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. At Hjort Chiropractic Dr. Hjort uses acupuncture primarily for relief of pain in conjunction with chiropractic treatment. Carefully placed acupuncture needles often aid in the relief of headache, neck, back, shoulder, elbow, knee or other other areas of pain. Fine guage, disposable needles are always used which are safe and comfortable. If you are afraid of needles you are not alone. Dr. Hjort has had many patients who were 'needle phobic' who had great results with their acupuncture and were suprised at how comfortable the procedure was.