Acupuncture Treatment

The Origin of Acupuncture Treatment?

It’s no wonder acupuncture treatments are so popular! With an extensive array of benefits, this therapeutic practice is known for, there is bound to be something that it can help you with. At The ProActive Clinic Chiropractic & Sports Medicine, we offer acupuncture in Redondo Beach, CA, so come for a visit if you’re nearby!

Originating in ancient China, acupuncture is a complementary form of medicine designed to treat the body holistically. It involves penetrating specific points on the body with ultra-thin needs to ease pain and treat other health conditions like nausea, headaches, endocrine disorders, and more.

Traditional Chinese Medicine believes that the human body has established energy (Qi) flow patterns that need to be maintained for a person to remain healthy. Any disruptions to this can cause a disease to set in. This can then be reversed by re-balancing these areas at subdermal points with acupuncture.

How Does Acupuncture Help?

Acupuncture has been proven useful in dealing with several pain conditions and disorders. For example, it is often prescribed for nausea and vomiting that arises post-operation or from chemotherapy as well as for dental pain following an operation. Conditions for which acupuncture can function as an adjunct treatment include lower back pain, osteoarthritis, tendinitis, myofascial pain, asthma, fibromyalgia, menstrual cramps, headache, addiction, and stroke rehabilitation.

Acupuncture can:

  • Help a person get rid of headaches and migraines
  • Alleviate chronic pain in many areas of the body
  • Effectively treat insomnia
  • Assist in fast recovery from cancer and chemotherapy
  • Help alleviate stress, balance hormones, and ease the pain of labor and pregnancy

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How Does Acupuncture Work?

An acupuncturist will first examine the patient and assess their condition. Afterward, they will have the patient lie down in a position based on where the needles will be inserted. One or more sterile, thin, disposable needles are then inserted, during which the patient may feel a bit of a sting or tingling.

After this, the patient will feel a dull ache at the needle’s base, but this feeling will subside quickly. This sensation is attributed to the release of endorphins, which makes the person “feel good.” Despite how it sounds, acupuncture is generally painless.

The inserted needles may be stimulated electrically or thermally and are kept in place for up to half an hour. A person can undergo any number of treatments based on their condition. If it is something chronic, up to two treatments a week is ideal. If the problem is acute, it can be improved within 9 to 12 sessions.

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