Acupuncture: What is it?
Acupuncture involves the use of small, thin needles which are inserted into various points (meridians) of the body. Acupuncture can help stimulate nerves, muscles, and connective tissue to stimulate an analgesic effect by the body.
What is it used for?
• Back Pain
• Neck pain
• Rheumatoid arthritis
• Tennis elbow
• Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ)
• Improve overall sense of well-being
How many treatments do I need?
The frequency of treatments is different for everyone. Some individuals experience significant relief as early as the first treatment and others may not find relief for several weeks or months. Typically, for chronic or complex conditions, treatments are recommended one to two times weekly for at least one to two months to see an improvement in symptoms. An individualized treatment plan will be established with our provider.
Does it hurt?
Most people feel little to no discomfort with acupuncture as the fine needles are gently placed.