Acupuncture is a form of natural medicine used for centuries to treat various ailments. It is based on the belief that there are energy pathways in the body that can be accessed by inserting needles into certain points. At Lakota Wellness in Ocoee, Dr. Elyse uses acupuncture with other forms of natural medicine, such as chiropractic care, to provide the most comprehensive and effective care possible.
How Does Acupuncture Work?
Acupuncture works by stimulating the release of natural chemicals, such as endorphins, for holistic healthcare. This can help in pain relief, management of stress and anxiety, and overall improved well-being.
What Conditions Can Acupuncture Treat?
Acupuncture is a form of holistic medicine that is effective in treating a wide variety of conditions:
Our holistic doctor can place needles in strategic points along your body's energy pathways to help relieve chronic pain, such as back pain, neck pain, and headaches. This form of pain relief does not come with the negative side effects that are often associated with pain medications.
Migraines and Headaches
Acupuncture helps release the tension that builds in the head and neck, which often leads to migraines and headaches. We will place needles in specific points on the head, neck, and shoulders to help in pain management.
Stress and Anxiety
The release of endorphins during acupuncture can help reduce stress and anxiety. This can lead to improved sleep, increased energy levels, and overall improved well-being.
Acupuncture is a safe and effective form of treatment that can relieve various conditions including tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, phantom pain, sciatica, hiccups, TMJ, muscle spasms, and constipation without the use of drugs or surgery.
What to Expect During An Acupuncture Session
During treatment, Dr. Elyse first evaluates your health history and symptoms to determine the areas of the body that will benefit most from pain management. Needles are then inserted into strategic points along the energy pathways. When the needles are inserted, you may feel a slight prick. Once they are in place, you may feel a tingling or warm sensation. The needles are then left for 20-30 minutes to allow for maximum benefit.
After the treatment, you will likely feel relaxed and have increased energy levels. It is important to drink plenty of water following treatment to help flush out the toxins released from the body. The effects of the treatment will typically last for several days.
Contact Lakota Wellness in Ocoee, FL
Conditions such as chronic pain, migraines, and stress can significantly impact your quality of life. Holistic healthcare practices, such as acupuncture, can provide relief without pain medications. At Lakota Wellness, we are experienced in acupuncture and other forms of holistic medicine. Call our team today at (407) 877-8707 to learn more or to book an appointment with Dr. Elyse.