you can get acupuncture if you are on blood thinners. do not stop taking your medication just to get acupuncture. The acupuncture will not make you bleed excessively.

How long does acupuncture take to work for back pain?

The root cause nature of back pain is very important to know. Some people can have back pain because of a sprain others could have the chance of this disease.

Is acupuncture safe for diabetics?

Acupuncture is certainly safe for diabetics. It's also helpful for your overall management of the condition. Also helpful are Chinese herbs for diabetes.

Does acupressure work for headaches?

Yes, acupressure does work for headaches. Acupuncture can be faster. Always keep in mind that anyone over 50, or someone with worsening headaches, or someone with loss of peripheral READ MORE
Yes, acupressure does work for headaches. Acupuncture can be faster. Always keep in mind that anyone over 50, or someone with worsening headaches, or someone with loss of peripheral vision with headaches should consult their conventional care physician to rule out other conditions. But to answer your question, both acupressure and acupuncture can help with headaches. Consult an acupressure book to see examples of points that can help with headaches.

What point do you press for a cold?

There is no point to press for a cold. That is a waste of time. Unless you see a skilled acupuncturist within the first 18 hours of a cold, you need to take Chinese herbs for a READ MORE
There is no point to press for a cold. That is a waste of time. Unless you see a skilled acupuncturist within the first 18 hours of a cold, you need to take Chinese herbs for a cold. Herbs are what is done for colds. The formula varies depending on the stage of cold one has. See a licensed acupuncturist.

Is acupressure good for neck pain?

Acupressure can be helpful for neck pain, but significant neck pain will do better with acupuncture. For 9 years, one of my specialties has been neck and back pain, and you want READ MORE
Acupressure can be helpful for neck pain, but significant neck pain will do better with acupuncture. For 9 years, one of my specialties has been neck and back pain, and you want to see an acupuncturist who does a lot of pain cases. In addition to acupuncture, some states have a modality known as acupoint injection therapy. This can be very helpful and replace the need for steroid shots or even surgery. I recommend finding an acupuncturist who does pain cases and can help you.
Best of luck.

Can acupressure help swollen knees?

You asked about acupressure, but an acupuncturist will use acupuncture especially for knees. Knees are hard to do massage and manipulation on, but easy to needle. Swollen knees READ MORE
You asked about acupressure, but an acupuncturist will use acupuncture especially for knees. Knees are hard to do massage and manipulation on, but easy to needle. Swollen knees can be from what's called water on the knee, meniscus injury, arthritis or other factors. If you are in your early 30s, it is likely you have a bursitis or meniscus injury. Those can usually be helped with acupuncture. Try acupuncture two to four times. If you do not have improvement, you may need an orthopedic to evaluate it more. But many cases improve in a couple sessions.
Best of luck.

Can acupuncture help weak legs?

To answer your question generally, yes, acupuncture can help weak legs. But it's also important to know if the legs are weak due to spinal impingement, neurologic damage, or simply READ MORE
To answer your question generally, yes, acupuncture can help weak legs. But it's also important to know if the legs are weak due to spinal impingement, neurologic damage, or simply a constitutional deficiency. There should often be room for improvement regardless of the case. Consult a qualified and trained acupuncturist to get the best advice depending on your case.
Best wishes.

How quickly does acupuncture work?

The question is a bit open-ended. It depends what acupuncture is being used for. Acupuncture can be used for virtually all health conditions, so the time frames vary. But for pain, READ MORE
The question is a bit open-ended. It depends what acupuncture is being used for. Acupuncture can be used for virtually all health conditions, so the time frames vary. But for pain, acupuncture works within three seconds.

How long does it take for acupuncture to work for pain?

In most instances, true acupuncture should start working within seconds for pain. Once the needles are in, pain should be reduced within a few breaths. This is not the case with READ MORE
In most instances, true acupuncture should start working within seconds for pain. Once the needles are in, pain should be reduced within a few breaths. This is not the case with dry needling or with those who are not familiar with the old fashioned family style acupuncture.

Can acupuncture detox your liver?

Hello, and thank you for your question, I see someone on TV must be talking about detoxing the liver lately due to the questions I am getting lately in various platforms. READ MORE
Hello, and thank you for your question,

I see someone on TV must be talking about detoxing the liver lately due to the questions I am getting lately in various platforms. In brief, yes, acupuncture can detox your liver, by way of increasing blood flow within the liver. Little understood secrets that are very important for the long term: eating broccoli, cabbage, and brussel sprouts also detox your liver by increasing
the actual phase one detoxification cycle (as it is actually called in physiological terms) and helping overall liver health, as well as providing proven anti-cancer compounds, fiber, vitamins and nutrients. These foods can be eaten daily, preferably cooked.
Best wishes.

Is Acupuncture good for stomach problems?

Great question, and yes, acupuncture and Chinese herbs are great for stomach issues. At Tampa Bay Acu Health and Spine, we have multiple google reviews for having helped people READ MORE
Great question, and yes, acupuncture and Chinese herbs are great for stomach issues. At Tampa Bay Acu Health and Spine, we have multiple google reviews for having helped people with chronic, complex stomach issues that had been unresolved for years. You should try to see an Acupuncturist who does the classic diagnostic methods, meaning they will evaluate your tongue appearance and your pulses. This helps them understand your internal imbalance, which guides the treatment plan. You may need acupuncture, herbs and/or natural supplements in addition to dietary advice. But stomach issues can certainly improve with the right approach.

Stephen Dell-Jones, DOM, MS

Is acupuncture good for arthritis in the hands?

Great question, and yes, acupuncture is good for arthritis in the hands. I find that patients can get very good results especially when I use Tung style acupuncture for this. Follow READ MORE
Great question, and yes, acupuncture is good for arthritis in the hands. I find that patients can get very good results especially when I use Tung style acupuncture for this. Follow your acupuncturist's advice on food selection and herbal remedies, and you should be able to have notable improvement soon.
Good luck!

How long does acupuncture take to work for leg pain?

Hello, My name is Stephen Dell Jones, I am an acupuncturist who treats leg pain for various reasons routinely. So, first of all, the answer would kind of depend on what the READ MORE
Hello,

My name is Stephen Dell Jones, I am an acupuncturist who treats leg pain for various reasons routinely. So, first of all, the answer would kind of depend on what the reason for the leg pain is. Leg pain can be due to sciatica, knee joint pain, hip joint pain, muscle spasms, or other reasons. In general, effective styles of acupuncture address pain within seconds. This does not mean that if someone has advanced arthritic changes in their knee or hip, that they will be pain free for good. But one should be able to notice a change in their pain on the first session.

Is acupuncture good for insomnia?

Hello and thank you for the question. Yes, acupuncture is good for insomnia. Insomnia can be tricky depending on the chronicity. If someone has had insomnia for many years, READ MORE
Hello and thank you for the question.

Yes, acupuncture is good for insomnia. Insomnia can be tricky depending on the chronicity. If someone has had insomnia for many years, it can be very slow to improve. People who
have insomnia for a short duration can generally improve much quicker. I have noticed that in general it is always good to have healthy sleeping habits and not deprive oneself of sleep due to work and very busy schedules for a long time. The people who do tend to develop chronic sleeping difficulties. Anyhow, consult with an acupuncturist who has experience with
it and you should be able to have improvements.
Good luck.

Is acupuncture for your neck safe?

Acupuncture for the neck is very safe. First of all, many acupoints that are done to treat neck pain itself are not on the neck, rather, on the arms and legs, but they will treat READ MORE
Acupuncture for the neck is very safe. First of all, many acupoints that are done to treat neck pain itself are not on the neck, rather, on the arms and legs, but they will treat neck pain. There are of course acupoints on the neck itself, and they are safe when done by a properly trained acupuncturist. I've been treating neck pain for 10 years, and I can tell you that it is very effective for chronic and severe neck pain.

Is it safe to do acupuncture every day?

At acupuncture school, I had a teacher who had been a director of the acupuncture department of a Beijing University hospital. He would tell us that many people would receive acupuncture READ MORE
At acupuncture school, I had a teacher who had been a director of the acupuncture department of a Beijing University hospital. He would tell us that many people would receive acupuncture everyday for an ongoing basis. Even people who did not need it would come in because it was covered by the government. We can be sure that there are no deleterious effects of receiving acupuncture daily.