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Tui Na and Cupping

Kenneth Mattos, A.P. showing how Tui Na & Cupping are done at his practice.
Tui Na(which literally means “push grab”) is a form of Traditional Chinese Massage used to treat injuries, joints and muscle problems and internal disorders.
Cupping (flash, fixed or moving cupping) Local congestion is relieved by applying a partial vacuum that is created in a cup either by heat or suction. Superb at drawing up the underlying tissues, cupping is commonly used to relieve pain, draw toxins out of the body and remove blockages.
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Tui Na is practiced by healers and martial artists for thousands of years, tui na massage increases energy flow and blood circulation throughout the entire body, removing blockages and stagnations caused by injuries, exercise and/or aging. Patients have been known to prevent illness, recover quickly from fatigue and aches, and find relief from stress and physical tension through tui na massage.

Tui-Na is also unlike either massage or chiropractic in technique and theory. On a theoretical level, Tui-Na uses traditional Chinese medical theory as a basis for treatment. Concepts of chi (ch’i, qi, or ki) energy, blood, yin & yang, and essence play pivotal roles. On a technical level, Tui-Na is far broader and encompassing than either massage or chiropractic medicine. Massage, by and large, does not treat diseases, but rather relaxes muscle tension and increases local circulation to relieve discomfort. However, most massage systems lack the kind of comprehensive scope that Tui-Na is known for. Most massage is also unable to effectively treat disturbances in bone alignment. Chiropractic, on the other hand, while it may reliably reduce misalignments in bony structures, generally does not spend adequate time treating the muscles surrounding the bony structures before and after re-alignment. As a result, many patients of chiropractic complain of a rebound effect following treatments. Tui-Na, however, treats the muscular tension surrounding bony structures in such a way as to minimize the rebound effect immediately following treatments.

Some of the external disorders that
Tui-Na can treat include:

  • Scoliosis
  • Frozen shoulder syndrome
  • Sprains & strains
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Myofascial pain disorders
  • Low Back Pain (lumbago & back spasms)
  • Muscle spasms & Adhesions
  • Herniated disk syndromes
  • Tennis elbow / Golfer’s elbow
  • TMJ (Temporo-mandibular Joint disturbances)
  • Neck pain & stiffness
  • Headaches (tension headaches or migraine headaches)
  • Sports injuries (including martial arts)
  • Whiplash (car accident injuries)
  • Other soft tissue injuries

Some of the internal diseases that
Tui-Na can treat include:

  • Circulatory system disorders:
    • Angina Pectoris (chest pains)
    • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
    • Irrhythmias
    • Poor circulation (cold hands & feet)
  • Respiratory system disorders:
    • Asthma
    • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Digestive (Gastrointestinal) system disorders:
    • Gastric / Duodenal Ulcers
    • Gastroptosis
    • Cholecystitis (gall bladder inflammation)
  • Reproductive & OB/GYN system disorders:
    • Infertility
    • Sexual Dysfunction
    • Menstrual pain, menstrual irregularities
    • Postpartum dissociation of the pubic symphysis
  • Pediatric disorders:
    • Scoliosis
    • Nocturia (bed wetting) / Constipation
    • Underdevelopment




Tampa Auto Injury

Mattos Medical Group has been providing treatment for auto injury since 1998.
If you have been injured in an auto accident the choice you make for treatment is extremely important. It will affect you in getting healed from your injuries and your settlement with the insurance company. Call and get a proper evaluation by a doctor who specializes in treating pain and injuries from auto and motorcycle accidents. We accept PIP insurance.

Everyone claims to be an expert but few are. We have been expertly treating auto injuries since 1999 Our patients come to us by word of mouth from satisfied patients and from referrals from primary care doctors.

Most doctors that treat auto injuries get their patients from advertising or paying to be a member of an 800 call someone number. In other words, they get their patients because they pay for them and we get ours because we get them well. Which expert do you want to trust your injuries too?

If your injuries are not properly treated they can become permanent. You also need proper diagnosis and documentation from a doctor that knows what he is doing to receive the best settlement.

Some of the symptoms associated with an auto accident include:
Neck Pain
Severe Headaches
Muscle Stiffness or Spasm
Low Back, Leg or Sciatica Pain
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Pain in Shoulders, Ribs, & Neck
Knee and/or Ankle Pain
Elbow and/or Wrist Pain
Numbness and Tingling
Difficulty Sleeping
Memory Loss
Difficulty Concentrating
Stress/emotional complaints

AUTO INJURIES CAN BECOME PERMANENT. If you have been in an accident see our doctors that specialize in this type of injuries. Research has shown that injuries may not be felt for hours, days, weeks or even months in rare cases.


IV Nutritional Therapy

Myers’ Cocktail is a form of intravenous nutrient therapy that involves injecting a “cocktail” of nutrients, containing magnesium, calcium, B12, B6, B complex, and vitamin C, directly into the bloodstream to improve energy capacity and cell function. When energy levels are high and cells can function at their best, patients are more likely to recover from acute and chronic conditions such as fatigue, depression, asthma and more.

The Myers’ Cocktail was originally developed by Dr. John Myers, a Maryland physician who used intravenous injections of several different nutrients to treat a wide range of conditions. More recently, the Myers’ Cocktail has been popularized by Dr. Alan Gaby, President of the American Holistic Medical Association.

The idea behind the Myers’ Cocktail is that many common conditions are caused by bloating, maldigestion and other abnormalities within the digestive process that prevent patients from fully absorbing the nutrients in their food. By injecting these nutrients directly into the bloodstream, they are delivered to your cells without interference from the digestive system. This form of treatment is especially ideal for patients with digestive problems, including bloating, irritable bowel syndrome and Crohn’s disease. Similarly, many conditions cause the body to use up nutrients at a much faster rate for healing, which can be aided by injecting extra nutrients into the body.

At MMG, our Myers’ Cocktail contains magnesium, calcium, B12, B6, Bs, B complex and vitamin C. This combination is designed to help patients receive the proper amount of nutrients that they may need in order to treat their individual condition. Our doctors find that this combination of nutrients is usually more effective than taking just one nutritional supplement like many other doctors recommend, such as vitamin C to treat the common cold.

Myers’ cocktail is administered with an iv. when nutrients are given intravenoulsy, your digestive system is bypassed and a much higher level of nutrition is directly delivered to your cells throught the bloodstream. Myers’ Cocktail has been found to be a safe and effective treatment for a wide range fo clinical conditions such as:

  • asthma
  • migranes
  • allergies
  • chronic pain
  • loss of appetite
  • fatigue
  • depression
  • cardiovascular disease
  • acute muscle spasms
  • boosts the immune system

In addition to treating these and other conditions, the Myers’ Cocktail is also effective in providing a natural energy boost and relieving symptoms of fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and chronic depression. This energy boost can last for several days or weeks and can significantly improve a patient’s quality of life. Myers’ Cocktail can help strengthen the immune system as well, allowing patients who constantly get sick to effectively fight off viral illnesses.

As part of an overall Wellness Program, Nutritional IV Therapy can help you feel better faster. It is a solution tailored directly to your individual and specific nutrition needs.

We encourage you to stop by Mattos Medical Group or call us and learn how we can provide individualized Optimal Health services to help you live a long healthy life – right now.

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AIT: Acupuncture Injection Therapy

We perform subcutaneous injections of FDA approved homeopathic remedies for stubborn conditions, especially pain, not responding well to acupuncture, herbal medicine, and exercise. Clinically we have found excellent results with homeopathic injections of Traumeel and Zeel for joint pain, neck pain, arthritis, and lower back pain.

Injectible solutions come in single-use sterile vials and are completely safe with subcutaneous injection. Adverse effects are limited to local bruising and discomfort following the injections.

Recent research indicates Traumeel injections are as effective for pain as conventional treatments including narcotic painkillers and anti-inflammatory medications. Animal studies indicate traumeel injections seem to act by significantly speeding up the healing process instead of blocking the development of edema (swelling) from the beginning (for an injury). Moreover, its effect cannot be considered as the ‘sum’ of its active components and probably a synergistic interaction occurs to determine the final effect.

For stubborn arthritis, injection of Zeel can provide great, lasting relief of pain and inflammation. For problems related to lymph drainage, lymphomyosot can be an effective treatment strategy as well.

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What is Prolotherapy?

Prolotherapy is a method of strengthening weakened, stretched and partially torn ligaments and tendons by enhancing the support systems of bones and muscles.

Prolotherapy and PRP photo credits to Vitalia Health Care
Prolotherapy and PRP photo credits to Vitalia Health Care

From injuries, or normal wear and tear, connective tissues are damaged, resulting in altered structure and function. Pain often intervenes, and efforts to compensate for imbalances leads to further injury and impairment. Unaddressed injuries to ligaments can lead to arthritis and chronic irreversible problems.

Surgery on bones and joints may be recommended and pursued, often without resolving the problem because the real problem has not been addressed.

Prolotherapy is an effective, non-surgical, approach that can strengthen your back, neck, arms and legs, eliminating pain and restoring function.

How Does Prolotherapy Work?

Concentrated dextrose, or sugar water, is combined with a pain-killer such as procaine, vitamin B12, and saline, and injected into the involved ligament or tendon where the tissue meets the bone.

There is an initial natural inflammatory response, initiated by the irritative effect of the dextrose. White cells enter the injected area, proliferate and then differentiate into connective tissue-forming cells.

The whole process takes about three weeks. Ligaments and tendons thicken and tighten, re-establishing a proper alignment of the bones and alleviating pain.

The same areas can be re-injected every 3-4 weeks if necessary. If the problem is chronic, three or more injections are usually necessary to achieve a full effect.
See also: prolotherapy in wikipedia

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Chronic pain: you don’t have to adjust your life!

We Can Help You Get Your Life Back!

What is Chronic Pain?

Pain that lasts for 3 months or longer is considered chronic pain. Chronic pain is caused by inflammation stemming from a variety of sources and can occur anywhere in your body.

Common symptoms of chronic pain include but are not limited to, pain that does not go away as expected, pain that is shooting, burning, aching, and pain that causes soreness, tightness, or stiffness.

Chronic pain can be escalated or increased by things such as; diet, food allergies, viral infections, and toxicity escalates pain. If your body reacts negatively to certain foods, it could cause or worsen joint and muscle pain, digestive problems, fatigueheadache and mood swings.

Toxicity can also build on the above symptoms, in addition to the symptoms above; toxicity can cause mental confusion, short-term memory loss, vision problems, and chronic fatigue.

There are many things that can contribute to pain levels and each case is as unique as the patient, read on to see how MMG approaches chronic pain.

The MMG Approach to Chronic Pain

At Mattos Medical Group, we focus on identifying the root cause of chronic pain by starting the process with extensive testing in order to help determine the cause of inflammation.  We treat each chronic pain patient with a unique combination of Acupuncture, Cupping, IVs, AITs, prolotherapy, and massage therapy in order to alleviate pain and address the cause.
The following treatments can help chronic pain patients in the following ways:

  • Acupuncture helps manage pain by stimulating nerves in your spinal cord to release pain-suppressing neurotransmitters called endorphins. Acupuncture also increases blood flow and nourishes the tissue and removes toxic substances in the areas surrounding the needles.
  • Nutritional IVs hydrate the body and detoxify the liver and lymphatic system, thereby causing you to feel better faster while helping the body to work more efficiently.
  • Prolotherapy is a specially formulated solution that is injected into a joint, or along injured ligament and tendons. The solution stimulates the body to heal the damage.
  • Cupping is a method of treating a disease that is caused by local congestion. A partial vacuum is created in a cupping jar, usually by means of heat, which is then applied directly to the skin. The underlying tissue is drawn up into the jar forming an area of blood stasis.
  • Massage Therapy helps by relieving muscular tension and decreasing stress and soreness. It also encourages the brain to release hormones called endorphins.

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One of our many treatments! Intersegmental traction

Earlier today I was asked what other treatments do I offer for back pain, besides other than Acupuncture, and Tui Na, and Cupping. My response was ” We have many other types of modalities to help you relieve your back pain, not just Acupuncture” and I’m very glad I was asked this question. I like to explain some patients about one of many modalities that we love to use with our patients, Intersegmental Traction

What is Intersegmental Traction?

It is a way of inducing passive motion into the spine for the purpose of stretching spinal joints, increasing mobility.

How does Intersegmental Traction work?

The patient lies face up on a bench table which has roller-type cams beneath its surface. These rollers can slowly travel the length of the spine, stretching spinal joints.

What does Intersegmental Traction feel like?

Most patients find this form of treatment to be relaxing and very helpful. The gentle rolling action is restful, exercising the spine without effort.

Why is Intersegmental Traction used?

Since discs have a poor blood supply, they get nutrients from the circulation of fluids surrounding spinal joints. Fixations prevent this natural circulation and can cause disc thinning and degeneration. Intersegmental traction helps increase and restore necessary elasticity and motion to the spine. Intersegmental Traction is a particularly useful and effective therapy to treat and help prevent painful muscle spasms and muscle guarding specifically in spinal muscles. This also helps to prevent abnormal wear and tear on the vertebral discs and vertebrae which in turn prevent further injury and reduce the arthritis process.

Patient Benefits

  • Comfortable and relaxing
  • Increased mobility
  • Improves circulation of spinal fluids
  • Most patients enjoy the relaxing motion and the increased mobility gained from Intersegmental Traction.

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Regenerative Medicine

The use of stem cell therapy to repair, replace and renew damaged cells in the body. This treatment relies on bioengineering which leads to cell development produced in greater capacity through technology compared to human cell reproductive functions which may have been affected with aging, illness or nutrition over the years.

Mattos Medical Group offers Regenerative Medicine to patients who need treatment for their declining health. When left untreated, simple health issues could turn into chronic diseases, so the earlier the treatment the better chance there is for the Regenerative Medicine therapy to be successful.

We use stem cell therapy to repair, replace and renew damaged cells in the body. This treatment relies on bioengineering which leads to cell development produced in greater capacity through technology. Such human cell reproductive functions may have been affected with aging, illness or nutrition over the years.

By way of introducing natural remedies that facilitate faster healing or cell replacement functions in the body, we enable patients to significantly restore their body’s ability to regenerate new cells and replace damaged ones.


Natural Cancer Therapy

Alternative treatments for oncology patients with the use of stem cell treatments; proven to be more effective and less damaging because its process involves the regeneration of healthy cells which will help repair other cells that are broken by cancer.

Here at Mattos Medical Group, we strive hard to help you win over your battle against cancer by giving you an array of alternative treatments. Our seasoned and licensed healthcare professionals offer you various options of a safe and non-toxic cancer therapies. With the help of our health team, we create a personalized treatment for the wellness of our patients.

We firmly believe that proper nutrition greatly contributes in the delivery of a positive result in every cancer treatment. Our health experts educate our clients on what they need to know, particularly in adhering to their prescribed diet and treatment. Our physicians emphasize the importance of nutrient-dense vegetables, lean proteins and fruits and eliminate food with unhealthy fats, sugar and processed foods.

Give your loved ones hope and take necessary treatments to help them overcome their illness. If you are interested, feel free to call us at 813-871-2950.


Functional Medicine

Using a patient-centered approach to preventing known diseases and promoting health and restoring balance in bodily functions of the patient, which over the years may have been affected by numerous factors such as aging, diet, work environments, living environments, family medical history, and other similar factors.

At Mattos Medical Group, we employ a patient-centered approach to prevent known diseases and promote the client’s best health. Through stem cell therapy, we help restore balance in the patient’s bodily functions, which may have experienced wear and tear over the years. Such daily strains can accumulate and reduce the body’s efficiency to repair and/or replace damaged cells.

Through the therapies at our Medical Group by way of functional medicine, patients are given a chance at non-evasive remedies to rejuvenate their bodily systems. Functional medicine primarily targets issues like:

  • Aging
  • Diet Imbalances
  • Strains caused by Work Environments
  • Stresses caused by Living Environments
  • Family Medical History

If you are interested in our services, feel free to call us at 813-871-2950 for your preliminary consultation.

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