What is Acupuncture?
Modern medicine has access to a wider range of sophisticated technologies and techniques than ever before -- but sometimes the most effective treatment methods also happen to be among the oldest. This certainly holds true for acupuncture, a 4,000-year-old healing modality that continues to benefit patients all over the world. Here at Jones Chiropractic & Acupuncture, we're proud to serve as your source for acupuncture in Evansville IN.
Mechanisms and Benefits of Acupuncture
Acupuncture was first devised by ancient practitioners, with core concepts which are still followed in Traditional Chinese Medicine. These practitioners worked from the idea that the human body circulates its life force, or Qi, through internal pathways called meridians. Blockages of the meridians could disrupt this essential flow of energy, result in pain or disease. Acupuncture practitioners developed a map of points on the body where the flow could be restored to normal through the insertion of extremely fine needles.
Modern medicine has recognized acupuncture's effectiveness, although using different terms. Studies indicate that the insertion of needles into acupuncture points can trigger the production of endorphins and hormones -- thus easing pain and improving physical function without drugs. The acupuncture points may also change the ways specific "pain gates" send pain signals along the nervous system.
Safe, Natural Treatment for a Variety of Conditions
What conditions could you expect our acupuncturist in Evanston to treat with this ancient-yet-powerful form of care? Acupuncture's ability to moderate nerve signals, hormone levels, and pain responses make it an extremely versatile treatment method for a variety of conditions. We may prescribe a course of acupuncture to help you cope with:
- Acute injury symptoms
- Respiratory conditions
- Emotional issues and mood disorders
- Gastrointestinal complaints
- Bladder problems
- Neck pain, back pain, and sciatica
- Oral/dental pain
- Menstrual problems
- Pediatric ailments
- Shoulder pain
Needle-Free Acupuncture and Other Variations
If you've always been afraid of needles, you'll be relieved to know that the acupuncture needles used as Jones Chiropractic & Acupuncture are too thin, and inserted to too shallow a depth, to cause discomfort. Even so, there are also needle-free variants of acupuncture that we may recommend. You might benefit from:
- Electrical stimulation acupuncture, which passes tiny amounts of current to small pads on the skin
- Moxibustion, in which a burning herb called mugwort is held close to the skin so it can convey its chemical compounds to the treatment site
- Laser acupuncture, the use of a "cold" laser instead of acupuncture needles
Contact Our Acupuncturist in Evansville, IN!
If you're ready to overcome your health challenges through acupuncture, you're ready to talk to our acupuncturist in Evansville. Call (812) 402-8202 today!