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What is acupuncture?


Acupuncture is the oldest continually-practiced form of medicine in the world. At Inwood Chiropractic Center, we bring this ancient medicine into the modern world to create optimal health for you and your family. Acupuncture, is a system of complementary medicine originating in ancient China, and now practiced worldwide. In our office very fine, solid stainless-steel needles are used to alleviate pain and to treat various conditions.
Acupuncture is probably best known in the West for its successful and rapid treatment of pain. Acupuncture is very effective in treating several diseases and conditions. One of the most successful conditions acupuncture can treat is chronic (long-term) pain, such as headaches, and low back, neck, or muscle pain.
Acupuncture is also a successful treatment option for strains/sprains, muscle spasms, spinal disc issues, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, back pain, pulled tendons, torn ligaments, tendonitis, arthritis, bursitis, sciatica, tight hamstrings, muscle/tendon strain, golfer’s shoulder, tennis elbow, weak back, stiff neck, and other ailments from sports-related injuries.
Looking to improve performance? Athletes of all levels are turning to acupuncture to help them avoid getting hurt and to promote recovery when an injury is sustained. Acupuncture is used to speed healing, relieve pain, and increase muscle strength and stamina. Treating the pain directly with acupuncture at the site of the pain can also decrease inflammation, boost the immune system, and increases one’s range of motion.
According to The World Health Organization, “Acupuncture’s effective rate in the treatment of chronic pain is comparable with that of morphine.” Acupuncture has been shown to clinically trigger the release of pain-relieving chemicals like endorphins, which act as a natural and rapid pain reliever with long-lasting effects.
A study published in the U.S. National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health titled “Acupuncture and Dry-needling for Low Back Pain” states, “There is evidence that acupuncture, added to other conventional therapies, relieves pain and improves function better than the conventional therapies alone.” This is because acupuncture will stimulate nerve conduction and circulation in the inflamed area, which helps the site of pain or injury heal quicker.
Let Inwood Chiropractic Center help you to decrease your complaints, protect your body, and improve your performance with acupuncture.

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