What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a highly successful therapy that has been practiced for centuries. It is based on the well-founded premise that there is energy, called chi or qi, flowing through one’s body. Chi is understood to flow along energy pathways called meridians.
Acupuncturists believe a blocking or imbalance of the flow of chi at any point on a pathway may result in illness. Chinese medicine practitioners believe acupuncture unblocks and re-balances the flow of chi to restore health. It has also been shown to be effective in treating chronic, long-standing, back and neck pain and is used in our clinic in conjunction with Chiropractic adjustments.
Western scientists have verified that the stimulation of acupuncture points leads to physiological reactions such as changes in heart rate, blood pressure, brain activity, blood chemistry, endocrine function, intestinal activity, and immune-system function. Research also shows that it effectively treats medical conditions such as back, neck, and joint pain, headaches, asthma, allergies, arthritis, menstrual and infertility problems, insomnia, fibromyalgia, and sciatica.
Acupuncture needles are a far distant cousin to those that patients encounter in traditional doctor’s offices. The point is so fine that patients often feel little or no sensation upon insertion. During treatments, some patients experience a subtle warmth, pressure or tingling, while others feel nothing unusual.
Acupuncturist Avi Ginsberg is an amazing member of our wellness team in Parker. He has performed more than 30,000 professional treatments with acupuncture, massage, and other healing modalities used in Chinese medicine; including Ba Guan (cupping), Gua Sha, Tui Na, An Mo, dietary therapy and herbal therapy, physical therapy, and exercise therapy. He is also proficient in Chen family Tai Chi, Zhao Bao Hu Ling Tai Chi, traditional Chinese martial arts, and various styles of Qi Gong.
Johns Hopkins Medicine on Acupuncture Treatments
National Institutes of Health (NIH) studies have shown that acupuncture is an effective treatment alone or in combination with conventional therapies to treat the following:
- Nausea caused by surgical anesthesia and cancer chemotherapy
- Dental pain after surgery
- Menstrual cramps
- Tennis elbow
- Myofascial pain
- Low back pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
It may also help with stroke rehabilitation.
For new clients, please call us at 303-841-7121 to set up your first appointment.