Despite the fact that acupuncture has been proven to be an effective treatment for many conditions, there are still many people who mistakenly think of it as a practice that involves being painfully poked and jabbed. It is, however, the practice of inserting extremely fine needles into strategic locations on the skin, which causes little if any pain. Still, many people have an irrational fear of the practice. When acupuncture is performed by trained professionals, like those who are part of the team at Advanced Medical of Twin Cities, you can be confident that the procedure will be completed carefully and skillfully, and you will find that it can relieve existing pain and discomfort rather than cause it.
Stimulate Your Body’s Healing Mechanism
Acupuncture needles are so fine that most clients report barely noticing when they have been applied. Over the course of the last eighty to ninety years, practitioners of chiropractic care have worked to advance the techniques associated with acupuncture, which were discovered and developed several thousand years ago. The principle that guides acupuncture is that there are strategic locations on the surface of the human body that, when stimulated by the fine point of an acupuncture needle, will in turn stimulate the body’s immune system and healing mechanisms.
The principle is similar to when you eat food high in protein, your body can feel stronger and more energized to meet the demands of the day. The food source, prior to being eaten, is external. Once it is chemically processed by the body, the body reaps the benefits of the energy it has provided. Similarly, acupuncture needles, prior to insertion at those strategic points, are external. The gentle insertion into the skin causes a similar chemical process to occur, except that the fine needles stimulate the body’s natural healing mechanisms.
Effectiveness of Acupuncture
If you have questions or concerns about acupuncture or wonder if you might be a good candidate. Acupuncture can help treat a wide variety of conditions including lower back pain, neck pain, arthritis, nausea, mental health issues, allergies and headaches. It can provide relief without the help of over the counter medicines or surgical intervention. It stimulates your body’s own healing mechanisms so that you can begin to treat the cause of the problem and find relief. If you would like to try it for yourself, call us at (763) 541-1280 to schedule an appointment with a member of our experienced staff.