Though acupuncture is an ancient technique, research shows it’s effective in treating numerous conditions — such as osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia — especially when combined with modern medicine. At DTLA Med in downtown Los Angeles, Aaron Ki Park L.Ac., DAOM, provides acupuncture to help men and women better manage their health conditions and improve their overall well-being. To schedule an acupuncture appointment, call or click today.
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Acupuncture is a medical technique developed in China. A practitioner, known as an acupuncturist, inserts very thin needles into places along the skin where a patient is experiencing pain or discomfort. Some acupuncturists also use a small electrical current during the treatment.
The treatment signals the brain to release endorphins — the same “feel good hormones” released by exercise — and increases blood flow to the treated areas. Acupuncture is primarily known to help with pain relief, but it can also help with relaxation and stress management.
Acupuncture can relieve pain from many conditions, including:
Acupuncture can reduce the frequency and severity of pain from these conditions, and it’s especially effective when combined with other medical treatments. Our specialists will review your health history and explain how acupuncture can fit into your treatment plan.
In addition to treating the conditions listed above, many people find acupuncture helps with their anxiety and depression. Research also supports its effectiveness in treating high and low blood pressure as well as certain digestive conditions. Furthermore, cancer patients credit acupuncture for providing significant relief from the side effects of chemotherapy, such as nausea and vomiting.
You may be concerned that acupuncture is painful or unsafe given that it involves inserting needles into your skin. However, when administered by a trained, certified practitioner, acupuncture is nearly painless and carries minimal risk of complications. Nearly every state, including California, requires acupuncturists to be licensed, and the FDA regulates acupuncture needles as medical devices.
Acupuncture sessions usually last at around 20 minutes. After we assess your condition, we will determine where to insert the needles and have you lie either face down, on your back, or on one side.
While receiving acupuncture, you may feel certain sensations resulting from the needles entering your skin. These sensations, including tingling and feelings of warmth or heaviness, may occasionally feel odd or uncomfortable.
Our specialists can adjust the pressure of the needles if you feel uncomfortable. However, you’ll likely get used to the treatment and come to enjoy acupuncture and find the experience a relaxing one.
To schedule an acupuncture session at DTLA Med, call or click today.