All about Acupuncture
Acupuncture is an ancient health method that has been used for thousands of years and is becoming more popular as a form of health care in recent years. Dr. Danielle Harkins, DC of BodyWorks Chiropractic in Euless, TX is a doctor of chiropractic who can help you with various health issues by using acupuncture. Below is more information about this method.
What Is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is an ancient form of medicine that originated in China. Very thin needles are inserted just below the surface of the skin to promote healing and relieve pain.
Traditional Chinese medicine uses acupuncture to reconnect the flow of energy throughout the body. When the body is showing signs of distress and pain, this means that something is not connected to this flow, known as chi. Acupuncture can help connect all parts of the body's energy so that the chi is not interrupted.
This energy flows through specific pathways, called meridians. There are specific places where these meridians are located. By inserting needles in these meridians, the flow of energy will become balanced again and heal the body.
How Acupuncture Is Performed
Tiny needles are inserted just below the skin into specific parts of the body. There may be some discomfort during insertion, but nothing else. Needles may be kept in the body for 20 minutes or so, while you lay comfortably on a table. There shouldn't be any pain when the needles are removed. Many patients feel relaxed or a boost of energy soon after. Chronic pain symptoms can also be treated through acupuncture.
Health Issues That Benefit from Acupuncture
There are many health issues that can benefit from acupuncture. These health issues include:
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Joint pain
- Migraines and headaches
- Arthritis pain
- Muscle tension and tightness
Acupuncture can also relieve symptoms from osteoarthritis and labor pain. We are happy to discuss your medical issues to see if you could benefit from acupuncture.
How a Chiropractor Can Help
Our chiropractic care team is here to help you feel and get to a healthier place. Our chiropractor would be happy to discuss treatment options with you, including acupuncture. Once you make an appointment and discuss symptoms and your past medical history, a diagnosis of your condition can be made. We will then discuss your treatment plan with you at this time. Contact us if you have any questions about acupuncture.
Chiropractic Care in Euless
Make an appointment today to see for yourself the benefits of acupuncture. Contact us at BodyWorks Chiropractic, 414 N. Main Street Suite 124, Euless, TX 76039. Give us a call today at (682) 503-4177.