Spanning thousands of years and nations across the world, acupuncture has stood the test of time and Acupuncture increasing standards for scientific evidence and clinical results. It is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and improve function.
During a treatment, your acupuncturist will insert sterilized, stainless-steel needles (that are as fine as a human hair) into specific points located near or on the surface of the skin. These points are situated on channels of energy (Qi) running through the body, where the electrochemical processes that keep our bodies running are thought to be the strongest. The channels, known as meridians, deliver energy to and from our organs, promoting health if they are in balance.
The physiological effects of working on meridians through acupuncture include increased blood circulation , decreased inflammation, relief from pain, relief of muscle spasms and stimulation of the immune system.
Our acupuncture clinic in Glenview is proud to offer classical acupuncture treatment, electroacupuncture and pain-free laser acupuncture, depending on your individual needs.
Electroacupuncture is a more powerful method of stimulating acupuncture points and channels. Here, electric impulse stimulation is used to provide greater relief by running through needles at the affected areas.
Research suggests that electroacupuncture may be more effective than conventional needles for some conditions. For example, a study comparing the two in cerebral palsy found that electroacupuncture was superior in relieving muscle spasms, even though both were effective.
Acupuncture has been effectively used for the treatment of back pain, headache, migraine, and sports injuries. However, acupuncture provides more than pain relief. It is helpful in treating conditions including anxiety, insomnia, digestive problems, abdominal, menstrual cramps, weight control and infertility.
As described above, even conditions such as cerebral palsy and chronic fatigue can benefit from acupuncture. Always choose an acupuncture clinic based on quality – look for reviews and education credentials – because it is a highly individualized treatment with different patients requiring different plans. We at Life Balance Clinic are proud of our reputation and will be happy to welcome you in our acupuncture practice. The founder of the practice Vadim Dekhtyar, Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine developed an integrated and complete approach that will significantly benefit your health and wellness.
"For someone that has suffered from migraine headaches for most of my life, acupuncture has been very beneficial. I was very skeptical about trying it but after many years of different pharmaceutical therapies without major relief I have decided to give it a go. It was one of the best decisions I have made in a long time. Dr Dekhtyar treats your whole body and not just a specific ailment. He helped me develop a much healthier eating habits and how to manage my stress levels. He is very compassionate and genuinely cares about the wellbeing of his patients. It feels. If you’re on the fence about trying acupuncture, think no further and just give it a try. You will not be disappointed."