What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient form of Chinese medicine. The foundation of this therapy is that your body has a life force called Qi (pronounced Chee) that flows through meridians or pathways in your body. When your Qi encounters a blockage, it may affect your health, and acupuncture works towards relieving or removing these blockages.

Treatment usually involves inserting thin, metallic, sterile, single-use needles beneath the skin in key areas to allow your Qi to flow correctly. This process is minimally invasive and employs gentle techniques. When done correctly, you will only experience mild, momentary discomfort.

At the Powell Chiropractic Health Center serving Newberry, FL, we offer another form of acupuncture known as cupping therapy. Cupping releases your Qi and improves your blood flow, providing pain relief and tension relief in tight muscles.

Benefits of Acupuncture

Acupuncture has several benefits, the foremost being quick pain relief. After the first session, you should already begin to feel a difference in your body. Additionally, acupuncture works well with alternative and traditional medicines, allowing your team of healthcare practitioners to provide an integrative approach to your health.

Acupuncture stimulates the body’s immune system and is used to treat various conditions, including:

  • Musculoskeletal pain, including neck, back, shoulder pain, and sciatica
  • Neuralgia
  • Mental health disorders like anxiety and depression
  • Insomnia
  • Digestive complaints
  • Fertility issues
  • Relief from headaches and eye strain
  • Facial and skin rejuvenation

An often overlooked benefit of acupuncture is that it can help you recover from surgery and the side effects of anesthesia, like nausea, more quickly and naturally. Similarly, sometimes acupuncture can be used to prevent the necessity of surgery, which is an invasive process. Finally, if you prefer natural homeopathic healthcare, acupuncture treatments, especially for internal medicine complaints, are paired with Chinese herbal medicine for more effective treatment.

Acupuncture is used worldwide and widely recommended. While it may take a little getting used to at first, there are many benefits to receiving acupuncture treatments.

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Powell Chiropractic Health Center proudly serves the communities of Gainesville, Alachua, Archer, Jonesville, Newberry, Trenton, and Williston, FL. For appointments, call us at (352) 331-9229 to book an appointment today!

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