Acupuncture is one of the oldest types of health care. While considered to be alternative care here in the US, more people have been treated using Acupuncture than with any style of care since Acupuncture treatments started about 5,000 years ago. Today Acupuncture is commonly used to treat patients in conjunction with other types of care whether the patient is also receiving Chiropractic care and/or conventional western medical care. I use Acupuncture to treat patients who are looking for short term pain relief as well as longer lasting health, and commonly treat patients for stress, back pains, seasonal allergies and helping people sleep better. It also helps with addictions when the desire to quit is present as well as helps patients cope with the side effects of chemotherapy.
One of the reasons Acupuncture started to be utilized by Chiropractors back in the 1970’s is that both techniques seek to restore balance to the patient. Chiropractic uses physical means, while Acupuncture uses sterile single use needles to help balance the flow of energy within the patient. The more balanced the energy the healthier the patient, the less balanced the sicker they are. Treatments usually last 20 – 25 minutes and patients are usually very relaxed at the end of the session. Patients often report sleeping well for days after their visits and find themselves very focused and productive then.
I answer more questions about Acupuncture than I do anything else, call us at 847-870-0280 if you have any questions or would like to get start receiving the benefits of Acupuncture.