Acupuncture at AlignLife
Acupuncture is an ancient healing technique that remains just as effective as ever in treating a wide range of symptoms and conditions. Even so, many Westerners have yet to discover the amazing potential of this form of care for improving their own health, wellness, function, and comfort. Our Chiropractic & Natural Health Center is working to change that situation by offering both traditional and needleless acupuncture to individuals and families.
The Astonishing Benefits of Acupuncture
The roots of acupuncture can be traced back over 3,000 years to ancient Asia. Traditional Chinese Medicine raised acupuncture to a sophisticated form by mapping the flow of Qi, or life energy, along bodily pathways called meridians. They theorized that blockage or misdirection of Qi flow was associated with specific diseases, disorders, and physical symptoms. They placed a pattern of fine needles just under the skin along the meridians to bring the Qi flow back to normal, thus relieving their patients' ailments. While the traditional viewpoint is still popular, modern Western scientists have also found that acupuncture needles may alter nerve signals to normalize physical function, while also stimulating the production of endorphins for pain relief.
Treatment for a Variety of Conditions and Symptoms
Our health center can administer acupuncture to treat an enormous range of problems. Acupuncture allows for a great many combinations and variations of acupuncture points, many of which are located in an entirely different part of the body than the area displaying symptoms. Acupuncture's versatility makes it an effective treatment for:
- Musculoskeletal conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, back pain, fibromyalgia, plantar fasciitis, elbow or knee pain, tendinitis and bursitis
- Reproductive and hormonal issues such as infertility, endometriosis, PCOS, thyroid dysfunction and adrenal fatigue
- Sleep disorders, anxiety, and PTSD
- Chronic headaches and migraines
- Digestive complaints such as irritable bowel syndrome
While the needles used in acupuncture are finer than a human hair, making them essentially painless, many individuals have a needle phobia that discourages them from pursuing the very help they desperately need. Fortunately for these people, needleless acupuncture can also prove highly effective. Techniques such as cold laser therapy, electrical stimulation, and acupressure can make use of the same acupuncture points as traditional acupuncture, allowing you to enjoy needle-free relief from what ails you.
Visit Our Springfield Chiropractor to Learn More
If you're in pain or struggling with a particular kind of health condition, you owe it to yourself to find out just what acupuncture can do for you. Call AlignLife in Springfield and see how you can get pain relief today.