What is acupuncture? Acupuncture is a healing art that uses tiny needles to stimulate the flow of energy through the various meridians of the body. It is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine and helps to relieve pain caused by a variety of issues and boost overall health.
Our chiropractic clinic offers acupuncture as a natural, non-surgical treatment option on its own, or as part of a comprehensive, customized treatment plan to reduce pain and restore your mobility.
What to Expect from Acupuncture?
When you have acupuncture performed, you can expect a relaxing, therapeutic experience that results in pain relief and a greater sense of well-being. Many people are apprehensive when it comes to acupuncture needles, but most end up feeling nothing more than a modest prick or twinge similar to a mosquito bite.
After the needles are inserted, there is no pain and the environment is set up to be serene and calm and relaxing. Sterile, single-use needles are used for acupuncture treatment, so there is never any cause for concern from a safety point of view.
When the various acupuncture points are stimulated, nerves and blood vessels will become energized to help relieve pain and boost your body’s own natural healing power.
Some of the ways that acupuncture can help your body include:
- Boosting respiratory health
- Strengthening your immune system
- Improving blood flow
- Reducing muscle spasms
- Boosting the release of endorphins
Natural Pain Relief
When it comes to natural remedies for pain, treating the underlying cause of your discomfort is always the key factor. Conventional medicine will typically prescribe pain medication to mask the symptom of pain, and while that will make you feel better, it is only temporary.
Drugs mask the symptom and when they wear off, the symptoms will return and it will keep returning until the cause of the pain is addressed and treated.
Acupuncture has been used to treat a wide range of issues from low back pain to anxiety and depression to carpal tunnel syndrome and migraine headaches. If you are in pain physically or emotionally, acupuncture can be an effective part of an overall treatment program to make you feel better. It is non-surgical, drug-free, has minimal to no side effects, no downtime and it has been used for centuries to promote natural healing.
If you are in pain and are sick of trying different things that just won’t work, acupuncture may be the solution you’ve been after. Give us a call today at 405-286-0322 in Oklahoma City and Edmond and schedule a free consultation with our acupuncturist. We will assess your situation and then give you a personalized treatment protocol that will help relieve your pain and let you get back to your normal activities as soon as possible.