Acupuncture for Pain Relief
If you are suffering from chronic aches and pains, it’s time for you to get acupuncture. A chiropractor at West Loop Spine & Stability in Chicago can help. We are located in the Fulton Market/West Loop area. Below is more information about acupuncture and how it can help you.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture has been used by the Chinese as a method of pain relief for thousands of years. It is an ancient type of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Acupuncture uses needles to help the body heal itself. Acupuncture is becoming a more popular method of pain therapy in many Western countries.
There are 14 energy pathways throughout the body that are connected to all the major organs. When one is disrupted due to pain or injury, the entire flow is disrupted. Acupuncture can help connect these energy pathways based on where needles are placed on the body.
Conditions Acupuncture Can Help
Acupuncture can help alleviate pain and other symptoms from all kinds of conditions. Conditions that improve with acupuncture include fibromyalgia, low back pain, dental pain, pain from arthritis, headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, and other conditions.
Needles are placed on the body, based on what condition you have and where you feel pain. Acupressure points are located all over the body to help realign the body's energy pathways, which can relieve pain and stress from many of these conditions.
How Acupuncture Works
In acupuncture, tiny, sterile needles are placed just below the skin on specific areas of the body. These needles stay in the body for about 30 minutes. Patients might feel a burning or tingling sensation when the needles are first inserted. This feeling should go away and be replaced by feelings of relaxation.
During acupuncture, endorphins in the brain are released, as well as chemicals to help heal the body. Relief from inflammation, chronic pain, psychological, and other physical issues can be a result of acupuncture.
You can book an appointment using our online system from the convenience and comfort of home. At your initial appointment, one of our chiropractors will perform a physical on you to determine pain points to help diagnose your condition. Once a diagnosis is made, we can come up with a treatment plan that includes acupuncture.
Please contact us if you have any questions about acupuncture or our chiropractic practice. We are here to help alleviate your pain.
Your Fulton Market/West Loop Chiropractor
Make an appointment at your earliest convenience to get pain relief with acupuncture. If you’re in the Fulton Market area, you can visit us at West Loop Spine & Stability, 212 N Carpenter Street A1/A2, Chicago, IL 60607. You can also make an appointment with us over the phone by calling (312) 928-9282.