The ancient art of acupuncture is still a highly effective treatment option for chronic pain and physical dysfunction. At Denver Sports Recovery in Denver, Colorado, the expert team of medical professionals offers the convenience of in-office acupuncture treatments. This drug-free, painless therapy benefits your physical and mental health with minimal risk. You can lie back and relax while your body starts healing from the inside out. Find out if acupuncture is right for you by calling Denver Sports Recovery or using the online booking feature to schedule a consultation.
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a therapeutic strategy that uses thin needles to apply pressure to specific points on the body to trigger natural healing. Long used in ancient medicine, acupuncture is effective at bringing alignment into the body and promoting good health.
Acupuncture can be useful for:
- Reducing pain
- Preventing disease
- Strengthening the body
- Enhancing the overall quality of life
Your Denver Sports Recovery specialist can use acupuncture techniques to provide general relaxation in the body or help you recover faster from injuries.
How does acupuncture work?
Acupuncture influences both the central and peripheral nervous systems, triggering the release of endorphins in your brain. These endorphins are essential for pain control and even influence different functions in the body, such as blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
Activating the endorphins requires the insertion of small, thin needles into different regions of your body. The procedure is painless and can actually be very relaxing.
Needles not only stimulate the release of feel-good endorphins, but they can also increase the efficiency of your blood flow. This provides all areas of your body with the nutrients and oxygen they need to function optimally.
What can I expect during an acupuncture session?
During your initial acupuncture visit, your Denver Sports Recovery specialist will review your medical history and discuss your current symptoms to determine if this type of therapy is right for you.
At your first treatment, you may be asked to wear a gown or sheet to provide access to the pressure points around your body. You will lie comfortably on a table while a Denver Sports Recovery specialist gently inserts the needles.
As part of your care plan, your specialist may manually manipulate the needles, carefully moving them or twirling them in place. In some cases, mild electrical currents may pass through the needles to further stimulate your body.
While everyone’s treatment is different, you can expect the needles to remain in place for up to 20 minutes before removal. Both the needle insertion and removal are painless and require no anesthesia.
If you’re looking for a painless but effective solution to pain or other chronic conditions, consider the many benefits of acupuncture. Find out if you’re a candidate by calling the Denver Sports Recovery office or booking an appointment online today.
- Initial Acupuncture (60min) $150
- Follow-Up (60min) $125