What is Medical Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a method of contacting and stimulating the body’s natural healing systems to improve health and functioning. A treatment is accomplished by the insertion of very fine, single-use disposable needles into specifically chosen points on the body. Most patients report not feeling the insertion of the needles and experiencing a sense of deep relaxation while the needles are in.

How Does Medical Acupuncture Work?

The scientific explanation of acupuncture is that needling the acupuncture points stimulates the body to release natural chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These substances either change the experience of pain or trigger the release of other chemicals or hormones that influence the body’s own internal regulating system.

What Issues and Conditions Can Medical Acupuncture Help With?

  • Weight Loss
  • Smoking cessation
  • Acute issues such as cold, flu, sinusitis, tonsillitis, bronchitis, headaches, migraines, conjunctivitis and much more
  • Chronic issues such as back pain, foot pain, headaches, tennis elbow, knee pain, Morton’s neuroma, sciatica, Rheumatoid arthritis, gastrointestinal disorders, sleep issues, anxiety, depression and much more

Who Administers the Medical Acupuncture?

Gary Lewis, M.D. diagnoses the issue, determines the acupuncture course of treatment and administers the treatments. He studied medical acupuncture at the renowned Helms Medical Institute at UCLA and Stanford University where he graduated in 2002. He has incorporated medical acupuncture into his practice since 2003 for a wide variety of medical conditions.

Schedule your acupuncture appointment by calling (262)242-3369