Acupuncture is a form of treatment involving placing thin needles through a person’s skin or specific points on the body to various depths. Here at Martin Chiropractic and Wellness, we offer quality and efficient acupuncture therapy. We have used acupuncture to treat the headaches of Los Angeles, Pasadena, Glendale, and Eagle Rock, CA, residents for many years.
How Does Acupuncture Work?
We can trace the roots of acupuncture to traditional Chinese medicine that aims to balance life forces. The traditional theory states that our health relies on our life force called qi and pronounced as chi. The life force is believed to flow through meridians or pathways in our bodies.
Our acupuncturists will insert needles in your body to balance your energy by accessing your meridians. Studies and neuroscience have been used to explain acupuncture. The stimulation caused by the needles causes increased blood flow and consequently triggers your body’s natural painkillers.
What Are the Benefits of Acupuncture?
You will not willingly let us put needles in your body unless there were benefits attached to it. Our acupuncturists can tie many benefits to the practice. The stimulation helps you to relieve tension, headaches, and migraines.
Over the years, it has been proven that the following cases can be helped by acupuncture:
- Neck pain.
- Low back pain.
- Knee pain.
The therapy is safe; it is slightly non-invasive and has minimal side effects. Another great benefit is that you do not have to drop your current treatment options since they can be effectively combined with other therapies. If pain medications are not suitable for you, then acupuncture is the best option for you.
What Can You Expect During an Acupuncture Procedure?
We will first examine you and assess the condition and recommend the best acupuncture procedure. Our acupuncturists will proceed and insert the needles and later on suggest complementary treatments like Chinese herbs. The needles we use are single-use, disposable, sterilized, and often painless. Heating and electrical stimulation are at times used after the needles have been inserted into your body. You will require 8 to 12 sessions if it’s an acute problem, while chronic conditions will require sessions over several months.
Acupuncture for Headaches in Los Angeles, Pasadena, Glendale, and Eagle Rock, CA
Call Martin Chiropractic and Wellness today at (323) 254-0917 for more information on acupuncture for headaches or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor.