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Acupuncture at Spinalcare Chiropractic Clinic

Acupuncture in backIf you’re looking for a natural form of relief, Spinalcare Chiropractic Clinic offers you various solutions. At our clinic, you have access to chiropractic, massage therapy and acupuncture. Acupuncture is an incredibly effective way to alleviate pain and discomfort. It’s been used for more than 5000 years and has a well-documented history of success. Plus, it’s non-invasive and easily tolerated by most.

How Acupuncture Works

Acupuncture has a different focus than any other form of healing modality. It works with certain acupuncture points and various meridians in the body. When other methods haven’t worked to deal with pain, acupuncture is a great alternative to other solutions.

What Are the Main Benefits?

While there are numerous benefits associated with acupuncture, here are some primary ones:

  • Relieves chronic pain
  • Prevents nausea and vomiting
  • Manages anxiety
  • Improves sleep
  • Minimizes heartburn and indigestion

You don’t have to be a chiropractic patient to have acupuncture done at our clinic. When you arrive, we’ll have you fill out our new patient forms. Our acupuncturist, Dr. Janet Ho, will assess you, then apply needles with long-range infrared light and/or cupping as necessary. You’ll lie on a comfortable table while the needles do the work. Then, the acupuncturist will come in and remove the needles, and your treatment will be completed.

What type of symptoms or conditions specifically do many people have that acupuncture can help with?


Any conditions that are considered within the scope of practice of chiropractic and where needles can be applied are treatable with acupuncture. Therefore, there is no limit. However, for chiropractors, we mainly focus on pain relief, that is musculoskeletal systems in origin; examples include sprain/strain of the neck and lower back, knee pain or rotator cuff strain.
Do the acupuncture needles hurt in any way?

Most people don’t even feel the application of the needles! It is the fact that once the needle goes through the skin, you won’t feel the pain at all. Since the thickness of the acupuncture needle is much smaller when compared to a normal injection syringe, it is considerably more comfortable to receive an acupuncture treatment than getting a flu shot.
How long does someone lie down with the needles in their skin during the treatment?

Treatment duration is about 20 to 30 minutes.
How often would you recommend someone come in for the acupuncture treatment and why?

That depends on the conditions. For acute injuries, two to three times a week may be needed to reduce pain and inflammation. For chronic injuries, it can be done once a week to once a month, depending on the patient’s tolerance.
Do acupuncture and chiropractic complement each other?

Yes, we can use them in combination with one another. As chiropractic care works to align the body’s structural system, acupuncture can reduce the inflammation that makes moving painful. Combined together they work to help the body stay relaxed. Dr. Chan typically starts with chiropractic adjustments and will add in acupuncture treatments when needed that would be beneficial to recovery.
How will I feel after my session?

Although every person will respond differently to acupuncture, you likely will feel relaxed, even sleepy. We encourage you to rest when you go home, avoid alcohol and caffeine, eat healthy and avoid vigorous exercise.
Is acupuncture covered under insurance or is this something you have to pay out of pocket for?

Yes, acupuncture treatments are covered by most work insurance.

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