Acupuncture in Denver relieves back pain, neck pain, and headaches. From neck and low back pain to headaches and digestive issues, acupuncture has been known to address pain and discomfort of all different types of severity. Due to its incredible healing properties, acupuncture can be used alone or in combination with almost any other type of therapy. Acupuncture can fine-tune overall health and enhance the effects of many different healthcare modalities. Integrative Health & Rehabilitation provides safe, natural acupuncture to young and old patients. Does acupuncture hurt? Read on and find out.
Acupuncture uses very thin, sterile needles to affect the flow of Qi (pronounced “chee”) or vital energy, at various acupuncture points (acupoints). The needles are believed to manipulate that energy, allowing it flow more freely. One can supplement, drain, or move Qi to restore the proper energy flow through the body’s meridians (pathways for Qi). Meridians are often compared to a river or stream of energy in the body. They are interconnected, correspond to specific organ systems, and flow in designated directions.
Something happens whenever Qi is stuck in a specific area, like a logjam in a river or a traffic jam on a highway. The altered flow of Qi will result in symptoms like pain, weakness, or dysfunction.
Does Acupuncture Hurt?
Acupuncture needles are extremely thin and made from silver alloy, typically stainless steel. You may feel slight discomfort as the needles are inserted, but the process is painless for most people. You may feel mild soreness, numbness, warmth, or pressure. This energetic sensation differs from pain. People often comment that the feeling is unfamiliar but pleasant and comforting.
Is Acupuncture in Denver Safe?
Asian cultures have used acupuncture for thousands of years to treat almost every possible condition, ache, and pain. Acupuncture is the treatment of choice for one-fourth of the world’s population! The needles are FDA-approved, individually packaged, pre-sterilized, and disposed of after a single use.
After the first treatment, depending on the condition, many experiences may occur. Patients can experience immediate, total, or partial relief from pain or other symptoms. Some patients experience sudden energy, while others may feel relaxed. Many people experience a calming satisfaction. Small, localized bruises from minor bleeding under the skin are infrequent but do occur. These are no cause for alarm, and despite the cosmetic inconvenience, they provide a kind of bonus treatment. The re-absorption of the blood continues the stimulation of the acupuncture point even without the needle in place.
What Conditions Can Acupuncture in Denver Treat?
Acupuncture has been used to treat many different conditions. Pain relief for arthritis, cervical spondylopathy, knee pain, hand and foot pain, sciatica, shoulder pain, tennis elbow, lower back and neck pain, tendonitis, etc. Other conditions include circulatory problems with high or low blood pressure and cold hands and feet. Some nervous system imbalances can also be treated, such as anxiety, nervousness, insomnia, depression, asthma, allergies, and sinus problems; digestive disorders like Crohn’s Disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), ulcerative colitis, diarrhea, and constipation.
How Does Acupuncture in Denver Work?
In traditional Chinese Medicine, there exists a meridian system through the human body. In this system, invisible passageways for energy are called meridians. There are certain points (frequently more than 400, total of more than 1,000 ) on the body that connects with certain organs and bodily functions. Acupuncture points along the meridians affect specific organs or bodily functions. In a healthy, normal-functioning body, the energy in these meridians flows freely, resulting in a balanced system. When the flow of energy is interrupted by causes such as stress or injury, this energy is reduced, throwing your “Qi” off balance. Balance is restored by acupuncture using the points associated with the particular meridian.
Frequently Asked Acupuncture Questions:
Are Acupuncture Needles Clean?
Acupuncture needles are FDA approved. These needles are pre-sterilized and individually wrapped. After the needles are used, they are disposed of. Integrative Health and Rehab staff takes sanitation and patient safety very seriously.
How Many Acupuncture Treatments Do I Need?
Since every person is unique in their condition, the number of treatments will vary. The nature, severity, and history of each patient’s problem are all factors involved in how many treatments will be necessary.
Can I Get Acupuncture if I’m on Medication?
Acupuncture will not conflict with any of your medications. Acupuncture can be used to complement and supplement your physician’s treatments but not to replace them. You should discuss this issue with your physician and acupuncturist.
Will My Insurance Cover Acupuncture?
We accept many insurances, including Aetna, CIGNA, Humana, and UnitedHealthcare. We also treat many people involved in auto accidents. Auto insurance companies also cover acupuncture if you’ve been in an accident. We recommend you call your insurance company first to ensure your benefits cover acupuncture. Please clarify with your insurance what co-pay or co-insurance you must pay at each visit. Questions about acupuncture for your back pain, neck pain, and headaches? Contact us.