Acupuncture is a therapeutic method used to encourage natural healing, reduce or relieve pain and improve function of affected areas of the body. Acupuncture is safe and effective with little to no side effects. It is often successfully used as an alternative to medications or even surgery.
Acupuncture is an ancient form of Chinese medicine that involves the insertion of very fine needles at specific points on the body. It involves the insertion of very fine needles through the skin and tissues at specific points on the body. There is no injection of any substance and the treatment itself causes minimal to no discomfort.
It works by removing energetic blockages in the meridians of the body and tonifying Qi or energy, bringing about a therapeutic effect.
Acupuncture stimulates the body to produce its own pain relieving chemicals called “endorphins.” These chemicals mimic morphine by attaching to opiate receptor sites found throughout the nervous system. Endorphins help to block pathways that relay pain messages from the body to the brain, resulting in relief of pain, general relaxation and biochemical restoration of the body’s own well-being.
Our chiropractors use acupuncture to effectively treat:
- Neck Pain
- Shoulder injuries
- Sports injuries
- Low back pain
- Osteoarthritis of the knee
- Ankle Sprains
Ask one of our chiropractors if acupuncture can help your condition!