Acupuncture / Traditional Chinese Medicine is a complete medical system that has been used to diagnose, treat and prevent illness for over 23 centuries. It can remedy illness, relax the mind, enhance recuperative power and boost immunity.
Acupuncture is based on the nervous system. Nerves are located all over the body. When you experience pain, the body normally sends the signal from where the pain is originating up to your brain. The brain in turn sends natural healing chemicals called endorphins and enkephalins to where the pain is, which helps get rid of the pain and heal the cause of it.
In the case of Chronic pain, the signal from the nerves to the brain becomes weakened. The brain gets the signal but it isn’t strong enough for the brain to respond. Because of this the end result is that the pain remains.
During an acupuncture session, needles are put in a nerve causing the brain to send healing endorphins and enkephalins that make the pain go away. Most patients find relief during the first treatment. Usually the pain returns until enough treatments are performed so the body can heel. Dr. Chadwick can give you more details on how many treatments will be needed for complete recovery.
What to Expect
Acupuncture needles are hair thin, sterile and disposable, and no, it doesn’t hurt. In fact, if you feel the insertion, it’s a tingling or mild warming sensation. Most patients find an acupuncture session profoundly peaceful and relaxing. The amount of treatments that you will require is determined during your FREE 15 minute consultation. Call today to schedule your appointment and change your life in a positive way.