Acupuncture in Lake Villa IL

understanding how acupuncture works

Discover the timeless healing power of acupuncture in Lake Villa IL.

When it comes to medical practices, history speaks volumes. While Western Medicine has its roots in Greece, going back around 2000 years, acupuncture stands the test of time with over 4000 years of proven efficacy. Originating in the Far East, this ancient practice has recently garnered so much attention in the United States that it led to government-backed research.

The conclusion? Acupuncture genuinely works, affirming the wisdom of ancient healers.

At our clinic, Dr. Norley brings 30 years of hands-on experience, offering you acupuncture treatments in an environment that’s not just safe, but also profoundly relaxing. Our acupuncture needles, as fine as a strand of hair, come individually sterilized and housed in their own protective tubes.

With Dr. Norley’s expert touch, a gentle press is all it takes to alleviate symptoms and pain from a wide range of health conditions. You might be surprised to find the experience so soothing that you drift off to sleep.

Ready for a transformative health experience? Come discover the relaxation and relief that acupuncture can offer you.

Understanding Acupuncture in Lake Villa IL

As mentioned earlier, acupuncture's philosophy and roots predate recorded history. It is believed that acupuncture was first performed using needles that were formed from grinding stones into fine points. As time progressed, the first text describing acupuncture as a system of medicine was produced around 300 B.C. (The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine). Soon after its introduction, finely crafted metal needles replaced the stone variety and it has been recorded that royalty routinely used gold and silver needles. While this original text has been revised, edited, and added to for thousands of years, it still serves as the foundation for the contemporary medical system. Today, acupuncture has been incorporated into many Western paradigms and is practiced in hospitals and private healthcare clinics across the world.

How does Acupuncture work?

With all the toxins present in our various environments, our bodies must be well-suited to interact and deal with each challenge that we face. While traditional and Western explanations of acupuncture vary, each fundamentally deals with acclimating our body to our surroundings. After thousands of years of research, various points across the body have been located that have a significant impact on our body's overall physiology. Typically, depending on the desired result, fine needles are meticulously positioned at these points to stimulate various aspects of our hormonal, immune, and endocrine systems. Once these systems have been stimulated, several neurotransmitters, natural painkillers, and hormones are released. Patients at our Acupuncture Chiropractic have described the following effects of acupuncture treatments:

  • Decreases in muscle spasms and pain
  • Decrease in swelling at various points across the body
  • A general decrease in pain
  • A decrease in illnesses due to stimulation of the immune system
  • Lower levels of back and neck pain
  • Fewer headaches
  • Improved digestion
  • Overall better sleep
  • Fewer injuries during recreational sports
  • Females report fewer gynecological issues

What should I expect during my acupuncture treatment?

The first thing to understand before an acupuncture session is that the needles used are much different than those that you would typically encounter at a hospital. Most patients describe their acupuncture treatment as a calm and relaxing experience. Some patients report feeling little to nothing at all.

On your first visit to our clinic in Lake Villa IL, we will begin by performing a thorough history and examination. After the results are analyzed, we will identify the problematic areas and develop an individualized treatment plan. After the sterile needles are positioned, patients typically rest for 30-45 minutes as the treatment takes its course. Depending on the individual case, massage, moist heat, or cold packs may be combined with the therapy. The total visit typically lasts around an hour.

As with many conditions, the treatment effect can vary depending on the severity of the problem. Many patients report feeling immediate relief, while others describe noticing changes up to two days following the therapy. Depending on the patient and the number of visits, relief may last anywhere from a few hours to several weeks. It will be important to monitor this so that your treatment schedule can be altered appropriately.

While side effects are minimal, some patients have reported minor bouts of nausea, bruising, muscle pain, and difficulty sleeping following their initial treatment. If this occurs don't be alarmed and notify your treating health care professional before your next visit.

If you would like to learn more about acupuncture in Lake Villa IL or see if you could benefit from its incorporation into your current care, please contact our team at Acupuncture Chiropractic today for help.


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Acupuncture Chiropractic

500 Park Ave STE 101
Lake Villa, IL 60046

(847) 265-BACK (2225)