Midway has an excellent acupuncturist on staff to assist with patients’ treatment goals. Whether used alone or in conjunction with other techniques, acupuncture offers tremendous potential for alleviating pain and restoring the body to wholeness, avoiding the need for surgery or pharmaceutical pain-killers.
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture originated in China, where it has been practiced for thousands of years. The practice has been acknowledged by contemporary medicine as an effective way to treat pain and other maladies. The underlying theory is that energy moves throughout the body along meridians, and a blockage of those meridians lead to pain, illness, dysfunction, and fatigue. Using extremely thin, sterile needles at key points on the body, the acupuncturist releases blocked energy, allowing it to flow freely again. The needles used are thin enough that there is often little or no pain with insertion. For further information about acupuncture and its license in Washington, see this page.
Pain reduction and our integrated approach
Reducing pain signals, relaxing muscles, and increasing blood flow to speed healing are all ways that acupuncture can be very useful in conjunction with chiropractic adjustments. Midway’s many offerings and options for care, including acupuncture, chiropractic, massage therapy, physical therapy, spinal decompression, and others, provide a wide menu of options. Many insurance plans cover acupuncture care; rest assured that Midway is committed to helping patients work with their doctor to craft a wellness plan meeting their individual needs.