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Acupuncture Treatment Provider

Freedom Chiropractic

Jake Schmitz, DC

Chiropractor located in Fargo, ND

When it comes to back pain, there are several possible causes, many of which are the result of spinal misalignment. The ancient practice of acupuncture states that when the vertebrae become misaligned, they compress on nerves, and damage the body’s natural flow of energy. Dr. Jake Schmitz, DC, at Freedom Chiropractic Health Center, offers his patients acupuncture services to help restore the function of your spine and reduce pain. Located in Fargo, North Dakota, he takes a holistic, whole person approach to chiropractic care. Schedule an appointment online today.

Acupuncture Q & A

How does acupuncture work?

Acupuncture refers to the ancient Chinese practice of restoring energy flow throughout the body. It helps reduce pain and promote the body’s healing processes, without the use of drugs and surgery.

When paired with spinal adjustments, acupuncture can provide an alternative resource to help with back and spinal issues.

Acupuncture achieves a range of health benefits, including:

  • An increase in endorphin release, which reduces pain and promotes healing
  • A reduction in muscle spasms
  • A decreased response in the sympathetic nervous system, leading to calm and balance

What can acupuncture and chiropractic care treat?

When used in collaboration, acupuncture and chiropractic care can treat a wide range of ailments and conditions. Both procedures work to reduce pain and promote healing, although they accomplish these through different means.

Acupuncture stimulates endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers, and the neurotransmitter serotonin, which can boost mood, induce relaxation, and improve sleep. Chiropractic care reduces pain by realigning the spine, improving circulation, and enhancing the nervous system’s communication.

Acupuncture and chiropractic care have been shown to help with spinal alignment, as well as:

  • Sprains
  • Tendonitis
  • Pulled or torn muscles
  • Stress
  • Pain in the neck, back, or shoulders

What should you expect from an acupuncture session?

Once Dr. Jake’s acupuncture treatment provider completes a thorough examination, they determine which skin points to stimulate. Although there are many ways to stimulate the skin and nerves in acupuncture, the most common is through needle insertion. The treatment provider may also use electrical stimulation and fingertip pressure.

Although many people are initially fearful of acupuncture, the procedures are virtually pain-free. The needles are extremely thin, almost as thin as a human hair, and only inserted about one-fourth of an inch into the skin. Most patients say that the procedure is either relaxing or energizing.

Consult with Dr. Jake if you’re interested in learning more about combining acupuncture and chiropractic care. Better yet, schedule an appointment online and start feeling better right away.