Chiropractic is a health-care profession that focuses on the spine and other joints of the body, and their connection to the nervous system. The word “chiropractic” means “to be done by hand.”
Acupuncture is a method of encouraging the body to promote its own natural healing ability. It is not a mystical theory of ancient Chinese, but a type of bioenergetics medicine which has been practiced and developed in Chinese medicine for more than 5000 years. Over this vast length of time, billions of people have been treated successfully.
Chiropractic works by restoring your own inborn ability to be healthy. When under the proper control of the nervous system all the cells, tissues, and organs of your body are designed to resist disease and ill health. The chiropractic approach to better health is to locate and help remove interference to your natural state of health
The practitioner uses very thin needles placed in various spots of the body to help promote healing as well as pain relief. There is no medication whatsoever involved. Put simply, it stimulates the body’s own natural healing system and kicks it into gear.
Chiropractic care is “remarkably safe”, according to the new Zealand government’s inquiry. It is the result of a conservative approach to health that avoids invasive procedures or addictive drugs.
Yes, children can receive acupuncture and often have excellent results with this treatment. However, in cases where the children are uneasy about the needles, a practitioner may choose to use an acupressure treatment (massage of the acupoints), as opposed to acupuncture.
Your first office visit may require up to 90 min, during which you will have an opportunity to speak at length about your health concerns. This initial visit, designed to enable your practitioner to assess the underlying conditions leading to your current situation, includes a consultation, physical examination and in most cases, treatment. The session is completed in confidentiality. Upon your next visit, you will then be advised of the anticipated frequency of treatments and length of overall course of treatments as well as be given a customized individual treatment plan which will outline the course of the treatments and any recommendations provided for you.
Acupuncture needles are very thin and flexible, as fine as a hair or fine fiber thread, and they do not force liquid into the skin. Some people may experience a little tingling, but new patients usually are surprised at how comfortable, pleasant, and relaxing acupuncture treatment is. Acupuncture needles are sterile disposable needles that are shipped in individually sealed packages and are used only once.