Acupuncture and Chiropractic: How these two treatments work together
Maybe you heard about acupuncture and chiropractic someday, but here we will show you how these two treatments work. Also we are going to explain how these two can work together to improve your health.
What is Chiropractic and what are the benefits
Chiropractic is the examination of a patient, looking at the spine’s position and muscle reflexes to analyze and diagnose what kind of problems this patient is having so the chiropractor can help with them.
They also can ask you for an x-ray exam depending on how serious your condition is looking, so with the results the chiropractor can identify and then come up with a treatment plan to help you with the problem.
This medical procedure can help and prevent orthopedic problems, relieve pain and stress, help with problems in posture or movement in some parts of the body.
What are the treatments used in Chiropractic
There are several treatments that a chiropractor can make to help with your orthopedic and muscular conditions, here we’ll see some examples of theses treatments:
- Spine adjustments;
- Muscle relaxation and stimulation;
- Pain from osteoarthritis;
- Back, neck and shoulder pain and stiffness relief;
- Elbow pain;
These treatments are some of the options and they are based on adjustments that are made in the spine and other parts of the body that will help with the problem.
Chiropractic does not use medicine or other kinds of remedies to help you, they rely just on their ability to manipulate the body and make the adjustments specific to your treatment.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is the use of acupuncture following a medical diagnosis. The procedure is based on the stimulation of the sensory nerves of the body and muscles.
In the procedure, the professional will use thin, solid, metal needles that are stimulated by him or electrically.
This may help treat specific pain, the body to liberate substances that will help in its natural healing, chronic problems like tendon pain and other cases.
How the acupuncture treatment goes
This treatment occurs in three steps:
- Needle insertion: The needles are inserted in strategic points of the body, using a common range from 5 to 20 needles. It can cause discomfort but you might not even feel it.
- Needle Manipulation: The professional will manipulate, add heat or mild electricity to stimulate and help with the treatment.
- Needle Removal: Usually after a short break of 10 to 20 minutes relaxing with the needles, they will be removed from your body.
This results in a reaction of the body producing natural substances to help relieving pain, stiffness and help with other kind of treatments such as:
- Myofascial pain;
- Low back pain;
- Carpal tunnel syndrome;
- Menstrual cramps.
The acupuncture treatment may help many other conditions, for more information you should seek professional help.
Why do these two treatments complement each other?
These being just some of the examples in the use and application of the acupuncture and chiropractic treatment, we can create an image of how powerful these two can work together.
The two different treatments of acupuncture and chiropractic complete each other, working together to achieve maximum results in the treatment of your body conditions.
For example, if you combine the specific treatments for a chronic problem that you have, in the recuperation process after a chirurgical procedure, or to relieve stiffness and help to improve limited movements.
The possibilities are infinite for the combinations, since acupuncture and chiropractic work together very well and can help in similar problems using two different kinds of treatment to maximize the healing process of the body.
For better and detailed information in the treatments and process behind these two methods, seek us at BCW and book an appointment. We will give you further help and information to obtain the results you need in your treatment.