Why Your Chiropractor Might Recommend Acupuncture
At The Bax Doctor, our chiropractor offers more than just spinal adjustments. We can use a variety of treatments to help you overcome a wide range of ailments. One treatment that we've seen great success with is acupuncture, but many of our patients are not aware of the many benefits of this treatment. Here's some information to help guide you.
The History of Acupuncture
Acupuncture has been used for centuries, primarily in Chinese and other eastern cultures. Over the past few decades, it has grown in popularity in western medical practices. Acupuncture is based on the belief that the body has energy flowing through it, and if that energy is not flowing properly, the individual will experience pain and illness. By restoring the body's natural energy flow, you can reduce and eventually eliminate pain and illness.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is the practice of inserting small needles into specific points of the body to promote proper energy flow. These points correspond to where you are feeling pain, and stimulating them with acupuncture needles helps to relieve tension in those areas. Many patients are concerned that the needles will hurt. Since they only go just below the surface of the skin, you likely will not feel any pain at all during your treatment. The pain you are feeling from your illness or injury is likely greater than anything you may feel from the needles.
How Acupuncture Can Help
Studies have shown that acupuncture can help relieve back pain, neck pain, headaches, and many other pains resulting from injury and medical conditions. These are the most common reasons our patients seek out acupuncture. Acupuncture can also be used for addiction control. If you are looking to lose weight, acupuncture can help with diet control to get you on track to meet your goals.
Chiropractor in Indianapolis, IN
At The Bax Doctor, our chiropractor has years of experience providing residents of Indianapolis, IN, and the surrounding areas with natural and effective acupuncture treatment. Many patients report feeling better, if not completely pain-free, within 24 hours of their appointment. To learn more about this treatment method or to schedule an appointment, call us at (317) 291-7246.