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Acupuncture is a form of Chinese medicine that has been used for more than 2,500 years to positively influence energy flow and heal the body. Despite its ancient origins, modern medicine supports the use of acupuncture; extensive research has found significant scientific and measurable merit in the use of acupuncture to achieve pain relief and promote wellness, relaxation, and healing. If you have been involved in an accident or suffer from chronic headaches or pain in Marietta, GA, Dr. Granger of Acupuncture and Injury is pleased to offer medical acupuncture as part of our comprehensive medical services.
How Does Acupuncture Work?
Acupuncture involves the insertion of thin needles into specific acupuncture points on the body. In Chinese medicine, these points provide access to meridians, or channels of energy within the body, allowing the acupuncturist to address issues with energy flow that are causing pain or other conditions. Modern medicine has determined that acupuncture causes the body to release beneficial chemicals by stimulating the nervous system and affecting certain areas of the brain. These effects can in turn reduce feelings of pain, promote stress relief, lower blood pressure, and prompt or speed natural biological healing. During acupuncture, heat or a mild electrical current may be used to further stimulate the nervous system to achieve the desired results.
Why see a Medical doctor for Acupunture?
Traditional Chinese Medicine and Modern ( Western) Medicine both have their Pros and Cons. Seeing a medical doctor that is able to use the “ best of both worlds” is better for the patient.
|Western Medicine||Differentiates disease processes Side effects from therapy
Good for Trauma & Infections Does not CURE disease
More familiarity in the US
|Side effects from therapy Does not CURE disease Costly Medications|
|Chinese Medicine processes||Fewer side effects (if any)||Does not differentiate disease|
|Can reverse or cure disease||Not as useful for trauma|
|Can be Preventive in Nature||Numerous office visits often required|
Conditions Treated by Acupuncture
The World Health Organization recognizes acupuncture’s effectiveness as a treatment for several ailments, including acute and chronic pain, musculoskeletal disorders, and stress or fatigue. If you would like to learn more about acupuncture in Marietta, please call Acupuncture and Injury at (678) 905-1723.
The technique of moxibustion combines acupuncture with the burning of an herb called mugwort to address stagnant conditions:
- Relieve menstrual cramps
Acupuncture can be used to regulate digestion and metabolism to treat:
- Spastic colon
Respiratory disorders such as:
- Chronic or recurrent chest infections often respond well to acupuncture treatment
Because of its beneficial influence on the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, acupuncture is often effective in treating or managing :
- Chronic headaches
- Facial tics
- Common Sports Injuries
- Neck and Back pain, including Sciatica