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Acupuncture and Cupping in Farmington

Family Chiropractic Center is proud to offer Acupuncture and Cupping services to the Farmington community. By working in a collaborative, multi-disciplinary environment, we are able to offer complete care that promotes healing to our patients. Acupuncture is a modality that can help with a large variety of conditions including:

  • Sinus Infections/Allergies
  • Headaches
  • Infertility
  • Nausea associated with Pregnancy
  • Labor Induction
  • Back and Neck Pain
  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Tinnitus
  • Plantar Fascitis
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

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How does acupuncture work?

From a modern/Western perspective, the needles create micro-traumas, stimulating the body’s natural healing response. It increases production of immunity-enhancing white blood cells, releases pain-relieving endorphins, and improves the circulation of the (now more healing!) blood. It stimulates neural pathways that have degenerated or been impinged, creating a balancing effect on the nervous system. It also breaks up adhesions in the fascial network, which is a web-like system of connective tissue that supports EVERY STRUCTURE IN THE BODY! One tug in a fascial plane is communicated across the whole network.

From a traditional/Eastern perspective, there are energetic pathways running throughout our bodies, each one connected to a major organ. As our bodies become imbalanced, the homeostasis between organ systems becomes compromised. Acupuncture works by stimulating the organs via their energetic pathways, and sending a signal of what we want the body to do in order to heal (more of this, please! Less of that, please!) It’s a way of communicating with the body’s natural intelligence.

Whatever lens you view it through, acupuncture is all about supporting the body in healing itself!

Frequently Asked Questions

How does acupuncture assist my body with pain and healing?

  • Cues the brain to decrease inflammation in the body’s soft tissues and brings blood flow directly to the areas of complaint to nourish and rebuild the problematic tissue.
  • Helps the body to lessen the intensity of the pain/tightness by encouraging endorphin release and dims the power of the pain receptors.
  • Assists the body to process out inflammation which is a trigger for pain-sensing nerves.
  • The body will then be supported to return to a state of homeostasis, or balance. With the strengthening of the organs, and their processes, the body can more effectively heal faster.

What happens during an acupuncture treatment?

  • Discussion of your health history.
  • Your tongue’s shape, color, and coating will be examined along with your pulse, and possibly some additional physical examinations depending on your individual health needs.
  • To begin the acupuncture treatment, you lay comfortably on a treatment table while precise “acupoints” are stimulated on various areas of your body. Most people feel no or minimal discomfort as the fine needles are gently placed. The needles are usually in place between five and 30 minutes. During and after treatments, people report that they feel very relaxed.

How many treatments will I need?

The frequency and number of treatments differ from person to person. Some people experience dramatic relief in the first treatment. Typically, the more chronic the complaint, the more treatments are needed to re-train the body what “normal” really should be.

An individualized treatment plan including the expected number and frequency of treatments, as well as total cost of care will be discussed during your report of findings on the second visit.

What conditions are commonly treated by acupuncture?

Hundreds of clinical studies on the benefits of acupuncture show that it successfully treats conditions ranging from:

  • Musculoskeletal Problems (back pain, neck pain, tendonitis, bursitis, etc)
  • Nausea
  • Migraine Headache
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Reproductive Health Issues
  • Digestion
  • and has even been known to induce labor in expecting mothers!

Who is treated with acupuncture?

Anyone who has a pulse! Our acupuncturists have experience treating all ages, ranging from 6 weeks to 82 years old!


Acupuncture and Cupping Farmington | (651) 460-9449