Recent advances in the understanding of pain mechanisms have led to a new application of an old therapy, acupuncture, to bring lasting pain relief. This new application is called scientific acupuncture and is practiced by only a few doctors in the whole state.
Scientific Acupuncture is based on modern anatomy and physiology and is backed by current research. Unlike traditional acupuncture there is no element of mysticism or strange energies.
This style of Scientific Modern Acupuncture is clinically proven to bring lasting pain relief—even if you have tried everything else. You owe it to yourself to give this a try.
Acupuncture is beneficial for:
- Acute Pain
- Chronic Pain
- Muscle Spasm / Tension
- Neurological Conditions
- Smoking Cessation
How does acupuncture work?
Acupuncture stimulates the release of natural pain killing chemicals within your body. These are released in several areas of your body – around the needles, in your spinal cord where the nerves run, and in your brain. Acupuncture also causes the release of other natural substances in your body which promote healing and aid recovery.
Is acupuncture safe?
The needles I use are individually sterilized and disposable. They are used on one person only before being discarded. Acupuncture is a safe method of treatment with little in the way of side effects, and in trained hands any risk is very small.
Does acupuncture hurt?
Many people are worried about this, but acupuncture is usually almost painless. The needles are very thin, and most patients are surprised at how little they can feel. It is normal to feel a slight prick as the needle is inserted. After that you may feel a warm, heavy sensation around the needle – this is usually quite pleasant.
What will happen when I come in?
First I will find out more about your pain by asking questions and by examining you. You can discuss the treatment, and if you decide to try it, a few small needles will be inserted and left in place for a few minutes. The needles will usually be inserted around the area where you feel pain, but some needles may also be placed in your hands, feet or ear. You may find you feel very relaxed and sleep better following your first treatment. However, it may take several treatments before you notice maximal improvement. Treatments are normally given at regular intervals. If you have not noticed any recovery after 4 treatments your doctor may feel that you are unlikely to respond and may advise you to stop your acupuncture treatment.
Questions? Contact us or call 763.494.4900 and a friendly staff member will be happy to assist you!