Acupuncture

Acupuncture is among the oldest practices in the work that dates back to the ancient Chinese practice that balances the body and promotes natural healing of the body.  This procedure involves stimulating points on the body by penetrating the skin with needles at precise acupuncture points.

Acupuncture is effective and gentle.

Many common ailments treated at our office:

  • Sciatica
  • Low back pain
  • Shin splints
  • Arthritis
  • Muscle spasm
  • Infertility
  • Shingles
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Disc Bulge/Herniation/Irritation

Acupuncture uses very thin needles, that slide between the tissues.  Acupuncture needles are up to 50% smaller than a hypodermic needle.  They are sterile, one-time use, stainless steel needles.

There is minimal tenderness/sensitivity to acupuncture.  Some people will feel nothing while others may feel a slight “pinching” feeling when the needle is inserted into the skin.  During the treatment, the needles will be left in place from 10-30 minutes depending on the response that is wanted.  Sometimes tingling, slight numbness, or a warmth is felt but many feel more relaxed during and after the treatment.

Acupuncture is Proven

Clinical studies have shown how acupuncture can be beneficial and it is becoming more of a mainstream form of healthcare used in Western medicine.  It is often used in conjunction with other forms of therapy/chiropractic treatments and co-treatment.  For over 2,000 years acupuncture has been used for a plethora of different uses.

How Acupuncture Can Help?

Acupuncture looks at the energy that naturally flows in the body, think similar to radio waves or electricity.  We can’t necessarily see it, but we know it is there and can measure to see if it is flowing without problems.  Our body has 12 meridians (12 different electricity wires); these meridians are used to re-establish energy flow.  Homeostasis, the body’s ability to maintain balance, is what we strive for in acupuncture.

How Fast Will I See Results?

The number of treatments varies from person to person as well as the condition being treated.  A more long standing condition, generally will be treated longer.  Results, even small, are typically seen after a few treatments.

Dry Needling

Dry needling is similar to acupuncture.  Some of the similarities are: same needle, insertion depth, and technique.  What “dry needling” means is that the needle is a solid filament that does not inject anything into the skin.  This technique is used on tight muscles and trigger points.  Dry needling is effective for many different symptoms.  It can help with acute and chronic pain, rehabilitation from injury, and some preventative measures.  Often this gets used in conjunction with other services that our office provides to increase the healing process and decrease the dysfunction.