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What is Acupuncture?

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What is Acupuncture in Omaha, NE?

Along with other techniques to help you achieve your best physical condition, West Omaha Chiropractic & Sports Injury Clinic offers acupuncture as an effective method for relieving painful conditions and improving general health and well-being. Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese healing practice that has been used for thousands of years. Today, it is still employed as an alternative to pharmaceutical pain relievers and surgical procedures to reduce pain and improve general function.

Understanding How Acupuncture Works

The underlying concept of the practice of acupuncture is the idea of “meridians” in the body through which energy flows. When very fine needles are inserted into these meridian points, natural chemicals in the body are stimulated, which helps to reduce pain and inflammation in specific areas. Although this may sound somewhat magical, it is based on science and neurochemistry, that is, how brain chemicals affect the sensation of pain and how chemical interactions relate to physical function. A needleless method of stimulating these meridians in the body is also used, and West Omaha Chiropractic offers both types of acupuncture for our patients.

Conditions That Acupuncture Can Help

Traditionally, acupuncture was used to treat a wide range of physical and emotional problems. Today, most practitioners utilize the technique to treat back pain, neck pain, sciatica, shoulder pain, hip pain, knee pain, headaches, post-operative pain, fibromyalgia and discomfort from osteoarthritis. However, acupuncture can be effective for a wide range of other problems, such as allergy problems, nausea, addiction cravings, depression, menstrual pain, pregnancy discomfort and abdominal discomfort. Your Omaha chiropractor can provide more information about the benefits of acupuncture and its many uses.

Contact West Omaha Chiropractic for Acupuncture in Omaha, NE

Dr. Wagner, Dr. Owen-Wagner, and Dr. Evans have years of experience that help to provide the most effective chiropractic care for our patients in Omaha and surrounding areas. We use acupuncture techniques to help a variety of conditions and believe that each patient deserves individualized care that suits their unique needs. We strongly believe that patients should be participants in their choice of care programs, too.

At West Omaha Chiropractic, you will always be assured of a voice in your care. Contact West Omaha Chiropractic & Sports Injury Clinic today at 402-334-4700 for an appointment to discuss how acupuncture can relieve your pain and improve your function.