what is acupuncture

What is acupuncture?

Science is catching up to the Chinese, who have used acupuncture for over over 4,000 years to treat chronic low back pain, nausea and many other conditions.

What is acupuncture?

The goal is to get your “chi” or normal flow of energy moving again throughout your body.

To do this, a doctor may insert very small, sterile needles in your skin and use low frequency electrical stimulation on pathways that travel through meridians and peripheral nerves to your spinal cord and brain.

Your body’s natural pain-killers or “endorphin” levels rise and other chemicals change, then trapped energy is released and your balance of energy is restored.

So stimulation from acupuncture not only can ease pain, but also increase blood flow.

Do you have a sore back, nausea or other ailment?

Maybe you’ve tried more conventional medicine such as physical therapy or injections without any luck. If so, you might want to try a combination of conventional and alternative medicine.

Think about adding massage therapy, chiropractic or acupuncture for a few weeks to see if you feel any better.

Robert W. Ferguson, D.C., F.I.A.M.A., state-licensed chiropractor and acupuncturist, sees patients at 2250 W. 86th Street, Ste. 100, on the north side of Indianapolis by Le Peep restaurant. Just look for the orange sign.

Chiropractic Rehabilitation & Acupuncture now accepts Healthy Indiana Plan for chiropractic services, and most insurance for chiropractic therapy and acupuncture.

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