Both Doctors at Crossroads Chiropractic are certified in acupuncture. Acupuncture involves the insertion of extremely thin needles through your skin at strategic points on your body. A key component of Traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is most commonly used to treat pain.
Traditional Chinese medicine explains acupuncture as a technique for balancing the flow of energy or life force — known as qi or chi (CHEE) — believed to flow through pathways (meridians) in your body. By inserting needles into specific points along these meridians, acupuncture practitioners believe that your energy flow will re-balance.
In contrast, many Western practitioners view the acupuncture points as places to stimulate nerves, muscles and connective tissue. This stimulation appears to boost the activity of your body's natural painkillers and increase blood flow.
You may try acupuncture for symptomatic relief of a variety of diseases and conditions, including but not limited to:
- Infertility/Fertility - *see section under services tab that details this treatment
- Labor pain
- Low back pain
- Menstrual cramps
- Dental pain
- Tennis elbow
- Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting
Check out what to expect from Acupuncture at the Mayo Clinic's Website: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/acupuncture/MY00946/DSECTION=what-you-can-expect