Healing Duo Integrative Family Medical Practice
Integrative Medicine Specialists & Holistic Medicine Specialists located in Norwalk, CT
Acupuncture is an effective holistic treatment used to treat a number of chronic and acute conditions. If you’re looking for a noninvasive, drug-free solution to issues like chronic headaches and migraines, allergies, or anxiety, Giovanni A. Nelson, ND, and Pamela Santapaola, ND at Healing Duo Integrative Family Medical Practice in Norwalk, Connecticut, specializing in individualized naturopathic medicine. To find out if acupuncture is right for you, book an appointment by phone or online today.
Acupuncture Q & A
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medical practice based on the concept of balancing the flow of energy throughout the body. Acupuncture has a long history of effectively reducing pain and stress, and is used to address symptoms caused by a wide range of acute and chronic conditions.
What conditions can acupuncture treat?
Acupuncture utilizes pressure points in various parts of the body to reduce inflammation, increase blood flow, and relax the body. Acupuncture at Healing Duo Integrative Family Medical Practice can help relieve the symptoms of a number of conditions, including:
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Chronic pain
- Headaches and migraines
- Hair loss
Acupuncture is also used to promote overall health and well-being. Acupuncture addresses a wide range of conditions helping patients reduce their pain and stress and improve their mobility.
What are the benefits of acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a drug-free treatment option that boasts a long list of benefits. Acupuncture is a low-risk procedure with little side effects or risk of complications. Acupuncture can be used all over the body, making it a highly versatile treatment option. It helps stimulate numerous systems throughout the body, helping reduce pain and triggering your body’s natural healing process.
How is acupuncture performed?
Acupuncture is a minimally invasive procedure that targets nerve-rich (pressure points) areas to improve bodily functions. First, you and your Healing Duo Integrative Family Medical Practice provider discuss your condition to determine if acupuncture is right for you. Based on your condition, physical health, and medical history, your practitioner determines the best areas to perform your treatment. You may need to lay on your back, front, or side.
Your practitioner begins the procedure by inserting tiny needles into various areas of the body. These sterile needles are sometimes heated or stimulated to optimize the treatment. Once inserted, the needles stay in place for five to 30 minutes. The needles cause tiny injuries to the treatment area that triggers the body to respond. Acupuncture takes advantage of your body’s natural healing process to promote circulation and reduce inflammation, pain, and stress.
To find out if acupuncture can help relieve the symptoms of your condition, call Healing Duo Integrative Family Medical Practice or book an appointment online today.
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