The health benefits of acupuncture, an ancient system of healing practiced in Asia for many centuries, are becoming well known. Even mainstream medicine is starting to accept that acupuncture can help with issues such as relaxation and pain relief.
Acupuncture usually involves the use of needles, a fact that discourages many people from even trying it. Fortunately, there are alternatives that do not require needles. Logically, these treatments are referred to as Needle-less Acupuncture.
Why Choose Acupuncture?
For centuries, the goal of an acupuncture practitioner has been to ‘tap into’ specific points on a patient’s body to promote and restore the balance of energy in the body, referred to in Eastern medicine as the flow of chi.
Restoring this delicate balance via acupuncture can help relieve a wide range of health related issues, including all of the following:
- Pain from degenerative disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, degenerative disc disease and more.
- Pain from traumatic injury
- Post-surgical pain
- Migraine headaches and other neurological problems, including Parkinson Disease
- Digestive issues, including Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Emotional issues, including depression and anxiety
- Stroke rehabilitation
- Addiction recovery support
What is Needle-less Acupuncture?
If you are curious about needle-less acupuncture in Overland Park KS, it’s worth learning about some of the benefits.
Needles are really not essential to the practice of acupuncture. They are merely the most popular tool that has evolved over the centuries. In times past spears, pine needles and other sharp implements were used by acupuncturists.
Today, several other methods are available, such as laser technology that does not involve penetrating the skin at all, needle-less acupuncture. At Nigus Chiropractic and Acupuncture, you can get the relief you need without having to worry about needles.
Great for Patients Who Fear Needles
Even if you are aware of the benefits of acupuncture, if you fear needles you are probably not anxious to experience this type of treatment. The fact is, while acupuncture needles do not usually hurt, they can cause a certain itching or irritation in some patients. Furthermore, some people simply dislike the feeling, however slight, of a needle penetrating their skin. Needle-less acupuncture allows you to experience the benefits of this amazing healing system without the needles.
There are also some patients for whom traditional, needle based acupuncture is not recommended. Those with blood clotting disorders, especially those taking blood thinning medications, are not considered suitable candidates.
The small amount of bleeding that may occur during a traditional acupuncture treatment is not harmful for most people, but for these patients it can be problematic and even dangerous. Needle-less acupuncture is a great – and far safer – alternative.
A Safe and Sterile Way to Receive Acupuncture Treatments
One reason that people fear needles today is the fear of contracting a blood-borne disease such as HIV or hepatitis. While this is highly unlikely when being treated by a reputable practitioner needle-less acupuncture removes this risk altogether.
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