A patient recently came to us on the advice of her friend. She had been battling sciatica pain for 15 years and had tried everything. Having been through years of physical therapy, pain management and shots into her spine, she came away with no results at all. This has caused her to miss out on some of the things she enjoys in life like dancing and golf! After all but giving up on ever feeling well again, she followed a friend's advice and came to see us. After treatment at Legacy Clinic, she has no more pain and we are happy to report that she is back to dancing and golfing again!
We love to hear and share about our patients' getting back to their lives and no longer just managing the pain. If you would like us to share your story, please let us know.
Acupuncture is becoming a treatment that is much more well known but there are still a lot of questions about it.
What does it do? Will it hurt? Does it really work? These are popular questions heard in and out of the office. We want to shed some light on this fantastic practice and clear up any concerns you may have.
The question I hear most is, "Will it hurt?". Everyone has a different level of sensitivity, but having had it done myself, I can safely say that it does not hurt. Many patients actually get so relaxed that they fall asleep. The needles (or pins) used are as thin as a hair and don't need to be invasively inserted like a syringe neeedle would be.
Another question often heard is "Will it work?". This, of course, is a lot tougher to answer. The answer depends greatly on what the person is trying to treat. Please note that this will NOT cure cancer or any other outrageous claim that may be found on the internet. That being said, acupuncture has been proven very effective in many situations through studies conducted by notable authorities such as the World Health Organization and others. Just to name a few of the things that acupuncture can treat: anxiety, arthritis, headaches, chronic pain, and chronic fatigue syndrome.
The question "What does it do?" is also a complicated one, which is why there is a LOT of schooling needed to perform this therapy. To simplify as best as I can, acupuncture promotes the natural healing process and improves body functions by stimulating specific areas of the body. This stimulation also releases endorphines which are your body's natural painkillers!
If you have been thinking about acupuncture or have further questions about this therapy, please contact us at Legacy Clinic byt the information provided below.