Acupuncture has held its popularity for thousands of years as a treatment for pain management. Today, Elisa Guillen, DC, and the team at Elite Chiropractic & Wellness in New Braunfels, Texas, use acupuncture alongside chiropractic adjustments to manage sciatica, neck pain, back pain, and arthritis. Call Elite Chiropractic & Wellness or book an appointment online to find out if you can benefit from acupuncture today.
Acupuncture is a practice from Eastern Chinese medicine that uses fine needles to stimulate your nervous system. The team at Elite Chiropractic & Wellness places each needle into a specific point on your body. These points are significant because they’re located along pathways called meridians, on which energy flows through your body.
The main purpose of acupuncture is to restore a balance in the flow of energy. Diseases and pain occur when the flow of energy along meridians is disrupted, but acupuncture can correct the issue.
The team at Elite Chiropractic & Wellness often uses acupuncture in conjunction with chiropractic adjustments and rehabilitative exercises to reduce pain and restore function to your musculoskeletal system.
Acupuncture can treat almost all the conditions that chiropractic care can treat. You may get a better functional outcome from your treatment plan by using the two strategies together.
The team at Elite Chiropractic & Wellness often recommends chiropractic care to manage:
While acupuncture is most commonly used for pain management, many people find that it also improves their health and wellness in other ways, like reducing anxiety and nausea.
You might have concerns about acupuncture being painful or uncomfortable, especially if you’re afraid of needles. Most people who get acupuncture report experiencing no pain, as the needles used in acupuncture are distinctively fine.
You might feel some pressure or a light aching sensation, but you won’t feel like you’re getting a shot. The needles can cause some discomfort if they enter the wrong part of your skin, but the team at Elite Chiropractic & Wellness is highly trained to avoid causing you any pain.
For most people, the experience of getting acupuncture is a relaxing one. You lie down on an examination table for the duration of the procedure. Once the needles are in place, you relax for 20-30 minutes. Dim lighting and relaxing music set a tranquil mood that helps you feel calm and serene for the entire experience.
If you’re interested in trying acupuncture for pain management, call Elite Chiropractic & Wellness or schedule a consultation online today.