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Butera Chiropractic: Acupuncture

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a set of treatment protocols consisting of stimulating acupressure points either manually or by using traditional sterilized acupuncture needles.

Acupuncture can be beneficial for treatment of:

  • Pain Control
  • Stress management
  • Energy Balancing
  • General Health (allergies, hormonal imbalances, digestive concerns)

How Does Acupuncture Work?

The classical Chinese explanation is that channels of energy run in regular patterns through the body and over its surface. These energy channels, called meridians, are like rivers flowing through the body to irrigate and nourish the tissues. An obstruction in the movement of these energy rivers is like a dam that backs up into other areas creating deficiencies and excesses.

Each color = one meridian

The meridians can be influenced by the acupuncture points. Acupuncture can unblock the deficiencies of energy and re-establish the regular flow through the meridians. Acupuncture treatments can therefore help the body's internal organs to correct imbalances in their digestion, absorption, and energy production activities and in the circulation of their energy through the meridians.

The modern scientific explanation is that needling the acupuncture points stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord and brain. These chemicals can change the experience of pain and/or trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones which influence the body's own internal regulating system.

The improved energy and biochemical balance produced by acupuncture results in stimulating the body's natural healing abilities, and in promoting physical and emotional well-being.

How Does Acupuncture Differ From Chiropractic?

Chiropractic deals with bio-mechanical systems (bone, muscle, tendon, ligament) and nerve pathways (nervous system - brain, spine, reflexes and nerves).

Acupuncture deals with energy deficiencies and excesses (meridian pathways).

Together we will decide what is best for you, both treatments may require additional nutritional consultation. Assessment of food allergies, vitamin deficiencies, hormonal imbalances and general lifestyle choices will be available.