Acupuncture Minneapolis Minnesota
Acupuncture involves the insertion of extremely thin needles in your skin at strategic points on your body. Acupuncture originates in China thousands of years ago, but over the past three decades its popularity has grown significantly within the United States.
Traditional Chinese theory explains acupuncture as a technique for balancing the flow of energy or life force— known as qi or chi (chee) —believed to flow through pathways (meridians) in your body. When needles are inserted into specific points along these meridians, acupuncture practitioners believe that your energy flow will re-balance.
According to WHO (World Health Organization)
Acupuncture is effective for treating 28 conditions, while evidence indicates it may have effective therapeutic value for many more. People with tension headaches and/or migraines may find acupuncture to be very effective in alleviating their symptoms.
Conditions frequently treated with Acupuncture
- Neck or Cervical Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Lower Back Pain
- Hip Pain
- Sinus Problems
- Heachaches & Migraines
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Sinus Problem
- Arthritis & Arthritic Pain
- Jaw and face Pain
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow
- Sports Injuries
- Bladder Infection
- Stress Related Disorders
- Menstrual & PMS Disorders
- Smoking Addition
- Obesity & Weight Control
- Labor Pain
- When preformed correctly it is safe
- There are very few side effects
- It is very effective combination treatment
- It is effective in controlling some types of pain
- It may be considered for patients who don’t respond well to pain medication
- It is a useful alternative for those patients who don’t want to take pain med
The benefits of acupuncture are:
Acupuncture has been shown to stimulate the immune system. It stimulates the release of a variety of hormones that help your body to heal. So many people with pain, whether from cancer, headaches or a chronic pain, relying on opioids medication to relieve some of their pain for example, morphine, oxycodone or codeine which can become very addictive and it only relieves your pain until it wears off.
At a Minnesota Chiropractor office they offer acupuncture therapies that will achieve balance throughout your body. The needle is one of the means to correct problems with acupuncture, but all other means are natural as well as drug-free.