Acupuncture St. Paul MN

Acupuncture has been practiced as a medicinal treatment for thousands of years. Originally used by the Chinese over 4,000 years ago, in recent years acupuncture has gained widespread acceptance in the United State as modern research has found it to be a safe, effective, and comprehensive treatment for a wide variety of common ailments.

As a method of assisting the human body in healing itself and improving bodily functions, acupuncture most often involves the insertion of sterilized, stainless steel needles that are as fine as a human hair in specific points on the surface of the skin. The insertion of the needles at these specific points has the effect of altering various physiological and biochemical conditions making it possible for the body to heal itself from a number of common illnesses and pain.

Diseases, Conditions and Disorders treated with Acupuncture

Acupuncture has proven enormously successful in bringing relief from a multitude of illnesses and conditions. While most people associate acupuncture with pain related problems such as arthritis, back, neck, knee and shoulder pain, sciatica and carpal tunnel, the World Health Organization recognizes it as a viable treatment for over 40 different diseases. Acupuncture has been effective in the treatment of diseases and disorders from respiratory, neurological, emotional, circulatory, and eye, ear, nose and throat disorders to gynecological, gastrointestinal, immune and addiction related health disorders.

A visit to an Acupuncturist

In your first visit the acupuncturist will discuss with you your reasons for seeking acupuncture treatment and evaluate the imbalances that have lead to your problems. You will share your personal and medical history and the acupuncture will outline a plan for treatment including frequency and number of treatments. The treatments themselves will involve the insertion of as few as 2 needles and sometimes as many as 20, depending upon the acupuncturist’s assessment of your needs. Future visits will include periodic re-evaluations and assessments of your responses and progress.

Acupuncture at the Caron Chiropractic Clinic

Dr. Timothy Graff is not only a Doctor of Chiropractic, he 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.