In today’s climate, people are not exclusively relying on traditional approaches to health and healing like they once were. Alternative therapies for pain management and other conditions are not just welcomed, they are sought out. This is the premise McWhorter CNR is founded on and is the exact reason we partner with alternative medicine experts to provide comprehensive services to our patients. Acupuncture is just one of the many resources we have available in-house. Let’s dive into the process and benefits of acupuncture in our Denver office.
What Is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is an ancient form of Chinese healing that can be used to treat a variety of conditions, including pain and musculoskeletal injuries. It is thought that acupuncture can even increase the body’s natural healing ability. This is done by using very small needles along acupoints in a specific meridian of the body.
Historically, acupuncture has been used to balance the flow of energy or chi. An imbalance of chi is what leads to illness, pain, or other conditions. As research has continued, studies have found that acupuncture releases soft tissue tension, resets neurological reflexes and pain signals, and calms the central nervous system. By increasing blood flow to injured areas, acupuncture encourages the parasympathetic nervous system to take over. This takes the body out of the typical “fight or flight” response to threat.
How Does Acupuncture At McWhorter CNR Work?
In order to offer the best acupuncture in Denver, McWhorter CNR has partnered with Derrick McBride, one of the foremost practitioners of acupuncture in the Front Range. As an active personal trainer with a BS in Rehabilitation Science and a minor in Fitness, Derrick has also achieved a number of additional licenses and certifications, including Acupuncture, Fascial Stretching, Strength and Conditioning, Pathokinesiology, Functional Movement, Selective Functional Movement, and Sports Acupuncture. His varied expertise makes him the perfect addition to the McWhorter CNR team.
Upon determining that acupuncture makes sense for the conditions you’re struggling with, Derrick will assess your condition to identify any dysfunctions that could be contributing to the condition. This information will be used to determine the appropriate modalities.
Your treatments will be focused on treating pain and helping the body naturally deal with inflammation or swelling. Additionally, we can use this modality to open up any mobility restrictions to restore range of motion and re-teach your neuromuscular system to maintain this restored balance in your everyday life.
The Benefits Of Acupuncture In Denver
This list of conditions acupuncture can treat is, quite literally, endless. From asthma to injury and everything in between, there are countless benefits to be reaped through acupuncture. When you try acupuncture in Denver at McWhorter CNR, you can experience:
- Reduction in stress
- Reduction in muscle and joint pain
- Headache relief
- Immune support
- Reduction in brain fog and fatigue
- Reduction in overuse injuries
There are plenty of reasons to consider acupuncture if you’re frustrated on your search for relief from chronic symptoms, the least of which being the access to state-of-the-art support at McWhorter CNR.
Try Acupuncture In Denver At McWhorter CNR
McWhorter CNR is proud to partner with Derrick McBride for leading sports acupuncture in Denver. Our patients receive unprecedented care and that standard extends to every provider we work with. If you’re looking for an alternative treatment that can help you find pain relief, book your appointment for acupuncture in Denver at McWhorter CNR.