Acupuncture for pain

The Simple facts about Acupuncture

Have you ever considered acupuncture for pain? For many it’s a solution to chronic issues, especially when paired with chiropractic care. We often hear, acupuncture? What’s that? Acupuncture is a healing art that is practiced in most Asian countries and had been for thousands of years. The Chinese seem to be the most known for it and use it for hundreds of ailments.  Acupuncture is often used in connection with herbal medicines and other traditional treatments to help patients. Because of the holistic approach that acupuncture lends itself to, it has become a popular treatment used in chiropractic clinics. Here at Hurley Chiropractic we have offered acupuncture in our clinic for several years. It meets our goal of providing more for our patients.

The Process

Acupuncture is the process of inserting very thin needles into the skin. In fact they are so thin, 7 acupuncture needles can fit inside the opening of the smallest needle your doctor would use to give you a shot. Most people report not even feeling the needle being inserted. That’s partly how thin it is and partly because the needle is inserted just under the skin.  The needles are left in place for a short time while the patient is lying down on a comfortable massage style table.

Insertion of the needles is said to balance energy that flows through the body.  It also happens to work like a nerve reboot. The doctor knows exactly where to place the needles because they have done hundreds of hours of training where they learn these treatment points. The points  used are the exact same points that have been used for thousands of years.

Acupuncture is used for so many things, but most commonly we treat pain. People rave about how much better neck and back pain feels after. We also see a lot of headaches that do not respond to medication using acupuncture for relief. Depending on the severity of the specific case, and the persons overall response to treatment, your plan may require a single treatment or several.

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