Whenever you hear the word “acupuncture,” you might picture a dozen or so needles being placed into someone’s back in some tranquil room of a spa. In actuality, acupuncture is more than that. It’s a practice first developed 3,000 years ago in China.
A treatment method that is often confused with dry needling, acupuncture is an Eastern methodology that centers on using needles to promote healing and pain relief by opening up your energy. Conversely, dry needling focuses more on using needles to stimulate blood flow around trigger points and inflamed muscles. Both are important and can be very effective. We offer acupuncture to our patients as a means of managing pain and inflammation and promoting recovery.
What Can Acupuncture Be Used to Help?
Acupuncture can benefit many types of conditions. Not sure if it’s a useful treatment for you? Some of the conditions it’s most commonly used to treat include:
- Chronic pain.
- Chemotherapy-related nausea and vomiting.
- Headaches and migraines.
- Cramps from menstrual cycles.
- Muscle pain.
The Benefits of Acupuncture
This traditional Eastern medicinal practice can be used to promote not only physical health but also emotional well-being. At REPAIR SI, holistic healing is at the core of everything we do. Our team of talented PT specialists seeks to provide whole-body-centered care. So much of your physical health is affected by your mental state. Through services like acupuncture, we strive to address the root causes of pain and any other areas that could benefit from improvement, including your mental and emotional health.
Acupuncture can be used to manage various conditions, which is another reason why it’s such a beneficial treatment option. It can be used in conjunction with most other types of treatments and poses little risk.
What to Expect During an Acupuncture Session
When you visit our REPAIR SI clinic, you can expect to receive acupuncture from licensed acupuncturists. Our team of practitioners can provide professional services to alleviate your pain and inflammation and encourage healing in any problem area you may have. We’ll do our best to provide you with the highest-quality experience so that you can receive the most productive health outcomes.