If you’re looking for a Roseville acupuncturist, then you are in the right place. The Accident & Sports Injury Clinic offers patients different kinds of treatment, ranging from physical therapy to acupuncture. Greg Brown is our licensed acupuncturist leading the way. He has training in a variety of focuses, including digestive disorders, pain management, and women’s health issues
What Is Acupuncture
Acupuncture is one of the key components of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and it’s such an old practice that nobody knows when and where it started (there are a few theories and conflicting narratives). The acupuncturist inserts tiny, thin needles into the patient’s body primarily to relieve pain, but it’s used to treat a wide variety of other conditions as well. It’s very common to receive acupuncture with other forms of treatment.
Does Acupuncture Hurt?
Pain is relative. You might feel a slight tingling or a dull ache, but no, it does not hurt (though it might look a little scary). Acupuncture is safe when you are treated by a licensed and experienced acupuncturist. One reason you want to be sure to visit a certified acupuncturist is it must be practiced with sterilized needles. A typical session consists of you lying still while needles are inserted into your skin where they remain for about fifteen minutes.
When Should I Consider Acupuncture?
Most people seek this treatment out when they have musculoskeletal problems, like lower back pain and joint pain. As mentioned, acupuncture goes well with other treatments, so if you have back pain, you can enjoy our chiropractic services, too. If you have knee pain, you can take advantage of our physical therapy, too.
Clinical Practice in America
Though Americans didn’t invent it, acupuncture is different in the United States in a lot of ways. For example, the average number of patients an acupuncturist treats in an hour is 1.2 in America and 10 in China. At the Accident & Sports Injury Clinic, we give you American style individual attention and care.
There are four diagnostic methods that will be used to determine the areas that need attention:
Inspection – this focuses on the face, more specifically the tongue.
Auscultation and Olfaction – sound and smell.
Inquiring – there are “seven inquiries” to cover, including chills, thirst, appetite, defecation/urination, pain, sleep, perspiration, etc.
Palpation – through touch, the acupuncturist looks for tender points.
Make an Appointment Today
If you are living with pain, please don’t hesitate to contact us. As a licensed acupuncturist in Roseville, you’ll be in good hands with the Accident & Sports Injury Clinic. Find out for yourself why so many patients choose us (hint: experienced, professional care).