There are many treatments that a chiropractor can offer for pain management. Acupuncture is often used alongside those treatments to offer a more complete treatment. Acupuncture is a treatment that works well with spinal manipulation, massage, and other types of treatment. At Holistic Health Clinic, we have shared the benefits of acupuncture with residents of Beaverton, OR, for many years.
How Is Acupuncture Practiced?
Acupuncture is thousands of years old and has its roots in traditional Chinese medicine. An acupuncture practitioner uses thin needles to puncture the skin in specific areas to deliver pain relief. Once the needles are placed into the skin, they are activated by making certain movements with them. Sometimes, electrical stimulation is applied to the needles.
What Is Chi and How Does It Affect the Body?
Practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine believed that there were certain pathways of life energy, or chi, that move through the body. These pathways allow chi to move throughout the body. The pathways are the key to good health, though they can also lead to health problems when there is a blockage. Certain points along these pathways are believed to be the perfect places to treat these blockages and restore the flow of chi. When acupuncture is applied to certain points, it can improve the flow of energy and give the patient better health.
What Conditions Can Acupuncture Treat?
Many health problems can use acupuncture as a complementary treatment for a better outcome. Many people get this treatment to treat fibromyalgia, chronic headaches, menstrual cramps, addiction, chemotherapy-induced nausea, pain in the lower back, carpal tunnel syndrome, and other conditions. It is also commonly used after surgery to help the body to heal itself and to treat the pain.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Chiropractor in Beaverton, OR
Call Holistic Health Clinic today at (503) 646-8575 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our acupuncture practitioner.