Acupuncture is a practice with deep roots in traditional Chinese medicine. Licensed practitioners like our own Dr. Mark Aleman insert needles into key points in the body to treat various illnesses. At Midway Pain Center of Chicago, IL, we use acupuncture to help patients improve their pain every single day.

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is possibly one of the oldest treatment methods still in practice today. It dates back to the early days of traditional Chinese medicine and involves inserting very thin metal needles into the body at certain points. Various points produce different results, meaning that acupuncture can be used to treat a wide variety of conditions. These trigger points are thought to stimulate the central nervous system, thereby prompting the body to produce certain reactions.

Acupuncture is mostly painless and carries minimal risks or side effects. Those looking to receive acupuncture treatment should ensure their practitioner is licensed and trained. People with certain skin diseases or who are prone to infection should consult with a doctor before receiving this treatment. At your initial exam, Dr. Aleman will go over your symptoms and goals to help you determine whether acupuncture is right for you. Treatment usually lasts no longer than 15 minutes and will leave you feeling refreshed!

What conditions can acupuncture treat?

As previously mentioned, acupuncture is a versatile treatment method. At Midway Pain Center in Chicago, IL, we specialize in using acupuncture to treat pain and stiffness. It can be useful for everything, from chronic illnesses like arthritis to injury rehabilitation. We've seen success treating neck and back pain, joint pain, and even post-operative pain. Other uses include menstrual cramps, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel, muscle cramps, and sciatica.

If you're interested in learning more about what acupuncture treatment at Midway Pain Center of Chicago, IL, can do for you, contact us today! We have staff available to answer any questions you may have and help you schedule an initial consultation. Acupuncture has helped countless patients get on the fast track to a pain-free life. Why not see what it can do for you? Simply call us at (773) 767-2225, or schedule an appointment online here if you prefer. Dr. Aleman looks forward to meeting with you!

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