Campion Chiropractic Clinic in College Station, TX is a full-service chiropractic office that offers a range of spinal manipulation techniques and treatments to help our patients experience optimal health and wellness in an all-natural way. As such, we are happy to offer various types of complementary health services in addition to the routine manual chiropractic adjustments that we perform. Acupuncture is a highly regarded and effective holistic healthcare modality that seeks to bring the body into a harmonious balance naturally. As with chiropractic care, the goal is to solve any underlying problems that may be contributing to your illness or injury.
Difference between Acupuncture and Chiropractic
Acupuncture differs from chiropractic in that it makes use of tiny needles placed strategically on various areas of the body. These areas connect to what are known as Meridians in Traditional Chinese medicine. These meridians are believed to be pathways that run through the body, carrying a person’s life force or “Chi.” When a blockage in the pathway occurs and prevents Chi from flowing freely, it can cause an imbalance. Other conditions could arise as well such as discomfort and pain from biomechanical conditions of the spine. Acupuncture’s main purpose is to help improve the suspected blockages and restore normal Chi or energy to once again flow unencumbered. This release of CHI energy brings about healing and a return to balance. It also is very effective for pain control for neck and back pain, sciatica, headaches, joint pain and more.
Is Acupuncture Painful?
The needles used in acupuncture are extremely small and very flexible and patients may feel a slight pinprick or tingly sensation, most people report that they experience very little discomfort during the needle insertion.
What Kind of Conditions Can Be Treated With Acupuncture?
Acupuncture can be used alone or in conjunction with chiropractic care to treat a number of conditions such as neck pain, back pain, tension headaches, migraines, sciatica, tendonitis, bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, joint pain, arthritis conditions, stress and anxiety, biomechanical conditions of the spine & musculoskeletal system, trigger points, myofascial adhesions, sports injuries, and health maintenance.
How Many Visits Do I Need?
The number of visits that may be necessary is completely dependent on each individual patient and their particular condition. With the holistic, “whole-person” approach that’s common to most chiropractors and natural health practitioners, we don’t believe in cookie-cutter solutions to illness or injury. Treatment is only decided once we have a complete health history and a current exam and diagnosis on the patient. That being said, where some people may experience relief from their pain or discomfort with just one visit, it’s more typical that several visits are necessary to fully address the issue. This is especially true for patients with chronic conditions. Even after pain has been alleviated, it is usually recommended that patients come for maintenance visits either regularly or occasionally, as needed.
What’s the Difference between Acupuncture and Acupressure?
Although the goal of both acupuncture and acupressure is to stimulate certain acupoints along the body’s meridians, acupuncture uses tiny needles to do this, while acupressure uses firm, manual pressure. Acupuncture performed with acupuncture needles can trigger a stronger stimulation to the body’s meridian blockages and promotes more accelerated healing than acupressure.
Campion Chiropractic offers non-needle techniques that are safe and effective for children and for those patients that have special medical conditions preventing the use of acupuncture needles.
Contact Campion Chiropractic Clinic in College Station, TX at (979) 693-6500 for more Information or to schedule an appointment today!