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Acupuncture in Denver

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Denver acupuncture for back pain, neck pain, and headaches
Acupuncture in Denver

Acupuncture in Denver relieves back pain, neck pain, headaches, and migraines. In addition, Acupuncture has successfully treated pain and discomfort of all different types of severity. Acupuncture is used alone and in combination with many other therapies because of its incredible healing properties. Acupuncture can fine-tune overall health and enhance the effects of many different healthcare modalities. Integrative Health & Rehabilitation provides safe, natural acupuncture to young and old patients.

Acupuncture uses very thin, sterile needles to affect the flow of Qi (pronounced “chee”), or vital energy, at various acupuncture points (acupoints). The needles manipulate Qi, allowing it to flow more freely. Acupuncture can supplement, release, or move Qi to restore the proper energy flow through the body’s meridians (pathways for Qi). Comparatively, meridians are viewed as a river or stream of energy that runs through the body. The meridians are interconnected, correspond to specific organ systems, and flow in designated directions.

Blocking the flow of Qi causes pain, weakness, or dysfunction. Because of this, Qi must flow throughout the body, not stuck, like a logjam in a river or a traffic jam on a highway. 

Does Acupuncture in Denver Hurt? 

Acupuncture needles are extremely thin and made from silver alloy or, more often, stainless steel. Occasionally, a patient will experience some slight discomfort when the needles are inserted. Most patients feel little or no pain during their Acupuncture sessions. Some patients also feel mild soreness, numbness, warmth, or pressure. This energetic sensation differs from pain. Patients sometimes comment that the feeling is unfamiliar but positively describe it as pleasant and comforting.

Is Acupuncture in Denver Safe? 

Acupuncture has been around for thousands of years in many countries in Asia. In fact, Acupuncture is used to treat almost every possible condition, ache, and pain. Acupuncture is the treatment of choice for one-fourth of the world’s population! FDA-approved, individually packaged, pre-sterilized, and disposed of after a single use, Acupuncture is very safe.

After the first treatment, depending on the condition, many experiences may occur. Patients can experience immediate, total, or partial relief from pain or other symptoms. Some patients experience sudden energy, while others may feel relaxed. Many people experience a calming satisfaction. Small, localized bruises from minor bleeding under the skin are infrequent but do occur. These are no cause for alarm, and despite the cosmetic inconvenience, they provide a kind of bonus treatment. Surprisingly, the blood’s re-absorption continues the acupuncture point’s stimulation even after removing the Acupuncture needle.

What Conditions Can Acupuncture in Denver Treat? 

Acupuncture treats many different conditions. Pain relief for arthritis, cervical spondylopathy, knee pain, hand and foot pain, sciatica, shoulder pain, tennis elbow, lower back and neck pain, headaches, tendonitis, etc. Other conditions include circulatory problems with high or low blood pressure and, frequently, cold hands and feet. Acupuncture also treats conditions like anxiety, nervousness, insomnia, depression, asthma, allergies, sinus problems, digestive disorders like Crohn’s Disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), ulcerative colitis, diarrhea, and constipation. 

How Does Acupuncture in Denver Work? 

In traditional Chinese Medicine, there exists a meridian system through the human body. In this system, invisible passageways for energy are called meridians. There are specific points (frequently more than 400, total of more than 1,000 ) on the body that connect with specific organs and bodily functions. Acupuncture points along the meridians affect specific organs or bodily functions. In a healthy, normal-functioning body, the energy in these meridians flows freely, resulting in a balanced system. Interrupted flow of Qi from stress or an injury can also throw your “Qi” off balance. Balance is restored by acupuncture using the points associated with the particular meridian.

Frequently Asked Acupuncture Questions:

Are Acupuncture Needles Clean?  

Acupuncture needles are FDA-approved. Acupuncture needles are pre-sterilized, individually wrapped, and safely disposed of after every use. Because of even a small risk of contamination, Integrative Health and Rehab staff takes sanitation and patient safety very seriously.

How Many Acupuncture Treatments Do I Need? 

Since every person is unique in their condition, the number of treatments will vary. The number of Acupuncture treatments depends on the nature, severity, and history of your specific problem. All of those factors affect how many treatments will be necessary.

Can I Get Acupuncture if I’m on Medication? 

Acupuncture will not conflict with any of your medications. Acupuncture complements and supplements many types of treatment. It cannot always replace the need for medications. You should discuss this issue with your physician and acupuncturist.

What’s the Difference Between Acupuncture and Dry Needling?

Acupuncture consists of inserting very thin acupuncture needles into specific points on the body. Your specific symptoms or injuries determine the points used during your Acupuncture session. Needling stimulates and restores the flow of life energy or “Chi” throughout the body, relieving any aches, pains, or illnesses. Dry needling is the insertion of needles in specific anatomical locations, such as the origin or insertion of a muscle or a “trigger point”. Stimulating these points helps to relieve muscle tightness, increase localized blood flow, reduce inflammation, and create a competing and non-painful stimulus in the injured area. Dr. Doran provides dry needling in Arvada, Denver, and Wheatridge, Colorado.

Can I Combine Acupuncture with Other Treatments?

Acupuncture often works best when combined with other therapies or treatments. Our doctors may also suggest chiropractic adjustments, electrotherapy, or laser therapy treatment to help relieve your back pain, neck pain, or headaches.

Will My Insurance Cover Acupuncture? 

We accept many insurances, including Aetna, CIGNA, Humana, and UnitedHealthcare. We also treat many people involved in auto accidents. Auto insurance companies also cover acupuncture if you’ve been in an accident. We recommend you call your insurance company first to ensure your benefits cover acupuncture. Please clarify with your insurance what co-pay or co-insurance you must pay at each visit.

Questions about acupuncture for your back pain, neck pain, and headaches? Contact us. Our office is conveniently located for patients in Arvada, North Denver, and Wheat Ridge, Colorado! Still not sure? Check out some of our 5-Star Google reviews and see what our happy, healthy, pain-free patients have to say. Dr. James Doran, DC, is a certified Chiropractic Acupuncturist who has provided pain-free acupuncture treatment for over 20 years. Lastly, learn more about the conditions we treat and the benefits of the many types of treatment we provide on our Health Articles page.