Medical treatment is a nuanced and tricky business. Managing symptoms through traditional Western medicine isn’t always enough to give you the relief you need. Many people find relief by combining holistic practices with conventional practices for a more personalized treatment that focuses on promoting overall physical wellness. Some treatments like physical therapy, chiropractic treatment and acupuncture can easily be combined to provide patients reduce pain, find relief and create a comprehensive pain management plan.
This form of alternative medicine is a traditional Chinese treatment most often used for pain relief, especially in the lower back. Through careful placement of thin needles, a numb or tingling sensation can be felt at the acupoint. It is rooted in the ancient Chinese belief that within the human body is a meridian system or a network in which our energy flows. This energy, usually written as ‘qi’ can translate to ‘life force’. It is often used for pain relief and management, particularly in the back, neck and sciatica. It is frequently used alongside traditional Western treatment and other holistic care options, such as physical therapy and chiropractic adjustment.
Chiropractic treatment focuses on the musculoskeletal system of the body and is most often used for pain relief in the back and neck. However, many people see a chiropractor to treat headaches and migraines, chronic pain (such as fibromyalgia), and even asthma or mental health. It’s often used as an adjunct along with physical therapy to help patients in recovery. Both use manual therapy, which involves kneading and manipulating muscles and tissue.
Combining Holistic Treatments
Combining alternative medicines such as acupuncture and chiropractic care are quite common. Since they both are used mostly for pain located in the back, for example, each are highly complementary towards each other and as an adjunctive to physical therapy. Since each use similar natural treatment methods to relieve pain, such as dry needling, and stretch release, they can easily be used in conjunction with one another. Cupping therapy is often used alongside acupuncture, over the acupoints specifically. Electric-stimulation, or ultrasonic massagers are used to enhance the relief you get from acupuncture. Topical herbal therapy is another means of pain relief in addition to an acupuncture session. These are only a few of the possible combinations available to you at our office.
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Finding adequate care can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be. Our staff works alongside treatments given to you by your doctor, chiropractor, or physical therapist, not in lieu of them, to provide the most comprehensive care. We don’t focus on symptoms, we promote overall physical and mental wellness. With so many options and to choose from, you are in charge of your healing, we’re simply here to help you find a way to do it. If you’re in the Smithtown, Long Island, Suffolk County area then give us a call to schedule an appointment today. We look forward to helping you!