Acupuncture can bring relief to those suffering from many conditions. Dr. Paul Hjort, Dr. Terrence Osterman, and Dr. Stefan Stoebe of Hjort Chiropractic in St. Cloud, MN, have a comprehensive practice that uses traditional and cutting-edge holistic techniques. 

About acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medical practice that uses thin needles that are inserted through the skin at specific points on the body. The belief is that there are invisible medians that run through the body carrying vital energy known as Qi. Along these lines are points where the application of a needle, pressure, or heat can resolve some medical issues you may be having. The places where the needles are placed are both traditional Chinese pressure points and myofascial trigger points.

Questions about acupuncture

Is acupuncture painful?

The level of pain depends on where the needles are inserted. Some parts of the body are much more sensitive to pain than others. Most people report feeling very little pain. 

What can acupuncture help with?

Acupuncture can help with chronic pain such as migraines, it can also help in the prevention of pain and disease. It offers a treatment that is medication free and holistic. 

What does acupuncture feel like?

There are some sensations from acupuncture. Most people feel a release of energy. This is a good thing. You may feel a dull ache or a tingling, but again, these are good responses. Different people feel different things, and it can be like an electric charge or a warm feeling. 

How long does an acupuncture session last?

It can last up to 90 minutes but much of that time will be spent discussing your case and what you are seeking treatment for. The treatment lasts less than 30 minutes and the needles may not even be in for that entire time. 

Dr. Hjort, Dr. Osterman, and Dr. Stoebe of Hjort Chiropractic in St. Cloud, MN offer acupuncture as well as many other treatments and techniques. To make an appointment at our award-winning practice, call the office at 320-251-3450 or use the contact form on our website. 

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