Acupuncture is one of the oldest, and most commonly used medical procedures in the world. Acupuncture works by correcting energy pathways through your body. This life-force energy is called qi or chi (pronounced “chee”). Qi flows through meridians in the body, each of which corresponds to an organ or group of organs. If you have too much, too little, or blocked Qi, it could result in health problems. Acupuncture points promote the speed of healing in the body by allowing Qi to flow freely.
Acupuncture is a natural health science method used to:
- Bring energy balance to the body
- Reduce and alleviate pain
- Provide relief from various health deficiencies
Acupuncture is the stimulation of specific points on the body, by various techniques, including the insertion of thin, disposable needles through the skin. Our gentle technique intends to remove blockages in the flow of “chi” and restore and maintain health. Acupuncture meridians travel throughout the body in pathways both close to the surface and deeper pathways. When applying therapy, it relates to the meridian pathway promoting the flow of energy, not the area of complaint.
Acupuncture is safe, gentle, and quick. In coordination with chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture can be used to help with a variety of ailments including:
- Headaches and Migraines
- Acute and Chronic Pain
- Neck and Low Back Pain
- Muscle Pain and Tightness
- Digestive Issues
- Stress and Anxiety
- Immune System Health
- Wrist, Elbow and Shoulder Pain
- Ankle, Knee and Hip Pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Bell's Palsy
- Many other conditions
Patients typically do not feel pain or distress. A typical acupuncture session lasts about 30 minutes. Most people experience a variety of post-session feelings, which range from energized to a deep sense of relaxation and well-being.
Please note that our office uses acupuncture as a therapy to complement and enhance our chiropractic approach. As such, we do not offer acupuncture as a stand-alone therapy.