If you are searching for noninvasive solutions for chronic pain, Chiropractic care offers several solutions that includes acupuncture which has been practiced for thousands of years. Although the exact origin of the practice of acupuncture is a mystery, it is widely known that the Chinese were the first to develop a methodology and system that were loosely based on Mesopotamian, Iranian, Iraqi and Northern Indian cultures. With a history of over 5000 years, the practice of acupuncture uses hair-thin needles that are strategically placed in areas of the body to relieve the body of common ailments and pain.
Waichi Sugiyama developed a small cylindrical tube in which a needle could be inserted and applied to the body in the 17th century and became the standard acupuncture needle used by practitioners today. In 1996, The United States FDA (Food and Drug Administration) assigned acupuncture needles with a classification as a medical instrument and acknowledged it as a safe and effective therapeutic tool to be used by qualified practitioners.
When the Colombia institute of Chiropractics introduced the first educational acupuncture program in 1973, only 10% of the students were from the school of medicine — 90% of the students were students of chiropractics. When compared to traditional Chinese acupuncture training, chiropractic acupuncture training is significantly more extensive and includes a myriad modern techniques and study of the human anatomy.
When combined with chiropractic therapy, acupuncture works very effectively to generate natural healing by correcting imbalances throughout the body without the need for drug therapy, surgery or invasive procedures. The needles used in acupuncture therapy are used to create manipulation of the meridian points of the body. The results achieved includes improved sleep, digestion, reduction of pain and restores the flow of energy or, qi, in the body.
A qualified Chiropractor can help with redirecting energy flow in order to manage pain. When combined with other therapies such as nutritional support, chiropractic care and acupuncture, a wide variety of ailments such as pain in the back, the spine and joints can be relieved.