The World Health Organization recognizes acupuncture as a proven form of treatment for many conditions, such as; low back pain, neck pain, rheumatoid arthritis, headaches, sciatica, joint sprains, periarthritis of the shoulder, postoperative pain, and many others. You may find more information about research here.
Acupuncture, a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine, is a 2,200 year old treatment strategy created to promote balance in the body. This ancient form of medicine places a focus on patterns of symptoms and their effects, rather than specific diseases and their causes. Acupuncture is administered primarily on the meridians of the body – which Eastern Medicine describes as channels in where ‘qi’, or ‘energy’, flows. A practitioner of acupuncture attempts to identify the underlying disease by recognizing patterns in the body. With this information, they create a unique treatment plan to promote healing and balance.
Acupuncture needles are solid, sterile, and remarkably thin. Upon insertion, they may cause sensations of dullness, achiness, tingling – or no sensation at all. Acupuncture is widely recognized as a relaxing experience. For more information or to set up an appointment, please contact DuPage Health and Physical Therapy Center.