Acupuncture

Are you looking for acupuncture in Papillion?  Can you imagine how effective a health care discipline must be to stand the test of time for hundreds of generations?  Dr. Heien utilizes needle free Electrical Acupuncture in conjunction with Chiropractic to help decrease pain and speed up your body's own natural healing abilities. With a large portion of the media and research focusing their attention on the newest surgeries and medications, valuable and essential  forms of health care are being forgotten.  With acupuncture being practiced as a medical system for over 2400 years, its safety and effectiveness has been proven time and time again.  While acupuncture alone has been shown to be the best line of treatment for many conditions, it can also be incorporated into various treatment plans to increase results and decrease treatment time.  ReConnect would like to use this short article to provide you with some basic information about acupuncture and to see if you could be one of the millions of people to benefit from its application.


Understanding Acupuncture in Papillion NE

As mentioned earlier, acupuncture has been practiced as a system of medicine for over 2400 years, but its philosophy and roots predate recorded history.  In fact, it is believed that acupuncture was first performed using needles that were actually formed from grinding stones into fine points.  As time progressed, the first text describing acupuncture as a system of medicine was produced around 300 B.C. (The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine).  Soon after its introduction, finely crafted metal needles replaced the stone variety and it has been recorded that royalty routinely used gold and silver needles.  While this original text has been revised, edited, and added too for thousands of years, it still serves as the foundation for the contemporary medical system.  Today, acupuncture has been incorporated into many western paradigms and is practiced in hospitals and private health care clinics across the world.


How does Acupuncture work?

With all the toxins present in our various environments, it is important that our bodies are well suited to interact and deal with each challenge that we face.  While traditional and western explanations of acupuncture vary, each fundamentally deals with acclimating our body to our surroundings.  After thousands of years of research, various points across the body have been located that have a significant impact on our bodies overall physiology.  Once these systems have been stimulated, a number of neurotransmitters, natural pain killers, and hormones are released.  Patients at  our ReConnect Chiropractic have described the following effects following acupuncture treatments:

  • Decreases in muscles spasms and pain
  • Decrease in swelling at various points across the body
  • A general decrease in pain
  • A decrease in illnesses due to stimulation of the immune system
  • Lower levels of back and neck pain
  • Fewer headaches
  • Improved digestion
  • Overall better sleep
  • Fewer injuries during recreational sports
  • Females report less gynecological issues

What should I expect during my acupuncture treatment?

The premise of acupuncture is based on the two way communication between points on the skin and internal organs. There are over 600 points on the skin with them all having multiple therapeutic effects on the body. Dr. Heien uses a technique that does not involve any needles. Electrical acupuncture is gaining popularity while still getting the results of needle acupuncture. However, Dr. Heien can do both. Acupuncture works by stimulating points helps release endorphins which decrease pain and speed up the healing process required to make you feel better as fast as your body allows.

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If you would like to learn more about acupuncture in Papillion or see if you could benefit from its incorporation into your current care, please contact our team at ReConnect Chiropractic today for help.

OFFICE HOURS


Monday
9:00am - 1:00pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm


Tuesday
9:00am - 1:00pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm


Wednesday
9:00am - 1:00pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm


Thursday
9:00am - 1:00pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm


Friday
9:00am - 11:00am


Saturday
Closed

ReConnect Chiropractic
607 Pinnacle Drive Suite A
Papillion, NE 68046
(402) 592-2234