Why Combine Acupuncture with Chiropractic Care?
Here at Harmony Chiropractic and Wellness Clinic in Kelowna, we are excited to welcome two amazing acupuncturists to our team of highly skilled health practitioners.
Did you know that acupuncture can help speed up the healing process that is prompted by chiropractic care?
We are here to explain how and why these two practices work together in Harmony.
So, what is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine-based approach to treating a variety of conditions by triggering specific points in the body with very thin needles. These needles are so tiny that they cause little to no discomfort—in fact, people often don’t feel them at all.
The needles are then activated through gentle and strategic movements of the practitioner’s hands or with electrical stimulation.
Most commonly used to treat pain, acupuncture is also used for overall wellness and stress management. Our Kelowna Acupuncture Team treat vast range of issues from depression to pregnancy pains.
How does acupuncture work?
When it comes to how acupuncture works, there are two theories:
Contemporary research maintains that each needle produces a very small injury at the
insertion site. This causes the body to recruit healing mechanisms to the area.
Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners believe that the human body has pathways
through which energy, or Qi (“chee”), flows. When the flow of Qi is disrupted, illness occurs. By applying acupuncture to certain points, Qi can flow smoothly again and health will improve. Acupuncture Kelowna Offers TCM with ours Chinese Registered Acupuncturist Lily Ren at Harmon Chiropractic & Wellness Clinic in Kelowna Acupuncture Center.
Needles are inserted at various depths to stimulate nerve-rich areas of the body, thereby influencing tissues, glands, organs, and different functions of the body.
Are acupuncture and chiropractic care useful together?
While acupuncture and chiropractic care are both very different in origin and history, they do have a lot in common. First, they are both gentle, non-invasive treatments that do not involve the use of drugs. And second, they are both holistic in nature and promote whole-body healing from the inside out.
Combining the two provides a comprehensive and efficient approach to pain management and healing. Here in Kelowna Chiropractic & Kelowna Acupuncture Center at Harmony Chiropractic & Wellness Clinic we offers vast combination of Chiropractic & Acupuncture Treatments.
Chiropractic adjustments are easier to make and will last longer if the body is functioning optimally. And so, the blood flow and healing processes promoted by acupuncture allow for more effective chiropractic adjustments.
Conversely, chiropractic adjustments can remove obstructions and open acupuncture Qi pathways to facilitate quicker healing. Relief can be both fast and permanent as the healing energy flow is able to circulate freely throughout the body.
Whether you have your treatments consecutively in the same day or space them out over the week, your body will reap the benefits of these two modalities working together.
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