Sticking needles into your skin willingly may not seem like many people’s versions of a good time. Little do they know that a no or extremely minimal pain process can help to alleviate or even cure their ailments. When you visit a certified acupuncturist, you are choosing a healing process that involves no harsh chemicals or drugs with scientifically proven results. We offer this ancient yet revolutionary option here at Spine & Sports Rehabilitation Pain Management, so visit our office for the best acupuncture in Suffolk County should you be interested in this procedure.
Acupuncture has been studied for over 2500 years. The technique involves taking small hair sized needles (all of which are sterilized) and gently inserting them into the pressure points of your skin. The needles typically go into over 1000 areas of your body rich in nerves, tissue, and muscles. They will remain inserted for approximately 20 minutes.
Traditionally, this is to tap into the Qui that invisibly flows through your body. This life energy is the balance of your ying and yang, and so blockages can cause you illness that can be remedied through restore the flow of qui. Scientifically, it is to stimulate the injected area into responding to the needle’s puncture, triggering it to release its natural chemicals. Patients find that the process helps them to naturally get a dose of painkillers, improve their circulation, or get help in maintaining the chemical balances of their immune system. There are additional variations of acupuncture that involves the needles being heated or energized with small electric currents to achieve maximum stimulation within the body. The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health and the World Health Organization are both currently conducting studies on methods of acupuncture as well as their viability for even more illnesses.
Acupuncture has very few side effects when partaking in the procedure with a certified practitioner, only including minimal risks such as small bruising or bleeding at the insertion sites. You should not consider acupuncture if you have a bleeding disorder. Otherwise, acupuncture may be worth a try if conventional methods are not doing the trick, as they can be paired with multiple other treatment options for maximum efficiency. Each procedure will be different. During your acupuncture in Suffolk County, your acupuncturist will work with you to determine the source of your symptoms and what insertion sites will be the best for your particular ailment.
Acupuncture can treat far more conditions than one may realize. As science becomes further integrated into the medical community, doctors are finding more illnesses and injuries that benefit from it’s healing properties. From complete healing remedy to a form of symptom relief, acupuncture can solve these without the need for drugs or harsh medications. Here are a few of the more common reasons for the procedure:
If you have any questions, concerns, or want to schedule an acupuncture appointment, contact our acupuncturists in Suffolk County today to begin your journey.