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Acupuncture is a professional service that can help you recover from a variety of painful conditions.
Every time a patient enters a clinic, the job of every physical therapist is to accurately diagnose their condition and determine the best course of treatment to help them improve. While this usually focuses on various exercises and movement-based treatments performed by the therapist or patient, in some cases other interventions may be needed as well, like acupuncture.
One of the advantages of receiving treatment here a Park Sports Physical Therapy is that we provide an integrated approach to the treatment of our patients. If a patient requests or needs acupuncture, we can bring in one of our licensed acupuncturists to help right away.
Acupuncture is an ancient therapy that originated in China more than 3,000 years ago and was introduced to the U.S. in the 1970s. Since then, acupuncture has become quite popular, as more than 14 million Americans have tried it by now. Many of these individuals do so after other treatments and therapies have failed, especially individuals with chronic (long-lasting) pain. Chronic pain is one of the many ailments acupuncture has been found to be effective for, while others includes headaches, tennis elbow, osteoarthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, low back pain, and strains and sprains.
So, how does acupuncture actually work? Here’s a brief summary:
- According to Chinese traditional medicine, there are more than 2,000 acupuncture points throughout the body, through which energy (or “chi”) must pass through freely for good health; disruptions in chi lead to illness
- These acupuncture points connect with 20 meridian points, or pathways, which help conduct the chi throughout the body
- The meridian points happen to coincide with trigger points, which are spots on the body where pain radiates away from the center of when pressed
- During a session, a trained acupuncturist will insert anywhere from 1-20 hair-thin needles into these points for 15-30 minutes, in efforts to correct or maintain the normal flow of chi and address the imbalances in the body
- In addition, acupuncture has been found to affect other systems of the body; it may release hormones and pain-killing chemicals called endorphins, and help cells from the immune system fight infection and inflammation
Perhaps the biggest reason acupuncture has grown in popularity is that so many patients experience benefits from it, which is also reflected in the research conducted on the topic. According to one recent study:
Acupuncture is effective, safe, and cost-effective for treating several chronic pain conditions when performed by well-trained healthcare professionals.
Acupuncture is not for everyone. The advantage of working with our experienced clinicians is that we can offer you the option if you are interested or if we feel it will be of benefit to you. If you have a long-term issue that’s not responding to other therapies, it may be worth considering. Rather than doing a search for acupuncture Fort Greene again, please consider contacting us. We have an excellent reputation and would like to show you how we can help.
Contact us today for more information about acupuncture and to decide if it’s right for your condition.