Over the years many people have been looking to find alternative ways to treat different kinds of pain. One such practice that has become more popular over time is acupuncture. Acupuncture is a form of Chinese treatment that has been practiced for hundreds of years. The Chinese believe that energy (referred to as chi) flows through an individual’s body. Illness occurs when something blocks this chi. Acupuncture is a way to “unblock” or help your energy flow back into balance. This is done by putting extremely thin needles into your skin on different areas of your body. Heat, pressure, or mild electrical currents can be used in conjunction with the needles. Wherever a patient is feeling pain determines where each individual needle will be placed by the doctor. Different points on your body relate to different health problems or body functions and these points are where the needles are placed. The amount of needles and how deep the needles are tapped in depends solely on the individual, and what the doctor feels is right. Treatment usually last about 15 minutes and there is minimal to no pain associated with acupuncture. Patients may feel slight pressure or a tingle, but most do not find the treatment painful. Acupuncture may be a viable option for people who have pain in their back or different parts of their body, especially if you are looking for an alternate method of treatment.
Acupuncture can help:
Stress / fatigue
Weight loss/ appetite reduction/ Digestive problems
Musculoskeletal pain/ Joint pain (knee, shoulder)
Addiction/ smoke cessations And MORE!