Pain Management Doctor in Chico, CA
We Are a Results-Oriented Practice
Call us! We can tell you over the phone if we've had success treating your type of situation in the past. Or make an appointment, and upon your first face-to-face consultation we will be able to give you a sense of whether acupuncture is appropriate for your situation, and approximately how many treatments and how long it might take. We will not keep you coming in if you're not getting results relatively quickly!
What Do People Have Acupuncture For?
While acupuncture is generally known for treating pain, we also treat a variety of conditions including stress, insomnia, digestive issues, and reproductive and peri-menopausal issues. The World Health Organization lists a number of conditions that acupuncture is known to treat
How Does Acupuncture Work?
There are three general ways in which acupuncture relieves pain and helps healing.
The Regulatory Effect: Ancient texts discuss balance and harmony with nature. What we now know is that these were ways of describing homeostasis, or the body's innate ability to balance itself. Your body has a mechanism to keep your heart from beating too fast or too slow, a mechanism to keep your blood pressure from soaring too high or dropping too low, a mechanism to keep your stomach from producing too much acid or not enough, and many other ways of maintaining its balance. Acupuncture, depending on what points are being targeted, helps these mechanisms bring your body back into homeostasis, where it functions the best.
The Calming Effect: We have many patients who come in for stress relief as well as for mild to moderate depression and anxiety. The effects of stress hormones on the body and mind are many and varied, and acupuncture helps calm and relax you. We always tell people who are nervous about trying acupuncture for the first time to just come hang out in the waiting room for a couple of hours. Watch people as they come in frazzled and stressed and watch them as they leave, more calm and peaceful.
The Anti-Inflammatory Effect: Acupuncture relieves inflammation through a variety of mechanisms, sometimes immediately, and this has an effect in relieving a variety of inflammatory conditions including pain, asthma, arthritis, allergies and auto-immune conditions.