Dr. Thomas M. Kolenda is a Board Certified chiropractor who specializes in the use of acupuncture and other treatment options that work well with chiropractic care. The doctor and his staff at Kolenda Chiropractic and Acupuncture, serve the residents in and around the greater, Austin, Texas, area.
Acupuncture Q & A
How Does Acupuncture Work?
Acupuncture has been around for several centuries as an integral part of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It involves the use of extremely thin, golden needles that are inserted into the body along various meridians. Each meridian is associated with a specific system or organ in the body. When a person is ill or has been injured, the life force, or qi, that flows through their body becomes blocked along specific meridians. Needles are inserted near the blockages. This releases the block and begins to re-establish the natural flow of qi. When used in conjunction with chiropractic adjustments, it enables the adjustment to hold for longer periods of time and hastens the healing process.
Will Acupuncture Enhance a Chiropractic Adjustment?
Acupuncture enhances chiropractic adjustments in a few different ways. By removing the blockages along the meridians within the body, acupuncture allows the injured area to begin healing much faster than if the blockage was left in place. Acupuncture also helps to restore the flow of qi. When qi can flow naturally through the body without being restricted, circulation improves, as does the body's ability to repair itself. It strengthens the body and helps the body function much more efficiently. If the body is functioning at its best on all levels, the chiropractic adjustment lays the foundation for healing and the body takes over from there.
What Types of Conditions Will Benefit From Acupuncture?
Acupuncture will benefit many different types of illnesses and injuries. It helps to relieve both pain and inflammation often associated with physical injuries and recovery from a serious illness. Acupuncture can also help to hasten the healing process by improving circulation, enhancing the blood's ability to carry vital nutrients and oxygen, and removing wastes and by-products that are produced during the healing process. Acupuncture can also help to relieve the depression that is often associated with serious illness and injury. When used on the meridians that govern the brain, acupuncture can improve concentration, increase energy levels, and improve a person's mood and overall general outlook.