Acupuncture is a treatment that uses very thin steel needles inserted into the skin to stimulate specific points in the body. The goal is to relieve a health condition or symptom, such as pain. The practice comes from traditional Chinese medicine. Scientific studies have confirmed its effectiveness for some conditions.
Why it's done
Acupuncture is used mainly to relieve discomfort associated with a variety of diseases and conditions, including:
- Chemotherapy-induced and postoperative nausea and vomiting
- Dental pain
- Headaches, including tension headaches and migraines
- Labor pain
- Lower back pain
- Neck pain
- Menstrual cramps
- Respiratory disorders, such as allergic rhinitis
- Tennis elbow
What happens during an acupuncture treatment?
During a first appointment, you’ll talk with the acupuncturist about your condition. Then the provider will examine you for areas that might react to acupuncture. The provider may penetrate your skin with needles that are as thin as human hair and for a couple of minutes or as long as 20 minutes.
Our team of licensed, certified, and insured physicians provide acupuncture services for both general health and specific conditions. Contact us today and we will be happy to assist you.