Acupuncturist Questions and Answers
Are you looking for a way to relax, relive pain, and improve your immune system? Acupuncture is a terrific way to achieve any of those desires! Our acupuncture specialist at Living Well Health Group is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, and can provide first-rate treatment for you. For more information, call us or schedule an appointment online! We serve patients from Loveland CO, Kelim CO, Campion CO, Centerra CO, Boyd lake state park CO, and Berthoud CO.
Having a bunch of tiny needles put in you might sound like torture, but acupuncture treatment is actually a great way to relax and focus on you. Luckily, the needles used in acupuncture are very tiny and do not cause any discomfort, but actually reduce anxiety and increase relaxation! This ancient practice can help you in numerous ways, no matter who you are or what you are dealing with, and we would love to provide you with this treatment here at Living Well Health Group!
What is acupuncture and how does it help?
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese treatment that has been used for over two thousand years! It has a broad range of applications and benefits to treat pain, stress, and various conditions and diseases. It involves the insertion of hair-thin needles into strategic points in a person’s body. While the specific way that experts believe acupuncture helps individuals has changed, there is growing evidence that supports it is an incredibly worthwhile treatment for several different conditions! It was originally thought that acupuncture helped restore balance to a person’s energy flow, also referred to as the life force known as Qi (“chi”) in ancient Chinese philosophy. Medical scientists have now found that acupuncture stimulates a slight, painless injury in the insertion point, which sends a signal to your brain to send a healing response. Your body’s healing response to acupuncture stimulates the immune system, increases blood circulation to the area, reduces pain, and accelerates wound healing. Thus, in many ways, science has proven what ancient Chinese medicine has always known!
What is acupuncture used to treat?
While acupuncture is not a cure-all or substitute treatment, it does have significant benefits for a surprising number of conditions when used in a supplementary capacity! Some of these conditions or illnesses include the following:
- Anxiety and depression
- Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting
- Chronic back, head, knees, or neck pain
- Dental pain
- Digestive issues
- Facial pain
- Labor induction
- Memory issues
- Migraine headaches
- Morning sickness
- Painful menstrual cramps and post menstrual syndrome (PMS)
- Peptic ulcers
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Substance dependency
- Tennis elbow
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
How long do effects of acupuncture last?
While your condition or pain symptoms may not drastically improve with the first session, they will likely gradually do so over a few sessions. The more sessions you have, the longer effects should last. As such, you may notice improvements for up to a week at the start of treatment, which could gradually increase to a month or more. Thus, you may want to have an acupuncture session every two weeks in the beginning and then gradually space them apart by a month or so as your condition continues to improve.
Is acupuncture for me?
If you are interested but hesitant about whether or not acupuncture could benefit you, we invite you to schedule an initial consultation with our excellent acupuncturist at Living Well Health Group! Our acupuncture specialist can review your medical history, lifestyle, and the symptoms you experience to determine whether or not acupuncture is the right treatment option for you.
If you would like to schedule an appointment with us at Living Well Health Group, we would love to hear from you! You can do so through our website or by calling us at (970) 438-5853 during the hours of 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM from Monday to Thursday or from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Friday. Living Well Health Group is located at 1435 West 29th St, Suite 900, in Loveland, Colorado.