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Get Answers To Your Top Five Acupuncture Questions!

Naperville, Bolingbrook, Plainfield Acupuncture

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Have you have ever considered trying acupuncture for pain relief or wellness? Have you been told by a friend to try it? The answer is probably yes. In recent years acupuncture has become increasingly popular in the last few years. Each year, more and more people are trying it and incorporating Acupuncture into their regular healthcare program.

Most people I talk to would consider acupuncture, but would like some answers to some of their question. Here are the top five questions that almost every patient asks before beginning treatment.

“Does Acupuncture Work?”
Yes, acupuncture has worked for centuries and has proven itself over and over again with various conditions. Modern research has demonstrated acupuncture to be effective, and many medical doctors are even referring their patients to acupuncturists for treatment.

“How Does Acupuncture Work?
Acupuncture helps the body achieve balance by stimulating various points in the body called meridians. The needles are inserted into the meridians to help balance the energy flow called Qi. When proper energy flow and balance are restored, all of the organs and systems function in harmony and the body can then begin to heal itself.

“What Are the Conditions that can Acupuncture Help?”
Acupuncture has been successful with many conditions and can also be used in a wellness program to keep the body functioning at it’s best. Some of the most common conditions helped by acupuncture are….

  • Neck pain& Back Pain
  • Disc Problems
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Headaches
  • Foot Pain & Knee Pain
  • Tennis & Golfer’s elbow
  • Neuropathy
  • Radiculopathy
  • Fertility
  • Insomnia & Sleeping Problems
  • TMJ & Facial Pain
  • and much more!

“Does Acupuncture Hurt?”
Acupuncture does not hurt. The needles used in acupuncture are very fine and cause little or no pain when inserted into the meridians. Many patients, even the most needle phobic, remark that they barely feel a thing and report that they feel more relaxed during the acupuncture session than they remember being in a long time.

“How Much Does Acupuncture Cost?”
Acupuncture is very affordable and usually ranges between $50 and $75 per treatment. The cost depends on duration, number of points stimulated, and if electro-stimulation is used. Many insurance companies even cover the cost of the acupuncture session.

Hopefully you have most of your questions about acupuncture answered. If you live in Naperville, Bolingbrook, or Plainfield and are ready to give Acupuncture a try…Call Synergy Institute today at 630-922-5790 for A FREE Acupuncture Consultation.

Remember acupuncture isn’t just for pain relief and symptom care. Acupuncture is a form of wellness care that can help keep your body functioning at its best and stay well!

Help for Herniated, Bulging, and Degenerative Discs available in Naperville and Aurora

Are you suffering from back and neck pain due to herniated, bulging, and degenerative discs or know someone who is? If yes, you understand how intense and debilitating the pain can be.  The pain from disc problems is not just limited to the back and neck.  Many times, the pain radiates into the arms and legs and can go all the way to the hands and feet.  The pain can be aching, stabbing, burning, tingling and/or numbness because the nerves become pinched and irritated by the disc.  In some cases, the muscles begin to atrophy and weakness develops.

Typically, disc problem sufferers are initially presented with traditional treatments such as pain medication, muscle relaxers, rest, physical therapy, injections, and surgery.  For many cases these procedures may not be necessary and definitely the best to try first.  The reason is that this type of treatment can cover up the problem and not truly correct the problem.  There are some new treatments available that can help with pain relief naturally through less invasive procedures.

Synergy Institute offers several treatments that can help patients suffering from disc bulges, disc herniations, sciatica, facet syndrome, and some cases of spinal stenosis.  These specialized treatments work synergistically to address the different components of the root problem and promote faster and more complete healing.

The core treatments offered for disc problems are Spinal Disc Decompression, K-Laser, and a specialized rehabilitation protocol.  Other treatments can be added depending on the needs of the patient, but these three breakthrough treatments work well to combat disc problems.

When addressing disc problems it is critical to address the main areas of dysfunction and correct the following:  compression of the disc, disc dehydration, lack of motion in the spinal segments, abnormal motion patterns, and inflammation.  The Disc Repair Protocol at synergy Institute in Naperville and Aurora takes all of these concerns into account.  We custom blend a disc repair treatment plan for each individual patient because each cases is a little different.

We are happy to meet with patients to discuss the treatments that would be best suited for their particular problem, and will let you know if we think we can help you.   Call us today for a FREE consultation at one of our three convenient locations serving Naperville, Plainfield, Bolingbrook, Aurora, Montgomery and Oswego.

Synergy Institute offers Herniated and Bulging Disc Relief In Naperville and Aurora!