What Is Acupuncture?

Chronic pain from injuries and accidents can take a toll on a person. Dr. Zomick and his staff at Stamford Sports & Spine in Greenwich can help. Below is more information about acupuncture.


Acupuncture Defined

Acupuncture is an old Chinese medical method that uses needles to bring pain relief to the body. For over 2,000 years, medical professionals have used acupuncture to relieve patients of all kinds of chronic pain. The alternative type of therapy can give pain relief without the use of medication.

How Acupuncture Works

Small, thin needles are placed on specific parts of the body to draw pain away. These needles are placed just below the surface of the skin. The patient may feel a little tingle or slight burning in the area. The areas where the needles are placed are usually very dense with nerves. As these nerves forward signals throughout the body, the immune system kicks in, healing the body of aches and pains. 

Conditions Acupuncture Helps

Acupuncture can improve symptoms from all kinds of conditions. Conditions that improve with acupuncture include:

  • Migraines and headaches
  • Neck and back pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Sciatica
  • Depression
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

All of these conditions produce different types of pain throughout various parts of the body. Based on what the condition is and where the pain is coming from, the needles will be places on certain areas of the body to draw pain away from those parts.

How We Can Help

Dr. Zomick and his staff would love to see you, and to help relieve your pain with acupuncture. You can fill out and turn in our new patient forms from the convenience and comfort of  your home. During your first visit, we will discuss your medical history, your current medical issues, and perform a physical. Once a diagnosis is made, we can discuss a treatment plan. Acupuncture and other methods of treatment may be used, based on the diagnosis.

Please contact us if you have any questions about acupuncture. We love helping our patients overcome chronic pain.

Greenwich Chiropractor

Make an appointment with Dr. Zomick and his staff at your earliest convenience so that we can get you started with acupuncture treatments. You can visit us at Stamford Sports & Spine, 500 Summer Street 4th Floor Stamford, CT 06901. You can also make an appointment with us over the phone by calling 203-355-2225. 


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