Acupuncture for Palm Coast, Florida and Surrounding Communities
Here at Apple Neuro & Spine, we are proud to offer many state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment technologies -- but we're just as proud to offer ancient healing modalities that still yield big benefits for our patients in Palm Coast, Florida and surrounding communities. One of the most remarkable of these revered techniques is acupuncture, the strategic placement of hair-thin needles to relieve symptoms and improve health. Whether you're getting over an acute injury or seeking relief for a chronic condition, acupuncture may turn out to be just what the doctor ordered.Have you tried acupuncture? Try a nice holistic alternative for pain relief.
How Acupuncture Works
The technique we know as acupuncture is thousands of years old and appears to have originated in Asia. Traditional Chinese Medicine holds that the body's life energy, or Qi, is directed along pathways called meridians. Disruptions in the flow of Qi were associated with pain, disease and chronic health disorders. The ancient healers plotted out an elaborate map of acupuncture points. Insertion of needles into different combinations of acupuncture points could redirect the errant Qi flow, restoring comfort and health.
Modern Western medicine is discovering just how these mysterious but effective methods affect the body. Just as Qi flow can be rerouted along meridians in Traditional Chinese Medicine, nerve signaling can be affected by the insertion of the needles at or near specific nerve clusters. Manipulation of these points can have an anti-histamine effect that reduces inflammation and swelling. The presence of the needles also trigger the release of calcium into the bloodstream, leading to the production of endorphins. Endorphins are the body's own natural painkillers, which may explain why acupuncture does such a good job of relieving pain.
Acupuncture at Apple Neuro & Spine
With over 2,000 acupuncture points to choose from, and with different combinations of acupuncture points affecting different physical systems, acupuncture is an amazingly versatile healing method. This makes it effective at treating such diverse conditions as:
- Acute injury pain and inflammation
- Chronic pain conditions
- Urinary complaints
- Digestive ailments
- Reproductive problems
- Allergies and other respiratory issues
- Anxiety, depression and sleep disorders
Our team of practitioners can employ acupuncture as a part of a holistic healing, pain management or rehabilitation program designed to address your specific needs. You'll be relieved to know that acupuncture isn't painful; the needles are too thin to do any harm. An acupuncture session may only last a few minutes, depending on the stage and complexity of the treatment. Chronic pain sufferers will love the fact that they can schedule acupuncture for pain management as often as they like, with none of the dangers and side effects of pharmaceutical pain relievers.
Learn More About Our Acupuncture Services
Acupuncture isn't necessarily for everybody, but it might improve your quality of life dramatically. If you're in the Palm Coast, Florida area and you'd like to find out whether this ancient technique holds present-day value for you, call Apple Neuro & Spine to schedule an initial consultation!