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October 2017
Woman on Acupuncture Session - Acupuncture Hillcrest San Diego

You might have some vague knowledge of acupuncture based on movies and therefore you may think it’s just New Age hogwash without actual merits. But nothing could be further from the truth. Even professional athletes use acupuncture for its numerous benefits, so why wouldn’t you set aside your skepticism and discover its amazing potential?

With certified, professional providers of acupuncture, Hillcrest, San Diego, you’ll see for yourself how much your body and mind can benefit from it. Just like chiropractic in general, you can reap the benefits of acupuncture even if you feel no pain whatsoever.

What’s more, this type of treatment is completely safe and does not interfere with the effect of medication or other forms of treatment. The bottom line is, there’s absolutely no reason why (brace yourself for a pun) you shouldn’t give it a shot!

What is Acupuncture? – by Acupuncture Hillcrest experts

The Western world owes a lot to the prosperous ancient Chinese civilization. Acupuncture, too, is a type of Chinese traditional medicine that has been around for centuries. It places emphasis on restoring the balance of your body’s energy (“chi”) and allowing it to freely move through your body.

First, your acupuncturist will inquire about any pain you might be feeling and your overall health and energy level to be able to detect the spots where your chi is somehow blocked. Very thin needles are then placed into the skin at certain points on the body to eliminate whatever is disrupting the flow of your chi. Let’s be honest – none of us are big fans of needles, but the sensation you will have is not pain. The feeling is best described as that of pressure that might cause tingling, numbness or itchiness.

Acupuncture can be used on its own or combined with other forms of conventional or alternative types of treatment. One session might last between 15 minutes and an hour. You might choose between several acupuncture sessions, until you have completed your treatment or ongoing ones.

The known and lesser-known effects of acupuncture

Acupuncture is probably best known as an effective means of providing pain relief. For this reason, it is often incorporated in rehabilitation following an injury, including brain stroke. It is also commonly used to treat chronic pain, including headaches and back pain. But acupuncture is also widely used for various other conditions which do not necessarily cause pain but for which we usually resort to medication and more conventional approaches.

The powerful healing potential of acupuncture is now used for a wide range of conditions, including but not limited to nausea and other types of digestion-related problems, respiratory conditions such as asthma, and even infertility and drug addiction.

Acupuncture is also known for making the brain release endorphins, chemicals produced by the body whose main purpose is to block pain and even arouse the feeling of euphoria. This makes acupuncture a handy tool in battling depression, anxiety and other types of mental disorders, and might even help eliminate the need for medication.

#1 Acupuncture Hillcrest San Diego

Fix Body Chiropractor Group of San Diego is the go-to place for premier chiropractic and acupuncture treatment in Hillcrest and throughout San Diego. We boast a team of licensed Acupuncturists that will develop a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. If you so decide, the treatment may also involve cupping, gua sha and soft tissue manipulation. Call our University Avenue, Hillcrest location at 619-457-6701 or visit us Mon-Fri 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. or on Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. We are here to help you restore the balance of your body and mind!