Acupuncture, an ancient Eastern practice is becoming more popular in the west and yes, it can help to improve your overall health. Millions of Americans suffer from some sort of pain-related condition and Acupuncture is one of the holistic options that have worked to relieve that pain.
What is “Acupuncture”?
Trained practitioners will insert small, thin needles into points throughout your body. Don’t worry, these needles generally do not hurt – most of the time, you barely noticed them.
According to the practice, inserting the needles can help stimulate chi throughout your body. Chi is an energy that is believed to be found throughout your body. As time has advanced and our understanding of the human body has changed, western practitioners have come to believe that this practice actually works by stimulating nerves. That practice can have a variety of positive impacts.
During a session, a practitioner will insert fresh needles into your skin. Those needles will remain there for a period of time. It is possible that the practitioner will gently manipulate the needles or use some sort of heat on the needles. After a period of time, the needles will be removed. There is usually no blood.
Like chiropractic care, this practice has been associated with positive improvements for a variety of benefits. These include all sorts of pain, stress reduction, and an overall improvement of health.
Common pain areas improved by Acupuncture are:
- Lower back pain
- Neck pain
- Stress and anxiety
- Fertility, Pregnancy symptoms
- Menopausal symptoms
- Digestive issues
- Low energy
This practice, when combined with chiropractic care, can improve your function and help you feel better without reaching for prescription medication. During every session, we use only sterile single-use acupuncture needles with the best care to ensure the safety and comfort of all patients.
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