Helping your body heal naturally
Acupuncture in Denver CO is offered at Chiropractic Solutions of Denver. Acupuncture is a form of treatment that composes one fourth of traditional Chinese medicine. A large majority of the world uses acupuncture as primary medicine, in which they treat a wide a variety of ailments. The World Health Organization (WHO) states thousands of disease and disease processes can be helped with acupuncture. Acupuncture in Denver has been gaining more acceptance as a way to improve the quality of one’s life, promoting the body to heal without having to take medications.
Acupuncture is safe, natural, drug free and highly effective. It is the perfect supplemental therapy for many to chiropractic and massage and a great way to get well and stay healthy!
Acupuncture in Denver is effective for a wide range of pain conditions such as low-back pain, postoperative dental pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, headache, menstrual cramps, myofascial pain, osteoarthritis and tennis elbow.
In the past 2,000 years, more people have been successfully treated with acupuncture than with all other health modalities combined. It is now being used more and more in America by patients and physicians. Acupuncture treatments can be given at the same time other techniques are being used, such as conventional Western medicine, chiropractic adjustments, and homeopathic or naturopathic prescriptions. Acupuncture is a system which can influence three areas of health care:
- Promotion of health and well-being
- Prevention of illness
- Treatment of various medical conditions
Acupuncture is particularly useful in resolving physical problems related to tension and stress!
An example of how Denver acupuncture works for injuries
After going to a very prominent orthopedic surgeon for a severe high ankle sprain, my wife came back in a walking boot after her visit. 3 weeks later the pain was still the same and now she had some compensation issues in her low back. I used a acupuncture prescription for her high ankle sprain and within 24 hours she was walking on her ankle without pain!
Why did this happen? Did the acupuncture miraculously cure everything? Pain forms a pathway in the nervous system just like everything in your body. This is how your brain monitors if an injury is getting better or not. Your body can learn to hurt. Acupuncture in Denver CO works extremely well these types of problems. We reset the brain neurologically, by using acupuncture.
How many treatments will be needed?
The number of treatments needed differs from person to person. For complex or long-standing conditions, one or two treatments a week for several months may be recommended. For acute problems, usually fewer visits are required. For wellness and improved overall health, a maintenance plan is usually recommended.
Methods of Treatment
Needling is a very important part of acupuncture. Although there are different forms of acupuncture treatment, using needles and piercing the skin seems to be the most effective.
There are a few ways Acupuncturist can treat their patients:
Pain Points-Ashi Points are points that are tender and painful
Prescription Patterns for Specific Injuries/Problems
Auriculo-acupuncture is acupuncture dealing with the ear. The ear has shown to be effective for a wide variety of conditions, most recently auriculo-acupuncture has been shown to help regulate the sympathetic (flight or fight) and parasympathetic nervous systems. We use auriculo-acupuncture in conjunction with needling the body. This has an amplification effect and improves the outcome of care.
Is Acupuncture covered by health insurance?
Some insurance companies currently cover acupuncture costs; other companies do not yet recognize the value of acupuncture. More and more insurance companies are recognizing the value of providing coverage for medical acupuncture services. You can help by insisting that your insurance company offer you reimbursement for medically indicated acupuncture treatments before you accept their policy.
Western Explanation of Acupuncture
Regulation of the nervous system aids the activity of pain-killing biochemical’s such as endorphins and immune system cells at specific sites in the body. In addition, studies have shown that acupuncture may alter brain chemistry by changing the release of neurotransmitters and neurohormones. These affect the parts of the central nervous system related to sensation and involuntary body functions, such as immune reactions and processes that regulate a person’s blood pressure, blood flow, and body temperature. Exciting new research is being performed every day. Most recently, new theories have shown acupuncture to have nervous system regeneration.
Augmentation of Immunity Theory – Increased Immune Function & Resistance to Disease
Endorphin Theory – Reduction of Pain
Neurotransmitter Theory – Inflammation Reduction & Promotion of Feelings of Well Being
Circulatory Theory – Improved Circulation & Smooth Muscle Relaxation
Gate Control Theory – Increased Pain Tolerance
Motor Gate Theory – Hasten Motor Recovery from Paralysis
Homeostatic or Regulatory Effect – Regulation of Body’s Homeostasis to Disease or Abnormal Conditions
Bioelectric Theory – Stimulation of cells of tissue growth & repair
Nervous System Theories – Central nervous system, spinal & peripheral nerve stimulation, resulting in some of the above-mentioned effects.
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Dr. Baldwin’s training includes the Acupuncture Certification, he graduated from Parker College of Chiropractic and attended Beijing University of Chinese Medicine with Post Graduate Studies.
Contact our Acupuncture Clinic for a Free Consultation to see if acupuncture in Denver is the solution you need.