How Acupuncture Works
Acupuncture is beneficial for treating acute and chronic pain. Here at Peter Lok Acupuncture, we offer professional acupuncture services to help you heal from a wide variety of illnesses and injuries.
Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese treatment that has been around for thousands of years. It involves inserting very thin needles into the skin at specific points on the body. The theory behind the practice is that the human body contains energy pathways. When those pathways are blocked, it causes illnesses and injuries. The needles help free the blocked energy, which facilitates healing.
Additionally, it is believed that the acupuncture needles stimulate the soft tissues of the body, which helps with healing and can alleviate fibromyalgia pain. The needles also prompt the release of endorphins, which are the body’s way of naturally controlling pain.
Ailments Treated with Acupuncture
Acupuncture is effective at relieving acute and chronic pain. It treats headaches, migraines, lower back pain, neck pain, menstrual cramps, Fibromyalgia, muscle spasms, peripheral neuropathy, carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis and tennis elbow. The effects of acupuncture are also cumulative, which means the more sessions you undergo, the more benefits you will realize. Numerous acupuncture treatments have been known to help release knots and tight spots in the muscles of the back.
During your acupuncture session, our acupuncturist will determine the sources and extent of your pain and insert several needles into your skin in order to reduce your pain. Some needles may be inserted deeper than others, depending on your specific needs.
The sessions typically last between 15 and 60 minutes. Most people experience no discomfort or pain. Though, it is possible to occasionally feel tingling or prickling sensation as the needles are inserted.
Acupuncture does not interfere with any other conservative or traditional medical treatments you may be receiving. To schedule an appointment with our acupuncturist, give our Las Vegas office a call at (702) 732-0178.
What benefits have you noticed from your acupuncture sessions?