Acupuncture Treatment in Duncanville, Texas

Learn about acupuncture treatment options

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a branch of Chinese Health Care that is over 3000 years old. It involves placing very thin needles in precise acupuncture points to help the body return to a state of harmony, equilibrium, and health. In the past 2,000 years, more people have been successfully treated with acupuncture than with all other health remedies combined. Today, acupuncture is practiced widely in Asia as well as in Eastern and Western Europe.

Acupuncture & Chiropractic

Chinese practitioners believe that imbalances occur when the flow of qi (pronounced chee) is interrupted. Qi is the vital essence of all natural phenomena. When there is a block or uneven flow, imbalances occur which can lead to illness. From the Chinese perspective, the practitioner locates the acupuncture points that should be treated in order to restore the correct flow of qi. It is one of the original holistic health or holistic care that truly works to promote healing. It is important that your practitioner know everything that you are doing, so he or she can help you get the maximum benefit from all your treatments.

How Does Acupuncture Work?

Research conducted in the West indicates that the needles create stimuli to the nervous system, initiating cascades of neuro-endocrine reactions. Chemicals are then released that help restore a biochemical balance. All the systems of the body, including the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, the central nervous system, the immune system, and the endocrine system, are affected during acupuncture treatment, bringing about a decrease in pain, relief of symptoms, or resolution of the illness.

Non-oriental Acupuncture is acupuncture given by a doctor of chiropractic or doctor of osteopathy. It is truly a holistic integrative treatment. The doctor has the wealth of knowledge from both systems of care – the Western health model and Chinese acupuncture model that gives a much greater depth of knowledge in caring for their patients. Many conditions or symptoms that don’t have a clear Western explanation are often addressed in the Chinese Health Care system thus giving the doctor a broader range of options in helping her patients. It is one of the integrative or alternative health care approaches to aiding patients. It is an approach that promotes natural health.

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