Pain-free Acupuncture Treatments for Millersville and Crofton, MD, Patients
Often used in tandem with chiropractic adjustments and physical therapy regimens, acupuncture is an ancient healing treatment that promotes holistic recovery. Acupuncture is effective in treating both chronic ailments and occasional injuries. For many centuries, medical professionals and herbalists alike have promoted the use of acupuncture for pain relief. At Effective Integrative Healthcare, we offer our acupuncture treatments to address the health issues you may be facing.
The History of Acupuncture in Medicine
In the very first known published works on medicine, acupuncture features prominently as a method of stimulating healing for a variety of ailments and pain. As a part of traditional Chinese medicine dating to the first century AD, the historical belief is that the flow of energy in the body (called qi in Chinese) flows along natural pathways in your body. If the pathways are blocked, your energy will be unbalanced and health problems occur. The needles unblock pathways and restore a natural flow of energy throughout the body.
Today, acupuncture is still practiced side by side in Asia with more modern technology in hospitals and private clinics to promote blood circulation and self-healing. Its popularity is increasing in the United States and Europe, and it’s a safe, natural therapy suitable for almost all patients. Acupuncture is considered a holistic and all-around wellness treatment for specific health problems, preventive care, and stress relief.
Modern Uses of Acupuncture Therapy
Acupuncture is used worldwide for relaxation and to treat a variety of ailments, including:
- Digestive Disorders
- High Blood Pressure
- Hormonal Imbalances
- Jaw Pain Associated with TMJ
- Neck Pain
- Recurrent Nausea
- Symptoms of Menopause
If you experience any of these symptoms, ask us about acupuncture as a stand-alone treatment or supplement to the other therapy plans and treatments we offer. Acupuncture is usually used in tandem with other natural treatments, so find out if it’s suitable for your comprehensive health plan.
Does Acupuncture Hurt?
Today, acupuncture looks similar to ancient procedures. An extremely thin, sterile needle is used to prick certain muscle groups and stimulate circulation. Many patients are nervous about the idea of acupuncture, knowing that it involves the insertion of needles into the skin. The needles do not draw blood, and most patients don’t even feel the needles during insertion or while lying facedown to relax for about 15 to 20 minutes.
Even with the explanation and assurance that the needles are not painful, you may still feel uneasy about this treatment option, so we encourage you to look up videos and demonstrations online and call our office to schedule a free consultation. We can explain the process in depth or even recommend other treatment options to help you achieve similar results without needles. As your healthcare providers, Effective Integrative Healthcare makes sure you feel informed and empowered by your decision to either choose or reject acupuncture treatment.