Acupuncture is a type of Traditional Chinese medicine that dates back over 2,000 years. This approach to the body is a very different view from Western medicine. While often Western medicine focuses on treating chronic pain through medicine, acupuncture is an all-natural approach to healing your body.
It is based on the Chinese holistic view of nature and the universe. This philosophical principle compares the human body to the universe; for example, the heart is like the sun, the lungs are the atmosphere, and the digestive tract is the soil. By studying the universe holistically, it’s believed that one can better understand how the human body functions.
Unlike pain medication, acupuncture treats the root cause. See how we treat bodily ailments and conditions through acupuncture at Chiropractic Naturally…
How Acupuncture Works
Chinese wisdom sees the physical body as a collection of energy fields. It is viewed that the body if in good health, will have optimal energy flow. And conversely, if the body is in a state of turmoil or disease, there are energetic blockages or clogs. These can cause tension and pain.
Enter acupuncture. Acupuncture is a technique for balancing the flow of energy, which is also known as “Qi” (pronounced “chee”). Qi is our life force. Through acupuncture, tiny needles are inserted in the skin along various points on the 12 meridians, or channels, of the human body.
The needles are small that most people do not even feel them being inserted. Once the needles are placed, they help to rebalance the flow of energy which relieves the aches and pains.
What to Expect with Acupuncture
Most sessions last about 30 minutes, although the initial consultation and evaluation may take up to an hour. Generally, between 20 to 30 needles are used in a typical treatment. These needles will remain in place from around 20 to 25 minutes. You should feel very minimal pain or discomfort as you lie and relax during acupuncture.
The amount of sessions needed depends on your ailment and the severity of the condition being treated. Although, most people do feel relaxed and even energized after acupuncture treatment, it may take a couple of sessions to for you to feel the full benefits of acupuncture.
Benefits of Acupuncture
Acupuncture is a great alternative to Western medicine if you are looking for a conservative treatment that focuses on the root of the problem within your body and do not want to be dependent on medicine or even surgical procedures.
There are very few side effects to acupuncture treatment so it is definitely worth a try if you are having trouble with more conventional methods or want to try a safer alternative to heal.
You may be surprised to learn all the ways this treatment can help you! There is a long list of benefits of acupuncture.
Here are some health issues we can help with acupuncture:
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
- Knee pain
- Elbow pain (Tennis Elbow or Golfer’s Elbow)
- Energy boost
If you are suffering from any of the conditions listed above, request an appointment online today at one of our two convenient Tampa Locations, Carrollwood (813-963-3055) and Town & Country (813-885-5786). Our experienced team would love to help you!
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Let us help your symptoms and pain disappear for good. At Chiropractic Naturally, we provide safe and effective treatments for all the ailing health conditions, disorders, and problems you may be having. We can help you heal naturally; request an appointment today!