Medical acupuncture is an effective natural healing method for relieving pain, reducing inflammation and restoring homeostasis, the body’s ability to regulate its environment and maintain internal balance conditions.
One of the oldest, most commonly used healing practices in the world, acupuncture involves penetrating the skin at strategic acupoints along the body with ultra-thin, solid, metallic needles that stimulate the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These chemicals change the experience of pain or release other chemicals or hormones such as endorphins, norepinephrine and encephalin, that stimulate the body’s natural healing abilities and promote physical and emotional well-being.
Acupuncture focuses on the root cause of the patient’s health condition, working directly with the body’s natural flow of energy or “chi” to release tension and restore balance naturally, without side effects that are common with medication. This powerful healing modality helps:
– Release natural painkillers that can be 10-200 times more potent that morphine
– Stimulate the body’s built-in healing mechanisms
– Promote blood flow for healing
– Reduce the intensity and perception of chronic pain
– Reduces stress
– Relax tight muscles
– Promote emotional balance
Our board-certified acupuncture team members are highly experienced pain management specialists who help provide effective, non-drug treatment for a variety of health conditions including:
- Lower back pain
- Labor pain
- Muscle spasms
- Menstrual cramps
- Tennis elbow
- Knee pain
- Swelling, stiffness and tenderness
- Chemotherapy or pregnancy induced nausea and vomiting
Many insurance companies recognize the value of providing coverage for medical acupuncture service. We are happy to verify your coverage and check benefits with your carrier prior to your appointment.