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You are likely aware that acupuncture involves thin needles inserted into your skin. But did you know that this method is a part of traditional Chinese medicine? Dr. McCleary encourages her patients to consider acupuncture not only as a treatment but as an ongoing part of holistic healthcare; through regular acupuncture sessions, your total body wellness can be addressed and supported. Learn more about acupuncture with this helpful list of commonly asked questions.
The first thing that will take place during an acupuncture treatment at a Clayton chiropractor is a holistic health and wellness evaluation. Before Dr. Jennifer McCleary picks up her acupuncture needles she will ask you several questions regarding your wellness needs. Acupuncture can be used for pain relief but also a number of other ways to improve wellness such as: improving sleep, mental focus, boosting energy, managing stress, quitting smoking, boosting fertility, relaxing, or addressing a number of other purposes. She may also ask you about your lifestyle and symptoms related to your health condition. Following the evaluation Dr. McCleary will insert acupuncture needles into particular points on your body. These points may not be near to the area where you are experiencing pain. She will keep the needles in place for about 20 to 30 minutes, during which you will be asked to relax; relaxation is aided by soft music and essential oils.
Here at Triad Sports and Family Chiropractic Dr. McCleary is trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine including acupuncture and dry needling. She is also trained in cupping and electrical stimulation, as well as the use of Gua Sha tools.
Acupuncture needles are very thin. When they are inserted into your skin you will not feel pain. It may be a bit uncomfortable, especially during your first time. You may feel some aching when Dr. McCleary gets to the desired depth with the needles. However, this is not painful. For most patients we see here at your favorite St. Louis chiropractor, acupuncture is not scary. The first session may cause you some nervousness because you are unfamiliar with the process. However, by reading through the questions and answers here, you are already prepping yourself for your first acupuncture experience. If you have additional questions please contact Triad Sports and Family Chiropractic as we are happy to answer them.
A common reason for using acupuncture is to treat pain but that's nowhere near the extent to which it may be used. With respect to pain relief accupuncture can pain resulting from a number of conditions and diseases. For example, if you are suffering from dental pain, fibromyalgia, menstrual cramps, or low back pain, these conditions are treated using acupuncture. Other conditions treatable using this method include headaches, osteoarthritis, labor pain, and neck pain. However, our Clayton Chiropractor, Dr. McCleary, takes a much more holistic approach to healthcare. She can use acupuncture for wellness treatments, such as sleep improvement, mental focus, energy, stress reduction, smoking cessation, fertility, and relaxation, as well. Call us and ask if acupuncture can be used to help your health.
Thank you for considering our acupuncture services here at Triad Sports and Family Chiropractic in Clayton, MO. We offer this alternative treatment method as a way to reduce pain in our patients. If you would like to learn more about acupuncture please give us a call at (314) 833-4600. Ready to give acupuncture a try? Contact your St. Louis chiropractor at Triad Chiropractic to schedule your acupuncture in St. Louis today. We look forward to treating you!
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