Acupuncture is a practice that involves inserting very fine needles in very specific areas of the body. In Eastern medicine, it is thought to reduce pain by improving the flow of energy through the body. It has been adopted into Western practice as well in its ability to address musculoskeletal dysfunction. At Your Family Chiropractic LLC in Burns, WY, Dr. Kayla provides experienced acupuncture treatment, which can be used on its own or in combination with chiropractic care.
HOW DOES ACUPUNCTURE WORK?
There are several theories as to why acupuncture works to reduce pain, but one of the most supported theories is that inserting these very fine needles stimulates the nerves. This results in the brain producing endorphins that flow throughout the body, helping you to feel good. Therefore, you will have a higher pain tolerance and will experienced reduced pain.
IS ACUPUNCTURE PAINFUL?
Generally, acupuncture is not painful for patients. You may notice a small sting when the needle first penetrates the skin, but the majority of patients experience very little, if any discomfort.
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Acupuncture alone or in combination with chiropractic treatment can provide you with pain relief.
WHAT IS TRIGGER POINT DRY NEEDLING?
Trigger point dry needling, like acupuncture, uses needles to reduce pain. A dry needle is placed into a painful knotted muscle, or trigger point. This helps the muscle to release tension by preventing it from contracting. This relaxation of the muscle allows for a decrease in pain and improved mobility.
WHAT TO BRING TO YOUR FIRST VISIT
Please bring a photo ID, insurance card, and any necessary paperwork to your first appointment.