Acupuncture Treatment in Wilmington

Acupuncture in Wilmington

Get Acupuncture treatment in Wilmington

Acupuncture was developed in China thousands of years ago. It’s the practice of penetrating a needle through specific points on your skin in order to alleviate pain, treat nausea, decrease stress, and help with a variety of other symptoms. Acupuncture balances the nervous system and increases circulation making it easier for the body to heal itself without the use of medication.

Acupuncture works by stimulating points along the body. When thin, sterilized needles are inserted into these acupuncture points, they help balance out the body to restore health. The points chosen coincide with major nerve centers. The needles stimulate the nerves, causing them to release feel-good chemicals known as endorphins.

Holistic Approach

Acupuncture is a great way to unlock your body’s holistic healing powers in a non-invasive manor.

Range of Symptoms

Acupuncture can help relieve pain and tension from a wide range of symptoms.

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Relieve chronic pain with Acupuncture. Get your body feeling great again.

TCM uses acupuncture to balance the flow of energy through channels, or meridians, running throughout the body which are associated with various organs.

Acupuncture Treatment in the Wilmington Area

Depending on your health issue, our team may suggest using Acupuncture to relieve pain and stimulate proper holistic healing. This can be extremely valuable in your overall health. During your appointments, we’ll discuss if Acupuncture make sense for your care.

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What is acupuncture and how does it help?

Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine used to treat and alleviate pain caused by muscle strain and joint issues. Acupuncture was first practiced in China starting around 2000 BC, but its origins are unclear.

Acupuncture works by visiting a health care provider who will insert extremely thin, sterile needles into specific points along the body’s energy pathways (called meridians). The treatment is continued for 10-45 minutes.

When the needles are inserted and pressure is applied, it is stimulating the production of chemicals such as serotonin and dopamine that modify nerve impulses. These chemicals help relieve pain signals as well as stimulate natural healing in the body. There is evidence backing the claim that acupuncture has effects on psychological wellbeing as well as physical conditions.

People in pain often have low levels of endorphins and a release of those endorphins can suppress the sensation of pain. The points are also located near trigger points, spots on the body where pain radiates away from the center when pressed. Acupuncture may ease the stress on trigger points thereby lessening pain in that area.

What does acupuncture treat?

Acupuncture may be able to help with some of these common conditions as well as the symptoms associated with the disease or it’s treatments:

  • Addiction
  • Allergies
  • Amenorrhea
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Common Cold
  • Constipation
  • Cough
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness/Vertgo
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Ear Infections
  • Female Infertility
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Hypertension/High Blood
  • Pressure
  • Insomnia
  • Irregular Menstruation
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meniere’s Disease
  • Menopause
  • Multiple Schlerosis
  • Nausea/Vomiting
  • Neck Pain
  • Nightmares/Night Terrors
  • PMS
  • Psychiatric Disorders
  • Respiratory Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Stomach Ache
  • Stroke
  • Sweating
  • Tinnitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Urinary Disorders
  • And Many More…

How quickly does acupuncture work?

You can feel the effects of acupuncture within the first few minutes of receiving treatment. However, you’ll notice more significant and long-term effects after several acupuncture sessions. 

Our team will work with you to build the right treatment plan for acupuncture sessions.

The benefits of Acupuncture treatment in Wilmington

Many use acupuncture as a conservative approach to controlling a variety of conditions and symptoms.  The benefits of acupuncture are it’s safety, limited side effects, and it’s ability to be used in conjunction with other treatments.  Acute conditions can usually be resolved with 8-12 treatments.  Chronic conditions may take longer to resolve and require more frequent treatments but patients tend to report the benefits lasting longer between treatments as time goes on.

  • Can decrease anxiety
  • Can help reduce depression
  • Can reduce pain
  • Can help with autoimmunity
  • Can improve sleep
  • Can break emotional blockages
  • Can reduce muscle stiffness
  • And much more

How Is Dry Needling Different From Acupuncture?

Dry needling and acupuncture are completely different treatments.  One of the only similarities between the two techniques is the equipment used – acupuncture needles.  Dry needling specifically treats muscular pain and trigger points while acupuncture is a complete healing system that focuses on balancing a patient’s energy or Qi.

Does Acupuncture Hurt?

Acupuncture needles are very thin. So thin, that most people do not feel much pain when they are inserted, especially in areas with thicker skin. There are some areas on the body where you might have more sensitive skin, but even in those spots, you should not be in pain when receiving Acupuncture treatment. 

Here is a size comparison chart so you can see how thin an Acupuncture needle actually is.

The 12 Meridians of The Body

The human body is a complex system, and the traditional Chinese medical view is that illness results from an imbalance within the body. To restore balance and promote health, practitioners of acupuncture work to unblock the flow of energy along the body’s meridians. There are a total of 12 meridians, each one associated with a different organ system. For example, the heart meridian runs along the chest and arms, while the spleen meridian runs through the legs. Acupuncture points are located along these meridians and can be stimulated using needles, pressure, or heat. By restoring the flow of energy along the meridians, practitioners of acupuncture hope to promote balance and wellness within the body.

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