We believe strongly that the use of modern medical methods – blended harmoniously with ancient healing techniques – will give patients ideal results. Acupuncture is an ancient technique that is best done over a series of sessions, which can transform the mind’s pain receptors and restore physical balance. It is often used to calm nerve inflammation, improve blood circulation and relax muscles.
While the board-certified physicians at Atlantic Spine Center are very knowledgeable in their craft, we have found the usefulness of acupuncture to deliver faster healing capabilities. Not only does it offer a calming effect to our patients, acupuncture serves as a natural painkiller and boosts the body’s ability to heal; by getting the blood flowing in the most intense areas of pain. Acupuncture is backed by science as one of the longest-known medical practices of mankind.
A lot of people wonder when they try their first acupuncture session is, “Will it hurt?” Honestly, no.
Most patients experience little to no pain, although you will feel a mild sensation of the electrical stimulants and heat. In essence, the treatments are like mini energy waves that work to treat the area(s) that you feel the most pain, or any areas in which the pain is stemming from. For example, we may determine that your knee pain is being caused by a disc in your lower back. You would receive acupuncture in both areas.
During the session, the acupuncturist will position very fine, miniscule needles at the acupuncture points. Your job is just to relax while the sterilized needles remain intact for approximately a half an hour. Close your eyes and let the energy from the acupuncture work to restore your body and mind. You may feel rejuvenated after the experience. We typically perform acupuncture sessions every six weeks or so; this varies depending on each patient’s unique circumstances and source of pain.
Acupuncture can be used to treat a variety of pain conditions, including: