Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medicine used to alleviate pain and promote overall health. Acupuncture uses needles placed along invisible meridians that run throughout the body. There is a growing body of evidence that acupuncture is an effective treatment for a variety of conditions. At Hjort Chiropractic Dr. Hjort often will do acupuncture on traditional acupuncture points as well as on myofascial trigger points. Acupuncture has proven to be safe and can help you reduce your need for pain medications which often have unwanted side effects. The needles are fine and typically do not cause pain or discomfort upon insertion. Acupuncture is often also covered by personal insurance.
Acupuncture is used to treat a wide range of health problems, such as:
Persistent neck or lower back pain
Chronic tension-type headaches and migraines
Shoulder, elbow and wrist problems
Hip and knee pain
Acupuncture takes a holistic approach to understanding normal function and disease processes, and focuses as much on the prevention of illness as on the treatment.