Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medicine used to alleviate pain and promote overall health. Acupuncture uses needles placed along invisible meridians that run throughout the body. Each meridian point has a specific meaning and can unblock and repair meridians and channels with vital energy or chi. Through the stimulation of the meridians, an acupuncturist is able to restore balance and ergo health to the patient.
Acupuncture is used to treat a wide range of health problems, such as:
- Persistent lower back pain
- Chronic tension-type headaches and migraines
- Neck pain
- Joint pain
- Postoperative pain
- Depression and anxiety
- Different forms of Arthritis (Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis)
Acupuncture takes a holistic approach to understanding normal function and disease processes, and focuses as much on the prevention of illness as on the treatment.
Dr. Wascow is amazing! I came into his office because I was experiencing debilitating pain due to my scoliosis, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. After one session with him, I felt relief. The chiropractic adjustments help alleviate the pain caused by my scoliosis and RA. The facial manipulation has increased the mobility and range in my neck. The acupuncture treatments have helped decrease my lupus flare up frequency, and the severity of my flare ups as well. I cannot thank Dr. Wascow enough for the time, care and attention he has shown me that has ultimately helped improve my physical health, mental, and emotional health! - Linda P.