Frisco Acupuncture: Consider Acupuncture To Alleviate Your Pain

Frisco acupunctureIf you live in Frisco, Texas, you should investigate the medical benefits of acupuncture if you are looking for a way to alleviate pain that does not involve drugs or surgery.  Acupuncture has always been a key component of traditional Chinese medicine, where it is used primarily to balance the flow of energy, the qi or life force, through the pathways in the human body.  In Western medicine, we use acupuncture points to stimulate nerves, muscles and connective tissue to increase blood flow and to help the body’s natural pain-killing chemicals work better to alleviate pain.

Frisco practitioners of acupuncture use extremely thin needles which they insert through your skin at various locations, called acupoints, on your body.   The treatment can help in relieving the side effects of chemotherapy, the pain of migraines and other headaches, back pain, neck pain, tennis elbow, dental pain, menstrual pain, labor pain and many other types of pain.   And when the treatment is performed by a trained professional, there are very few risks involved, although not everyone in Frisco is a candidate for acupuncture.  People with bleeding disorders should not use acupuncture as they may have uncontrolled bleeding after the treatment.  Because mild electric pulses are sometimes applied to the therapy needles, pacemaker patients shouldn’t seek the treatment as they may experience an interference with the operation of their pacemakers.  Women who get acupuncture therapy too early in their pregnancies may experience early labor.

To determine if acupuncture treatment is right for you and the kind of treatment you’ll require, the acupuncturist will examine the areas of your body that are painful, the color of your face, the shape, color and coating of your tongue and the quality of the pulse in your wrist.  The acupuncturist will also ask you a series of questions about your lifestyle and symptoms.  This initial examination can take some time but subsequent treatments are fairly short, typically lasting about 15 minutes after the insertion of from 5 to 20 needles.  Most patients don’t experience any discomfort with the needle insertion but may feel the acupuncturist manually manipulating the needles or applying heat or electricity to them.  There is normally no sensation when the needles are removed.

Our experienced acupuncture practitioners at Tieperman Health & Wellness in Frisco, TX will explain all of the steps involved in receiving acupuncture treatment so that any anxiety you have will be relieved.  They will also give you an idea of the results you can expect from treatment.  Visit us at to find out more about our practice and call us at 214-705-1799 to schedule an appointment to start living without pain.

Frisco acupuncture
Frisco TX Chiropractor | Tieperman Health & Wellness
8760 3rd St
Frisco, Texas 75034

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