How Does Acupuncture Work?
Relying on the insertion of fine and sterile needles into a patient’s skin, acupuncture stimulates specific anatomic sites within the body, commonly known as acupoints. Acupuncture’s basic philosophy is to get the body’s energy in alignment, usually referred to as getting one’s ying and yang balanced. Once certain bodily systems such as nervous, cardiovascular, endocrine, and others are stimulated through the treatment, the body’s natural healing response can begin.
What Conditions Can be Treated with Acupuncture?
As for conditions commonly treated via acupuncture, this can run the gamut from allergies, headaches, and depression to neck and back pain, arthritis, and tennis elbow. In some cases, acupuncture is even used to help induce labor in pregnant women.
What Occurs During a Treatment Session?
When you visit Dr. Jennifer Dabu, DACM will go over your health history, you will lay down on a comfortable treatment table. Very fine needles will be placed within various sites on your body corresponding with your particular health needs. While the needles are being placed, you will feel little if any discomfort during the 30 or so minutes the needles are retained, during which time most patients report feeling very relaxed and many fall asleep during.
This modality involves the placement of hair-fine needles at strategic points on the body. Traditional Chinese Medicine holds that these points alter the flow of life energy along imaginary pathways called meridians. Scientists believe that the needles alter nerve conduction and release pain relievers called endorphins.
Discover the Wide World of Acupuncture
Our acupuncture team can show you first-hand just how powerfully, easily, and effectively acupuncture can increase your health, wellness, comfort, and function. Call Dr. Jennifer Dabu, DACM today at (585) 775-9955 to schedule a new patient exam and consultation.