Acupuncture has been around for over 5,000 years as a natural healing system that works hand-in-hand with other chiropractic treatments. It can help restore and balance your body’s energy and can help boost your overall wellbeing and can help treat symptoms associated with certain conditions or illnesses. Continue reading to learn about how acupuncture may be the solution to relieving your pain.
How Acupuncture May Help You
Acupuncture is the process of inserting small, thin needles into specific parts of the body to help restore the flow of energy and help bring the body back into a more balanced system. The stimulation caused by acupuncture helps increase blood flow and also helps trigger the use of the body’s natural painkillers.
Acupuncture has been shown to help certain pains, including:
- Lower back pain
- Neck pain
- Knee pain
- Headache or migraine
- High or low blood pressure
- Rheumatoid arthritis
There are other conditions that it may be able to help, which is why it’s important to talk to your doctor about whether or not acupuncture may be useful for you. Acupuncture is completely safe and comes with very few side effects. Acupuncture is typically combined with other forms of chiropractic treatment for the best results. It is also shown to help manage certain types of pain and can help patients who may not be able to get relief from pain medication. One session can take at least 30 minutes and your doctor may recommend at least 8 to 12 sessions before you start seeing significant improvements.