Our Denver acupuncture treatment is based on Eastern medicine, but when one considers Western practitioners’ use of acupuncture points as places to stimulate nerves, muscles and connective tissue—East is truly meeting West here. Acupuncture is believed to have originated around 100 BC in China, but many believe it may have been practiced much earlier.
Acupuncture is a form of complementary medicine commonly used to treat pain, but has also been shown to deal with other conditions. Many people are seeking alternatives to pain management other than simply popping pills. Acupuncture is one form of complementary medicine we use to treat pain. We customize our programs based on the needs of the patient.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of extremely thin needles into your skin at strategic points of your body. Most people simply think of the needles when they think of acupuncture, but there are underlying reasons for the positioning of these needles that are key to pain relief.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) views acupuncture as the balancing of the flow of energy, or life force—known as qi or chi (CHEE)—flowing through the pathways (meridians) in your body. When we insert needles into specific points along these meridians, Eastern acupuncturists believe that your energy flow gets re-balanced.
Western medicine considers acupuncture points as ways to stimulate nerves, muscles and connective tissue. Research shows that this stimulation boosts your body’s natural painkillers and increases blood flow. Acupuncture points are situated in all areas of the body. Sometimes the appropriate points are far removed from the area of your pain. But in acupuncture treatments, when the body forces blood to go to a point of a strategically placed needle, it passes through areas that are in pain, stimulating pain relief and rejuvenation. Whether you believe the East or West’s version—one is more traditional and one is more modern —the patient just wants it to work.
Common treatments calling for acupuncture treatment:
- Muscle Strains and Sprains
- Low Back Pain
- Knee Pain
- Neck Pain
- Limited Range of Motion
- Muscle Soreness
- Workout Recovery
- Tension Headaches and Migraines
- Rotator Cuff / Shoulder Injuries
Some people feel relaxed and others feel energized after acupuncture, depending on the treatment.
If you live in the Denver area, experience our acupuncture therapy program and feel the difference! Call us at 720-974-80246 to schedule an appointment.