1. Where does Acupuncture originate from, and how long has it been practiced? Acupuncture is an original treatment, derived from traditional Chinese Medicine. It is one of the oldest and most practiced therapies. Acupuncture has been traced back to between 5,000 - 7,000 years.2. Does Acupuncture hurt?Our patients are typically surprised at how little sensation is felt. While the feeling does vary from patient to patient, most describe it as little to no pain. Some compare the sensation as less than a mosquito bite. As with any treatment performed at IPM, our Doctors and Staff work with your comfort level. We are also available to answer any questions you might have.3. What can Acupuncture treat?Acupuncture can be used to treat a variety of mental/emotional/physical distress. Acupuncture can be used to treat many medical conditions including: Mental Emotional Distress, Physical Pain, Digestive Pain, Respiratory and Sinus Issue, Allergies, Headache, Weight Loss, Infertility, can help you Quit Smoking, and much more! If your ailment is not listed here, please call (815) 397-8500 for more information4. What are some additional benefits of Acupuncture?Acupuncture is extremely clean. Our doctors perform Acupuncture in sterile environment, with one time use needles to reduce the risk of infection.Treating your body with Acupuncture is completely natural, allowing you a type of treatment that will not chemically compromise your body.Acupuncture can be used to treat multiple health issues during each treatment.Acupuncture is a very convenient therapy; each session only lasts 15-20 minutes.5. How does acupuncture work?Acupuncture works to increase your circulation, providing more oxygen and nutrients to the area as well as an increase in Qi (pronounced as "chee"). Qi stimulates the appropriate organs and systems to promote natural healing and an improved function.6. How many Acupuncture visits will I need?The number of Acupuncture visits will vary from patient to patient. All visits are specially tailored to meet your needs. The number of visits will also depend on if your issue is fairly new versus chronic or aged.7. What other forms of Acupuncture can IPM offer?* Cupping – a therapy utilizing glass (or bamboo) cups placed on the skin with suction, to draw blood toward the surface assisting in blood circulation. It is a safe, non-invasive treatment used to help treat colds, lung infections, muscle and joint pain, and spasms.* Moxibustion – a complimentary treatment to acupuncture where a combination of specific herbs (moxa) is lit to provide a heat source through smoldering. The generated heat funnels through the acupuncture needles (if attached to them), to the skin helping to treat disease and also producing an analgesic, reducing pain.* Laser Therapy– used to stimulate acupuncture points with a low-level laser beam instead of needles. Effective therapy for treating carpal tunnel* Electric – another needle less procedure that directs mild electric currents to acupuncture points on the skin, helpful in treating things like bells palsy and sciatica.
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* Auricular – simply put, it is acupuncture done on the ear (with or without needles) to treat conditions that are present anywhere in the body. This form is most widely known for treatment in smoking cessation, weight management, and addictionology..
Interventional Pain Management 4235 Maray Drive, Rockford, IL 61107 815-397-8500
Acupuncture is an ancient chinese art form approach that establishes a more harmonious flow of Qi in the body which allows the body to better heal itself naturally.
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