The improved energy and biochemical balance produced by acupuncture results in stimulating the body's natural healing abilities, and in promoting physical and emotional well-being.
Acupuncturists also use heat, pressure, friction, suction, or impulses of electromagnetic energy to stimulate the points.
Patients seem to experience acupuncture differently. The treatment energizes some patients and relaxes others. Acupuncture is painless for most patients but discomfort can be caused by improper needle placement or a defective needle. When practiced properly, acupuncture is safe.
Acupuncture has become an acceptable and sought after treatment for many disorders including neck, back pain, headache, arthritis, and sports injuries. Acupuncture may be the right for you if are looking for an alternative method of treatment that does not require prescription medications.
Be careful when choosing a practitioner. Choose a licensed and experienced practitioner with an understanding of Eastern and Western medical philosophies. Check the practitioner's training and professional affiliations.
Some insurance plans reimburse for acupuncture. Ask your insurance provider if they reimburse for treatment by a licensed acupuncturist.