Like chiropractic, acupuncture focuses on unblocking and harnessing the healing power of our body's own energy. In traditional Chinese medicine, this energy is called qi (pronounced chee). From a Western scientific perspective, this energy has to do with the electrical signals firing through our nervous system.
Acupuncture points are believed to stimulate the central nervous system, promoting biochemical changes in the body and brain that trigger the body's natural healing ability. We're excited to offer acupuncture in Puyallup at our Rody Massage & Health clinic because it gives our patients another valuable tool to manage pain and improve wellness.
Benefits of acupuncture+
Acupuncture may not be for everyone, but nearly anyone could benefit from it. If you suffer from chronic pain, you may be a prime candidate for acupuncture. According to studies by the National Institute of Health, acupuncture is effective alone or alongside other therapies to treat a long list of things:
- Medically-induced nausea (think chemotherapy)
- Low-back pain
- Post-surgical dental pain
- Menstrual cramps
- Tennis elbow
- Myofascial pain
- Carpal tunnel
It can even be useful to help stroke victims in their rehabilitation.
Our Acupuncture Services+
Our acupuncturist is an expert in Traditional Chinese Acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, and several offshoots of these practices, including Cupping, Gwa Sha (scraping), Moxibustion, Infrared Heat Therapy, and herbal supplementation and dietary consultation informed by the lens of Traditional Chinese Medicine. To learn more about these techniques, see our frequently asked questions below.