It is well known that acupuncture is successful in treating pain and other health difficulties such as lower back, neck, head ache and muscle pain from accidents and injuries. However, it is not well-known that acupuncture can also be helpful in treating other health difficulties such as anxiety, insomnia, nausea, digestive problems, menstrual problems, weight control, infertility, and much, much more.
What is acupuncture?
It is a long standing ancient, traditional Chinese practice, using techniques believed to regulate the balance between a person’s spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical state. The goal of acupuncture is to provide therapy that advances the health of the patient and alleviate pain associated with the body.
How does it work?
Acupuncture therapy uses hair-thin, solid, metallic needles that are inserted at specific points through the patient’s skin and inserted at differing depths into the skin offering relief from pain as well as offer other therapeutic benefits.
What health problems can acupuncture treat?
There is a myriad of health benefits to help treat: Neck and shoulder pain, lower back pain, headache, migraine, hip and joint pain, anxiety, depression, stress, insomnia, nausea, chronic fatigue, sinus difficulties, arthritis pain, jaw pain, sports injuries, auto injuries, menstrual pain, weight control, obesity disorders, infertility and more. Talk to your doctor and chiropractor how acupuncture may be of benefit in an individual circumstance.
Is acupuncture unpleasant?
Be assured that most patients feel no or very minimal pain as the needles are inserted. In fact, some report that they feel more energized by acupuncture treatment, and others report they feel more relaxed.
Why go to a chiropractor for acupuncture?
In 1996, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved single-use needles for acupuncture to be used by licensed practitioners and the FDA mandated that sterile, nontoxic needles be used only by qualified practitioners.
It is important to seek treatment from a practitioner qualified in acupuncture since soreness and pain during treatment can be caused by improperly placing the needle as well as defects in the needle. An acupuncturist can also put the patient at ease so that movement of the patient will not cause any pain or difficulty. A chiropractor oversees the therapy and ensures that the patient has all the treatments and tools necessary for the patient to recover as quickly as possible.
To find out more how acupuncture can help, contact Baker Chiropractic and Accident Rehabilitation. Call our office in Provo Utah at 801-210-0669 and speak with Dr. Baker, our resident Provo chiropractor.