Stimulate nerve-rich areas and feel better fast with minimally invasive acupuncture
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medicine-based approach to treating a variety of pain conditions. It’s a minimally invasive method that uses fine, sterile needles to stimulate nerve-rich areas of the skin surface and is more often being used as a first-line treatment and alternative to standard medical treatments (e.g., drug therapy).
More than 10 million acupuncture treatments are administered each year—just in the United States. Its rise in popularity can be attributed in part to its clear effectiveness for pain relief, increasing range of motion and decreasing inflammation.
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 as well, including:
- Chronic pain in the neck, back, joints and head
- Headaches and migraines
How does acupuncture relieve pain?
Acupuncture is a powerful tool used to relieve muscle spasms and restrictions. These restrictions often compress nerves and reduce circulation to the effected area, causing pain. Acupuncture works to relieve this pain by releasing endorphins (the body’s natural pain-killing chemicals) and affecting the part of the brain that controls the feel-good hormone, serotonin.
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.
If you or a loved one is considering acupuncture, acupressure, dry needling or trigger point injections to help ease chronic pain or deal with symptoms of chronic conditions or diseases, please call our offices at 631-403-0504 to request an appointment and learn more about our individualized treatment plans.
You shouldn’t have to live with pain. We can help.