What is Acupuncture & How Does it Help?
Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine used to treat many issues including pain caused by muscle strain and joint issues. Acupuncture was first practiced in China starting around 2000 BC, but its origins are unclear.
After an initial assessment, the acupuncturist will develop a treatment plan and will then insert extremely thin, sterile needles into specific points along the body’s energy pathways (called meridians). The treatment is continued for 20-45 minutes.
When the needles are inserted they are connecting and manipulating the energy (qi), opening blockages which cause pain and also stimulating the production of the body’s innate chemicals such as neurotransmitters, enzymes, and endorphins. These chemicals help to produce a sense of well-being and by moving ‘qi’, relieving pain and stimulating natural healing in the body. There is evidence backing the claim that acupuncture has effects on psychological wellbeing as well as physical conditions.
People in pain often have low levels of endorphins and a release of those endorphins can suppress the sensation of pain. The points are also located near trigger points, spots on the body where pain radiates away from the center when pressed. Acupuncture may ease the stress on trigger points thereby lessening pain in that area.
This ties nicely into NUCCA- NUCCA is so unique in that there is no guesswork. After the first adjustment, and ONLY for the next 1-2 visits, a follow-up x-ray is used to ensure that the NUCCA adjustments were successful. We use x-rays to ensure that we’re actually making a difference in your life. We have the proven capability to determine if the treatments are working for you.
The doctor will run a detailed analysis to make sure that the subluxation is removed. There is never any guesswork with NUCCA! The Chiropractor will always know your progress every step of the way as you move towards better health with this unique upper cervical chiropractic procedure.
What does Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture treat?
Acupuncture can help with a lot of different types of pain, symptoms, and health concerns. The most common being:
- Digestive Disorders
- Chronic Pain
- Skin Problems
- Improve Sleep
- Help Depression
- Reduce Anxiety
- Neck Pain
- Morning Sickness
- Tennis Elbow
- Sore Throat
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Alcohol or Drug Addiction
- Leg Pain
- Back Pain
- Lower Back Pain
How quickly does acupuncture work?
You can feel the effects of acupuncture within the first few minutes of receiving treatment. Keep in mind, for chronic conditions it may take a few treatments for results. However, you’ll notice more significant and long-term effects after several acupuncture sessions.
Our team will work with you to build the right treatment plan for acupuncture sessions.
The benefits of Acupuncture treatment in Belmont
- Can decrease anxiety
- Can help reduce depression
- Can reduce pain
- Can help with autoimmunity
- Can improve sleep
- Can break emotional blockages
- Can reduce muscle stiffness
- And much more