Acupuncture Frisco TX

Pain Treatments

Acupuncture began as an essential part of traditional Chinese medicine. The most common use of acupuncture is for the treatment of pain. Acupuncture is often considered a nontraditional method, but it may succeed in helping relieve pain in those that cannot find relief with conventional chiropractic treatments. Our Frisco chiropractors are trained in acupuncture therapy, and can assist you in finding relief from chronic back and neck pain, as well as other musculoskeletal ailments.

Acupuncture vs. Western Chiropractic Treatments

Chinese medicine sees acupuncture as a way to balance your life force. Energy is thought to flow through paths in your body, and by inserting needles into specific points along these paths, your energy flow will re-balance. Western medicine generally views medical treatment in a much different way. Acupuncture needles are placed to stimulate nerves and muscles in a way that is designed to increase the body’s natural painkillers.

pain management

What Acupuncture Can Be Used For:

  • Tempro Mandibular Joint (TMJ) Pain
  • Migraines
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Musculoskeletal Pain due to
    • Labor
    • Chemotherapy
    • Menstrual Cramps
  • Osteoporosis
  • Headaches
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Low Back Pain
  • Other musculoskeletal ailments

About Acupuncture Treatment

The first time you come into our Frisco, TX, clinic for acupuncture treatment, the visit may be quite long. The chiropractor must determine what type of acupuncture treatment is right for you. They do this by asking several questions about your symptoms and lifestyle. They also perform a physical examination that may include the color of your face, the shape and color of your tongue, the rhythm and quality of the pulse in your wrist and the parts of you that are hurting.

Needle insertion may be required in places far removed from the actual area in pain. Somewhere between 5 and 20 thin needles are used in most treatments, and it is possible you will feel a slight aching when the needle reaches its destination. However, there is little discomfort due to the size of the needles. The chiropractor may use heat, mild electric pulses, or their hands to manipulate the needles. Acupuncture therapy sessions last an average of 30 minutes before needles are removed. There is generally no discomfort during removal of the needles.

Chiropractic Treatments We Offer

If you believe acupuncture may be right for you, call us at 214-705-1799 or schedule an appointment here.