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Our Richmond Heights chiropractor at McIntyre Chiropractic & Acupuncture Centre makes a point of providing multiple healing modalities to resolve a wide range of ailments without surgery or drugs. Some of our techniques are highly modern, while others date back to ancient times. One such ancient healing method, acupuncture, works just as well today as it has for thousands of years -- which is why we combine it with other therapies in our treatment plans for patients in Richmond Heights, Webster Groves and the surrounding area.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture corrects imbalances of life energy, or qi, which are responsible for pain and illness throughout the body. By inserting acupuncture needles at specific points along qi pathways called meridians, errant qi can be redirected to restore health. Western doctors have discovered that the needles have an effect on nerve clusters that help regulate nervous system activity. They also appear to cause oscillations in the muscles that produce calcium,which then interacts with white blood cells to increase levels of endorphins -- your body's natural painkillers.
We can use acupuncture in Richmond Heights to successfully treat many of the problems people typically visit us about. Back pain pain, neck pain, soft tissue pain/inflammation, and many other forms of chronic or acute pain can be relieved or controlled via acupuncture. But its effects on the nervous system also make it an effective treatment for such diverse conditions as:
Respiratory diseases and disorders
Urinary, digestive and women's health issues
Blood pressure management
Smoking cessation and other addiction-related concerns
Anxiety, depression and other emotional/psychological disorders
Eye, ear, nose and throat complaints
You'll be happy to know that acupuncture is not painful. The needles are so thin, and are inserted to such a shallow depth, that you'll hardly know they're there for the 20 to 30 minutes that they remain in place. (The first session may take longer than subsequent sessions.) From time to time we may move the needles very slightly just to increase the healing and pain relief benefits you receive.
Our Richmond Heights chiropractor, Dr.McIntyre, may prescribe acupuncture prior to chiropractic adjustment as a means of priming the muscles for this treatment, or you may pursue acupuncture sessions alongside other natural techniques such as massage therapy and/or physical therapy. Acupuncture also works well in conjunction its ear-based cousin, auriculotherapy. You may find that acupuncture plays a vital role in your personalized healing, pain relief or wellness plan here at McIntyre Chiropractic & Acupuncture Centre.
Call 314-644-7776, or contact us for an appointment to find out whether acupuncture makes sense for your particular condition and needs. If you're in Richmond Heights, Webster Groves or surrounding cities but you've never visited us before, take advantage of our free consultation for new patients and give this ancient healing technique a try!