Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine which involves the insertion of thin needles into the acupuncture points of the body. It is an ancient Chinese therapy that dates back thousands of years, and has seen a revival in the last few decades.
While it may not sound comfortable, inserting tiny needles at strategic points of the patient’s body helps to release pent up energy and thereby relieve pain, stress and illness. Like chiropractic therapy, acupuncture is a holistic remedy based on the premise that chronic pain and various injuries can be treated by methods other than surgery or drugs.
While chiropractic care and acupuncture are both administered through different techniques and have their own benefits, they can work synergistically and when combined, bring added relief and comfort to the patient.
Modern medicine has acknowledged acupuncture as an effective curative therapy. The needles inserted into the body cause the nervous system to release healing and pain-relieving chemicals into brain, spinal cord and muscles.
Acupuncture is used in the treatment of a range of conditions, including muscular and neurological disorders such as lower back pain, headaches, fibromyalgia, sciatica, osteoarthritis and tendinitis, gastric disorders such as diarrhea, gastritis, spactic colon and constipation, as well as respiratory problems such as bronchitis and asthma.
It is also helpful in relieving migraines and arthritic pain, soothing dental pain, reducing nausea, and remedying problems with the reproductive and urinary organs.