Commonly Asked Questions About Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an alternative treatment used to address different types of pain. Acupuncture is a component of traditional Chinese medicine that uses thin needles in strategic trigger points in the body. At ChiroCare, Dr. Gilliam provides acupuncture and other types of chiropractic care for the residents of Fairlawn and the surrounding areas of Bath and Copley. We have gathered some of the common questions that we run into regarding acupuncture.

What Happens During an Acupuncture Session?

After an examination of your body and a discussion of your symptoms, the acupuncturist will use thin needles at strategic points in your body. The needles will remain in place for several minutes. You will lie in place for the duration of the treatment.

Does Acupuncture Hurt?

Acupuncture is painless and most people do not feel the needles at all. You should feel very comfortable during the procedure and many people enjoy the relaxation that treatment provides.

What Conditions Can Acupuncture Treat?

Acupuncture is used to treat a variety of conditions. These conditions include:

  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Menstrual Cramps
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Nausea
  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Sprains
  • Strokes
  • Osteoarthritis

Even if your condition is not on this list, you should speak with Dr. Gilliam to determine what treatment options are available. Acupuncture can also be paired with other treatments to ensure you have the best treatment possible.

Is Acupuncture Right For You?

Acupuncture may be a good option, but the only way to know if it is right for you is to speak with a chiropractor about your options.

Book Your Acupuncture Session at ChiroCare

Our team at ChiroCare provides a variety of natural care options for residents in Fairlawn and the surrounding areas of Bath and Copley. If you are considering acupuncture and would like to learn more about our services, call Dr. Gilliam today at (330) 281-1238 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.

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