Dynamic Injury Solutions LLC

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation & Chiropractic and Rehabilitative Care Centers located in Norristown, Upper Darby, and Philadelphia, PA

Acupuncture is a holistic method of medical treatment that provides safe and effective relief from a vast array of problems including migraines and low back pain. The team at Dynamic Injury Solutions LLC offers individualized acupuncture treatments at their offices in Upper Darby, Norristown, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. To make acupuncture part of your comprehensive wellness plan, call or book an appointment online today.

Acupuncture Q & A

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture has enjoyed something of a revival in recent years, but it’s actually an ancient Chinese medical practice that has been in use around the world for thousands of years. There are two ways to think about acupuncture, one rooted in the traditional approach and one founded in modern medicine.

Ancient Chinese medical knowledge held that every person has an essential life force that flows through the body along clearly defined channels, known in acupuncture as meridians. If those meridians become blocked, your life force, called qi, can no longer flow properly.

That leads to numerous health issues, some of which occur far from the source of blockage. Acupuncture is used to correct the flow of qi using a series of thin treatment needles.

The more modern approach holds that acupuncture treatment needles stimulate your peripheral nervous system and circulatory system. Those changes are believed to produce the results so many people experience with acupuncture treatment. Acupuncture can also help relieve knotted muscle fibers by forcing a localized relaxation response.

Dynamic Injury Solutions LLC may implement a variety of acupuncture techniques including:

  • Thin needle body techniques
  • Auricular techniques
  • Metal beads techniques
  • Electro-acupuncture
  • Moxibustion
  • Gua-Sha (deep myofascial energy and fluid movement) 
  • Cupping

What conditions can acupuncture improve?

Acupuncture is an effective treatment path for many conditions, including:

  • Low back pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Postoperative and chemotherapy-induced nausea
  • Neck pain
  • Headaches

Some even turn to acupuncture to treat issues like respiratory disorders and menstrual cramps.

Do the treatment needles hurt?

The needles used in acupuncture are incredibly tiny. They are so thin, they are flexible, and they also don’t extend deep within your body.

Most men and women report absolutely no discomfort during sessions, and many find the experience relaxing. Some are even lulled into a brief nap during acupuncture.

You might experience some minor sensitivity in the area where the treatment needles were placed, and a little bruising is also normal.

Treatment needles are sterile, and are only used once before being properly disposed of. There is little risk of infection, no significant bleeding or swelling during or after treatment, and no need for recovery time.   

To learn more about the benefits of acupuncture, call Dynamic Injury Solutions LLC or book an appointment online today.