Acupuncture, a form of traditional Chinese medicine, has proven to have numerous health benefits. Acupuncture can relieve pain, relax the body and mind and enhance the effects of other chiropractic treatments. Find out more about acupuncture with your Fort Lauderdale, FL chiropractor at A Place of Health, Dr. Donna Watson.
What is acupuncture?
One of the oldest forms of alternative medicine, acupuncture has been in use for thousands of years. Originating in China, acupuncture involves inserting super-thin needles into certain points on the skin to relax the mind and body. Acupuncture promotes the body’s natural, self-healing methods. Other methods, such as heat or pressure therapy, may be used alongside acupuncture to strengthen the effect.
What conditions can acupuncture treat?
While acupuncture treats countless conditions, some common conditions chiropractors use acupuncture to treat include:
- neck pain
- lower back pain
- knee pain
- shoulder pain
- rheumatoid arthritis
- tennis elbow
- joint pain
Your chiropractor may use acupuncture in conjunction with other chiropractic treatments, including spinal manipulation, physical therapy, hot/cold therapy and massage therapy. Your doctor is your best resource for determining which treatments are right for you and your condition.
Acupuncture Treatment in Fort Lauderdale
An acupuncture session begins with the acupuncturist gathering your medical and family history and performing a physical examination. The patient lays on an examination table and exposes the skin of the part of the body in question, often the back. The acupuncturist inserts very fine, sterile needles one at a time into specific areas of the skin. Most patients do not feel any pain or discomfort during treatment. With the needles in place, the acupuncturist leaves the patient to relax for about 30 minutes. Afterwards, most patients report feeling very relaxed and at ease.
For more information on acupuncture treatment in the Fort Lauderdale, FL area, please contact Dr. Watson at A Place of Health. Call (954) 568-9355 to schedule your acupuncture session with Dr. Watson today!