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What Are the Benefits of Acupuncture?

How acupuncture from your chiropractor in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, can help you feel better.

Acupuncture can be a very effective tool to manage pain related to various diseases and conditions. It is an old treatment, dating back over 2,000 years. Acupuncture works to stimulate the natural energy of your body, increasing circulation, and enhancing your body’s natural ability to heal itself. Dr. Donna Watson at A Place of Health Chiropractic in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, offers a wide range of effective pain management treatments, including acupuncture, to help you feel better.

During an acupuncture treatment, ultra-thin needles are inserted just under the skin, at exact locations along with your body’s energy centers. These energy centers, called meridians, and they release energy to problem areas to promote healing and wellness. After the needles are placed, you will relax for 20 to 40 minutes. During this time, you may feel a slight sensation of tingling, or heaviness, or you may not feel anything at all.

The acupuncture needles are at work increasing blood flow and oxygenation along with the production of natural anti-inflammatories, like cortisone, and natural pain relievers, like endorphins. Acupuncture has also been shown to increase the stimulation to the nerves responsible for brain and body chemistry.

The World Health Organization (WHO), has done extensive research, performed clinical trials, and demonstrated the effectiveness of acupuncture to treat medical conditions and diseases like these:

  • Post-surgical pain
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Dental and facial pain
  • TMJ and headache pain
  • Nausea, vomiting, and ulcers
  • Lower back and neck pain
  • Sciatica and other nerve pain
  • Tennis elbow, sprains, and knee pain
  • Radiation and chemotherapy side effects

Relieving pain with acupuncture

Pain management is critical to your health and your quality of life, and acupuncture can help. The treatment has been effective for thousands of years, and it can help you, too. To find out more about acupuncture and other pain management services, call Dr. Donna Watson at A Place of Health Chiropractic in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Call now and feel better at (954) 568-9355 or fill out our contact form today!

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