Acupuncture North Oaks MN

For thousands of years acupuncture has been practiced as medicinal treatment. Acupuncture has begun to gain a widespread acceptance in the United States, but was originally used by the Chinese over 4,000 years ago. Modern research has found acupuncture to be a safe, effective, and comprehensive treatment for a wide variety of common body ailments.

Acupuncture is a method of helping the body to heal itself as well as improving the way the body functions. Acupuncture uses sterilized, stainless steel needles that are as fine as a human hair, that are inserted into specific points on the surface of the skin. These needles, when inserted at specific points have the effect of changing various physiological and biochemical conditions and make it possible for the body to heal and recover from a vast array of illnesses and pains.

Acupuncture for Diseases, Conditions, and Disorders

Acupuncture can bring a relief from a multitude of illnesses and conditions and has a proven and successful track record of doing so. Some of the pain related problems that people most associate with acupuncture include; arthritis, back pain, neck pain, knee pain, shoulder pain, sciatica, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Acupuncture helps with these issues and the World Health Organization recognizes acupuncture as an effective treatment for over 40 different diseases. It has been an effective treatment for diseases and disorders ranging from respiratory, neurological, emotional, circulatory, eye, ear, nose, and throat disorders to gynecological, gastrointestinal, immune, and addiction related health issues.

A visit to an Acupuncturist

When you first come to visit one of our North Oaks acupuncturists the first thing they will do is discuss with you the reasons you are seeking out acupuncture treatment. They will check your personal and medical history and look for imbalances in the body that have lead to any problems you are having. After taking all of that into account a treatment plan will be outlined. This outline will include how many treatments are recommended and the frequency of those treatments. Treatments involve the insertion of needles into the body; this can be as few as two needles or as many as twenty. The number of needles will depend on the acupuncturist’s assessment of your needs. In the visits following the first the acupuncturist will periodically re-evaluate and assess your responses to the treatment to track your progress.

Acupuncture at the Caron Chiropractic Clinic

Our staff consists of fully trained chiropractic doctors, one of whom, Dr. Timothy Graff, also holds a Minnesota State Chiropractic Acupuncture License. Dr. Graff uses acupuncture in conjunction with chiropractic care to provide the best possible outcomes for patients seeking pain and health improvement. He would be more than happy to discuss the use and benefits of acupuncture for your specific health or pain issues.