Acupuncture at Integrity Chiropractic Clinic
At Integrity Auto & Work Injury Chiropractic Clinic in Beaverton, we are dedicated to providing our patients with the highest quality of care and treatment options to help them achieve optimal health and wellness. One of the therapies we offer at our clinic is acupuncture, an ancient Chinese healing technique that has been used for thousands of years to alleviate pain, promote healing, and improve overall health and well-being.
Acupuncture is a holistic therapy that involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points on the body, called acupoints, in order to balance and restore the flow of energy, or Qi, throughout the body. This is done with the goal of restoring balance and harmony to the body and mind, and promoting the body’s natural healing mechanisms.
Acupuncture can be used to treat a wide range of conditions, including chronic pain, headaches, migraines, stress, anxiety, depression, infertility, digestive disorders, and many other conditions. It is also commonly used as a complementary therapy alongside other treatments, such as chiropractic care and physical therapy.
At Integrity Auto & Work Injury Chiropractic Clinic, our team of licensed and certified acupuncturists will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that is tailored to your specific needs and goals. We will take a comprehensive history of your health and any current conditions you may be experiencing, and work with you to understand the underlying causes of your symptoms. From there, we will design a treatment plan that may include acupuncture, herbal medicine, and other therapies to address your specific needs.
One of the main advantages of acupuncture is that it is a non-invasive and drug-free therapy, which means it can be used safely alongside other treatments and medications. It is also considered a low-risk therapy, with very few side effects or complications. Additionally, acupuncture can be used to treat both acute and chronic conditions, which makes it a versatile and effective treatment option.
At Integrity Auto & Work Injury Chiropractic Clinic, our acupuncturists use a variety of techniques, including traditional Chinese acupuncture, as well as modern approaches such as dry needling and electro-acupuncture. These techniques can be used to target specific areas of the body and help to release tension and restore balance to the body.
Acupuncture can be particularly effective in the treatment of pain, whether it is acute or chronic. The needles used in acupuncture stimulate the body’s natural pain-relieving mechanisms and can help to reduce inflammation and promote healing. This makes it a useful therapy for conditions such as back pain, neck pain, headaches, and migraines.
Another area where acupuncture can be beneficial is in the treatment of stress and anxiety. The gentle nature of acupuncture and the relaxation it promotes can help to alleviate feelings of stress and anxiety, and promote a sense of calm and well-being. It is also commonly used as a complementary therapy alongside counseling and other therapies to treat depression.
At Integrity Auto & Work Injury Chiropractic Clinic, our team of acupuncturists will work closely with you to understand your specific needs and goals, and design a treatment plan that is tailored to you. We may also work alongside other practitioners at our clinic, such as chiropractors and physical therapists, to ensure that you receive the most comprehensive and effective care.
We understand that the thought of receiving acupuncture can be intimidating for some people, which is why we strive to create a comfortable and welcoming environment at our clinic. Our team of acupuncturists will take the time to explain the process to you and answer any questions you may have. They will also make sure that you are comfortable and relaxed throughout the treatment process.
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that has been practiced for over 2,500 years. It involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points on the body to stimulate the flow of energy, or qi, through the body’s meridian system. Acupuncture is often used as a complementary treatment to chiropractic care, as both approaches focus on holistic healing and the body’s natural ability to heal itself.
Acupuncture has been shown to be effective in treating a wide range of conditions, including chronic pain, headaches, arthritis, and asthma. It is also frequently used to improve overall health and well-being, reduce stress, and support the body’s natural healing process.
At Integrity Chiropractic Clinic, we offer acupuncture as part of our holistic approach to health and wellness. Our licensed acupuncturists are trained to carefully assess each patient’s unique needs and develop a personalized treatment plan to address their specific health concerns.
How does acupuncture work?
Acupuncture is based on the belief that the body’s qi, or vital energy, flows through a network of meridians or channels. When the flow of qi is disrupted or blocked, it can lead to imbalances and physical, emotional, and mental health issues. Acupuncture works to restore balance to the body’s qi by stimulating specific points along the meridian pathways.
The needles used in acupuncture are extremely thin and are typically made of stainless steel. They are inserted into the skin to a depth of about half an inch to an inch, depending on the location and the condition being treated. The needles are then gently manipulated by the practitioner to stimulate the flow of qi.
Acupuncture is a painless treatment and most patients report feeling little to no discomfort during the procedure. Some people may feel a slight sensation of pressure or tingling at the needle site, but these sensations are generally short-lived and not painful.
What conditions can acupuncture treat?
Acupuncture has been shown to be effective in treating a wide range of conditions, including:
- Chronic pain: Acupuncture has been shown to be effective in reducing chronic pain, including low back pain, neck pain, and osteoarthritis.
- Headaches and migraines: Acupuncture can help to reduce the frequency and intensity of headaches and migraines.
- Arthritis: Acupuncture has been shown to be effective in reducing pain and improving function in people with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
- Asthma: Acupuncture may help to improve breathing and reduce the frequency of asthma attacks.
- Stress and anxiety: Acupuncture can help to reduce stress and improve overall well-being.
- Insomnia: Acupuncture may help to improve sleep quality and reduce the time it takes to fall asleep.
- Digestive issues: Acupuncture can help to improve digestion and reduce symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
- Menstrual cramps: Acupuncture may help to reduce the severity of menstrual cramps.
- Addiction: Acupuncture has been shown to be effective in reducing cravings and improving the success rate of addiction treatment programs.
In addition to these specific conditions, acupuncture can also be used as a supportive treatment for overall health and well-being. It can help to boost the immune system, improve circulation, and reduce the effects of stress on the body.
What should I expect during an acupuncture treatment?
During your acupuncture treatment at Integrity Chiropractic Clinic, your acupuncturist will take a detailed medical history and ask questions about your health concerns and symptoms. They will also perform a physical examination and may use other diagnostic techniques
How does acupuncture affect the body?
Acupuncture is widely used to treat pain and a variety of other conditions. National Institutes of Health (NIH) studies have shown that acupuncture is an effective treatment alone or in combination with conventional therapies to treat the following:
- Nausea caused by surgical anesthesia and cancer chemotherapy
- Dental pain after surgery
- Menstrual cramps
- Tennis elbow
- Myofascial pain
- Low back pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome