How does acupuncture work? Our Northridge and Glendale acupuncture clinic understand the array of benefits from acupuncture treatment whether you are getting acupuncture for back pain, for anxiety, acupuncture for fertility, for weight loss, depression or for many other issues you may be having. Acupuncture does not hurt and although some patients may have acupuncture side effects, a majority of patients benefit from acupuncture treatment at our Los Angeles area clinic that has been rated one of the best acupuncture clinics in the SFV.

Acupuncture was a primary health care method for thousands of years. It is estimated to be used continually for over 4,000 years, because it is a very effective technique for a wide range of conditions even when other methods are not. It is a technique in which hair-thin needles are inserted at strategic points on the body based on the symptoms the patient is experiencing. These needles are manipulated either by hand or by an electrical stimulation. Each acupuncture point has a specific function and interaction with other points. This technique is used to help boost the body’s natural painkilling ability, enhance energy and to increase blood flow in various parts of the body, providing more nourishment to the vital organs and tissues to repair, regenerate and restore function.

Acupuncture can be used to treat symptoms associated with a very wide variety of conditions and diseases. Per the statement put forth by The World Health Organization, the following is a partial list of what it felt acupuncture was most effective for:

  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Lower back pain
  • Hormonal Dysfunction
  • Infertility
  • Menstrual Irregularities
  • Pain Management
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Arthritis
  • Detoxification
  • Purification through herbs and whole food supplements
  • Available testing
    • Hair analysis
    • Food Sensitivity
    • Brain scan

The list above should not be considered exhaustive as this technique can be used to treat the symptoms of many other conditions and illnesses as well. For example, this technique can help patients suffering from chemotherapy induced nausea or vomiting. It can also be beneficial to those suffering from pain related to medical or dental procedures. It may also help with painful menstrual cramps.

Dr.’s of chiropractic at Northridge Physical Therapy Center have used acupuncture to treat a variety of pain in their patients.

While acupuncture can help individuals with their pain, it is important that individuals choose a doctor that is experienced in acupuncture techniques. Individuals searching for a knowledgeable and qualified acupuncturist should contact the professionals at Tepelekian Chiropractic Inc. in Northridge.

Acupuncture is a treatment modality that is adjunct to chiropractic. It works by stimulating the nervous system, which then releases neuro proteins in the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. In the mid-brain chemical such as endorphins, enkephalins, and dynorphins may be released. These chemicals released in the body help to modulate pain perception. This allows the body to both regulate and harmonize its overall health.

This treatment modality is a technique that can be used to promote natural healing and help improve the way in which the body functions. Essentially, it can be used to promote and improve overall health. This natural treatment method is often used in conjunction with other medical care, which increases the benefits of both. Before undergoing acupuncture, it will be important to speak with a doctor about any health conditions or previous medical treatment.

Northridge doctor of chiropractic will meet with patients desiring to undergo acupuncture. A doctor will evaluate the patient and determine the symptoms that need to be addressed. After this evaluation a treatment strategy will be formulated. In most cases, the technique is painless and has no negative side effects. Tepelekian Chiropractic Inc. in Northridge places an emphasis on the health and safety of their patients. For this reason only sterile, non-corrosive, disposable needles are used.

If you have any questions about our services, please contact us today at (818) 700-0478.