Round Out Your Wellness With Top-Tier Acupuncture In Chicago
In recent years, acupuncture has become one of the most popular forms of alternative medicine in the United States, and it’s easy to see why. This non-invasive, drug-free treatment can help improve a wide range of health issues and their associated symptoms at an affordable cost. When you need acupuncture in Chicago, look no further than Axial Spine & Wellness.
What Is Acupuncture? And How Does It Work?
Acupuncture is an ancient traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) that has been practiced for centuries. This minimally invasive therapy works to improve the flow of energy, called “qi” or “chi” (pronounced “chee”), throughout your body.
During an acupuncture session, tiny sterile needles are strategically placed at acupressure points along the energy meridians of your body (i.e., your “chi” pathways). This process works to release the blocked-up energy in your body so that it can rebalance and heal itself.
Numerous studies have demonstrated that acupuncture can help address areas of pain and discomfort throughout your body, and help alleviate symptoms you’re experiencing. While the traditional philosophy behind acupuncture is easy to understand, the science is slightly more complicated.
The needles inserted into your body create minor tissue damage that stimulates a response from your body. More specifically, those needles stimulate the immune system and the nervous system to promote better circulation and wound healing in the afflicted area. In turn, this process reduces inflammation throughout your body and releases endorphins to help decrease pain after treatment.
Acupuncture research is still ongoing and we have only begun to understand why this practice works so well for so many people. But one thing is for sure: our acupuncturists in Chicago can help you find the relief you really need.
What Acupuncture Can Treat
Acupuncture can offer many unique benefits, be used for a variety of purposes, and help treat many different conditions. Most commonly, acupuncture is utilized to alleviate:
- Chronic back pain and neck pain
- Headaches and migraines
- Anxiety and stress
- Seasonal allergies
- Menstrual cramps and PMS
- High blood pressure
- And much more
The Axial Approach To Acupuncture In Chicago
At Axial Spine & Wellness, we believe that acupuncture works best when it’s done in tandem with chiropractic and physical therapy services. That’s why we function as your one-stop-shop for chiropractic care, acupuncture, and an abundance of wellness services.
In fact, our resident chiropractor, Dr. Todd Peterson, has received his 100-hour acupuncture certificate from the National University of Health Sciences and regularly participates in ongoing acupuncture training. At Axial, we are entirely focused on improving your health and well-being.
Our acupuncturists in Chicago will take the time to determine if you’re a good candidate for acupuncture. We will conduct a complete physical and traditional Chinese medicine exam to develop a better understanding of your symptoms and identify any health risks you may have. From there, we’ll analyze your results and develop a personalized treatment plan that may involve acupuncture, chiropractic care, and/or any of our other specialty services.
Following your consultation, we’ll then prepare for your acupuncture session. We administer all of our acupuncture sessions in a private room that has been set up to be as relaxing, soothing, and calming as possible. Our staff follows all safety and sanitation guidelines for clean needle use. We suggest wearing loose or athletic clothing to allow access to as many acupuncture points as possible.
Once you’re ready, our practitioner will gently insert the sterilized needles into the acupressure points along your body. These needles will then be left to rest for 30 minutes to upwards of an hour.
After the needles are removed, your session will be finished! You may experience some slight soreness in the following days, but your symptoms will be greatly reduced. And when your session is paired with other therapeutic services, your pain relief will be even more significant.
Book Your Appointment With Our Acupuncturists In Chicago
Located in the West Loop area of Chicago, Axial Spine & Wellness is your go-to resource for comprehensive chiropractic and acupuncture care. Our acupuncture specialists are highly skilled and highly trained to help you achieve the pain relief that you need. And we’ll supplement your care with our various additional specialties to ensure your personal treatment plan is well-rounded, effective, and 100% focused on improving your health.
Schedule your appointment for acupuncture in Chicago with Axial Spine & Wellness today.