How Does Acupuncture Work?

How Does Acupuncture Work Carson City NVIn recent years, acupuncture has been increasingly used to treat a wide array of painful conditions, including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, migraines, and even fibromyalgia. If you’ve been told that acupuncture could help relieve your pain, you’re probably wondering how this treatment works. There are two different ways of looking at acupuncture — a traditional, energy-based approach and a more modern, science-based approach.

Traditional Theories

People have been using acupuncture as a healing technique for thousands of years. Some traditionalists believe that acupuncture works by balancing the “qi” (pronounced “chi”) life force. You may have heard of the opposing “yin” and “yang” energy forces — it’s said that when these forces become unbalanced, it can cause illness. Using needles to stimulate specific spots on the body releases energy, which then travels through the body’s meridians (or pathways) and restores balance.

Modern Theories

Alternatively, some experts believe that acupuncture works by stimulating the muscles, nerves, and connective tissues. According to this theory, when a needle is inserted into the body, it sends a signal to the brain, which then releases endorphins that soothe pain. Needle stimulation can also increase blood flow, and this improved circulation can speed up healing.

Acupuncture in Carson City, NV

If you’re searching for an acupuncturist in the Carson City, Nevada, area, you’ll be glad to know that Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic offers top-notch acupuncture services. We’re a full-service orthopedic center that’s been serving patients since 1966. Contact us today to learn more about our acupuncture offerings or to schedule an appointment.

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At Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic, we take the time to get to know each patient so that we can develop a customized treatment plan that’s tailored to his or her specific needs, lifestyle, and goals.

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"I couldn’t have asked for better care for my son than from the staff at Tahoe Fracture and Orthopedic. From the receptionist all the way up to the surgeon, we were treated with the utmost respect, kindness, patience, and care. They were not only quick to get him in for an examination, but were amazingly quick to fit him into the schedule to have his injury treated asap!! Thanks to them, my son is now on the road to recovery. I truly wish I could give them more than just five stars!"

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"Dr. Mike Fry is a wonderful doctor and caring person. When I saw him for the first time, he held my hand and said, “I’m going to make you well”, and he did! I had back surgery 2.5 years ago and still doing great. Thanks Doc!"

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"We were deeply impressed with the entire experience. Candace should be commended for her work ethic. Also my experience with the x-ray tech was outstanding. I would not change anything."

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"Dr. Jones and his staff through the surgical procedures and other methods they have performed over the years have enhanced my daily living experience dramatically. I am leading a more productive life without the daily pain I dealt with in the past. I cannot express how much of a difference this has made in my life."