Acupuncture has been used for centuries as a preventative medicine and to relieve acute conditions and chronic conditions that have no natural cure in western medicine, such as asthma, chronic pain, and anxiety. This powerful medicine, with no side effects, can be your answer but in not broadly accepted by mainstream. First, because there haven’t been enough studies done of the efficacy YET, though many studies being done now are supporting the good result acupuncture can deliver. The second reason acupuncture isn’t mainstream is because acupuncture is a threat to the established medical model. While none of us are used to paying for our health care out of pocket, here are a few great reasons for YOU to try acupuncture:
- Your health is worth the investment–health is one of life’s greatest riches
- it’s a holistic medicine that empowers the body to heal itself (much like chiropractic!)
- it addresses the root of the problem, not just the symptom
- it’s gentle and relaxing to receive
- it’s often more effective for chronic ailments than western medicine
- it’s a natural healing method that supports the body, rather than the more invasive methods of drugs or surgery
- Proven to help with fertility issues
- it has an extremely low probability of side-effects
Chiropractic and acupuncture work very well together. For patients who are curious or are considering a dual treatment of both chiropractic and acupuncture treatments, let me explain why they can work so well together. While they have different origins and are administered through very different techniques, chiropractic adjustments and acupuncture are both excellent complementary treatments for improving and maintaining your health. At our clinic, Minnesota Chiropractic and Rehabilitation, we often use both modalities to treat a variety of symptoms.
Both chiropractic and acupuncture work in ways that empower the body to heal without the use of drugs, surgery or other invasive treatment. Both are also designed to correct imbalances, prompt natural healing and restore a state of health that was formerly impeded. Each treatment accomplishes this in its own unique way.
Chiropractic treatment is most commonly administered using targeted manual adjustments throughout the spine to correct subluxations or obstructions that are based within the nervous system.
Acupuncture, on the other hand, is based on the overall flow of biological energy across the body’s meridian points. Just as the hands are used to adjust the spine, puncture or pressure is used to manipulate precise meridian points using very thin needles. This method removes any blockages that interfere with the body’s internal balance.
In many difficult to treat cases, the use of chiropractic care and acupuncture together may be the most efficient treatment method with the fastest results. Based on your wellness goals, you and Dr. Boroditsky can work together to determine if a combination of chiropractic and acupuncture would be a successful treatment program you.