Likely you have heard about acupuncture, and perhaps have seen it portrayed in television shows or movies. And while it looks like an exotic and perhaps painful therapy, the truth is that many people in Carter Lake, Council Bluffs, Neola, Treynor, Underwood, and the surrounding areas find a host of positive effects from it. At Aligned Chiropractic, our mission is to treat and serve our patients with the highest quality of care, and part of that care includes acupuncture therapy. Call us today to learn more and to schedule an appointment.
What is Acupuncture
Traditional acupuncture does indeed involve very thin metal needles. These needles are positioned at strategic points on the body by penetrating the skin. Once they are in position, the needles are then activated through gentle movements by the practitioner or by electrical stimulation. Acupuncture is often described as feeling pressure at the points of needle penetration.
The acupuncture needle is inserted to a point that produces a sensation of pressure or ache. Needles may be heated during the treatment or mild electric current may be applied to them. Some people report acupuncture makes them feel energized, while others say they feel relaxed. The whole point of acupuncture is to relieve pain as well as other ailments.
While there are over 2,000 different acupuncture points on the body according to traditional Chinese medicine, only a small part is ever treated. These pathways create an energy flow (Qi, pronounced “chee”) through the body that is responsible for overall health. The area of the body treated will vary by issue being addressed. While Western medicine hasn’t been able to fully explain the workings of acupuncture, it does acknowledge that the results that people experience are real and often are helpful to the patients.
Other Options Similar to Acupuncture
While traditional acupuncture involves very thin, small needles, there are other options that do not involve needles that still provide similar benefits. We offer the alternative of electrical “current” to address these specific treatment points that is non-invasive. We also offer several other treatments that may be used as well.
When it comes to offering effective, alternative treatments to patients in Carter Lake, Council Bluffs, Neola, Treynor, Underwood, and the surrounding areas, our team at Aligned Chiropractic is ready to serve you. Call us today to learn more about acupuncture and other services while scheduling an appointment.