Acupuncture is a safe and effective healing technique that has been used for over 2,000 years. It involves the insertion of very fine, hair-thin, single-use sterile needles into acupuncture points on the body.
When there is an imbalance in the body or mind, pain or emotional upset occurs. The goal of acupuncture is to help restore harmony in the body so healing can occur.
Acupuncture treats many different pain conditions, most famously known for healing chronic low back pain. In recent years, acupuncture has been supported by the World Health Organization and continues to gain recognition for improving immunity, sleep, digestion, and stress management.
With the opioid crisis on the rise, acupuncture has strong scientific support in the treatment of pain and is a great non-pharmaceutical option in pain management. At Chicago Family Acupuncture, we place a strong emphasis on evidence-based acupuncture and stay up to date on all of the latest research in the field.