Acupuncture

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Acupuncture is often used as part of a comprehensive treatment plan that may also include other modalities such as massage and chiropractic adjustments. When all of these different elements are combined, they can help to create a powerful healing environment that can address a wide variety of health concerns. Here at the Springfield Wellness Center, our professionals will work with you to provide treatment for your chronic pain or other health conditions.

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient form of healing that has been used for centuries to treat a variety of illnesses and health problems. This holistic approach uses thin needles that are inserted into specific points on the body, called meridians, to help restore balance of energy and promote optimal wellness. Acupuncture is effective in treating a wide range of issues, from chronic pain to fertility and everything in between.

There are a variety of different acupuncture points on the body, and each one is connected to a different area of health. For example, there are points that are helpful for treating pain, while others may be helpful for increasing energy levels or improving digestion.

Acupuncture is a safe and drug-free way to treat various health issues, which is why it is becoming an increasingly popular choice for people looking for alternative methods of care. If you are considering acupuncture for yourself or a loved one, be sure to contact us at (217) 726-0422 to ensure that it is the right treatment for your needs.

Who Can Benefit from Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment for a variety of conditions and can be used as a complementary treatment to other forms of treatment. Some conditions include:

  • Neck pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Lower back pain
  • Headaches & Migraines
  • Prenatal care
  • Menstrual pain
  • Respiratory disorders
  • Nausea and vomiting

When considering acupuncture, it is important to understand what to expect from treatment. Acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment for a variety of conditions, but it is not a quick fix. The results of acupuncture vary depending on the individual and the condition being treated. Some people may experience immediate relief from symptoms, while others may need multiple treatments before seeing improvement.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does acupuncture hurt?

No, acupuncture shouldn’t hurt. The needles are very thin and only few people might experience slight discomfort.

Is acupuncture safe?

Yes, acupuncture is widely recognized as a safe and effective treatment. The needles are sterile, prepackaged and disposable. And acupuncturists must undergo extensive training and regulation by each state’s medical board.

How often will I need treatment?

It will depend on your needs and condition. This will be determined by you and your acupuncturist.

Are there side effects of acupuncture?

You may feel some fatigue or soreness, but most people feel better after having acupuncture done. If you are feeling sore, that should only last for up to 24 hours. Your provider will review any additional potential side effects.

What should I do after an acupuncture session?

During a session your body will work to detox any toxins held within the body so it is important to drink plenty of water and rest.

How long does it take to feel the effects of acupuncture?

You should feel some relief immediately after a session. 

What can I expect during my acupuncture session?

Your session will be held in a quiet, private room. You will have to undress the part of your body receiving the acupuncture. While the needles are placed in the part of your body needing treatment, you will be instructed to lie down and relax until the session is over.

How do I know if acupuncture is right for me?

This is something you can discuss with our provider at the office. They will communicate the benefits of treatment with you according to your wellness goals.

Interested in acupuncture treatment?

Call or schedule an appointment today. (217) 726-0422