Acupuncture is defined as a special technique in which a licensed chiropractor stimulates specific points with thin needles. It is recognized as an effective pain management technique and is often used for treating different musculoskeletal, digestive, respiratory, and mental disorders. At Ries Wellness, we have been sharing the benefits of acupuncture with residents of Bucktown, Chicago, IL for many years. Following are the answers to several questions our chiropractor frequently receives regarding acupuncture.

Does Acupuncture Hurt?

Since acupuncture involves the use of very thin needles, most people do not feel any pain at all. However, sometimes, needles can cause temporary soreness that quickly gives way to feelings of relaxation.

Are There Any Negative Side Effects?

Side effects are very rare, but they are possible and include the following:

  • Lightheadedness
  • Soreness
  • Muscle twitching
  • Bruising
  • Fatigue

Where are Needles Inserted?

A chiropractor inserts needles into specific points in the body. The most common areas are at or below the elbows, on the back, at or below the knees, ears, and abdomen.

Is This Procedure Approved in The United States?

Yes, there are over 6,500 licensed chiropractors who can perform this procedure. Moreover, according to the World Health Organization, there are more than 40 different health conditions and problems that can be effectively treated with this treatment method.

How Can I Prepare for The Procedure?

No special preparation is needed. It is recommended though to eat something light before the procedure so the body has enough energy to work with.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Chiropractor for Acupuncture in Bucktown, Chicago 

If you are looking for acupuncture in the Bucktown neighborhood of Chicago, IL, contact Ries Wellness today. Our chiropractor will assess your musculoskeletal system to determine how you will benefit from acupuncture. If you have any questions or you are ready to schedule your first acupuncture session with Dr. Anthony Ries, call us at (312) 636-3786

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