Simply stated acupuncture is a form of healthcare which is used to treat pain and dysfunction in the body. Originating in China thousands of years ago, acupuncture rebalances a person’s energy flow (also known as chi) which then allows their body’s natural healing mechanisms to take over. Everyone’s body has an energy network just below the surface of the skin which communicates from the exterior to the internal organs and structures at over 1,000 ‘acupoints’ on the body.
When this energy becomes blocked or weakened, an effect in the body becomes evident. Stimulation of one or a combination of ‘acupoints’ will help restore and rebalance this flow of energy. When this chi is balanced and restored the body is then able to heal itself naturally. When you are searching for the best chiropractor in Springfield MO to administer licensed acupuncture treatments, remember that Dr H’Doubler has trained in protocols for treating over 2000 conditions with acupuncture, many times with astounding results.
One would assume inserting a needle into the skin would be painful. However, acupuncture needles are extremely slender. Four acupuncture needles can be inserted into the tube of a hypodermic needle. Because of the slenderness of the needle, acupuncture usually does not hurt. That being said, some people may feel a slight stinging sensation when an acupuncture needle is inserted and usually this is a good thing as it means the acupuncture point is especially susceptible to treatment.
The first visit for acupuncture includes an exam and an assessment of your condition as well as the treatment itself. The treatment plan for acupuncture involves a series of weekly sessions that last between 15-45 minutes.
If you are interested in further discussing the benefits of acupuncture, please feel free to call and schedule a complimentary consultation.