What Is Acupunture TherapyAcupuncture 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?
- Chemotherapy-induced and postoperative nausea and vomiting
- Dental pain
- Headaches, including tension headaches and migraines
- Labor pain
- Lower back pain
- Neck pain
- Menstrual cramps
- Respiratory disorders, such as allergic rhinitis
- Tennis elbow
- Knee pain
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?
Frequently Asked Questions
Does insurance cover acupuncture?
It can, however, we recommend you contact your insurance company first, to make sure you are covered.
Is acupuncture guaranteed to treat my condition?
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.