Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient technique that uses thin needles placed on or in the skin to stimulate the movement of your body’s functional energy (Qi). The normal movement of Qi and other vital substances, such as blood, are essential for optimal health and the reduction of pain.

Acupuncture “points” are areas or zones where the needles are placed. When these points are stimulated your body responds by shifting and adjusting its Qi. The Qi moves through the body via a system of “pathways” or “channels” much like the vascular system moves blood through the body.

When an injury occurs, there are a number of physiological changes that take place. Trauma, whether from acute injury or chronic repetitive movement will alter the way your body moves and functions. The injury might stop you from playing your favorite sport or finishing a project at work. In both situations the goal is the same, to regain mobility, reduce pain and improve the quality of your life.

Acupuncture is time tested and has proven itself to be highly effective in the treatment of pain conditions.

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    “I was not a believer in acupuncture and hesitant to give it a try because I hate needles! Derek made the entire process comfortable, he asked lots of questions, took notes, and I NEVER have seen a needle in his office. 

My lower back pain was gone within just a few sessions. Amazing results after years of pain and being told by another doctor that I would just have to live with chronic pain and manage it with drugs. I give Derek my highest recommendation!”

     

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    Acupuncture is effective for treating chronic pain.

    A recent study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine reveals acupuncture being more effective for chronic pain than “sham acupuncture,” which is a placebo version of acupuncture. The study included almost 18,000 individuals and studied the effect of acupuncture on chronic osteoarthritis, back, headaches and shoulder pain. “ The scientists concluded that the results of the analysis demonstrated that the specific effect of needling at true acupuncture points was statistically superior to sham needling. The authors also concluded that acupuncture was an effective and reasonable treatment option for the conditions evaluated.”

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