Acupuncture has long been used as a form of hands-on, drug-free therapy in China, and its has made its way to the West over time as a safe, gentle alternative to conventional medicines and remedies. At Knox Wellness, we use utilize acupuncture as one of our multiple complementary therapies in order to promote complete wellness and balance within the body.
Serving the Knoxville area in Tennessee, Knox Wellness is led by Dr. Chris Siano. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with our experienced medical team and discover the benefits of acupuncture.
What is Acupuncture?
During acupuncture treatments, one of our specially trained and licensed medical team members will gently insert tiny needles of varying sizes into strategic points throughout the body. This process stimulates your body’s nerves, muscles, and connective tissues to stimulate your body’s natural painkillers.
What Can Acupuncture Treat?
This therapeutic technique has several benefits when used as a standalone therapy, but as a complementary treatment along with functional medicine, it can help alleviate:
- Headaches and migraines
- Nausea and vomiting induced by surgery or chemotherapy
- And more!
When it was developed in early Chinese medicine, acupuncture was used to balance the flow of energy throughout the body and enhance overall wellness and functionality. Its benefits and advantages are still being discovered when used alongside Western medicine.
What Can I Expect?
You will be made comfortable for your acupuncture session, and depending on your unique condition, we will let you know which areas of your skin may need to be exposed. This procedure is typically well-tolerated by most patients and includes multiple steps:
- Needle insertion. Our skilled and licensed medical team will carefully insert the needles at strategic points throughout your body depending on your pain sites and wellness goals
- Needle manipulation. After the needles are placed in an optimal position, they are carefully moved or twirled to stimulate the body’s healing response.
- Needle removal. The needles may remain in place for 10-20 minutes for optimal results, and there is typically minimal to no discomfort as they are removed.
Is Acupuncture Safe?
At Knox Wellness, our medical team has extensive experience with this procedure and other comprehensive therapies to promote total body wellness. During your consultation with our medical team, we will assess your individual condition and wellness goals and create a customized treatment plan that specifically addresses your needs.
Contact Knox Wellness today to schedule a consultation and find out how acupuncture can safely promote the flow of energy throughout your body.