As an ideal adjunct to chiropractic care, acupuncture is used when we see health problems that seem to be caused by disruption to energy pathways in your body, called meridians. Acupuncture is a centuries-old, safe and natural healing process that focuses on the integrity of bodily systems, rather than on specific conditions.
Acupuncture needles are small
The most common question we get here at Batson Chiropractic Group is about the needles we use. Most people have encountered hypodermic and sewing needles, but both are gigantic compared to the needles we use. In fact, five of our needles could easily fit inside one hypodermic needle!
Rivers of energy flow throughout your body
Not much is known about why acupuncture is so effective, but this ancient technique has continued to provide patients with a safe and natural avenue for preventative health care. Perhaps the best way to think about acupuncture is to imagine rivers of energy throughout your body, organized by meridians. These meridians can experience a “log jam” that restricts energy flow. The needles help to loosen the blockage and allow energy to circulate properly.
Acupuncture feels great
When our highly-trained and experienced acupuncturist inserts the first needle at a precise energy point on your body, you may feel a slight prick. This is normal and safe. Acupuncture needles have ultra-fine, rounded tips that slide through tissue without damaging cells.
Acupuncture visits at Batson Chiropractic Group typically last 20-30 minutes. Most people experience a variety of post-session feelings, which range from energized to a deep sense of relaxation and well-being.
Acupuncture is effective
Acupuncture is great for treating chronic pain and for losing weight. Additionally, the World Health Organization and the National Institute of Health have declared acupuncture an effective treatment for the following conditions:
- Back Pain
- Ear Problems (Ringing, Earaches)
- Chemotherapy Nausea
- Digestive Problems (Ulcers, Gastritis, IBS)
- Menstrual & Female Disorders
- Many More!