Acupuncture Treatment in the West Loop
When you think of acupuncture, you may have an idea of needles being used in some mystic way to heal the body. The truth is, this ancient practice provides a multitude of health benefits and even the World Health Organization has recognized the practice to be a substantial treatment for at least thirty ailments. In order to get the best acupuncture experience from our certified acupuncturists, make an appointment with our West Loop location!
How Acupuncture Works
Acupuncture is performed by penetrating the skin with thin metallic needles which are then activated by the acupuncturist or electric stimulation. The practice originates from ancient China, where traditional Chinese medicine practitioners believed they were activating Qi along the body’s meridian points. These needles were thought to allow the free flow of Qi and promote healing as the energy flows around the body.
Modern acupuncturists use sterile needles, and when they penetrate the skin, most people report feeling minimal pain, if any. When inserted properly, the patient may experience a sensation of pressure or ache around the needle. This sensation is the central nervous system being stimulated, and a release of chemicals from the body begins to promote the natural healing process.
Many patients report feeling energized or relaxed after their appointment, as the body’s chemical reaction is promoting not only physical health but also emotional well-being. The treatment itself is designed to alleviate pain and prevent disease through the nervous system activation.
What to Expect at Our Practice
At our location in the West Loop, acupuncture sessions are performed by licensed acupuncturists who have years of experience. The session usually lasts an hour and can be paired with cupping and/or Tui Na, a Chinese acupressure massage. Afterward, your technician may discuss improvements that can be made to your lifestyle or activities that you may benefit from.
Acupuncture appointments can be preventative as well, and many patients decide to schedule ahead of time in order to maintain the benefits. Besides improving your physical and emotional well-being, acupuncture also promotes your longevity and quality of life. One final benefit that is often attributed to acupuncture is its boost to natural fertility.
If you are hesitant about receiving acupuncture and would like some reassurances for an upcoming appointment or potentially in the future, then do not hesitate to contact our offices. Our team will be happy to provide you with any necessary information about this drug-free therapy.