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Why is acupuncture recommended during the change of the seasons?

“To treat disease that has already developed is comparable to the behavior of those persons who begin to dig a well after they have become thirsty, and of those who begin to cast weapons after they have already engaged in battle. Would these actions not be too late?” – Huangdi Neijing Acupuncture has historically been a preventative medicine. An acupuncturist Continue reading

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Can I do acupuncture if I’m already being treated by another healthcare provider?

The answer to this question is usually yes because acupuncture is focused on helping your body heal itself naturally and complements other treatments. Its effects are similar to eating a healthy meal or getting a good night’s sleep.

Acupuncture doesn’t need to be done by itself.  The benefits of acupuncture treatments are often noticed by other healthcare practitioners: easier adjustments by chiropractors and/or adjustments

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What maintenance is required after I feel better?

Acupuncture in the Park in Minnesota has summarized the 6 reasons you should get acupuncture regularly:

Prevention – an acupuncturist can notice patterns based on minor annoyances, and correct them before they become major problems. Proactively heading off a known problem – getting treatment in advance of seasonal allergies Improved energy Strengthening your immune system Keeping your body systems Continue reading

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Are there alternatives to acupuncture treatments?

The main focus of our treatments at Northshore Acupuncture Center is acupuncture.

However, there are situations where we might provide guasha or cupping therapy in addition to or in place of acupuncture.

We also occasionally place magnets on acupuncture points in place of needles. Please call us at 815-814-1319 to discuss options for your situation.

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Will acupuncture help me sleep?

Here’s what our clients have to say…

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Who are your clients?

Our clients are 11 to 95 years old. 30% of our clients are men. Our ideal clients are menopausal women suffering from insomnia and/or anxiety.

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Does acupuncture just treat the symptoms?

 

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Are treatments personalized?

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Is acupuncture painful?

The needles used in acupuncture are not anything like the needles you are used to in a Western medical setting. They are extremely thin- they even bend at the touch. Not only does the placement of these needles not hurt, patients report that the acupuncture treatment itself is relaxing.

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Does acupuncture really work?

Chris Kessler, LAc describes acupuncture as relieving pain, reducing inflammation and restoring homeostasis by:

Promoting blood flow; Stimulating the body’s built-in healing mechanisms; Releasing natural painkillers; Relaxing shortened muscles; and, Reducing stress.

Click here to read the full article.

Acupuncture has been employed as a health care modality for over 3,000 years, and is receiving wide acceptance as a respected,

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