Acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that has been practiced for centuries. It involves the insertion of extremely thin needles into very specific points in the body.
According to traditional Chinese medicine, it is believed that insertion of acupuncture needles into acupuncture points can stimulate qi, or energy to flow freely throughout the body along acupuncture meridians. This freely flowing energy can then promote healing for many different conditions, depending on the points stimulated.
The more Western school of thought is that the insertion of needles stimulates increased endorphin production and blood flow.
Conditions That Can Be Treated With Acupuncture
- Arthritis and Joint Pain
- Back and Neck Pain
- Dry Eyes and/or Dry Mouth
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Shingles Pain
- Stress Management
Are There Any Risks Associated With Acupuncture?
The risks associated with acupuncture are minimal as is any potential discomfort. Minor bruising may occur. The risk of infection or cross infection from needles is eliminated by the use of strict sanitary protocols and sterile, disposable needles that are only used once.
How Many Treatments Will It Take?
Treatment frequency varies depending on the patient and the condition.
How Much Does Acupuncture Cost?
Some major health insurance companies will cover acupuncture. Call your insurance company to find out if you have acupuncture benefits or contact our billing department. If you don’t have coverage, GCSP offers affordable rates so that acupuncture can be more accessible for everyone.
Please call us to learn about our rates and packages.
Who Specializes in Acupuncture at GSCP?
Nicole Brod, DC
Dr. Nicole Brod is a chiropractic physician whose philosophy is to provide individualized, one-on-one patient care that is focused on returning the patient to optimal health by incorporating manual therapy, nutrition, acupuncture, and exercise as part of a holistic approach.Read More