understanding how acupuncture works

Here at Gray Chiropractic & Sports Associates, acupuncture is just one of the many services we have to offer our patients. Specifically, we're proud to offer the latest in acupuncture technique in providing laser-guided acupuncture, the most accurate and effective method currently available for treating and minimizing pain. Ultimately, our goal is to help provide pain relief to our patients using an acupuncture method that is minimally invasive and doesn't require the use of needles.

Laser-Guided Acupuncture in Winston-Salem

So, what sets laser-guided acupuncture apart from more traditional forms? The main difference is that, instead of using fine needles for treatment, an extremely small and accurate laser is used to achieve the same results. For patients who have a fear of needles, this can make all the difference in their comfort level going into the treatment itself.

Furthermore, patients who have laser-guided acupuncture done often report that they don't feel anything during the treatment itself. With traditional acupuncture, most patients are able to feel the sensation of the needles entering the skin, and although it's typically not described as painful, some patients find it uncomfortable.

Furthermore, the use of laser-guided acupuncture also means the skin isn't actually broken during the procedure. As a result, the risk of infection is reduced to zero. And without needles, there is less to worry about in terms of sterilizing and disposing of needles. Still, laser-guided acupuncture is just as effective as the traditional method that uses needles.

With fewer potential side effects, people who may not have otherwise been viable candidates for acupuncture in the past can now have it done and enjoy the relief they desire from pain.

The History of Acupuncture

The history of acupuncture dates back to more than 2,000 years ago in China. This procedure was adapted from a Chinese medical practice that involved treating specific areas of the body with very thin, fine needles. The goal was to relieve pain in these areas of the body and to have a therapeutic effect on the patient.

Over the years, acupuncture has developed in its technique and practice, but the main principles have remained the same. Furthermore, acupuncture has been proven effective for treating any number of health problems, including sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, urinary tract infections, and even symptoms of Chrohn's disease. Furthermore, acupuncture as been used for the treatment of symptoms related to allergies, anxiety, depression, PMS, and infertility.

Overall, laser-guided acupuncture is a great option for those who are suffering from any kind of pain or discomfort. We're proud to be able to offer our patients the latest in acupuncture technology right here in our office.

Call us today at Gray Chiropractic & Sports Associates in Winston-Salem for your no obligation consultation and get your body functioning at its max potential! Imagine the possibilities!


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Gray Chiropractic & Sports Associates
223 Harper Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27104
(336) 774-1624