Consumer Reports: Chiropractic & acupuncture

Acupuncture

Consumer Reports surveyed readers online recently about alternative therapies and shared results online and in the September 2011 magazine issue. Chiropractic outperformed all other alternative therapies.

This can’t be compared with a scientific study, but 30,332 readers shared personal experiences.

Chiropractic ~ for back pain

Survey results determined that chiropractic was rated higher than any other alternative therapy for relieving back pain.

Chiropractic involves a hands-on technique for adjusting the spine by applying controlled force. Chiropractors want to relieve misalignments of the vertebrae to help the body heal itself.

Acupuncture ~ for pain and nausea

Consumer Reports also found that acupuncture is possibly effective for reducing pain, including knee pain from osteoarthritis and low back pain, as well as relieving nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy.

Acupuncture began as a traditional Chinese medicine two thousand years ago to treat pain and dysfunction in the body. Acupuncture points run along meridians inside your body.

An acupuncturist stimulates these internal rivers with fine needles, striving to release muscular tension, improve blood circulation and help the body heal.

Resources

For more information, visit Consumer Reports, American Chiropractic Association, American Academy of Medical Acupuncture or the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

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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