Dr. Hoehn is certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners to treat patients with acupunture and has earned the distinction of Fellow by the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture
Acupuncture, simply stated, is a health science which has been used for over 5000 years to successfully treat both pain and dysfunction in the body. It has been around in the U.S. since 1972 when President Nixon was successfully treated in China and decided it should be recognized in our healthcare system.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of extremely thin needles through your skin at strategic points on your body. A key component of Traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is most commonly used to treat pain.
The World Health Organization recognizes acupuncture and traditional medicine's ability to treat over 43 common disorders including:
Results from a number of studies suggest that acupuncture may help ease types of pain that are often chronic such as low-back pain, neck pain, and osteoarthritis/knee pain. It also may help reduce the frequency of tension headaches and prevent migraine headaches. Acupuncture appears to be a reasonable option for people with chronic pain to consider.
Traditional Chinese medicine explains acupuncture as a technique for balancing the flow of energy or life force — known as Qi or chi (CHEE) — believed to flow through pathways (meridians) in your body. By inserting needles into specific points along these meridians, acupuncture practitioners believe that your energy flow will re-balance.
In contrast, many Western practitioners view the acupuncture points as places to stimulate nerves, muscles and connective tissue. This stimulation appears to boost the activity of your body's natural painkillers and increase blood flow.