What is Acupunture Therapy?
Acupuncture is a form of holistic or eastern medicine dating back over 2,500 years when it originated as Chinese traditional medicine. Acupuncture works by stimulating specific pressure points that balance the patients energy life flow. When patients are experiencing pain or stress, their life flow is negatively impacted. Thin needles are inserted into specific points in the body chosen by the provider based on the patient’s symptoms.
An acupuncture session lasts for approximately 30 minutes. The patient will discuss their symptoms and complaints with the provider who will then determine which acupuncture points to use. The number of needles inserted varies based on the complaint. The treatment is generally painless, although some patients describe a slight ache or tingling sensation.
Acupuncture has been shown to be effective in treating many illnesses including:
- muscle soreness
- reduces stress
- Reduces pain by releasing the bodies natural pain killers such as oxytocin(hormone)
- helps insomnia
- reduces joint pain
- helps to reduce back and neck pain
- relieves digestive problems and more
Positive results are often seen after one treatment depending on the severity of the condition being treated. Often multiple treatments are recommended for the results.
Electro-acupuncture is a modernized version of traditional acupuncture. Thin needles are inserted into specific points in the body chosen by the provider based on the patient’s symptoms. The needles are then stimulated with an electric current. This allows the acupuncture points to be stimulated more compared to traditional acupuncture. In addition, the electric current stimulates the body to release natural anti-inflammatory and pain-modulating chemicals.
Electro-acupuncture can be used as a complementary therapy to help manage a number of complaints such as headaches, neck pain, and low back pain. It is typically most effective in conjunction with other therapies such as chiropractic care.
Dr. Wroblewski believes there is a place for both chiropractic care supported by acupuncture treatments for many patients. Dr. Wroblewski has been a practicing acupuncturist and chiropractor for years and is uniquely qualified to discuss what options may be best for you.
Please call for an appointment with Dr. Wroblewski and discuss various treatment options.
Call 813 926-9500 for an appointment.