Modern Acupuncture in Chicago, IL
Originating as an ancient Chinese practice more than 3,000 years ago, acupuncture is a form of medicine that has been used to promote health and longevity. The original practitioners believed that this treatment plan was activating energy called Qi within the body, promoting natural healing and alleviating pain. After centuries of healing chronic pain, these thin needles have gained quite a reputation throughout the world, and major organizations have begun upholding the benefits of acupuncture.
If you are interested in finding Chicago acupuncture appointments, then look no further than Chicago Chiropractic & Sports Injury Centers. Our teams consist of licensed and board-certified acupuncturists who use acupuncture to treat a variety of ailments.
What to Know About Acupuncture
Acupuncture treatments are a safe, effective, drug-free therapy that has been clinically proven to effectively alleviate pain. The practice consists of penetrating the skin with thin sterile needles, and then stimulating the needle, either with electricity or the acupuncturist’s motions. This activates your body’s natural healing response and promotes a natural source of healing.
When the needle is inserted, most patients report feeling a minimal amount of discomfort, though there may be a sensation of pressure or aching around the needlepoint. This feeling of pressure is the central nervous system releasing chemicals that prompt the cells in your body to begin healing.
Besides pain relief, acupuncture has been found to treat and prevent diseases, as well as restore balance and homeostasis in the body. Acupuncture has been used as an effective enhancement to fertility as well, and the World Health Organization has identified over 120 conditions that acupuncture has been effective in treating.
What to Expect
Hour-long acupuncture sessions incorporate a thorough intake followed by acupuncture along with cupping or tui na (Chinese acupressure massage), plus lifestyle recommendations. Acupuncture treatments are cumulative and can act as preventative medicine, maintaining well-being and increasing vitality, in turn heightening your quality of life and longevity. If you are nervous about getting acupuncture or are skeptical, feel free to reach out to our team with any questions or concerns.
If finding appointments for acupuncture in Lincoln Park or any of the Chicago neighborhoods is your goal, then our doctors can help. We have practitioners at our Skokie, Loop, and West Loop locations, and they are ecstatic to help those in need with their skillset.
World Health Organization (WHO) Acupuncture Report — https://www.evidencebasedacupuncture.org/acupuncture-scientific-evidence/
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