Acupuncture is a method of healing that has helped millions of people over the course of over 2500 years. It is based on the understanding that the human body is a complex bioelectrical system. This is something that Western science has only recently discovered. Energy, or what is called Chi, circulates to all parts of the body along pathways called meridians. When this movement is blocked or disrupted, pain and illness are the result. Acupuncture rebalances and restores the correct flow of Chi, thereby bringing back health and vitality.
To look at it another way, acupuncture helps the body to heal itself. The human body has a marvelous intrinsic intelligence. If you cut your finger all of the many biological steps that are required to heal the cut happen without you having to direct that process. Acupuncture simply stimulates your body to initiate the healing processes that are already working within it.
What Conditions Do You Treat?
However, we treat more than just pain!
We have succesfully treated the following conditions:
Please plan at least an hour for your first visit. Because we make our diagnosis based on a holistic paradigm it is important for us to gather as much information as we can about your medical history. Even details that seem unrelated to the condition that you are seeking treatment for could provide important clues for an accurate diagnosis.
A brief western physical assessment will follow your medical history interview. This will provide information about the status of your organ systems. Once we reach a clear diagnosis based on the physical examinations and your medical history interview, you will be given an acupuncture treatment.
Acupuncture needles are considerably thinner than the injection needles that you may be more familiar with. In fact, several acupuncture needles can fit into the barrel of an injection needle. There may be a moment of slight discomfort as the needles are inserted, but the sensation is minimal and brief. Like many patients, you may feel extremely relaxed after the needles are placed, and may even fall asleep.
Generally, we will let you relax and let the needles do their work for about 20 minutes. After they are removed you may be given further treatment, depending upon your condition.
Why Choose Wellness First for Acupuncture
Most Insurance Accepted
Because treatment at our office is administered by a licensed physician and certified acupuncturist, it is often covered by insurance. Call us at 630.922.9811 to see if acupuncture is covered by your insurance plan.
Dr. Oberheide has administered more than 2000 individual acupuncture treatments.
The most common condition that we see in our practice is pain conditions. We have a extremely high success rate at eliminating pain such as Carpal Tunnel, Neuropathies, Fibromyalgia, Headaches, Migraines, Neck Pain, Back Pain, Sciatica, Tendonitis, and Arthritis just to name a few.