Category : Acupuncture Frisco TX

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7 Fun Facts About Acupuncture Treatment

Acupuncture treatment is not something that very many people are familiar with. In fact, it intimidates some because they have a fear of needles or fear it will hurt. We’re here to lighten the mood around acupuncture a little by telling you seven fun facts about acupuncture! 1. Made up of Needles The original needles used for acupuncture were not made of stainless steel, but rather stone, bamboo, and bone. Today’s needles are sterile and disposable stainless steel needles.  2. The Consultation When acupuncturists are evaluating your health and trying to determine a course of treatment, they start by looking Read more
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Does Acupuncture Help Sports Injuries?

If you are even remotely active, whether you have a weekly fitness routine or play sports, chances are you’ve experienced some sort of sports injury. Ignoring the injury is something many athletes do, but this should not be the case. It’s important to treat your injuries when they occur to promote longevity in your body. However, injuries are tricky and traditional methods don’t always work as well as many people think. That’s why alternative methods like acupuncture are something you should consider. Let’s talk about the benefits of acupuncture for sports injuries.  Injuries From Your Early Life Your body requires Read more
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First Acupuncture Appointment: What to Expect

If it’s your first time receiving acupuncture, you probably have a handful of questions. Luckily, our experts at Tieperman Health and Wellness are here to ease your mind regarding some of those questions you may have. Here are some things to expect at your first acupuncture appointment.  An Interview Beforehand Just as physicians ask you questions about your medications, medical conditions, and more at your first appointment, an acupuncture practitioner will do the same. However, there may also be additional questions that you don’t usually hear. These range from asking about your sex life to digestive issues and even menstruation Read more
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Drug-Free Pain Management in Frisco, TX

Even though some prescription medications can be useful in treating pain, there are multiple reasons why you would consider drug-free options. For some, the medications just are not doing the trick. For others, the side effects are too much, or the medicine reacts with other prescription drugs they’re taking. That’s why there are drug-free options for pain management. Let’s look at a few of the options you have at Tieperman Health and Wellness in Frisco, TX for drug-free pain management regimens.  Acupuncture Acupuncture is a topic that we have many blogs about. It is one of the most effective forms Read more
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Acupuncture for Fertility

Acupuncture is an ancient practice that uses very thin needles inserted into specific points on your body that can help regulate your bodily functions. When used for fertility, acupuncture can help address problems like under or over-functioning thyroid. Acupuncture is relatively painless and can help relieve you of stress, which can also boost fertility. The process releases endorphins into your body, which has positive effects on fertility.  Does it Work?  Acupuncture and herbal medicines cannot change things like tubal adhesions, but it might improve your ovular and follicular functions. These treatments can also increase blood flow to the endometrium, which Read more
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Acupuncture and Weight Loss

What is acupuncture? Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese technique & is an effective form of pain management. The practice is based around the balance of energy in the body and the pressure points that correspond with said energy. Certified acupuncturists place in specific pressure points to treat pain. Recently, it has been recorded that acupuncture can help with weight loss. However, this comes with a multitude of factors that can improve or disprove the effectiveness. Check out this information on acupuncture and weight loss.  Acupuncture for Weight Loss Acupuncturists believe that acupuncture balances the energy of the body or chi. Read more
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Acupuncture for Depression: What You Need to Know

In 2016, a study found that 16 million Americans suffer from depression. Due to the isolation that came with the COVID-19, those numbers have seen a significant increase. Depression has always been a formidable condition to treat, and researchers are continually looking for new, effective ways to address this devastating condition.  One treatment option that researchers are eyeing is acupuncture. Yes, acupuncture, the same form of Traditional Chinese Medicine that treats arthritis, menstrual cramps, and other physical ailments. While depression is still most commonly treated with therapy or medication, acupuncture for depression has become an alternate or complementary treatment form. Read more
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Knee Pain: Is Acupuncture the Answer?

Does your knee always ache? Is it difficult for you to bend and flex it? You may struggle with chronic knee pain. Knee pain can be very frustrating, as it affects not only your ability to live an active lifestyle but also your capacity to perform necessary daily activities, like walking around or climbing stairs. One of the most common causes of chronic knee pain is Osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease in which the protective cartilage around bones gradually wears away. In short, Osteoarthritis makes it difficult to extend the knee and causes stiffness, pain, and inflammation.  Osteoarthritis Read more
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Acupuncture and Pregnancy

Acupuncture has been a vital part of Chinese medicine dating back thousands of years. It is performed by inserting hair-thin needles just through the skin along meridians and restore the correct flow of energy through the body. Scientists have found that many of the acupuncture points correspond with deep nerve locations. Therefore, if the needles are activated (electrically stimulated), the nerves, in turn, activate. The stimulated nerves then cause the brain to release endorphins blocking pain signals. This release of endorphins can treat pain that results in a variety of different ailments.  In modern times, acupuncture treats anything from migraines Read more
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How Does Acupuncture Help with Dental Pain?

Chronic jaw-pain stemming from conditions such as TMJ affects millions of Americans every year. Chronic dental pain makes eating and talking difficult. Anyone who suffers from chronic dental pain knows the struggle.  It seems like no matter what you try, the pain just does not go away. Most people reach right for the painkillers which can certainly be effective in the short-term; however, the risk of dependency is ALWAYS there. Acupuncture, however,  is a safe, longer-term way of treating your chronic jaw pain from conditions such as TMJ. What is acupuncture & how does it work? Acupuncture is an ancient Read more