Acupuncture Therapy

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What Is Acupunture Therapy

Acupuncture is an alternative form of medicine and a aspect of traditional Chinese medicine, where thin needles are inserted into the body at specific areas of the body.

What Are The Benefits Of Acupuncture?

Acupuncture needles, when applied to the proper acupuncture points can treat many different afflictions and can help to relieve pain as well. Some of the things an acupuncture practitioner can treat include:
  • Chemotherapy-induced and postoperative nausea and vomiting
  • Dental pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches, including tension headaches and migraines
  • Labor pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Respiratory disorders, such as allergic rhinitis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Knee pain
Each treatment will differ slightly from person-to-person, depending on your specific situation, custom treatment plans can be made specifically for the issues you’re facing.
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How Does Acupuncture Work

When you get acupuncture treatment, the goal is to stimulate the central nervous system. Once the nervous system is stimulated, it will release certain chemicals into the muscles, spinal cords, and brain. These chemicals will promote the body’s natural ability to heal itself. 

How Do You Know Acupuncture Is Working

While you are getting the treatment, you will experience different sensations in the area that is being treated. The acupuncturist may also ask if you are experiencing a heaviness or numbness. This is usually a great sign that the acupuncture is working. However, everyone is different, so you may not feel these same sensations. This doesn’t necessarily mean the treatment isn’t working. If you still get the desired results, then you know it’s effective.

How Many times A Month Should I Do Acupuncture?

We recommend you get a acupuncture session one to two times a week. Consistent treatments, close together will also help a lot with chronic pain symptoms and can provide you with relief. If you find your symptoms have lessened with the treatment, we would still recommend you continue therapy afterwards to be certain your symptoms have gone for good. Stopping the treatment to soon may be tempting, but it can also cause the issue to come back even worse.

Frequently Asked Questions

It can, however, we recommend you contact your insurance company first, to make sure you are covered.

Everybody is incredibly different and the results will vary person-to-person. Acupuncture is known to treat certain ailments effectively, and you should not overlook its efficacy.

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