Acupuncture: A Natural Path Toward Chicago Health and Wellness

Here at Body Works Health and Wellness, Dr. Zaffarkhan and the rest of our dedicated team provide a variety of natural, non-surgical Chicago health and wellness services. But while our Chicago chiropractic clinic is happy to provide cutting-edge tools and methods, some of the most effective healing modalities are also among the most ancient including acupuncture. Acupuncture has a long and distinguished history of providing effective pain relief and treatment for a wide range of illnesses and that’s why we often prescribe it alongside chiropractic adjustment and other procedures.

Acupuncture goes back at least 5,000 years. Ancient Chinese healers believed that interruptions in the body’s flow of life force, of qi, could cause ill health, chronic pain and other physical problems. The developed a complex map of points, laid out along major pathways called meridians that could be stimulated with fine needles to redirect the qi.

Modern medicine thinks in terms of nerve pathways and signals instead of meridians and qi, but acupuncture still makes sense when regarded in this light. Research indicates that the needles stimulate the body to release painkilling substances known as endorphins; they can also influence nerve function and blood flow. Our Chicago health and wellness center prescribes acupuncture for disorders such as:

  • Digestive disorders
  • Stress/anxiety
  • Incontinence and urinary tract disorders
  • Sleep disorders
  • Smoking cessation
  • Allergies, asthma and other respiratory problems
  • Hypertension/hypotension
  • Eye, ear, nose and throat complaints
  • Women’s  health issues

Our Chicago acupuncture treatment also applies this healing method’s pain-relieving abilities against acute or chronic pain conditions such as:

  • Tendonitis
  • Muscle soreness after injury
  • Sciatica
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Neck or shoulder pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

Ready to Try Our Chicago Acupuncture Treatment?

Some people are understandably apprehensive about what to expect from their very first Chicago acupuncture treatment. First of all, you can rest assured that the insertion of the needles causes no pain or significant discomfort; they’re extraordinarily fine, penetrate only the outermost surface of the skin, and are applied with our customary care and expertise. The needles usually remain in place for 20 minutes or less, and we may move them very gently to enhance their curative effects. You may become very relaxed, and possibly even a bit drowsy, following a session.

Since some of the acupuncture points used may be on your arms, lower legs and back, you may want to dress accordingly. Don’t be surprised if we insert needles far away from your actual pain;  acupuncture points in one area often affect health in another area altogether. You may experience significant symptom relief almost immediately, but it’s more common to get the full benefits of acupuncture after several sessions.

If you’re ready to experience the power of a healing technique with a 5,000-year-old track record of success, contact our Chicago chiropractic center today by calling (312) 733-8676  to schedule a consultation. We’re ready to enhance your health!