Whoever said that pins and needles were a pain? In the case of Acupuncture, these very tools are the key to relieving pain and addressing the underlying ailments within the body that may cause restrictions to movement and discomfort.
History suggests that Acupuncture has a developmental timeline spanning thousands of years, as part of Traditional Chinese Medicine. This system of healthcare, encompassing a wide range of healthcare beliefs and treatments, are some of the oldest in the world and remain highly regarded in Eastern medicine today; and increasingly acknowledged in Western alternative therapy approaches. Acupuncture in particular, is fast becoming a popular form of treatment and embodies many of the key principles of chiropractic, and those practiced at Walkerville Chiropractic. Chiropractor Adelaide
Most notably, the practice of acupuncture looks to re-establish the body’s natural balance; one that promotes healthy and normal function and focuses as much on the prevention of disease or illness than on its treatment. Just like the ethos that we promote at Walkerville Chiropractic, acupuncture seeks to promote health and normal function in the body, unaided by synthetic and foreign substances.
Often the needles used in acupuncture can deter people from experiencing the many benefits it can offer. Treatment involves the insertion of fine needles, different to those used for vaccinations and other medical purposes, placed into specific points around the body. According to Eastern principles, the body has almost 370 key points along a number of â€œmeridianâ€ lines which connect the body’s organs to varying energy channels. When the flows in those channels are blocked, optimum function and a good level of health are hard to achieve, with disease or ailment inevitable.
Western medicine has not always taken to this philosophical model easily, however we are increasingly seeing the core principles and methods adopted into healthcare practices. Western research now suggests that inserting the needles into certain points in fact stimulates the release of the body’s natural pain killers (endorphins) and other natural relaxants. Furthermore, it’s been suggested that circulation is improved, reducing the risk of secondary illness.
With a strong belief in natural healing and the body’s innate ability to stabilize itself, many parallels can be drawn between chiropractic and acupuncture. It is because of these similarities that often we refer out to other natural health practitioners, to provide our patients with a well-rounded, all-encompassing approach to their health. Dr Andrija regularly practices a form of acupuncture with his patients and has seen much success. Not only does it provide drug-free, effective pain relief, but acupuncture, like chiropractic, treats the underlying cause of the body’s ailments and prevents further disruption to the body’s functioning power.
Most significantly to us, there is proven success in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, sporting injuries and chronic pain. Acupuncture is a great complement to the techniques of chiropractic care. With regular care and management, along with the principles of a healthy lifestyle, we believe our patients can achieve the best out of their treatment.
If you have any questions regarding the practice of acupuncture or how chiropractic care can benefit your health, please do no hesitate to ask any one of our doctors at your next consultation. Chiropractor Adelaide