Acupuncturist Questions and Answers
Considering acupuncture? We can provide it here at PC Medical Centers. For more information, please call us or book an appointment online. We serve patients from Cape Girardeau MO, Oak Ridge MO, Scott City MO, Jackson MO, Chaffee MO, Whitewater MO, Shawnee Township MO, and Whitewater MO.
You’ve likely heard of acupuncture, but have you ever considered it for yourself? You might want to, as the treatment can have many benefits, not the least of which is pain relief, and we provide acupuncture near you in Cape Girardeau MO, so you can come to PC Medical Centers for the experience. Contact us today or keep reading to learn more.
What is acupuncture?
It’s been over two millennia, and still, traditional Chinese medicine is practiced. Acupuncture is one of the many enduring methods of treatment in Chinese medicine and is enduring today because of how natural and effective it is, supporting the body’s natural systems and reducing pain in the body.
In acupuncture, tiny and harmless needles are used to stimulate particular points in the body, and this can relieve pain in the area and even treat some health issues. Even chronic pain and some chronic conditions like arthritis can be treated. The treatment can actually be quite therapeutic for a patient too, as it releases endorphins in the brain and relieves pain.
What are the benefits of acupuncture?
Commonly, acupuncture is done to relieve pain. As a result, patients’ moods improve, as well as patients’ mobility, and the treatment also improves mood by releasing endorphins, the neurotransmitters associated with the runner’s high. Acupuncture can even be done for stress management. Patients respond to treatment differently, so your experience with acupuncture may be different from another person’s experience, but you might benefit greatly. If you have pain due to a chronic condition, then you might find the relief you need with acupuncture, and you may find this pain relief helps you manage your condition much better.
Pain relief is a major and common benefit of acupuncture. The treatment can relieve issues like chronic headaches, sinus problems, fibromyalgia, migraines, joint pain, postoperative pain, arthritis pain, nausea, and others. Here at PC Medical Centers, many of the patients we get need relief from a chronic condition or an injury, and along with other treatments, acupuncture can often help. Injuries and issues like whiplash, asthma, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, tennis elbow, hot flashes, carpal tunnel syndrome, and some others can be treated with acupuncture as a component of a treatment plan. We can provide acupuncture and help you put together this treatment plan here at PC Medical Centers.
What is auriculotherapy?
It’s a form of acupuncture therapy. In auriculotherapy, the external surface of the ear is stimulated, which may address symptoms in other areas of the body. This can be done to help patients with smoking cessation so they may be able to quit smoking more easily. We offer this form of acupuncture and the other forms here at PC Medical Centers. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you believe as we do that acupuncture can help you!
Do you offer acupuncture in Cape Girardeau, MO?
Yes, PC Medical Centers offers acupuncture near you in Cape Girardeau. We’re located at 5 Doctors’ Park Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63703. You can reach our clinic at (573) 335-9188. Call us today at that number if you believe you could benefit from acupuncture. We’d be very happy to see you for a consultation, so don’t hesitate to reach out if you’d like one with our acupuncture specialist, Dr. Aaron Andrews. The doctor has the certification requirements to be able to provide acupuncture treatment to you.
We look forward to hearing from and seeing you soon here at PC Medical Centers!