Acupuncture Therapy From
Your Midtown Chiropractor
called Qi by Chinese practitioners, which flows around and through your body along linear pathways (meridians). When your
New York acupuncturist stimulates specific points located various sites on your meridians, the gentle pressure caused by
inserting tiny acupuncture needles into your epidermis generates pain and stress-relieving biological responses involving
neurotransmitters and hormones. Acupuncture has been clinically shown to relieve pain by triggering the release of
endogenous analgesics like endorphins and other chemicals that your body naturally releases when you are injured or ill.
Insertion of acupuncture needles is not painful. Instead, most people experience a slight prickling sensation that subsides within seconds of your Rockefeller acupuncturist placing needles into your epidermis. Some people actually doze off during acupuncture therapy! Heat or a mild electrical current may be used to enhance the health benefits of acupuncture.
An acupuncture session usually takes about 30 to 45 minutes and will not cause any side effects. In fact, most people start to feel pain relief after their first acupuncture session. All acupuncture is performed by New York State licensed acupuncturists. Prior to receiving acupuncture, your Midtown chiropractor will ask questions about your current health condition and perform a quick exam to determine the severity of your pain condition.
Conditions Treated with Acupuncture
In China and throughout the world, acupuncture is widely used to treat many disorders, diseases, illness and chronic pain conditions. If you suffer from one or more of the following problems, acupuncture may be able to help you regain your well-being and quality of life:
- Muscle and joint pain
- Seasonal allergies
- Back/neck/shoulder pain
- Premenstrual syndrome
- Gastrointestinal problems
Acupuncture may also help women suffering infertility issues. With acupuncture, women trying to conceive do not have to worry about suffering side effects caused by hormone-stimulating medications. By encouraging blood flow to the endocrine and reproductive system and strengthening the continuity of Qi throughout the body, acupuncture has been shown to elevate levels of estrogen, progesterone, luteinizing hormones and follicle-stimulating hormones to promote fertilization of healthy eggs.
In some cases, stress could be interfering with fertility. Acupuncture alleviates stress by reducing cortisol levels in the bloodstream. Too much cortisol may be responsible for infertility by blocking the flow of Qi and preventing the release of endorphins. Acupuncture may also help problems with male fertility, especially when male infertility is caused by low sperm count and low testosterone.