Acupuncture in colorado springs
Thrive Health Systems offers Acupuncture in Colorado Springs performed by Dr. David Liberman, DC. at 4671 Centennial Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80919. You can schedule an appointment by calling 719.476.0873 or by clicking on the following link: Acupuncture Colorado Springs.
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture works with the "meridians" of the body to promote healing. Meridians are like rivers of energy flowing through the body to irrigate and nourish the tissues. The goal is to remove obstructions (dams) in the movement of these energy (chi) rivers. Meridians can be influenced by needling the 1,000 acupuncture points. The goal is to unblock the obstructed dams and balance the flow of energy or Chi through the meridians.
The modern scientific explanation is that needling the acupuncture points stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord and brain. These chemicals will either change the experience of pain, or they will trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones which influence the body’s own internal regulating system. The improved energy and biochemical balance produced by acupuncture results in stimulating the body’s natural healing abilities, and in promoting physical and emotional well-being.
What to expect from your colorado springs acupuncture visit?
Depending on the style and type of technique used, acupuncture patients may only feel minimal pain (like a bug bite) as the needles are inserted. The risk of bruising and skin irritation is less than when using a hollow needle. Because your doctor uses the clean needle technique (disposable needles), there is no risk of infection from the treatments.
What symptoms can acupuncture treat?
Medical acupuncture is the term used to describe acupuncture performed by a doctor trained and licensed in Western medicine who has also had thorough training in acupuncture as a specialty practice. Such a doctor can use one or the other approach, or a combination of both as the need arises, to treat illness.
The World Health Organization recognizes the use of acupuncture in the treatment of a wide range of medical problems, including:
Our Colorado Springs Acupuncturist
Dr. David Liberman, DC has 13 years of experience as a certified acupuncturist in Colorado. He is a fellow of the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture. Dr. Liberman utilizes the ancient healing art and science of medical acupuncture which focuses on promoting natural healing and functional improvement. He uses Japanese style acupuncture to stimulate channels of energy called meridians.
How many times do I have to come for acupuncture for it to be effective?
The number of treatments needed differs from person to person. The treatment plan will last anywhere from a few weekly visits to one or two treatments a week for several months. A treatment time may last anywhere from 30 seconds to 5-10+ minutes.
What is the history behind acupuncture as a medical practice?
The latest research suggest that Acupuncture or a system of healing quite similar to it began in Europe 5,000 years ago after the discovery of Otzi, a 5,000-year old mummified man found in the mountains along the border between Austria and Italy. Experts found 9 charcoal tattoos located on the acupuncture meridians similar to points used for specific disease states in traditional Chinese and modern acupuncture treatment.
The potential benefits of acupuncture are widely recognized, and it is being increasingly integrated with mainstream health care. Since the 1970s, when acupuncture and Oriental medicine first became available in the United States, more than 15 million Americans have tried it.
There are approximately 50 acupuncture schools in North America that are either accredited or are candidates for accreditation.
If you are are interested in Acupuncture Colorado Springs, simply call us at 719.476.0873 or you can schedule online.