Tired of chronic pain and less-than-optimal health? Dr. Douglas Meyer, Dr. Anthony Hayden, and Dr. Madison Lehman offer acupuncture and many other effective healing techniques at Meyer Chiropractic in Hermann and Montgomery City, MO.

The Role of Acupuncture in Chiropractic Care

Why would a chiropractor offer acupuncture? If this question has crossed your mind, you’re not alone. However, while they might be two completely different types of techniques, both stand by the same foundational belief – that the body can heal naturally when issues restricting that healing are removed. Learn more about acupuncture, its benefits, and how it fits into the world of chiropractic care in this guide from Dr. Meyer, Dr. Hayden, and Dr. Lehman at Meyer Chiropractic in Hermann and Montgomery City, MO.

What Is Acupuncture, and What Does It Do?

Acupuncture is an ancient practice built on the belief that the human body has specific areas called meridians that become impaired and block the body’s natural energy or chi. Acupuncture is a technique that uses needles to stimulate and unblock those meridians, which restores balance to the body.

This often sounds a bit “out there” to some people. However, studies have revealed that these meridians are in areas that are heavy with nerve endings. As the nerves are responsible for various bodily functions and carry messages between the brain and the body, it makes sense that stimulating them would provide relief and healing.

Chiropractic Care and Acupuncture

Many chiropractors often provide this ancient practice in addition to other chiropractic techniques such as adjustments and chiropractic massage. In doing so, issues within the entire neuromusculoskeletal system can be addressed and provide comprehensive and lasting relief.

Every patient is unique, as are their needs. Your chiropractor will determine whether you can benefit from adding acupuncture to your treatment plan after a complete assessment. However, it is often provided for issues such as:

  • Headaches and migraines
  • Joint pain
  • Neck pain
  • Chronic back pain, especially in the lower back
  • Injury recovery and postoperative pain

It is also often used to address issues such as allergies, insomnia, anxiety, and much more.

Ready to discover the benefits that acupuncture can provide in your life? Visit Dr. Meyer, Dr. Hayden, and Dr. Lehman at Meyer Chiropractic. You can reach our Hermann office at (573) 486-3888 or our Montgomery City, MO, office at (573) 564-2590.


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