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Acupuncture at Storm Chiropractic Clinic

Acupuncture is available at the Greenwood location.

For thousands of years, acupuncture has been a healing modality used all over the world. It’s based on Chinese Medicine and the idea of energy, or qi that flows through specific meridians in the body. An imbalance of energy results in disease. To restore the balance, needles can be inserted at precise points along the meridians.

The Effects of Acupuncture

Though it’s been in use for thousands of years, researchers still aren’t certain why acupuncture works. Studies suggest that it produces different effects on the body and brain, such as activating the hormones that make us feel less pain.

A study showing images of the brain during acupuncture confirmed that it increases our pain threshold. This effect may explain why so many people experience long-term pain relief with acupuncture. It also boosts your blood circulation and body temperature and affects the activity of white blood cells, which are responsible for your immune function. Additionally, it cuts down your triglyceride and cholesterol levels while regulating blood sugar.

The World Health Organization, National Institutes of Health and American Academy of Medical Acupuncture report that acupuncture is effective in treating many concerns. These include

  • Addiction
  • Anorexia
  • Asthma
  • Back/neck pain
  • Bladder/kidney infections
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Digestive troubles

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Infertility
  • Irregular menstrual cycles
  • Low back pain
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Osteoarthritis

  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Sinusitis
  • Sports injuries
  • Sprain/strain
  • Tendonitis
  • And many more

You are not required to be a chiropractic patient with us to schedule for acupuncture treatment. There are, however, a large number of complaints that can benefit from having both acupuncture and chiropractic. We’ll be pleased to evaluate you and make our recommendations as to what you can benefit most from.

The first step is to fill out some paperwork for your acupuncture visit. You can find these forms on our website if you’d like to complete them before you arrive.

Your acupuncturist will ask questions and may take your pulse or look at your tongue. Your skin, posture and other characteristics may also be studied, as they offer important clues about your health. After lying down on a comfortable table, hair-thin needles will be inserted. You may not feel anything as it goes in or a quick twinge that disappears after the needle is in.

You’ll then rest for 15-60 minutes. Most people doze off or feel incredibly relaxed. At the end, your acupuncturist will remove the needles.

The number of sessions we recommend to you will depend on your particular complaint and your current level of health. A simple issue like a wrist sprain may require just one treatment, while a long-term problem may need ongoing acupuncture sessions.

Of the many studies done on acupuncture over the years, there are few adverse effects. During pregnancy, there are certain points that are contraindicated. Be sure your acupuncturist is aware of any other treatments you’re doing or medications you’re taking.

You should try to avoid heavy meals, drinking alcohol, physical activity or sexual activity for eight hours following an acupuncture session.

Insurance Information for Acupuncture

Some insurance providers cover all or part of your acupuncture treatments. Many don’t, however, and some can have restrictions on which type of ailments they cover for acupuncture. At Storm Chiropractic Clinic, we recommend you call your insurance company so that you know what your coverage is.

Our team is here to take your call. Contact us now to book your first appointment for acupuncture Greenwood!

Acupuncture Greenwood IN | (317) 885-8520

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