Chiropractor - Westmont
777 Oakmont Lane
Westmont, IL 60559

Traditional Chinese Medicice believes that one's health is dependent on the body's motivating energy known as Qi (Chi), which should be constantly and smoothly moving through a series of channels beneath the skin called meridians. acupuncture is one of the therapeutic methods used by Life Rising TCM to influence this flow. acupuncture stimulates the body's own healing response power and helps restore its natural balance. The principal aim of acupuncture is to reinstate the equilibrium among the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of the individual.

Conditions Commonly Treated by acupuncture

  • Arthritis and Rheumatism and Fibromyalgia
  • Back Pain, Headache, Knee Pain, Neck Ache, Swelling Feet, Poor Circulation
  • Lumbago, Sports Injury
  • Hypertension
  • General Fatigue
  • Immune Deficiency
  • Stress, Depression, Anxiety Disorder
  • Insomnia
  • Digestion Disorders
  • Women's Problems
  • Smoking
  • Weight Gain
  • Facial Beauty

The reason that these conditions can be treated with acupuncture lies in the basic cognition of Traditional Chinese Medicine: all physical activities depend on Qi circulation throughout the meridians, which are viewed as 'traveling sources of life energy'. A disease is a kind of state in which Qi circulation has been disturbed by certain factors, and this disturbance is manifested in certain areas. An accupuncturist is able to influence the atatus of Qi circulation and help the body to restore health by using fine, slender needles to stimulate various points along those meridians. Additional forms of stimulation include herbs, electricity, magnets, and lasers, any of which may be used to serve the same purpose: to adjust "vital energy" so that the proper volume reaches the proper place at the proper time, thus helping the body to heal itself.

Procedure & Sensations of acupuncture

Your first visit may last 40 minutes to an hour or so in order to allow for a complete check-up of medical history. This gives the accupuncturist the chance to inspect the complexion, body build, color, and shape of the tongue, quality of the pulses, and feeling of diagnostic areas like the abdomen and back. You can expect this level of thoroughness at all of Life Rising's area clinics, including our acupuncture clinic in Northbrook. Devices that measure electrical activity of acupoints may be used for testing. Other therapies such as moxabustion, acupressure massage, and exercises are often incorporated with the acupuncture treatment. follow-up visits are shorter, and may last 15 minutes or more, depending on the needs of the individual.

Sensations from acupuncture are described as virtually painless, or far less painful than plucking a hair out, varying from nothing at all, to mild tingling, slight numbness, and electrical pulsations in areas distant from the site of insertion. All sensations subside once the needles are removed from the body by your acupuncturist in Chicago and elsewhere.

Usually people leave in less discomfort and with and with more functionality than when they walked in. sometimes the effects are too subtle to perceive, especially for beginning treatments. However improvements gradually become more and more distinct after five to ten treatments. A sense of relaxation and well-being often occurs during and after treatments.

Side Benefit Rather than Side Effect

Many people worry about possible harmful effects from acupuncture. As a matter of fact, acupuncture is safe and effective, free from adverse or addictive side effects, if performed by a properly trained and licensed practitioner. Life Rising's

Chiropractor - Westmont, Physicians Sports and Injury Center, 777 Oakmont Lane, Westmont IL, 60559 630-323-2225