Orlando Chiropractic and Acupuncture practice serving Superior, Broomfield, Louisville, Lafayette, Boulder, and Front Range in Colorado for over 14 years
Dr. Dave Orlando
Superior, Louisville, and Broomfield's Choice for Chiropractic and Acupuncture Care
Orlando Chiropractic

Orlando Chiropractic and Acupuncture


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ACUPUNCTURE

5. Assuming I'm going to take acupuncture treatments, how are they performed?

First, the related skin points are determined. Then they are appropriately treated by one of over thirty methods of stimulation some of which are:

1) long needle insertion (especially done in acupuncture anesthesia for surgery)
2) Short needle penetration
3) Non-piercing needles
4) Finger tip pressure (called shishin or "finger needles")
5) Metallic balls taped to the points
6) Electrical stimulation
7) Moxabustion (the burning of herbs over the points)

Note: The non-piercing needle (teishin) that we use is very popular because the technique is practically painless, there is no blood, no danger of infection, and results are equal to, if not better than other techniques.

6. What are some of the conditions commonly treated by acupuncture?

Textbook listed conditions run into the hundreds. Typical ailments usually responding to acupuncture health care includes: neuralgias, headaches, trigeminal neuralgia, tics, spasms, muscular rheumatism, neuralgia of the shoulders and arm, tennis elbow, osteoarthritis, rheumatism, ulcers, stomach problems, diarrhea, hepatitis, asthma, bronchitis, shortness of breath, coughs, certain types of heart trouble, abnormal blood pressure, hemorrhoids, lumbago, bladder irritation, bed wetting, certain kidney problems, female disorders, impotence, glaucoma (sometimes), weak eyesight, hay fever, loss of smell, tonsillitis, loss of hearing, skin conditions, and even nervous or psychiatric factors based on the fact that often mental problems arise from physical disorders.

The above list may seem long as though acupuncture were a Panacea. The truth is that most textbooks list over two hundred diseases. please be mindful of the fact that acupuncture is not like one drug used for one condition. On the contrary, it is a complete healing art within itself, concerned with the systems of the body such as nervous, circulatory, digestive, respiratory, eliminatory, reproductive, hormonal, musculoskeletal, etc., and seeks to correct health.

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For over 14 years, Orlando Chiropractic and Acupuncture has been serving the people of
Superior, Broomfield, Louisville, Lafeyette, Boulder, and over the Front Range in Colorado.

Orlando Chiropractic
413 Summit Blvd.
Unit 203
Broomfield, CO 80021
PH: 303.543.7700
FAX: 303.543.7007

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