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What's The Point of Acupuncture?

Updated: Aug 14, 2023

Learn the basics and point of acupuncture and how it can benefit your recovery process!

Acupuncture treatment on close-up

What is Acupuncture & How Does it Work?

Acupuncture is the process of inserting very thin needles in certain points along the meridians that run all over your body( See the picture below). There are over 2000 points across the body; including ear, face, hands, and feet! These points are associated with certain conditions, pain management, and balancing the flow of energy or Qi/ Chi of your body. By targeting certain points and problem areas that you may be experiencing, stimulate the nerves, muscles, and surrounding tissue to promote the natural healing and repair process.

the main meridian channels

What is it used for?

Acupuncture is a great therapy for a variety of different conditions, these are some of the most common applications.

  • Headaches

  • Neck Pain

  • Low Back Pain

  • TMJ problems

  • Tennis Elbow

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Musculoskeletal Conditions

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Myofascial pain

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Relaxation

  • Stress

  • Anxiety

  • Pregnancy

  • Menstrual Cramps

  • Pain Management

  • Nausea

  • Digestive problems

  • And many more!

What are the benefits?

Some of the main benefits of acupuncture are:

  • Reduce Stress/Axniety

  • Pain Relief

  • Headache Relief

  • Relief from joint or muscle pain

  • Increased immunity

  • Improved digestion

  • Improved sleep

  • And much more!

an arm receiving acupuncture

What does acupuncture feel like?

Acupuncture needles are extremely thing and most people do not feel anything when the needles are inserted in. Some effects that may be felt after the needles are inserted in are lightness, relaxation, warmth in that area, or heaviness.


Curious if acupuncture can help you? Schedule your acupuncture appointment with us at our two locations in Fort Worth!


Contact us at Forward Chiropractic & Wellness for any questions you may have!

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