Acupuncture - General Information

Acupuncture refers to a traditional type of medicine that has been practiced for several millennia in China and is now wildly popular across the planet. According to Dr. Burton Young and Dr. Julie Hilbert of West Chester Acupuncture and Chiropractic (who are married and have been chiropractors since 1989), any disruption in the flow of the body's life-energy force—which is known as Qi or Chi—can cause various health issues. Acupuncture complements chiropractic care therapeutically and aims to restore the body’s natural energy flow, which creates balance and promotes the body's natural healing processes.

Key Aspects of Acupuncture

Traditional Chinese medicine posits that one’s life force energy flows along specific body networks– better known by acupuncture practitioners as meridians. The objective is to restore the balance of energy that runs along these interconnected pathways, which, if disrupted, is believed to impact one's emotional and physical health. 

Acupuncture uses very thin, sterile needles inserted into defined acupuncture points to stimulate and adjust the body's energy flow. When vital body energy is blocked for whatever reason, the blockage causes an imbalance that likely leads to a health issue that will require additional medical attention.  

There are several hundred acupuncture points across your body, each associated with a body function or organ. The points used in any specific session will depend on the client's condition and the objective of the treatment session.

Acupuncture Therapeutic Goals

Acupuncture is an alternative healthcare option that can be used to treat/manage a broad variety of physical and emotional issues, including OB-GYN concerns. A partial list includes -

  • Emotional Imbalances – examples of these include ADD/ADHD, anger, anxiety, depression, fear, grief, hysteria, obsessive-compulsive disorder, stress, and worry, to name a few.
  • Pain – which can manifest in your back, extremities, stomach, or headaches or migraines.
  • Pregnancy – infertility,  morning sickness, and more.
  • Addiction - e.g., Smoking.
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Problems - constipation/diarrhea, general digestive problems, hemorrhoids, IBS gall bladder problems, anorexia, bulimia, poor digestion, stomach pain, ulcers.
  • Respiratory Problems - asthma, hay fever, sinus, snoring.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis.
  • Neuropathy.
  • Fibromyalgia.
  • Allergies.
  • Earaches/Tinnitus - ringing in the ears.
  • Vertigo – i.e., dizziness.
  • Insomnia.

Contact a Leading Ohio Chiropractor Near You

Before committing to acupuncture, it's important to consult with an experienced and licensed acupuncturist to determine if this technique is suitable for you. For more information, Dr. Young. Dr. Hilbert or a staff member of West Chester Acupuncture and Chiropractic at 513-777-9428 or online.

Dr. Hilbert and Dr. Young are both licensed Acupuncturist with years of experience. Their Acupuncture certifications of a Fellowship and Diplomate from the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture are recognized in over 22 countries. 

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