If you have been living with pain and discomfort, you may have considered acupuncture treatment. Acupuncture, as well as other alternative therapies, can be used to treat pain and discomfort all over the body. At United Chiropractic Health Center, we provide a variety of treatment options for our patients in and around Ontario. If you have questions about acupuncture, you are not alone. Our team is here to help answer some of those questions.
Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine component that involves the placement of small needles in different areas of the body. The placement of the needles is strategic, providing pain relief to certain areas based on your wellness concerns. Many people wonder if acupuncture hurts because it involves the use of needles. Most people do not notice the insertion of the needles at all. In fact, some people find it quite relaxing.
The Benefits of Acupuncture
Acupuncture provides many benefits, both mental and physical. One of the biggest benefits of acupuncture is the relaxing nature of the treatment sessions. You will concentrate on your breath as the needles are inserted, and the quiet will help you achieve mindfulness. Acupuncture also improves blood circulation. As more blood circulates throughout the area, so does more oxygen. This speeds up the healing process in the injured area.
Conditions Treated With Acupuncture
An acupuncturist may recommend treatment for various conditions. You may consider this treatment if you experience:
- Headaches or migraines
- Back pain
- Knee pain
Acupuncture provides treatment for these conditions without medication or surgery. Even if your condition is not on this list, we can help you determine if acupuncture will be helpful.
Pair Acupuncture With Other Treatments
Did you know you can pair acupuncture with a variety of other treatment modalities? You might consider other treatment options that can speed up healing.
Cupping Therapy - This form of therapy uses suction against the skin to improve circulation and blood flow to an area.
Gua Sha - An acupuncturist will scrape the skin with a massage tool. Gua sha improves blood circulation throughout the body, which can help treat chronic pain.
Schedule Your Acupuncture Session in Ontario
Our team at United Chiropractic Health Center will help you find the treatment that works best for you. Whether you are considering traditional acupuncture or cupping therapy, call our team today at (909) 984-2765 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.