Acupuncture Therapy

Acupuncture is no longer a mysterious treatment which must be diligently sought after in unusual or out of the way places. It is now offered in the quiet relaxing atmosphere at Comprehensive Pain Specialists, where reducing pain and improving quality of life is our goal and expertise. Although its ancestry is buried in antiquity, advances in medical science have helped us understand that it is much more than an approach to treat pain but also can successfully treat many other maladies of the human body. In fact, the science behind acupuncture continues to demonstrate its value in improving patients' quality of life and healthy rehabilitation.

What is Anatomical Acupuncture?

Anatomical Acupuncture is a scientifically based method which applies the scientific principles of anatomy and physiology to positively affect tissue healing and overcome acute and chronic pain. Specifically, it is a system of manually applied very fine atraumatic needles to specific areas of the body which are designated to reduce pain, establish normal tissue tonicity, create a positive tissue environment and normalize movement of the musculo-skeletal system. Acupuncture improves the outcome of other medical treatments and can be utilized to improve a wide variety of conditions. 

Conditions Treated by Acupuncture Therapy

  • Chronic pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Arthritis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Neck/shoulder pain
  • Sciatica
  • Low Back Pain
  • Increased joint mobility and relief from soreness and stiffness
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Cancer Pain
  • Central Pain Syndrome 

Benefits of Anatommical Acupuncture

  • Little or no pain during treatment
  • Comfort and confidence of professional, competent care
  • Quicker recovery from medical conditions
  • Decreased pain and muscle spasms
  • Promotes healing and pain relief by allowing the bodies' own natural Mechanisms to work effectively 
  • Improves the quality of life

The Science Behind Anatomical Acupuncture 

Although its origin can be traced to ancient eastern beginnings, acupuncture is increasingly utilized in western medicine as a manual therapy treatment that supports overall health, wellness and clinical rehabilitation. Anatomical acupuncture uses the same medical techniques and protocols of other types of health care.

Acupuncture is not a general medical treatment. Instead, it is applied as a manual therapy to a targeted area to minimize discomfort and pain. Acupuncture protocol involves several progressive stages of treatment developed to correct abnormal conditions affecting the areas where joints, ligaments, muscles and nerves join. After a diagnostic evaluation, acupuncture is delivered on an anatomical basis to alleviate pain or symptoms.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where will my acupuncture therapy take place?

A: Your acupuncture therapy will take place in a warm, comfortable, quiet room. You will be asked to lie or sit on a specifically designed table or chair for your treatment.


Q: Will I be required to completely undress?

A: Some acupuncture therapy sessions may require you to remove restrictive clothing and, depending on the area being treated, you may be required to remove some of your clothes. However, you will be properly covered during any acupuncture session.


Q: What parts of my body will be involved?

A: Your therapist will perform an evaluation and discuss your desired outcome for an effective treatment session. If your doctor has written a prescription for acupuncture therapy, treatment will involve points designated for that particular diagnosis or area.


Q: Who will be providing the acupuncture treatment?

A: Comprehensive Pain Specialists has a highly skilled certified acupuncture specialist on staff to care for our patients. Each acupuncture session will require an evaluation and incorporate a variety of acupuncture points to achieve desired goals.


Q: What will acupuncture feel like?

A: How acupuncture feels depends on the type of technique being applied and individual response. All acupuncture therapy treatments are designed to promote comfort and limit pain. We will work with you to make certain you are comfortable as possible during all treatment sessions.


Some insurance policies cover Acupuncture Therapy. Please inquire when scheduling your appointment.


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