CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 9, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Omni Wellness Center in Charlotte, NC is educating patients about the benefits of acupuncture. According to the wellness center, this treatment complements chiropractic adjustments, delivering pain relief and promoting internal healing after an injury. Chiropractor Dr. Darcey Walraven Ladner frequently recommends the therapy to treat patients with back pain, neck pain, headaches, migraines, tight muscles, plantar fasciitis, fibromyalgia and other conditions. In addition to relieving pain, treatment sessions may also help relieve muscle soreness, address indigestion and gastrointestinal disorders, and reduce anxiety and depression.
Patients suffering from back pain, neck pain, fibromyalgia or other chronic pain conditions may benefit from acupuncture sessions, in addition to chiropractic adjustments. Dr. Darcey Walraven Ladner, a Charlotte chiropractor with Omni Wellness Center, recommends the treatment as a complementary therapy for chiropractic care.
"Acupuncture is effective for relieving chronic back pain and enhances the benefits offered by spinal adjustments," said Dr. Ladner. "Depending on a patient's pain management or injury rehabilitation needs, acupuncture is an important component of the healing process."
This form of holistic medicine was first developed by the Ancient Chinese. They believed that body, spirit and mind must be balanced for good health. According to Ancient Chinese teachings, energy flows along meridians in the body. A blockage in these meridians affects the body's energy, leading to fatigue, illness and pain.
In order to correct these blockages, the Ancient Chinese inserted thin needles at pressure points along the body. Today, modern scientific research knows that these acupressure points stimulate the body's nervous system and activates the body's ability to heal itself.
"While researchers are still learning more about the science behind acupuncture, we know that the treatment is extremely effective for pain management and injury rehabilitation," said Dr. Ladner. "Inserting thin needles into acupoints reduces pain symptoms and stimulates healing. It's a win-win for patients."
A treatment session typically lasts around 30 minutes and is completely customized to a patient's specific wellness needs, such as fibromyalgia or headaches. Dr. Ladner strives to ensure that the therapy session complements the patient's existing chiropractic care.
In addition to managing pain, research shows that the therapy is also effective for relieving muscle soreness. Regular treatments increase the flow of oxygenated blood to injured tissues, which speeds internal healing. Sports injury patients may benefit from treatment sessions to address tennis or golf elbow, ankle sprains, knee pain or general muscle soreness.
As a mind-body therapy, acupuncture also reduces stress and anxiety. Needles stimulate the release of neurotransmitters that elevate mood and enhance well-being.
"After a treatment session, patients not only experience less pain, but they also feel better all over," said Dr. Ladner. "This reflects our practice's commitment to whole body health."
Individuals may learn more about holistic care by visiting http://omniwellnesscenter.com.
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