Acupuncture is a key component of Traditional Chinese Medicine and is considered an alternative medicine. It can involve heat, pressure, or even laser light to stimulate your body’s ability to heal itself. However, as it pertains to our practice at Progressive Acupuncture Wellness Center, it also involves the insertion and stimulation of needles at specific points on the body to dissipate pain and increase recovery.
The effects of acupuncture may not be able to be fully explained by science just yet, but the clinical results that we have achieved since 1996 speak for themselves, as do the testimonials on this website. Acupuncture is known mainly for pain relief; to help soothe aches and pains, but there is much more to it than that. It is used in a variety of ways, in a variety of places, at a variety of times, and for a variety of reasons.
For example, acupuncture has been known to help alleviate the symptoms of nasuea, dizziness, and vertigo. Its effect on the gastrointestinal tract is comparable, sometimes even better, than that of conventional western medicine. Many patients feel vastly improved after just one visit.
Another popular reason for people to get acupuncture is that it makes them feel better in general. It helps relax their mind, body, and spirit. They feel the weight of the world lifted off their shoulders. They de-stress, relax, and smile as they walk out feeling so much better and happier than they did before their acupuncture treatment.
Another popular reason for acupuncture treatment, aside from pain relief, is for facial rejuvenation and wrinkle removal. Known as Cosmetic Acupuncture, the needles are placed in very specific sites along the face to help bring back your youthful glow and smooth skin.
At Progressive Acupuncture Wellness Center we adhere to the strictest standard of sanitation and professional and ethical standards. Our Acupuncturists are some of the best in Chicago and are highly trained practitioners in not only the insertion of the needle, but manipulation of each needle to achieve the desired result. Every acupuncture procedure utilizes sterile, disposable needles for your safety.