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Acupuncture Treatment

Published by Dr. Alden Clendenin

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient practice that has been used for thousands of years in traditional Chinese medicine to treat a number of conditions. Acupuncture is when the skin is penetrated by small, thin metal needles in order to stimulate the natural energy pathways that inhabit the human body. The needles are manipulated by the practitioner to improve the energy flow. This energy is also known as Qi (pronounced “chee”). If a person’s Qi is disrupted or not flowing smoothly, it can lead to disease and other physical impairments.

There are more than 2,000 points in the human body that can be utilized during acupuncture therapy to improve a patient’s energy flow. Acupuncture has been deemed best used for pain management and fertility treatment, but the World Health Organization (WHO) has also named it effective in treating 31 specific conditions. However, an acupuncture treatment plan is a specialized service that must be conducted by a trained professional, and personalized to each patient. Therefore, it is important to find out if this kind of therapy service is right for you and your personal needs.

Why Acupuncture?

Physical therapy is a great option for pain management and treating a variety of other conditions. It is also typically the first choice for many people who might be suffering from back pain, muscle soreness, or migraines. Acupuncture is a special kind of therapy that can be used alone, or in addition to, other more commonplace treatments such as chiropractic therapy, deep tissue therapy, strength training, etc.

Here at Chicago Chiropractic & Sports Injury Centers we offer acupuncture sessions with cumulative results by trained practitioners. We believe that acupuncture can benefit many of our patients, even if every one is suffering from a different ailment. Studies show that acupuncture has been successful in treating conditions such as fibromyalgia, lower back pain, menstrual cramps, headaches, osteoarthritis, carpal tunnel, tennis elbow, and even immune disorders.

Since acupuncture can release tension and aid in muscle pain relief, it should also be noted that it can help prevent future injuries. Another great thing about acupuncture is that when you undergo multiple treatments, and continue to receive them, conditions like chronic pain improve over time.

Acupuncture in the Chicago Loop

Finding a reliable, trained and certified physical therapist can be hard, especially if you are looking for a practitioner of acupuncture in the Chicago Loop or surrounding areas.

Acupuncture therapy is right at your fingertips when you visit Chicago Chiropractic & Sports Injury Centers, your trusted destination for physical therapy in the Loop, West Loop, Skokie, and Lincoln Park.

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