Millions of Americans suffer from chronic pain. If you experience pain that affects your quality of life, consider an integrative, alternative treatment like acupuncture. At the Alternative Health & Healing Center in Naples, Florida, the team recommends acupuncture to reduce pain. To learn about the health benefits of this holistic treatment, schedule an appointment online or call the practice.
Part of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is a holistic treatment involving thin needles strategically placed along the meridians of your body.
The acupuncture needles balance your life force, which flows along the meridians, improving the stimulation of muscles, nerves, and connective tissues, and relieve the inflammation and swelling that cause pain.
The team at Alternative Health & Healing Center use acupuncture to treat the discomfort or pain caused by a variety of health conditions or diseases, including:
Acupuncture may also relieve pain in the jaw or face caused by temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.
Before an acupuncture session, your doctor will perform a physical exam and discuss your current symptoms, along with how they influence your day to day activities. During this initial consultation, your doctor will examine all areas of discomfort to determine an appropriate acupuncture treatment plan for your unique needs.
During your acupuncture treatment, your doctor carefully inserts 5-20 acupuncture needles into various points and meridians on your body. There is no pain associated with the tiny needles. Acupuncture needles are left in position for up to 20 minutes. The doctor will then remove the needles to complete your session. The entire acupuncture session takes about an hour.
While acupuncture is safe for most people, it is not the right treatment for everyone. The team at Alternative Health & Healing Center does not recommend acupuncture for women who are pregnant, individuals with a pacemaker, or for anyone who has a bleeding disorder. It is also not recommended if you take a prescription blood-thinner as you are more likely to experience side effects during treatment.
To learn more about the ancient Chinese medicine practice, and find out if you are a candidate, call the office or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment today.