Advanced Medical of Twin Cities offers a wide range of services that help to relieve overall pain and discomfort. In addition to chiropractic care, we provide other services that complement and maximize the effectiveness of chiropractic adjustments. Chiropractic care is often paired with massage therapy, and for good reason. The processes associated with chiropractic adjustment help the body’s structural components return to correct alignment. Massage therapy is an effective treatment for the muscle groups and other soft tissues that support the spine. If the pain you have been experiencing is due, in part, to the strain that one or more muscles have been under, massage therapy can be necessary for optimizing their ability to support your spinal column.
Combining Chiropractic Adjustments, Acupuncture And Massage
The oldest known health treatment associated with chiropractic care is acupuncture. Oddly enough, the oldest health treatment is the least well understood, at least by the general public. Acupuncture is a central component of traditional Chinese medicine, and it is approximately five thousand years old. Its use has been modernized, of course, so that it conforms to modern standards of healthcare, but its essence remains the same as it has always been. The insertion of ultra-fine needles into specific areas of the skin stimulates the body’s natural healing mechanisms into action. Acupuncture is often included with chiropractic adjustment and massage therapy, but acupuncture is also highly effective on its own for a wide range of issues. In other words, you do need not have a chiropractic issue in order to benefit from acupuncture.
Acupuncture can help with the following issues:
● Sciatica. Pressure on the sciatic nerve can cause excruciating pain from the upper gluteal muscles down through the leg and into the foot. Acupuncture reduces inflammation that causes such pressure.
● Blood pressure and circulatory issues. Acupuncture not only stimulates the body’s healing mechanisms, it also releases endorphins, which create a feeling of wellness, which can in turn lower blood pressure and improve circulation.
● Headaches and migraines. By improving circulation and reducing stress, acupuncture can prevent headaches and reduce their intensity. It can also have a positive effect on the frequency and intensity of migraine headaches.
● Depression. Regardless of the causes of depression, a feeling of greater wellness, which is one of the results of acupuncture, is bound to have a positive impact on depression. Acupuncture induces improvement in feelings of overall wellness, thus reducing the impact of depression.
If you have been struggling with pain, soreness, stiffness or difficulty with movement, call Advanced Medical of Twin Cities at 763-541-1280 for an appointment.