Did you know that acupuncture is one of the oldest (if not the oldest) healthcare treatments still in use today? This treatment remains popular after many centuries of practice because it has proven effective for treating a wide range of conditions. If you’d like to try acupuncture and live in or near Gurnee, IL, come see Dr. Mark Fredrick at Fredrick Chiropractic Plus. As a chiropractor, he can also leverage many other types of treatment for relieving pain and improving health.

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The ancient Chinese believed that energy flowed through the body. If things became clogged up, say due to an injury or illness, the flow of energy could be disrupted. By using acupuncture needles, it was believed that the proper flow and balance of energy could be restored.

These days, not as many people subscribe to this view of health and energy. However, acupuncture remains popular nonetheless. What has made this treatment withstand the test of time? Many people have found that acupuncture can relieve pain and spur healing in various other ways. If you live in Gurnee, IL, or nearby, you can try acupuncture at Fredrick Chiropractic Plus. Dr. Fredrick is an expert in this treatment technique.

So why does acupuncture help with so many health issues? First, the needles seem to improve blood flow. This can be useful for directing blood flow to certain areas, such as the site of an injury. The needles also seem to cause the release of various chemicals, such as endorphins. The central nervous system is stimulated as well. On top of all this, this treatment also spurs other healing processes. Researchers are still delving into the details, so we may learn more in the years ahead.

Safe and Effective Acupuncture Treatment

It’s important that acupuncture be performed in a clean environment with clean and well-maintained needles. Unfortunately, in the ancient world, poor hygiene may have at times actually helped spread disease when this treatment was used. This isn’t owing to a fundamental flaw with acupuncture, but instead, because clean environments and sterile needles often weren’t the norm. Fortunately, the best health providers performing this treatment in modern times are regulated and will go well out of their way to ensure cleanliness.

If you live in or around Gurnee, IL, and would like to try acupuncture, get in contact with Dr. Fredrick. If you have any further questions, feel free to reach out for clarifications. Fredrick Chiropractic Plus can be reached at (847) 662 1600. From there, you can schedule a treatment session.     

Acupuncture is used to treat a wide range of health problems, such as:

  • Persistent lower back pain
  • Chronic tension­-type headaches and migraines
  • Neck pain
  • Joint pain
  • Postoperative pain
  • Allergies
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Insomnia

Acupuncture takes a holistic approach to understanding normal function and disease processes, and focuses as much on the prevention of illness as on the treatment.

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