Charlotte Chiropractic and Rehab

Chiropractor & Acupuncture located in Ballantyne, Charlotte, NC

People have used acupuncture for over 3,500 years to relieve pain and other symptoms associated with countless conditions. At Charlotte Chiropractic and Rehab in Charlotte, North Carolina, Derek Maul, DC, offers this ancient and well-trusted treatment for allergies, digestive issues, menstrual cramps, joint pain, and more. To find out more about acupuncture and to try the treatment yourself, request an appointment by phone at Charlotte Chiropractic and Rehab today.

Acupuncture Q & A

What is acupuncture?

Originally developed in China, acupuncture is an alternative medicine treatment designed to aid in the treatment of a diverse set of conditions and symptoms. Many people use acupuncture to supplement other treatments and see a big difference in how they feel as a result.

Acupuncture relies on the belief in a circulating life force called qi throughout your body. The treatment restores balance to your qi and encourages your healing systems to come into play.

Acupuncture at Charlotte Chiropractic and Rehab involves the insertion of a series of very fine needles into pressure points along the energy pathways to stimulate pain and symptom relief.

What does acupuncture treat?

Charlotte Chiropractic and Rehab recommends acupuncture to relieve symptoms associated with a wide range of different long- and short-term ailments. Acupuncture can help you find relief from:

  • Seasonal allergies
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Depression
  • Neck and back pain
  • Fibromyalgia pain
  • Arthritic pain
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Digestive issues (e.g., diarrhea, constipation)
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Nausea and vomiting

Charlotte Chiropractic and Rehab often recommend other treatments alongside acupuncture to enhance your results. After a brief consultation and a discussion of your symptoms, you receive a treatment plan specific to your condition.

What should I expect during an acupuncture treatment?

When you come to Charlotte Chiropractic and Rehab for acupuncture, you learn how many needles your treatment involves. A typical treatment might involve anywhere from 3-20 needles in total.

You feel little or no discomfort during the placement of the needles at various depths in your skin because of their slenderness.

Once the needles are in place, they stay there for 15-30 minutes as you relax with low lighting and soft music. You might feel particularly at ease because of the release of endorphins, or feel-good hormones, that they stimulate. You might even fall asleep on the table before your treatment is over.

After removal of the needles, you might feel renewed energy or a sense of calmness as you leave the office. Many patients find that their symptoms improve within a few weeks, and you can get ongoing treatments if you’re happy with the results.

To find out more about acupuncture and how it can help relieve your symptoms, call Charlotte Chiropractic and Rehab today.