Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine that works to treat pain. It is an important part of traditional Chinese medicine. Acupuncture involves placing extremely thin metal needles in strategic points on the body at a specific depth. As it is a complex procedure, it requires an experienced acupuncturist to perform it. At ChiroCare, serving Fairlawn, Bath, and Copley, OH, we offer acupuncture to help with any conditions you are suffering from.
How Does Acupuncture Work?
Our specialists begin by finding and diagnosing any problems areas in your body. Acupuncturists often look at the shape and color of your tongue and examine your pulse to determine your health. Then, we will begin acupuncture by inserting very thin needles at strategic points on your body. We use a different number of needles for every patient. The needles typically remain in your body for 10-30 minutes. Then they are removed. Acupuncture is usually painless, and some people don’t feel the needles being inserted.
How Does Acupuncture Help?
Acupuncture has been known to treat a variety of conditions, including:
- Tennis elbow
- Menstrual cramps
- Nausea as a result of chemotherapy or surgical anesthesia
- Dental pain after dental surgery
- Low back pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Morning sickness
- Labor pain
- Neck pain
Acupuncture can also help improve blood flow and enhance your body’s natural functions. Specific acupuncture points focus on connective tissues, muscles, and nerves. When stimulated, these points can help your body work better.
Things to Consider
Acupuncture is not the right treatment for everyone. It is important to speak with our professionals before beginning acupuncture.
Discussing the procedure with our chiropractor is the first step towards acupuncture treatment. You need to talk to our specialists about over-the-counter medicines you are taking, dietary supplements, whether you use a pacemaker, any implants or skin problems you have, or any other issues.
Additionally, it is important to make sure you are seeing a licensed and experienced acupuncturist. Some states lack a standard certification for an acupuncturist. However, chiropractors and acupuncturists should have a certificate showing that they have undergone training. Moreover, an experienced acupuncturist has the skills to insert needles correctly and at the most effective acupuncture points. Our trained professionals can help you feel comfortable when starting acupuncture and make sure that you get the results you want.
Another important aspect of acupuncture is consistency. One acupuncture session may not be enough to treat your condition. This form of treatment generally takes time to work, and may require continuous sessions to help your body through the healing process.
Visit Us at ChiroCare
Acupuncture may seem daunting at first, but it doesn’t have to be a scary experience. At ChiroCare, we can consult with you and answer any questions you have about acupuncture. Our facility serves Bath, Copley, and Fairlawn, OH. If you need treatment for chronic pain or would like to improve your body’s functioning, acupuncture can help. Call us today to schedule an appointment.