Acupuncture Therapy

Acupuncture therapy is An experience designed specifically for you and your healing needs

Acupuncture is an ancient healing practice that has been used for centuries to treat a variety of ailments. This traditional Chinese medicine technique involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points on the body that are believed to be connected to energy pathways called meridians. By stimulating these points, acupuncture can help improve overall health and wellness by reducing stress and promoting relaxation.

During an acupuncture session, fine needles are inserted into the skin at strategic points along the body’s energy pathways. These needles are often manipulated or left in place for several minutes before being removed. Acupuncture can help to stimulate the body’s natural healing process by releasing endorphins which reduce pain and promote relaxation. It can be used as a standalone treatment or as part of a holistic treatment plan involving other methods such as massage, herbs, nutrition, meditation, and lifestyle modifications.


Acupuncture Therapy at AcuMedGroup Wellness Center

Orthopedic Acupuncture combines Traditional Chinese Medicine with structural and myofascial manipulation to treat pain, soft tissue injuries, postural imbalances and other general systemic disorders.
Some disorders it helps include:

  • Pain
  • Soft tissue injuries (injury to the muscles, nerves, and tendons)
  • Spinal imbalance
  • Loss of range of motion

Electroacupuncture is a form of acupuncture where a small electric current is passed between pairs of acupuncture needles.
Some disorders it helps include:

  • Chronic pain
  • Spasms
  • Discomfort
  • Stress

Dry needling, also known as trigger point dry needling and intramuscular stimulation, is a treatment technique used by various healthcare practitioners, including physical therapists, physicians, and chiropractors, among others.
Some disorders it helps include:

  • Pain
  • Loss of range of motion
  • Impaired mobility
  • Stress

When Should I see an acupuncturist?

You may consider seeing an acupuncturist if you are experiencing any of the following:

  • Chronic pain: Acupuncture has been shown to be effective in treating chronic pain, including back pain, neck pain, and osteoarthritis.
  • Anxiety and depression: Acupuncture can help reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, such as low mood, insomnia, and fatigue.
  • Digestive issues: Acupuncture can help relieve digestive problems such as nausea, vomiting, and irritable bowel syndrome.
  • Menstrual problems: Acupuncture can help regulate menstrual cycles and relieve menstrual pain.
  • Insomnia: Acupuncture can help improve the quality of sleep and reduce insomnia symptoms.
  • Allergies: Acupuncture can help reduce allergy symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, and itchy eyes.
  • Fertility: Acupuncture can be used as a complementary treatment for infertility in both men and women.

If you have any of these conditions, it may be worth considering acupuncture as a potential treatment option. However, it is always important to consult with your primary healthcare provider before trying any new treatments.

Acupuncture is a treatment that uses very thin steel needles inserted into the skin to stimulate specific points in the body. The goal is to relieve a health condition or symptom, such as pain1. While the experience will be different for everyone, acupuncture usually doesn’t cause discomfort or pain. Acupuncture is most commonly used to treat pain, since it’s thought to boost the body’s natural painkillers2. It’s now also used to promote overall wellness and to reduce stress3

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Acupuncture Appointments

During an acupuncture appointment, you can expect the following:

  1. Consultation: The acupuncturist will take a detailed medical history and ask about your current symptoms to determine the best course of treatment. They may also ask to examine your tongue and feel your pulse.
  2. Needles insertion: The acupuncturist will insert thin, sterile needles into specific points on your body. You may feel a slight pinch or pressure as the needles are inserted. The number of needles used and the depth of insertion will vary depending on your specific condition.
  3. Needle retention: Once the needles are in place, they will be left in for 15-30 minutes. During this time, you will be asked to relax and breathe deeply.
  4. Needle removal: After the needles have been in place for the prescribed amount of time, the acupuncturist will gently remove them.
  5. Post-treatment: After the treatment, the acupuncturist may recommend specific exercises, dietary changes, or other lifestyle modifications to help you maintain the benefits of the treatment.

It is normal to feel some discomfort during the needle insertion, but most people find acupuncture to be a relaxing and comfortable experience. The number of treatments needed will vary depending on the condition being treated and the individual's response to treatment.