Acupuncture is a type of treatment that involves the use of thin needles that are inserted in a person's skin at certain points throughout the body. It helps to relieve pain and can also be used for a wide variety of other issues. This is a form of treatment used at our chiropractic office. Dr. Jones has extensive experience in this field. We can help you here at Bighorn Mountain Chiropractic and Acupuncture in Sheridan with any questions you may have about acupuncture before the treatment.
Is Acupuncture Painful?
The needles that are used during acupuncture are hair-thin. They are not painful and do not feel similar to the sensation of a hypodermic needle. Typically, patients are so relaxed during the treatment that they end up falling asleep during the procedure.
Is Acupuncture Safe?
According to licensed practitioners, acupuncture is extremely safe, effective, and pain-free. It is beneficial for both acute and chronic medical conditions. It has also been used for thousands of years.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Acupuncture has so many great benefits, one of them being no side effects. The only thing you may notice is an occasional bruise. Otherwise, it is entirely safe.
Where Do the Needles Go?
Needles are inserted at certain points throughout the body. It depends on the patient's condition, but acupuncture needles are commonly inserted below or right at the elbows. They may also be placed below or at the knees, the abdomen, back, and ears.
What Will My First Treatment Be Like?
Our chiropractor will evaluate your medical history and establish an evaluation of the particular condition you are being treated for. You will also be asked questions about your lifestyle. Our chiropractor will then check your pulse and take a look at your tongue, while tender areas may also be evaluated. Your first session can last anywhere between 1 and 1.5 hours. All other treatments following will last an hour.
How Can I Prepare for My Treatment?
Before your treatment, you may want to eat a light meal or a snack to give your body enough energy. Be sure to wear loose clothing, so your legs and arms are easily accessible during treatment. You should drink a glass of water following your treatment to help stabilize your energy.
How Can I Schedule an Appointment?
To schedule an appointment, give us a call here at Bighorn Mountain Chiropractic and Acupuncture today. We look forward to helping you live pain-free. Our team is committed to providing patients in and around the Sheridan area find relief and optimal wellness.