Did you know acupuncture is successful in treating pain and other health difficulties such as lower back, neck, headache and muscle pain from accidents and injuries? However, it is not well-known that acupuncture can also be helpful in treating other health difficulties such as anxiety, insomnia, nausea, digestive problems, menstrual problems, weight control, infertility, and much, much more.
This long standing ancient traditional Chinese technique uses hair-thin, solid, metallic needles that are inserted at specific points called acupoints through the patient’s skin and inserted at differing depths into the skin. It is based on the belief that blocked chi, or energy, causes pain and that stimulating some of our more than 300 acupoints, each believed to affect a specific body part or organ, can unblock energy and relieve pain. Acupuncture therapy regulates the balance between a person’s spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical state. The majority of patients feel no or very minimal pain as the needles are inserted and usually report that they feel more energized by treatment, and others report they feel more relaxed.
To find out more how acupuncture can help, contact Dr. Ryan Russell at Integrative Chiropractic Health & Wellness in Hoover at (205) 282-0988.