You’ve likely heard of acupuncture before, a technique in traditional Chinese medicine that involves placing extremely thin needles into certain parts of the body to stop pain and stimulate healing. Dr. Pinkstonis able to combine this ancient method with modern knowledge and training to offer medical acupuncture, a treatment that aims to provide fast relief for those dealing with chronic pain or an acute injury. Used alone, or in conjunction with other treatments, it can be a valuable tool for patients seeking a comfortable healing process. Could it be what you need to stop your aching back or constant headaches? You can learn more at a consultation, so contact us today to learn more about your options for medical acupuncture in Asheville, NC.
Medical acupuncture shares a lot of similarities with traditional acupuncture, in that the strategic placement of needles into the skin is used to stimulate specific areas of the body and promote healing. Medical acupuncture combines this technique with a more modern-day understanding of the body, and in addition to the acupuncture being used as a stand-alone approach, it is can be combined with other procedures to deliver a more thorough treatment.
For patients in need of immediate pain relief, or those who will require a lengthy recovery, medical acupuncture seeks to help lessen or stop ongoing discomfort while a more robust treatment addresses the underlying cause of the problem if needed. We want our patients to remain comfortable throughout their treatment process without having to rely on medication that could have unwanted side effects. After an acupuncture appointment, it is not uncommon for us to hear that a patient feels like their normal self again (if not more relaxed) and is able to resume their regular daily activities.
The biggest difference between traditional and modern medical acupuncture largely comes down to the person providing it. At many clinics, acupuncture is done by someone with little-to-no formal medical training, but here, patients are treated by an osteopathic doctor who has graduated from medical school and completed a rigorous residency specialization in treatments such as these. Dr. Pinkston blends the best of what’s old and what’s new when it comes to medicine and can use acupuncture as part of an overall treatment plan rather than a single strategy, plus he’s also able to take a patient’s entire body into account, not just their specific symptoms. Together, we believe this leads to better, longer-lasting results.