Many chiropractors use several forms of alternative medical treatments in their practices. One form many of them choose is acupuncture. This ancient art is a variety of Chinese medicine that originated about 6000 BCE. It uses long, thin needles that are inserted in the skin to relieve pain and manage stress.
What Conditions Does Acupuncture Help?
Chiropractors offer acupuncture if they have a license or a licensed acupuncturist on their staff. Just for the Health of It in Vancouver, WA, has a licensed acupuncturist who studied oriental medicine in China that helps their clients. Along with managing pain and stress, the acupuncturist can help with:
- Fertility and family planning
- Weight loss
- Digestive health
- Children’s health
- Wellness and Prevention
Insertion of Needles
Many people are nervous to try acupuncture because it involves inserting needles into their bodies. Chinese medicine claims that by inserting the long, thin needles into meridian points in the body, that it balances the flow of energy in the body or life force, which is known as Qi or Chi (chee).
Western practitioners, like the acupuncturist at Just for the Health of It, use the acupuncture points to stimulate connective tissues, muscles, and nerves. This stimulation is what helps the body release its natural painkillers to reduce pain from:
- Auto accidents
- Chemotherapy treatments
- Lower back pain
- Labor pains
Use of Other Techniques During Acupuncture
After inserting the needles into the body, chiropractors in Vancouver, WA, may use other services along with acupuncture. Some of the modalities that they may use are massage therapy, cupping, or moxibustion, also known as Moxa.
Moxa is a traditional Chinese medicine that burns dried mugwort either on the patient’s skin or while performing acupuncture. The mugwort is an aromatic herb that many believe has healing properties. It also supports relaxation and digestion. The herb is not scarce because it is found all over the world, including the lower 48 United States.
If you want to experience acupuncture to help with pain or for relaxation, contact us at Just for the Health of It located in Vancouver, WA, to make an appointment with our acupuncturist for treatment.
Acupuncture is a safe and natural approach to working on your overall health, including sexual concerns. Impotency, low libido, or other sexual health issues can be caused by many factors, from stress to imbalances in hormones, to actual physical damage, psychological or emotional problems. Results can be very effective and immediate for some. Treatments are comfortable, whether the treatment is targeting stress, pain, digestive, sexual or urinary concerns.