Expert Acupuncture Services Available to Residents of Carson City, NV & Surrounding Areas
Many people have heard of acupuncture, but aren’t sure what it actually involves. During an acupuncture session, an acupuncturist inserts thin, sterile needles into the patient’s skin. The location where the needles are inserted, and the depth to which they’re inserted, will depend on the condition that the patient is experiencing. Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic – a premier orthopedic center that’s been trusted by Carson City, Nevada, patients since 1966 – is pleased to offer acupuncture as one of our many services.
How Does Acupuncture Work?
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese technique. It’s traditionally believed that acupuncture provides relief by balancing the patient’s “qi” (or “chi”) energy flow, which includes the “yin” and “yang” forces. Some modern practitioners believe that acupuncture relieves pain by stimulating the muscles, nerves, and connective tissues, thereby increasing blood flow and activating the release of natural painkillers.
What Is Acupuncture Used to Treat?
Acupuncture is often used to treat various forms of pain, including arthritis, headaches, migraines, dental pain, joint pain, and spine pain. But, it has also been used to treat numerous other conditions, such as:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- High and low blood pressure
- Morning sickness
- Nausea and vomiting caused by surgery or chemotherapy
- Peptic ulcers
- Respiratory disorders
- Whooping cough
Find Out More
If you’re in the Carson City, NV, area and you think that you could benefit from acupuncture, contact Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic today to make an appointment with one of our specialists.