There are a lot of common myths and misconceptions floating around out there about acupuncture. As a trusted Highlands Ranch chiropractor, we’ve heard just about everything there is to hear! The truth is, acupuncture has been around for more 3,500 years and provides relief to people around the world. Today we’re going to look at some of the biggest myths and debunk them once and for all.
- Myth 1: Acupuncture hurts because they use needles! While needles are used, they’re slender and fine. You may not even feel the initial prick! If you do feel discomfort, i will fade on its own or ease up as we adjust the needles.
- Myth 2: If someone is into acupuncture, they’re into “New Age” healing. Actually, the opposite is true. It’s likely that you have a friend, coworker, or neighbor who receives acupuncture treatments.
- Myth 3: Acupuncture can conflict with physical therapy, medication, and other conventional medical treatments you may be on. Actually, there is no proven conflict between acupuncture and conventional medicine. In fact, they compliment one another!
- Myth 4: Acupuncture is only good for treating pain. It’s true that acupuncture helps relieve joint pain, including knee pain; back pain; headache; stomach pain and menstrual cramps. However, acupuncture is also used to treat nausea/vomiting, chemotherapy side effects, morning sickness, hypertension (high blood pressure), allergies, depression, infertility and other conditions.
- Myth 5: Once you start acupuncture treatments, you’ll have to always have them. Actually, for most conditions, acupuncturists strive to improve your main problem so you do not have to return for more treatment.