Acupuncture and cupping is still a relatively new health care option to most Americans, but it has been used for thousands of years in China and throughout Asia. As a main part of Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture is rooted in the idea that the body should be in balance both internally and with the world around us. When the body is out of balance, or lost its normal homeostasis, that is when pain and disease occurs. Famous Chinese doctors over nearly four millennia have used traditional philosophies and theories to develop treatment protocols for a wide variety of aches, pains, and conditions.
Acupuncture specifically is used to treat the imbalances in our body through the insertion of thin, sterile, disposable needles at specific points. Many patients feel a reduction in their stress and pain, as well as improved mobility and function after just one or two treatments. This is due to the documented affect of acupuncture on hormone, neurotransmitter, and biochemical levels.
Cupping is another option for our patients suffering from muscle tension and spasms, limited range of motion of the neck, back, and extremities, and chronic knots and trigger points. By releasing tight and overworked muscles, it can improve athletic performance and reduce pain. Cupping can also be used as part of your acupuncture treatment for certain conditions and symptoms.
Acupuncture and cupping treatments are tailored to your needs at Knewtson Health Group, and therefore can vary from person to person and condition to condition. Typically, treatments last 20-60 minutes and can include needle insertion into the arms, legs, torso, back, head, and ears. Generally, acupuncture is comfortable and relaxing, leaving patients feeling rejuvenated.
Due to the long history of acupuncture and the rich medical theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture can treat everything from pain conditions, internal symptoms, and even sleep, digestive, and mood symptoms. Dr. Ding specializes in gastrointestinal, pelvic floor conditions, incontinence, sleeping disorders, and fatigue, along with generalized pain conditions. Dr. Danielle specializes in treating musculoskeletal symptoms, conditions, and injuries with acupuncture and cupping, along with a variety of acute, chronic, and pain conditions. For more information on whether acupuncture is the right choice for your health concerns, contact us today!
Western clinical science and research is just beginning to explain how and why acupuncture works. The areas best researched are chronic pain, low back pain, neck pain, headache, and arthritis.* * Research also supports the use of acupuncture for acute injuries and pain. In a recent study, acupuncture was found to speed healing and reduce symptoms common to concussions.* The increasing support of acupuncture has led many medical doctors to use it as an alternative treatment option to narcotic medications.*
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