Acupuncture is an all-natural practice that can alleviate pain from a variety of conditions and provide overall wellness. Acupuncture target the root of your health issues and aims to ease your discomfort and other symptoms. At ChiroMom, serving Bellmore, NY, we provide acupuncture. Our licensed acupuncturist, Cathy Bowes, has years of experience and an educational background in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).
What Is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a TCM practice that consists of a trained practitioner applying thin, surgical steel needles through your skin. While it sounds painful, the needles are small enough that they barely puncture your skin, so they cause little to no discomfort.
Our acupuncturist situates these needles at certain points on your body to stimulate your muscles, nerves, and soft tissues to reduce your pain, ease nausea, or decrease the severity of your allergy symptoms, depending on the reason for your visit. They're also said to promote a better sense of overall well-being.
In TCM, acupuncture is thought to be related to the flow of Qi, or the flow of energy. It is based on the belief that Qi flows throughout the body and has an impact on a person's pain and health in general. When Qi can’t flow normally, that's when health issues arise.
Uses of Acupuncture
Most of the more common uses of acupuncture are to relieve pain and discomfort. For instance, our practitioner may recommend acupuncture if you have lower back pain, neck pain, dental pain, menstrual cramps, headaches, or migraines. Acupuncture may be recommended if you receive chemotherapy and have vomiting or nausea associated with the medication.
Sometimes, acupuncture is recommended to increase fertility or help with labor and delivery. Acupuncture may also help with allergic rhinitis and other respiratory disorders.
Acupuncture can also be used for mental health issues. It is known to decrease the symptoms of depression and anxiety and lower stress levels. It can also help those who struggle with sleep problems and insomnia.
Benefits of Acupuncture
Acupuncture is a non-invasive therapy method. It's also drug-free, so you can avoid pain medications that often come with side effects and can become addicting.
Acupuncture improves your blood flow and reduces inflammation, promoting natural healing in the body. The process of acupuncture is quick and easy, and requires no recovery time afterwards.
Acupuncture can be a sole treatment or a complementary one. Our chiropractor often uses acupuncture in addition to chiropractic treatment methods.
Schedule an Appointment for Acupuncture in Bellmore, NY
Acupuncture is a versatile treatment that can help with a range of ailments. At ChiroMom in Bellmore, NY, our acupuncturist will determine how acupuncture can benefit you. We will walk you through the process and answer any questions you have. Our goal is to help you live a happy, healthy life. Call us today to schedule an appointment or to learn more.