Learn More About Acupuncture

Stimulate nerve-rich areas and feel better quickly with minimally invasive acupuncture

Acupuncture is a technique used in Chinese Medicine to treat a variety of pain conditions. This minimally invasive method uses fine, sterile needles to stimulate nerve-rich areas of the skin and muscle. Due to its efficacy and lack of side effects, acupuncture is gaining popularity as a first line treatment and alternative to more aggressive medical treatments, such as surgery and drug therapy. More than 10 million acupuncture treatments are administered each year — in the United States alone. Acupuncture’s rise in popularity can be attributed in part to its clear effectiveness for pain relief, increasing range of motion and decreasing inflammation.


Do you know? What can acupuncture treat?

Acupuncture is often used to treat musculoskeletal conditions (of the bone and muscles), however, it can help treat a great many other conditions and symptoms including:

  • Chronic pain in the neck, low back, and joints
  • Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Sprains and strains
  • Neck/back pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Tennis/golfer's elbow
  • Hip and gluteal pain
  • Knee pain
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Sciatica
  • Muscular strains/ligament sprains
  • Tendonitis and bursitis

How does it work? How does acupuncture relieve pain?

Acupuncture has a powerful effect of loosening muscle spasms and restrictions. These restrictions often compress nerves and reduce circulation to the affected area, causing pain. Acupuncture is also known to release pain-relieving or feel-good chemicals in the brain such as endorphins (the body’s natural pain killing hormones) and serotonin.

Studies in animals and humans have shown that acupuncture can stimulate pain relief, increase blood flow, and help reduce inflammation.

MRI studies show that acupuncture causes changes in the brain that reflect changes in the body. Acupuncture also improves nerve signaling in patients with nerve pain.

This treatment method has also been shown to increase the white blood cells in the body and trigger an immune response. This response helps heal the tiny needle wounds created along the surface of the skin, as well as the underlying pain.0

If you or a loved one is considering acupuncture, acupressure, dry needling or trigger point releases to help ease chronic pain or deal with symptoms of chronic conditions or diseases,

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