Acupuncture has been utilized by the Chinese for over 3000 years and has undoubted benefits for individuals seeking a conservative approach to the management of acute and chronic musculoskeletal ailments. At Lonestar Medical acupuncture is performed by chiropractor Calvin W. Plumb. Dr. Plumb received his postgraduate training in acupuncture from Parker College and has been providing acupuncture treatment for over 10 years. Call Lonestar Medical today to schedule an acupuncture consultation or book an appointment online.
Acupuncture (also referred to as dry needling) involves the insertion of extremely fine needles into your skin and muscles at specific points of the body. The needles connect with strategic positions in your body to help reduce pain and promote well-being. Acupuncture can have a significant positive effect on swelling and speed recovery from injury. Acupuncture needles also stimulate the release of endorphins, your body’s natural painkillers, and feel-good brain chemicals.
Acupuncture is especially useful in treating pain, including many conditions that cause chronic pain. Key uses for acupuncture at Lonestar Medical include:
It might seem unlikely when you think about having multiple needles inserted into your body, but acupuncture is actually a painless procedure. There are acupuncture points all over your body and sometimes the treatment point for your condition is nowhere near the site of your pain because of how the nerves connect. Don’t be surprised if Dr. Plumb places needles in your hand when you’ve come in about your painful neck or headache.
The acupuncture needles typically stay in for between 20 and 30 minutes depending on the condition being treated. During this time patients are placed in a comfortable position and relax until it’s time for the needles to come out.
Acupuncture is a safe, well-established technique that can provide genuine relief from pain. Find out more by calling Lonestar Medical today or booking an appointment online.