Acupuncture Specialist

Farabaugh Chiropractic

Board Certified Chiropractic Physicians & Nutritional Recovery and Fitness Coaches located in Westerville, Columbus, OH

Acupuncture is a holistic method of medical treatment that provides safe and effective relief from a vast array of problems including migraines and low back pain. Licensed acupuncturist and certified strength and conditioning specialist Kyle Peterson offers individualized acupuncture treatments at Farabaugh Chiropractic in Westerville of Columbus, Ohio. To make acupuncture part of your comprehensive wellness plan, call or book an appointment online today.

Acupuncture Q & A

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture, a key component of traditional Chinese medicine, has grown increasingly popular among Western health care providers. This treatment involves inserting very fine, sterile, and single-use needles into specific points on your body. 

According to Chinese medicine, your life force (qi) flows along energetic pathways (meridians) in your body. When Kyle inserts acupuncture needles into particular points along these meridians, it restores balance to your energy flow. 

Western medicine explains the effectiveness of acupuncture as targeted stimulation of your nerves, muscles, and connective tissue. This stimulation triggers the release of your body’s natural pain-relieving chemicals (endorphins). 

What does acupuncture treat?

Acupuncture provides safe and drug-free relief from pain that’s associated with a wide variety of chronic health conditions like arthritis. At Farabaugh Chiropractic, Kyle uses acupuncture to treat many problems, including:

  • Headaches and migraines
  • Low back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Neck pain
  • Dental pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Insomnia
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Osteoarthritis symptoms
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Gastrointestinal issues

If you’re a cigarette smoker trying to quit, acupuncture is also an effective treatment for smoking cessation.

How effective is acupuncture?

Numerous peer-reviewed studies in the United States show acupuncture to be a valid and useful treatment for many common conditions, including:

  • Knee pain from osteoarthritis
  • Low back pain
  • Tension headaches
  • Migraines

For optimal relief, the team at Farabaugh Chiropractic may recommend combining acupuncture with other treatments, like chiropractic care and massage therapy. 

What should I expect from an acupuncture treatment?

During your first acupuncture appointment at Farabaugh Chiropractic, Kyle spends time with you discussing your specific concerns. He reviews your medical history and symptoms and may also check physical signs like the pulse in your wrist or the appearance of your tongue. 

Then, he carefully inserts tiny sterile needles into specific points on your skin. The needles don’t go in very deep, so most people don’t feel pain. However, you may experience a brief sensation of discomfort when treating a particularly tender area. 

You relax on a comfortable table while the treatment takes effect. Depending on your needs, this may take 20-30 minutes. After that, Kyle returns to remove the needles. You shouldn’t bleed or feel pain after acupuncture, but a small drop of blood or mild redness at the treatment site is normal. 

To learn more about the benefits of acupuncture, call Farabaugh Chiropractic or book an appointment online today.