Acupuncture is an old healing practice of traditional Chinese medicine dating back over 4,000 years. It still remains effective today as a way to strengthen the body rather than merely treating symptoms. It is primarily used to relieve pain as well as treat other conditions. More than 3 million Americans and 200,000 children in the U.S. have had acupuncture to help relieve a symptom or condition. Because of its low side effects, it has been the treatment of choice for many doctors across the country. It is even more popular in other countries.

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a way of balancing the body by stimulating points on the skin. ReConnect Chiropractic, P.C. is trained to know where to locate these points for the related condition or symptom. When these specific points are stimulated, your body’s function improves and begins a self-healing process. ReConnect Chiropractic, P.C. will develop a treatment plan based on your specific needs. The number of treatments will vary among each individual or condition. The best acupuncture is painless despite popular belief. Many patients even report being more relaxed after receiving treatment. Acupuncture is a safe, alternative treatment for pain. It has fewer side effects than medications you may be taking to relieve your pain.

What is Auriculotherapy?

Auriculotherapy is known as ear acupuncture. The ear along with hands, feet, face, and scalp are known as micro systems in acupuncture. These micro systems are areas where there are points for virtually every part of your body. We stimulate specific points related to your condition in the ear with electrical impulses that will help your body heal itself. Most of our patients are amazed at the results they get!

When should you consider Acupuncture?

Acupuncture has been gaining popularity in the U.S. even though it has been around for thousands of years. Acupuncture should be considered as a potential alternative to pain medications or steroid treatments. It is also a “complementary” medicine meaning it can be used along with other treatments like spinal adjustments. What conditions can Acupuncture help treat? Even though acupuncture has been around for thousands of years, it has started gaining popularity recently. More and more people are turning to alternative care as the success of this industry grows. The best acupuncture relieves many symptoms and problems. It has long been known to alleviate chronic pain. It is especially beneficial for back and neck pain, osteoarthritis, chronic headaches and shoulder pain. Acupuncture has also been known to relieve other symptoms including, but not limited to:

Musculoskeletal & Neurological

• Neck pain
• Back pain
• Headaches/Migraines
• Shoulder/Elbow/Wrist pain
• Hip/Knee/Ankle pain
• Arthritis
• Sciatica
• Arm pain/numbness/tingling
• Whiplash injuries
• Sprains/Strains
• Stroke symptoms
• Concussion
• Cerebral Palsy
• Multiple Sclerosis
• Seizures

Eyes, Ears, Nose and Throat

• Sinus problems
• Eye infections/irritations
• Dizziness/Vertigo
• Ear infections
• Tinnitus
• Strep Throat
• Head colds/runny nose
• Nose Bleeds
• Allergies


• Arrhythmias
• High/Low blood pressure
• Raynaud’s disorder
• Circulation problems
• Angina


• Lung infections
• Cough
• Shortness of Breath
• Asthma


• Anxiety
• Depression
• Nightmares
• Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
• Irritability


• Constipation/Diarrhea
• Hemorrhoids
• Nausea
• Irritable bowel/Crohn’s Disease
• Abdominal pain


• Urinary tract infections
• Bedwetting
• Kidney problems
• Infertility
• Labor induction
• Dysmenorrhea

Acupuncture has also been effective in reducing symptoms of nausea and vomiting due to cancer treatments. Many patients get acupuncture concurrently with their cancer treatments. With the growing opioid epidemic, more physicians are turning to a more natural approach for pain relief. Some physicians prefer acupuncture over prescription medicine due to the low risk of complications and adverse side effects.

For more information on acupuncture or to schedule an appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact us today at (402) 592-2234!