Category : Acupuncture Frisco TX

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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
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What should I expect the first time I do acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient form of traditional Chinese medicine, now widely trusted and prescribed by western medical professionals. Acupuncture treatments work to correct and restore imbalances of internal energy in the body through inserting remarkably fine stainless-steel needles in the skin. In most cases, Acupuncture can effectively help to reduce pain associated with arthritis, lower back pain, neck pain, muscle aches, post-surgery pain, fibromyalgia, and nausea. Before beginning any acupuncture treatment, a licensed Acupuncturist will perform an intensive analysis of current symptoms, past treatments, medical history, diet, digestive system functionality, sleeping patterns, and general emotional health. This analysis often includes Read more
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Can acupuncture be used to treat arthritis?

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 54.4 million US adults (22.7%) annually, have reported suffering from some type of arthritis in their life, whether that be rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus, or fibromyalgia. This umbrella term that defines this medical condition often involves the deterioration of the cartilage in joints, most prevalent in the hips and knees. As a result, arthritis can cause uncomfortable joint pains and aches and even loss of movement and general functioning. As with any general medical condition, there are a wide variety of available treatment programs to explore. If your condition Read more