La Ruffa Chiropractic & Sports Rehab Offers Acupuncture For Pain Relief
Musculoskeletal injuries and disorders can often cause ongoing pain and problems with normal function. A variety of techniques are used to help these issues. One of them being is acupuncture, which is a drug-free method that reduce pain and improve movement, without unpleasant side effects. At La Ruffa Chiropractic & Sports Rehab in Jupiter, FL, we use acupuncture and a variety of modalities to care for patients with pain, stiffness, and stress.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese healing practice that uses very fine needles, which are inserted into the body at specific energy meridians, to reduce pain and improve function. It can treat many health problems like gastrointestinal issues and immune system disorders.
How Acupuncture is Works
In Chinese medicine, it is believed that an imbalance of Qi, which means life force, can trigger illness. Acupuncture helps Qi to flow freely through many pathways, also known as meridians, in the body, causing the release of natural pain-relieving chemicals and bringing balance in the body.
Conditions Acupuncture Can Treat
Studies indicate that acupuncture is an effective method for relieving back pain, knee pain, headaches, and joint pain. It can also be used to reduce symptoms of sciatica, allergies, tennis elbow, muscle sprains, digestive conditions, and chronic pain from rheumatoid arthritis or fibromyalgia.
What Happens During an Acupuncture Session?
During an acupuncture session, you will be asked to lie comfortably on a padded table. An acupuncturist will insert the needles in specific areas of the body for the greatest effect. The insertion of needles is typically a painless process, but you may feel a slight pinch at the site. The needles will then be kept in place for some time and will be manipulated to maximize the effect. At the end of the session, they are removed, and you can continue your usual activities, free of discomfort.
Visit Our Chiropractor in Jupiter for Acupuncture Treatment
Our chiropractor, Dr. August La Ruffa, has extensive training in chiropractic care and other modalities to provide quality care for his patients in Jupiter, FL, and surrounding areas. We treat a broad range of problems, including back pain, neck pain, knee pain, sports injuries, and work-related problems. Call La Ruffa Chiropractic & Sports Rehab today at 561-596-1537 to learn how acupuncture can help you or to schedule an appointment.