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Acupuncture Specialist

Restorative Physical Medicine

Interventional Pain Management and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Located in Novi & Livonia, MI

If you’re looking for an alternative treatment option to address headaches or other chronic pain, it may be time to consider the many benefits of acupuncture. At Restorative Physical Medicine in Livonia and Novi, Michigan, the team offers innovative acupuncture services to make you feel more relaxed and balanced. They customize all treatments to meet your needs and help you achieve your health and wellness goals. Learn more about the benefits of acupuncture today by calling the office or use the online booking feature.

Acupuncture

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an alternative treatment option that focuses on traditional Chinese medicine techniques to address pain and a number of other health issues.

The technique involves the insertion of tiny, slender needles into specific areas of the body. The goal of treatment is to open the pathways throughout your body to allow life energies to flow freely. Acupuncture can bring balance back to the body and boost your body’s natural healing processes.

Why should I consider acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an effective treatment option for a number of acute and chronic conditions. The team may suggest this type of treatment to address:

  • Arthritis
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Headaches
  • Muscle cramps

You may also benefit from treatment with acupuncture as a method of stress reduction.

What happens during an acupuncture session?

Throughout your body are a number of acupuncture points. The team places the needles in certain areas, based on the condition they are treating.

You can expect to lie back and relax as the team places the needs into your skin. As the needles are very slender, you shouldn’t feel any pain. Once the needles are in place, they may move them in a variety of ways or simply allow them to remain in place for up to 20 minutes.

Once they remove the needles, you can expect to feel relaxed and refreshed. Some people also experience an increase in their overall energy.

Everyone reacts to acupuncture differently. The team can evaluate how effective this type of treatment is on your pain or functionality issues. They may suggest routine treatments to ensure you receive the optimal benefits.

Does acupuncture have any risks?

Side effects of acupuncture are minimal, with some people experiencing some temporary mild soreness or bruising after treatment.

 The team ensures you’re a good candidate for treatment before recommending acupuncture by reviewing your medical history and your current health.

Acupuncture is safe and effective for people of all ages but may not be right for you if you take blood thinners or have a bleeding disorder. Acupuncture can be suitable for pregnant women to relieve some of the discomforts of pregnancy, although certain points will be avoided to prevent the risk of premature labor.

If you’re interested in learning more about using acupuncture as part of your treatment plan, schedule a consultation today, online or by phone.