Acupuncture Treatment at Our Western Trails Chiropractic & Acupuncture in Mitchell

At Western Trails Chiropractic, we are offering alternative forms of care that you cannot find elsewhere. This includes acupuncture, a popular form of treatment. As a Mitchell resident, here is what you need to know about this chiropractic treatment. 

Woman getting acupuncture treatment What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a form of care that uses thin needles insertion to create a therapeutic effect. This alternative medicine technique actually has a long history in traditional Chinese medicine, used for over 3000 years. While scientists are still investigating the effectiveness of acupuncture, many chiropractic practitioners apply this technique to clientele. 

The needle insertion is meant to stimulate the anatomic sites. This is done in order to promote healing, improvement, and wellbeing. Acupuncture has been used to treat a wide variety of health conditions. 

Acupuncture Benefits

Those who practice acupuncture claim that it can treat back pain, neck pain, nausea, arthritis pain, joint pain, headaches, migraines, and sleep disturbance. It can also aid in mental health, relieving stress, anxiety, and depression. People who have received acupuncture treatment report feelings of relaxation afterward.

Because acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine, it doesn't require the use of surgery or medication. Acupuncture is usually safe when performed by a trained professional. Risks for this treatment include bacterial or viral infection. If it is administered by an improperly trained individual, the person risks developing serious adverse effects. That is why we recommend only receiving acupuncture from a certified chiropractor like those at Western Trails Chiropractic & Acupuncture. 

How a Chiropractor Applies Acupuncture

Before an acupuncture session begins, our acupuncturist might ask questions about the patient's pain and medical history. An acupuncture session begins with the insertion of thin needles throughout the skin. The patient will be laid out on a bed in a comfortable position. These needles will be left in place for about 20 minutes, a relatively short amount of time compared to other treatment methods. In some sessions, heat, pressure, or laser therapy may be used alongside the acupuncture application. Most people feel very little discomfort when receiving this treatment. 

Contact Us Today For Healing Acupuncture 

Acupuncture is just one of the many chiropractic serves that Western Trails Chiropractic is providing. If you are a Mitchell resident who is interested in receiving acupuncture, consider reaching out to us. Our chiropractic team can walk you through the process, answering any questions or concerns you may have about this particular treatment. Interested to learn more? Please contact us at (308) 623-1313.

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