Many people dismiss chiropractic as being something only for back pain, but chiropractic treatment can be used to treat a wide variety of physical issues, such as migraines and headaches, chronic pain, carpal tunnel, pain due to injury or muscle strain, and much more.

Acupuncture

acupuncture

Chinese medicine believes that one’s health is dependent on the body's motivating energy known as Qi (Chi), which should be constantly and smoothly moving through a series of channels beneath the skin called meridians. Early Chinese physicians discovered this energy network traversing just below the surface of the skin which communicates from the exterior to the internal organs and structures at over 1,000 “Acupoints” on the body. This energy(Qi) works in harmony with the body’s circulatory, nervous, muscular, digestive, genitourinary and all other systems of the body. When this vital energy becomes blocked or weakened, an effect in a body system or anatomic location becomes evident. Stimulation of one or a combination of key “Acupoints” on the body may restore harmony to the affected area. Acupuncture stimulates the body’s own healing response power and helps restore its natural balance. The principal aim of acupuncture is to reinstate the equilibrium.

Conditions Commonly Treated by Acupuncture
Acupuncture textbooks list well over one hundred different conditions that respond well to Acupuncture. The World Health Organization (WHO), working in close harmony with the International Acupuncture training center of the Shanghai College of Traditional Chincese Medicine, has indicated Acupuncture is effective in the following conditions:

  • Acute & Chronic Pain Relief
  • Migraine, Tension, Cluster & Sinus Headaches
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Bladder Dysfunction
  • Bed Wetting
  • Neck Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Low Shoulder
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Post-Operative Pain Relief
  • Gastric Problems
  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Skin Conditions
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Abnormal Blood Pressure
  • Anxiety
  • Neurologic Syndromes
  • Various Eye Problems
  • Arthritis, Rheumatism
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Joint Pain
  • Swelling Feet, Poor Circulation
  • Immune Deficiency
  • Stress, Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Women's Issues
  • Smoking
  • Weight Gain
  • Facial Beauty
  • Fatique

The reason why these conditions can be treated by acupuncture lies in the basic cognition of Chinese medicine: all physical activities depend on Qi circulation throughout the meridians, which are viewed as 'traveling sources of life energy'. A disease is a kind of state in which Qi circulation has been disturbed by certain factors, and this disturbance is manifested in certain areas. An acupuncturist is able to influence the status of Qi circulation and help the body to restore health by using fine, slender needles to stimulate various points along those meridians. Additional forms of stimulation include herbs, electricity, magnets, and lasers, any of which may be used to serve the same purpose: to adjust "vital energy" so that the proper volume reaches the proper place at the proper time, thus helping the body to heal itself.

Is Acupuncture Painful?
One would assume inserting a needle into the skin would be painful since most of us can relate to being stuck with a pin or having a hypodermic injection. However, because of the extreme slenderness of the needle, most people compare the sensations “less than a mosquito bite”. Sensations from acupuncture are described as virtually painless, or far less painful than plucking a hair out, vary from nothing at all, to mild tingling, slight numbness, and electrical pulsations in areas distant from the site of insertion.

Usually people leave in less discomfort and with more functionality than when they walked in. Sometimes the effects are too subtle to perceive, especially for beginning treatments. However improvements gradually become more and more distinct after five to ten treatments. A sense of relaxation and well-being often occurs during and after treatments.

OFFICE HOURS


Monday
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Tuesday
9:00am - 6:30pm


Wednesday
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Thursday
9:00am - 6:30pm


Friday
By Appointment


Saturday
8:30am - 11:30am

Allergies, Aches & Pains Chiropractic & Acupuncture Center, Ltd.
206 West Elm Street
Sycamore, IL 60178
(815) 895-2059

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