If you experience back, neck, or joint pain, acupuncture provides a safe and effective form of treatment. At Platinum Chiropractic + Wellness, chiropractor Vinay Panchal, DC, uses acupuncture and other holistic, integrative measures of care to help people of all ages feel their best.

The average session lasts approximately 20 mins + 15 minutes of recommended post operation rest session. To make an appointment at the practice in Omaha, Nebraska, call the office today or book online.

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What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese healing technique that treats various conditions by inserting small needles into specific areas of your skin. It’s a minimally invasive way to activate your tissues, glands, and organs, encouraging the body’s natural healing process. 

Traditionally, acupuncture was used to balance the “qi,” or life force, in the body. There’s no scientific evidence for qi, but research suggests when your body is in balance, you’re less likely to experience illness, stress, and anxiety.

What conditions can benefit from acupuncture?

At Platinum Chiropractic + Wellness, Dr. Panchal uses acupuncture to treat various conditions, including:

  • Allergies
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Lower back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Sciatica
  • Auto accident injuries
  • Slip and fall injuries
  • Migraines
  • Menstrual cramps

You might also benefit from acupuncture if you’re pregnant and experience morning sickness.

What does acupuncture involve?

At Platinum Chiropractic + Wellness, Dr. Panchal performs acupuncture on an outpatient basis. Most appointments take 45 minutes to an hour and require no downtime. Once you leave the office, you can return to work or other daily activities right away.

At the beginning of your appointment, Dr. Panchal asks about your symptoms and goals for treatment. Then, he has you lie down on a comfortable table. Dr. Panchal carefully inserts a series of needles into your skin. The number of needles you receive and their placement depends on the issues treated.

After placing the needles into your skin, Dr. Panchal leaves the room and lets you rest. He typically recommends relaxing for 20-30 minutes to receive the maximum benefit. When you’re finished resting, Dr. Panchal removes the needles and sends you on your way.

Is acupuncture safe?

Acupuncture is safe and usually well-tolerated. Each needle is pre-sterilized, disposable, and individually packaged, so there’s no risk of infection or contamination. 

What’s more, Dr. Panchal received extensive training in acupuncture. He regularly participates in continuing education to stay abreast of the most current treatment techniques.

How often should I undergo acupuncture treatment?

The frequency at which you should receive acupuncture depends on the underlying condition being treated and the severity of your symptoms.

For long-term issues like chronic lower back or neck pain, you might benefit from treatment two or three times a week. If you simply want to rejuvenate and relieve stress, a session every few months should suffice.

To see if you can benefit from acupuncture, make an appointment at Platinum Chiropractic + Wellness by calling the office today or clicking the online booking feature.