Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese healing technique. It dates back over 2000 years. Acupuncture care promotes self-healing and improves the body’s functions. While acupuncture was once thought to balance the flow of energy in the body, it is now better understood that the placement of the needles stimulates nerves, muscles, and connective tissue. Acupuncture is a widely accepted treatment and is even covered under many health insurance policies.
Acupuncture care can help prevent illness, relieve pain, and can even help induce labor. At the Functional Medicine Center of Fort Collins, acupuncture care is used alongside other treatments and recommendations to help improve the client’s overall wellness.
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How Does Acupuncture Care Work?
Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin, extremely fine, flexible needles into very specific areas of the body referred to acupuncture points or acupoints. The needles will remain in place for about 10 to 20 minutes depending upon the treatment. Your doctor may also manipulate the needles with gentle movement, twirling, or even apply heat or electrical pulses to the needles.
At the Functional Medicine Center of Fort Collins, Dr. Galyardt uses techniques such as moxibustion(heat), cupping(suction), auricular therapy(ear acupuncture), electrical or laser stimulation, and manual manipulation of the points in addition to the traditional use of the needles.
Acupuncture treatments are usually relaxing and pain-free. Most clients experience a sensation of warmth or tingling when the needles are being inserted and leave feeling better than ever. Acupuncture is most commonly used to relieve pain, strengthen the immune system, enhance recuperative powers, and as a remedy for acute or chronic ailments.
Conditions Treatable with Acupuncture Care
- Migraines and headaches
- Back, neck, and knee pain
- Repositioning of the fetus
- Morning sickness
- Labor pain
- Respiratory disorders
- Induce labor
Acupuncture Care at the Functional Medicine Centers
At the Functional Medicine Centers, we believe in helping our patients to achieve overall wellness. We utilize acupuncture and other functional medicine treatments to help our clients find relief from chronic conditions.
Many of our clients come to us having tried everything available to them from prescription medications to seeing specialists to surgery all without success. We find that discovering the cause of the condition is much more effective than treating just the symptoms. If you are treating only the symptoms, the underlying condition will continue to cause problems.
At the Functional Medicine Centers, we assess your current health, your concerns, and any symptoms that you’re experiencing to find the actual cause. We then create a treatment plan that is completely unique to you. We believe that understanding that each patient is an individual with specific needs is one of the reasons that our clients find success here when they have nowhere else.
If you are suffering from a chronic condition and are tired of trying treatment after treatment without success, contact the Functional Medicine Centers. We can help you find overall wellness and relief. Schedule a consultation today.
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