Acupuncture in Bonita Springs, FL

Acupuncture is one of the oldest healing arts in China. It has been used as a major part of China's healthcare for thousands of years. Western medicine has slowly been accepting and incorporating the use of acupuncture in treating diseases and disorders. When acupuncture is performed by a chiropractor, treatment is administered by a doctor trained and licensed in chiropractic who has also done training in acupuncture as a specialty practice. The doctor will commonly use acupuncture and the chiropractic adjustment in conjunction with each other. The chiropractic adjustment helps release the blocked energy within the system and the acupuncture directs the energy to the appropriate area to improve healing.
Acupuncture Treatment - Back Pain in Bonita Springs, FL

How Does Acupuncture Work?

Acupuncture is a method of healing that uses the insertion of needles to promote natural healing and improve function of the body. The acupuncturist will insert needles into specific acupuncture points to create the desired effect. Depending on the condition, heat and electrical stimulation can be added to the needles to increase the effect. Cupping is typically done in conjunction with the acupuncture treatment. Cupping is used to help movement of stagnant blood and increase the flow of energy.

Where Do Chiropractic Acupuncturist Providers Get Their Knowledge?

The requirements to practice acupuncture vary by state but all states require that you have additional training in the field of acupuncture in addition to your chiropractic school. Dr. Michelle Rinas completed her acupuncture coursework through the International Academy of Chiropractic Acupuncturists at Logan University. After completing the coursework, Dr. Rinas worked at an acupuncture clinic under a practitioner with 40 years experience to gain additional knowledge.

What Does Acupuncture Treat?

Acupuncture is used to treat the whole person, most conditions can be positively affected by acupuncture. Some common conditions are listed below as examples. If you question whether your specific challenges can be helped with acupuncture, we welcome any questions you may have!

Common Conditions Treated

Musculoskeletal Aches & Pains:
Pain in the Back, Neck, Shoulders, Wrists, Hips, Knees, Ankles; Arthritis; Tendonitis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Headaches and Migraines, Sciatica, TMJ, Fibromyalgia, Multiple Sclerosis, Sports Injuries, Auto Injury
Women's Health:
PMS, Irregular Menstruation, Menstrual Pain & Discomfort, Menopausal Symptoms, Menstrual Bleeding Disorders, Low Energy, Endometriosis, Ovarian Cysts, Hot Flashes, Night Sweats
Men's Health:
Prostatitis, Low Energy
Mental/Emotional Issues:
Anxiety, Depression, Digestive Issues, Abdominal Pain, Constipation, Diarrhea, Crohn's Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Heartburn, Indigestion, Sluggish Metabolism
Respiratory Disorders:
Colds & Flu, Allergies, Cough, Bronchitis, Sinusitus, Asthma
Acupuncture is not intended as a cure for any disease or disorder but can be used to treat the associated symptoms and dysfunction. We have the ability to diagnose and provide proper recommendations for care and providers if we are unable to treat your specific condition.