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Acupuncture Specialist

Atlas Health Center -  - Chiropractic Care

Atlas Health Center

Chiropractic Care located in Marina, San Francisco, CA

If you’re looking for a drug-free, noninvasive treatment option for your chronic pain, acupuncture might be right for you. At Atlas Health Center, the team offers comprehensive acupuncture treatments to provide long-term relief of chronic pain. Regular acupuncture can also optimize your health, boost your immunity, and improve your mental clarity. Learn more about the benefits of acupuncture by calling the San Francisco, California, office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.

Acupuncture Q&A

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an alternative, holistic treatment option for a variety of chronic and painful conditions. The therapy has roots in traditional Chinese medicine with the belief that your pain stems from blocked energies that can’t flow properly through your body.

Typically, your life force energy (qi) travels along pathways in your body known as medians. When energy isn’t flowing as it should, it can increase your risk for pain and certain diseases.

The team at Atlas Health Center also uses acupuncture as a drug-free therapy to increase your blood circulation and promote natural healing in your body.

Am I a candidate for acupuncture?

Most anyone can benefit from acupuncture to treat specific conditions or as a way to maintain optimal health.

The team at Atlas Health Center can evaluate your medical needs and general health to determine if you’re a candidate for acupuncture. They may recommend this holistic therapy to address neck pain, back pain, and joint pain.

You might also benefit from acupuncture if you have:

  • Whiplash
  • Headaches
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Chemotherapy pain
  • Postoperative dental pain
  • Nausea and vomiting

You can also receive ongoing acupuncture treatments to boost your immunity, your vitality, and your stamina.

Many people are able to manage their chronic health issues with regular acupuncture. They can also reduce their reliance on pain medications that often cause unwanted side effects.

What happens during an acupuncture treatment?

During acupuncture treatments, the Atlas Health Center team inserts very fine needles into certain points on your body. The depth of the needles depends on your health and the condition you’re treating.

The needles may stay in place for up to 30 minutes and your provider might manipulate them manually or with mild currents of electricity. This stimulates your central nervous system, helps trigger the production of endorphins (natural painkillers), and has an analgesic effect on your body.

The acupuncture process isn’t painful, and many people experience a deep sense of relaxation during treatment. You might also notice you have more mental clarity and more energy after your acupuncture session is complete.

To find out how acupuncture can improve your health, call Atlas Health Center or book a consultation online today.