How Can Acupuncture Help Reduce Chronic Pain? | Jacksonville Chiropractic and Acupuncture

Acupuncture is one of the most widely used alternative treatments in the world. It has been effectively used for thousands of years.

Dr. Jeremiah Carlson, of Jacksonville Chiropractic and Acupuncture, helps patients resolve chronic pain and other conditions with acupuncture. Acupuncture can be combined with chiropractic treatments or be used as the sole treatment.

What Is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a holistic system of care that originated in China over 3,000 years ago. There are specific treatment points located throughout the body that, when stimulated, encourage natural healing to take place. 

Acupuncture uses very fine needles which are carefully inserted at the specific treatment points on the body. When an acupuncture needle is inserted at one of the special treatment points, it also triggers a response in the brain.

Many of the acupuncture points are located in the areas of the body between the wrists and elbows, and between the ankles and the knees. Acupuncture is frequently used to boost the body’s immune system. By helping improve the immune system, acupuncture also reduces illnesses.

How Does Acupuncture Help Reduce Chronic Pain?

When the acupuncture needles are inserted at specific points on the body to stimulate the points, the brain and spine, known as the central nervous system, are also stimulated. This stimulation of the central nervous system is the key to reducing pain.

The acupuncture treatment triggers the central nervous system to release hormones and chemicals into the muscles, brain, and spinal cord. Relief from the discomfort you’ve been experiencing may be immediate or it may take a while.

Once you begin acupuncture treatments, consistency is important, especially with chronic conditions. The benefits of acupuncture are cumulative.

What Else Is Acupuncture Used to Treat?

You may be surprised to learn the number of conditions acupuncture effectively treats. In addition to reducing chronic pain, acupuncture is used to treat arthritis, tendonitis, joint pain, musculoskeletal pain, and neuropathy.

Acupuncture is frequently used for migraines and other types of headaches. Irregular heartbeats, fibromyalgia, degenerative disk disorders, and chronic fatigue syndrome are all conditions treated with acupuncture.

If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, acupuncture may help resolve your pain and injuries. Acupuncture is also used for certain workplace injuries. The list of conditions acupuncture is effective for is extensive.

How Should You Prepare for Your Acupuncture Treatment?

At Jacksonville Chiropractic and Acupuncture, your first visit will include a complete evaluation of your condition. After that, you will have the initial treatment.

Dr. Jeremiah Carlson treats the whole person and not just the symptoms. This is to improve your health now and for the long term. During your acupuncture treatments, you may be asked about other lifestyle habits and sleeping patterns to create the most effective treatment plan for you.

Wear loose clothing with sleeves and legs that are easy to move up for access to the treatment points. Avoid drinking alcohol. You also do not want to fast on the day of your acupuncture treatment.

Bring a list of any current medications or herbal supplements and vitamins you are taking. If you have any medical reports or lab results about your chronic pain condition, bring them to your appointment.

Acupuncture Is an Effective Option to Treat Chronic Pain

Don’t delay getting relief for your chronic pain. Call Jacksonville Chiropractic and Acupuncture at 904-619-2703 or complete our online website form to schedule an appointment. 

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