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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.
7 years Experience
Mr. Stephen Hoyle Dell-jones, DOM
  • Brandon, FL
  • East West College of Natural Medicine
  • Accepting new patients

Is an achy feeling normal in acupuncture?

Yes, a sensation that is often described as "heavy" or "thick" is the natural phenomenon of the acu pressure point being activated. Often, a strong sensation can cause more therapeutic READ MORE
Yes, a sensation that is often described as "heavy" or "thick" is the natural phenomenon of the acu pressure point being activated. Often, a strong sensation can cause more therapeutic effect.

I have arthritis, and I'm considering acupuncture. Will it help?

Hello and thank you for your question. I have treated knee pain from arthritis numerous times, and I can tell you that people generally tell me they feel better soon. One reason READ MORE
Hello and thank you for your question. I have treated knee pain from arthritis numerous times, and I can tell you that people generally tell me they feel better soon. One reason you may have seen mixed reviews is because certain people with more advanced arthritis in their knees, even with large swollen knee joints, may have limited benefit. Like all things, the response often depends on the severity. Also, if you are in a state where acupuncturists can do a method called point injection therapy, know that this may be even more effective than acupuncture for joint pain.

Best of luck to you.

Can acupuncture improve sleep?

Acupuncture is used for insomnia. In my clinic i find that results can be obtained within one or two treatments when the insomnia has been a problem for just a couple months. READ MORE
Acupuncture is used for insomnia. In my clinic i find that results can be obtained within one or two treatments when the insomnia has been a problem for just a couple months. If it has been an issue for years, it will take longer to help.

Can acupuncture treat chronic fatigue syndrome?

I have treated chronic fatigue many times, and yes acupuncture is helpful. A good acupuncturist will be able to use Chinese medicine theory to find out the underlying nature of READ MORE
I have treated chronic fatigue many times, and yes acupuncture is helpful. A good acupuncturist will be able to use Chinese medicine theory to find out the underlying nature of the problem. Then they may use acupuncture to stimulate your body into better overall functioning, as well as Chinese herbal medicine to strengthen your system. Each person is unique, so a full evaluation gives information about where your body is lagging.

Lately I've been experiencing a lot of fatigue. Can acupuncture help?

Certainly acupuncture can help you with fatigue. It is also very important to rule out certain more serious reasons for fatigue, such as an internal bleed, a nutrient deficiency, READ MORE
Certainly acupuncture can help you with fatigue. It is also very important to rule out certain more serious reasons for fatigue, such as an internal bleed, a nutrient deficiency, or endocrine disorder. It may be best to start with a lab work-up and stool occult test. See a qualified physician and, if all comes out okay, follow up with an experienced acupuncturist who can help you with acupuncture and herbal medicine.

Is acupuncture helpful in boosting fertility?

Acupuncture is very helpful in increasing fertility. Especially when done by an acupuncture physician who is well-versed in fertility. Also very important are Chinese herbal medicine, READ MORE
Acupuncture is very helpful in increasing fertility. Especially when done by an acupuncture physician who is well-versed in fertility. Also very important are Chinese herbal medicine, to help strengthen the body's natural functions, and nutrition. A special micronutrient test can and should be done 6 months before you begin trying in order to give your body the time it needs to fill in the nutrient deficiencies you have. And you do have nutrient deficiencies; everyone does. The key is learning which.

Is it advisable to take acupuncture treatment along with normal medication?

The only risk in getting acupuncture with your hypertension drugs is that you won't need as much of the drugs soon. I treat hypertension, and results should start coming after READ MORE
The only risk in getting acupuncture with your hypertension drugs is that you won't need as much of the drugs soon. I treat hypertension, and results should start coming after the first or second treatment. Not only do I recommend acupuncture, I also recommend herbal medicine along with your pharma prescription. Understand that they can help each other work better, not oppose each other.

Can acupuncture treat my digestive disorders?

You should certainly attempt acupuncture for your issues. Understand first of all that a slow digestive system can be a sign of thyroid disorder possibly, so in depth testing READ MORE
You should certainly attempt acupuncture for your issues. Understand first of all that a slow digestive system can be a sign of thyroid disorder possibly, so in depth testing by an Acupuncturist can be helpful. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can help you with reflux and bloating as well.

Is acupuncture recommended for skin conditions like eczema?

For eczema, it will be more helpful to see an acupuncturist for herbal medicine. There are formulas to help this kind of issue. They may be taken internally and applied topically READ MORE
For eczema, it will be more helpful to see an acupuncturist for herbal medicine. There are formulas to help this kind of issue. They may be taken internally and applied topically as well. Acupuncture can be helpful for skin issues, but probably as an adjunct to the herbal medicine, and dietary modifications. Also, consider the use of a Halotherapy (salt) spa, or perhaps epsom salt bath.

Is there any way acupuncture can help treat asthma?

Certain styles of acupuncture can be very helpful for asthma. I work in what is called a halotherapy spa, where people come for respiratory issues. In my experience, Tung style READ MORE
Certain styles of acupuncture can be very helpful for asthma. I work in what is called a halotherapy spa, where people come for respiratory issues. In my experience, Tung style acupuncture gives rapid help for asthma, even an acute asthma attack. Herbal medicine is also helpful, and can be taken in conjunction with a conventional drug for asthma.

Is there a cure for acute arthritis in acupuncture?

A complete cure for arthritis may be a work in progress, but great improvements can be made with natural methods. I would recommend finding an acupuncturist who can guide you READ MORE
A complete cure for arthritis may be a work in progress, but great improvements can be made with natural methods. I would recommend finding an acupuncturist who can guide you with food choices (Chinese Medicine has specific theories on how foods affect joint health), herbal medicine, acupuncture and a newer method called biopuncture, where natural herbs or formulas that reduce inflammation and help joint health are injected into acu points.

How long does acupuncture treatment usually last?

Migraines are an open ended issue. In my clinic I have had patients who had migraines for a year, got two treatments, and never had a migraine again. Then some need a treatment READ MORE
Migraines are an open ended issue. In my clinic I have had patients who had migraines for a year, got two treatments, and never had a migraine again. Then some need a treatment every six months as maintenance. Then some people, usually those who have had migraines since early childhood and are now middle aged, get slow, gradual results. For these types I will sometimes also use a form of biopuncture to give more results.

Can acupuncture help treat thyroid imbalance?

Acupuncture will certainly treat thyroid imbalance. I have helped people who presented with hypothyroid. A skilled acupuncturist will get an overview of all the patients' symptoms READ MORE
Acupuncture will certainly treat thyroid imbalance. I have helped people who presented with hypothyroid. A skilled acupuncturist will get an overview of all the patients' symptoms and body functioning, then be able to improve their functioning and energy within a month or two.

I have a migraine problem. Should I see an acupuncturist?

You certainly should get acupuncture. Many people have great relief from migraines with acupuncture. You could expect results to start in 3-5 treatments.

Does acupuncture work for anxiety?

Acupuncture works very well for anxiety, as does herbal medicine and certain homeopathic preparations that your acupuncturist may also have for you.

I am having a lot of stress due to menopause and I am unable to sleep soundly. Should I go for acupuncture treatment?

In Chinese medicine, menopausal symptoms are seen as shifts in kidney, liver and blood status. Several herbal formulations can help restore balance and alleviate the symptoms. READ MORE
In Chinese medicine, menopausal symptoms are seen as shifts in kidney, liver and blood status. Several herbal formulations can help restore balance and alleviate the symptoms. Acupuncture can assist and promote deep relaxation and sleep as well. In my practice, women tell me the treatments are paramount in dealing with theses issues.

Can accupuncture help in bringing down my cholesterol?

In my practice in Florida, I am able to order lab work. So, I evaluate blood work for cardiovascular risk based on recent literature on the subject. While ldl and hdl are factors READ MORE
In my practice in Florida, I am able to order lab work. So, I evaluate blood work for cardiovascular risk based on recent literature on the subject. While ldl and hdl are factors in the evaluation, it's also important to measure other factors such as CRP and homocysteine, for example. With more information, important changes can be made to improve overall
cardiovascular health. So, to finally answer your question, acupuncture probably won't help your cholesterol, but an acupuncturist who orders, evaluates and helps you to modify lab work with herbs and nutrition will be a help.

I have headaches frequently. Can acupuncture treatment help?

For headaches, acupuncture is one of the primary and most important treatments. I have worked on people who stopped having headaches or migraines after 3-4 sessions, others have READ MORE
For headaches, acupuncture is one of the primary and most important treatments. I have worked on people who stopped having headaches or migraines after 3-4 sessions, others have less frequent and/or less severe migraines. Each person is a little different, but most have good results with a few sessions. I hope this helps.

Stephen Dell-Jones, DOM, MS

Can acupuncture help in treating joint pain?

Acupuncture works very well for joint pain. It is sometimes helpful to use a Chinese medicine herbal formula as well, which will be based on your custom needs. Your licensed acupuncturist READ MORE
Acupuncture works very well for joint pain. It is sometimes helpful to use a Chinese medicine herbal formula as well, which will be based on your custom needs. Your licensed acupuncturist can help you with this.

Can acupuncture help in treating vertigo?

Yes, acupuncture is useful in alleviating vertigo. You may also benefit from Chinese herbs, once an Acupuncturist has evaluated the nature of your condition.