Acupuncture treatments offered in Portland, OR

Acupuncture services offered in Portland, OR

Common problems like headaches and musculoskeletal pain often don’t improve with medication, but acupuncture could help. Tim Gallucci, DC, and his colleagues at Premier Care Chiropractic in Portland, Oregon, offer non-invasive, safe, and effective alternatives to pain pills, including acupuncture. Studies prove that this ancient Chinese therapy can significantly help people with many health problems, from back pain to stress. Call Premier Care Chiropractic to find out how acupuncture can help you or book an appointment online today.

Acupuncture Q & A

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medical technique. It involves putting extremely fine, solid needles into your body at selected acupuncture points. The idea is to restore the flow of vital life force or Qi, helping tissues heal naturally.

Don’t worry if you struggle with the concept behind acupuncture. Reliable medical research shows it’s effective for relieving pain and other symptoms.

What does acupuncture treat?

Acupuncture can treat a wide range of diseases and injuries, including:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Joint pain
  • Sciatica
  • Allergies
  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Shoulder pain
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • High blood pressure

People often experience improved sleep quality, increased energy levels, better digestion, and reduced stress after acupuncture. It’s also highly effective in helping people quit smoking.

Sometimes acupuncture is enough on its own, but you can safely combine it with chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, and other treatments.

What health benefits does acupuncture offer?

Acupuncture offers significant health benefits, including:

Releasing natural painkillers

Acupuncture needles stimulate your nerves and soft tissues, triggering the release of natural painkilling chemicals in your body called endorphins.

Improving function

Nerves control the muscles that operate vital functions throughout your body, including digestion. Stimulating specific nerves with acupuncture can improve the targeted organ and muscle function. 

Boosting circulation

Improving your circulation ensures your blood flow increases. You get more oxygen, nutrients, and healing cells delivered to the painful area, boosting the natural tissue repair process. Better circulation also reduces inflammation, helping to relieve pain and pressure throughout the body. 

What does having acupuncture involve?

Your acupuncturist at Premier Care Chiropractic inserts very fine needles into your skin. These needles aren’t painful — often, you won’t even feel them going in.

Your acupuncturist selects acupuncture points around your body, depending on what’s causing your condition, and inserts the needles to a specific depth. They may twirl the needles after placement or use a mild electrical current to enhance the needles’ effects.

Acupuncture requires no special preparation or downtime, but you’re likely to feel relaxed and sleepy afterward. Improvement may be instant, or you might need several sessions to achieve optimal results.

Call Premier Care Chiropractic or book an appointment online to explore the benefits of acupuncture today.