Acupuncture Care in Bloomington, Edina, Eden Prairie MN

Acupunture

Health benefits of acupuncture include relief from chronic pain, arthritis, anxiety, insomnia, depression, migraine, nausea, postoperative pain, and obesity. Acupuncture is one of the most widely used alternative medicines throughout the world, and in simplest terms, acupuncture is the practice of penetrating the skin with small needles at specific points on the body. This stimulates certain nerve endings of the body and can relieve a wide range of conditions.

The premise of acupuncture is that disease or distress (dis-ease) are due to an imbalance in the body’s meridians or energy power grid system. The Chinese refer to this energy flow as qi or ch’i. This network of energy channels is separate from any of the known pathways of nerves, blood vessels, or lymph channels.

There are many other conditions that respond well to acupuncture as well as those listed above would be:

  • Headaches
  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Muscle spasms
  • Radiating pain
  • Shoulder/arm pain
  • Tennis/golfer’s elbow

A recent study in the Archive of Internal Medicine has shown acupuncture to reduce pain up to 15% when used for a variety of different types of pain, but primarily focused on chronic back pain that may result from physical stress, poor sleeping habits, old injuries that never fully healed, tightness of muscles, pregnancy, or other sources. Knee pain is another common affliction that causes people to try acupuncture, and although the studies have occasionally contradicted one another, there is a decent amount of positive research results that make acupuncture a legitimate way to reduce knee pain from surgery, or from the pain associated with osteoarthritis and aging. A study published in the Oxford Journals showed that patients with chronic knee pain showed short and long term benefits over those patients who either received sham acupuncture or not acupuncture at all, so there must be something positive going on in this traditional style or pain management!

If you or someone you know would benefit from Acupuncture combined with Chiropractic and other integrated treatments call to schedule an appointment with AdvaCare Clinic TODAY at 952-835-6653 or fill in our online form.