Acupuncture is an ancient practice with a variety of applications within the realm of chiropractic. It involves the insertion of thin metal needles into trigger points on the body. It's a great treatment option for many, since it's able to help with everything from arthritis to menstrual cramps.  At Zmoos Chiropractic Center of Cedar Rapids, IA, Dr. Ethan Zmoos helps patients achieve amazing results with acupuncture every single day!

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a practice with deep roots in ancient China. It's one of the oldest treatments in traditional Chinese medicine. It involves a licensed practitioner inserting sterilized metal needles into points on the body that are thought to stimulate the central nervous system, prompting the body to execute the desired effects. The Chinese believed it stimulated the flow of life force energy along pathways in the body known as meridians. The procedure is brief, mostly painless, and carries minimal risks, which makes it a favorite for many patients.

What conditions can acupuncture treat?

Acupuncture is a very versatile treatment since there are many points on the body that can produce many different reactions. At Zmoos Chiropractic Center in Cedar Rapids, IA, we often use it to treat patients experiencing pain, stiffness, and nerve issues. It's also used for headaches, neck and back pain, fibromyalgia, and even postoperative pain! At your initial consultation, Dr. Zmoos will go over your medical history, symptoms, and goals. With this information, he'll be able to help you decide whether acupuncture is the right treatment for you. If not, don't worry! This clinic offers a wide variety of treatment options, so we're sure to be able to help you somehow.

If you'd like to learn more about what Zmoos Chiropractic Center of Cedar Rapids, IA, can do for you, don't hesitate to reach out. Acupuncture has helped many patients improve pain and other disorders over the centuries, so odds are good it has something to offer you too! Our friendly staff members are happy to answer any questions or help you schedule an initial exam. Give us a call at (319) 395-9598 or follow this link to schedule online. Dr. Zmoos looks forward to helping you achieve your health and wellness goals!

Acupuncture is used to treat a wide range of health problems, such as:

  • Persistent lower back pain
  • Chronic tension¬≠-type headaches and migraines
  • Neck pain
  • Joint pain
  • Postoperative pain
  • Allergies
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Insomnia

Acupuncture takes a holistic approach to understanding normal function and disease processes, and focuses as much on the prevention of illness as on the treatment.

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