Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine using the principles of traditional Chinese medicine that has the ability to effectively treat a wide variety of conditions.  Acupuncture can help with everything from physical problems with your muscles, joints and nerves, to emotional problems with stress and sleep patterns. Acupuncture is also used frequently to aid the pain and nausea that is associated with cancer and cancer treatments.  By activating your body’s innate healing abilities, acupuncture can help to boost your immune system while increasing your overall wellbeing. For thousands of years, this noninvasive treatment method of Traditional Chinese Medicine has been helping people maintain and improve their physical and emotional health.

Acupuncture and Qi

Qi (ch’i), synonymous with your body’s innate healing abilities, is a vital energy force within your body. Qi flows throughout the body via pathways known as meridians. Your body contains 14 main meridians, and acupuncture targets specific meridian points to activate and balance your Qi. When properly balanced, Qi can promote overall health while providing the body with natural nourishment.

When there is an imbalance in the flow of Qi, your body may be more susceptible to illness. This imbalance is caused when your Qi is blocked or disrupted within specific parts of your body. These blockages occur for a variety of reasons including physical or mental trauma, poor eating habits, and overexerting yourself. Most of the time your body will heal on its own. However, when these ailments last for extended periods of time it may be a sign that your Qi requires the stimulation induced by acupuncture.

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The Benefits of Acupuncture

Clinical studies have proven acupuncture’s effectiveness in the treatment of a variety of ailments. At Merckling Family Chiropractic, our certified acupuncture practitioner will target the body’s meridian points that aid in treating your specific symptoms.

What Can Acupuncture Treat?

  • Acute Epigastralgia
  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Biliary colic
  • Boosting immune system function
  • Breech Birth Presentation
  • Cancer Care
    • Post chemotherapy
    • Radiation Sessions
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Rhinovirus (the common cold)
  • Dental Pain
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Facial Pain
  • Facial Rejuvenation
  • Fertility
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gastritis
  • Headaches
  • Hypertension
  • Hypotension
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Insomnia
  • Knee Pain
  • Menopause
  • Migraines
  • Morning Sickness
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscle Tension
  • Nausea
  • Neck Pain
  • Opioid Dependency

The Science of Acupuncture

The stimulation of acupuncture meridian points causes the release of endorphins and other chemicals produced by your body’s nervous system. Stemming from the brain, spinal cord, and various muscles, the release of these chemicals has been proven to help restore the body’s ability to heal naturally. The rejuvenating effects of acupuncture are backed by hundreds of case-controlled clinical studies.

Acupuncture Treatment Plan

At your initial appointment, our certified acupuncture practitioner will go over your health history and inquire about any symptoms or ailments you’re currently experiencing. After gathering and assessing this information, our acupuncturist will be able to recommend a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs and proceed with your first acupuncture treatment.

Your First Acupuncture Treatment

The process will begin once you’ve comfortable laid down on our acupuncture treatment table. Once you’re completely relaxed, the acupuncturist will carefully place sterilized acupuncture needles at targeted points of your meridian pathways. Acupuncture needles are nearly as thin as a strand of hair, and most people experience little to no pain upon their insertion. The acupuncture needles are removed once the proper flow of Qi has been restored.

Contact Merckling Family Chiropractic and find out how acupuncture can benefit you.