What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is one of the oldest healing practices in the world. It is used to diagnose, treat, and prevent disease, as well as to maintain overall wellness. At Parabolic, we integrate and utilize acupuncture as a complement to standard medical practices, which helps patients achieve and sustain their health goals.

How Does Acupuncture Work?

An acupuncture treatment consists of fine needles inserted under the surface of the skin to stimulate specific points on the body. This process is intended to release the flow of energy (or qi) to restore and maintain health. The treatment helps stimulate the body’s ability to correct imbalances and promote healing. Studies have shown that acupuncture can help a variety of conditions. During your initial consultation, your acupuncturist will ask about all aspects of your health, lifestyle, and daily behaviors, which will help her to create a more balanced treatment plan.

Acupuncture Benefits

One of the primary benefits of acupuncture—besides its positive impact on health—is that there are few, if any, side effects. While everyone experiences acupuncture differently, most patients describe feeling little or no pain during the procedure; some feel relaxed after the treatment, while others feel energized. The number of acupuncture treatments you need will depend on your condition and overall health. Most acupuncture therapy requires multiple sessions over several weeks or more.

Acupuncture Can Help Treat and Manage:

  • Postoperative Recovery
  • Neurological Disorders:
    • Headaches and Migraines
  • Orthopedic Disorders:
    • Neck and Lower Back Pain
    • Arthritis
    • Sciatica
    • Sports Injuries
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Allergies
  • Women’s Health
  • Male and Female Infertility
  • Autoimmune Issues
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Sleep Issues/Insomnia