Acupuncture at Oxford Rehabilitation Center
Acupuncture is a 2,000-year-old tradition of Chinese medicine. One of the most well-known ancient healing traditions is the treatment known as acupuncture.
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a technique used to unblock and realign your body's energy flow. This yields an array of health benefits, including improved digestion, pain reduction, anti-inflammation, tissue healing, increased cellular metabolism, stress relief, and restoration of hormonal balances.
The most common type of acupuncture involves the insertion of thin sterile needles into the skin. When inserted, these needles trigger a cascade of biological responses within the body that promote healing.
At our clinic, we also offer other beneficial types of acupuncture, including:
- cupping with glass vacuums
- acupuncture with electrical stimulation
- infrared light with acupuncture
Safety and comfort are our highest priorities. Dr. Wendy Wang, PT, DPT , L.Acu administer acupuncture techniques to our patients.
What is acupuncture used for?
Acupuncture can be used to treat a variety of health conditions that affect any of the major health systems in the body (musculoskeletal, neurological, and immunological systems). Conditions may include:
· Back and neck pain
· Muscle spasms
· Joint pain
· Radicular pain (Pain that radiated down your arms or legs).
· Smoking Cessation
Acupuncture has even been shown to help with allergy relief and weight loss because it can stimulate both the immune system and the digestive system.
Is acupuncture safe?
Yes. Most people experience little or no discomfort during an acupuncture session. The risks of adverse reactions associated with acupuncture therapy is extremely low. Side effects, like skin irritation and tenderness, are also very rare. If they do occur, they are usually quite mild and resolve quickly.
Can acupuncture be provided along with chiropractic care and/or physical therapy?
Yes. The beneficial effects of chiropractic care and physical therapy are often accelerated when used in conjunction with acupuncture. Both chiropractic therapy, physical therapy and acupuncture are complementary services that aim to address and resolve the underlying causes of disorder and dysfunction within the body. In addition to acupuncture, services that can help a person recover from injury may also include physical rehabilitation, corrective exercise techniques, chiropractic adjustments, physical medicine including ultrasound and electric muscle stimulation, and nutritional and lifestyle counseling.
Interested in our acupuncture treatments?
If you live in or near Philadelphia, PA, contact Oxford Rehabilitation at (215) 725-2000 today. You can set up an appointment or speak with one of our friendly staff members to learn more about the healing benefits of this ancient and all-natural treatment. We are happy to answer all your questions about our acupuncture techniques, and hope that you'll let us help you achieve the whole body healing you deserve.