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Dr. Michael M. Towbin M.D.
Specializes in Family Medicine, Acupuncture
2.7 Average rating 2.7 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
Address: 7751 Zenobia Ct, Westminster, CO 80030
Pamela J. Brown DIPL.AC., RN
Specializes in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Acupuncture
Address: 11245 Huron St, Westminster, CO 80234
Rosalie Bondi DO
Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Acupuncture
4.88 Average rating 4.88 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 9101 Harlan Street, Westminster, CO 80031
Dr. Corrie L. Pillon D.C.
Specializes in Chiropractic, Acupuncture
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 8155 94th Ave, Westminster, CO 80021
Mr. Stuart Daniel Dimson LAC, D.O.M.
Specializes in Acupuncture
4.76 Average rating 4.76 stars out of 5 (19 ratings)
Address: 1140 287 Us Hwy, Broomfield, CO 80020
Dr. Ashlie Klavon DC, LAC
Specializes in Chiropractic, Acupuncture
Address: 6637 123rd Drive, Brighton, CO 80602-9635
Mr. Luis G. Pineda L. AC.
Specializes in Acupuncture
Address: 9151 Newton St, Westminster, CO 80031
Dr. Michael D. Boerner D.C.
Specializes in Chiropractic, Acupuncture
3.08 Average rating 3.08 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 10465 Melody Drive, Northglenn, CO
Mr. Steven M. Rizzolo L. AC.
Specializes in Acupuncture
Address: 8471 Turnpike Dr, Westminster, CO 80031
Jennifer M. Katz L.AC.
Specializes in Acupuncture
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 8753 Yates Dr, Westminster, CO 80031
"Could not be happier with Jen Katz. She is a great practitioner and I am very grateful to have found her. "
April 16, 2019
Jenna Mears DIPL AC, L.AC
Specializes in Acupuncture
Address: 12201 Pecos St, Westminster, CO 80234
Ms. Nancy Jean Knight DIPL, AC
Specializes in Acupuncture
Address: 5150 80th Av, Westminster, CO 80030
Lee Ann Brentlinger DIPL.AC, L.AC., LMT
Specializes in Massage Therapy, Acupuncture
Address: 10465 Melody Dr, Northglenn, CO 80234
Ms. Jill M. Morian AC, LIC
Specializes in Acupuncture
4.5 Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 5150 80th Av, Westminster, CO 80030
Mr. Robert Arthur Wesley LAC
Specializes in Acupuncture
Address: 2930 80th Av, Denver, CO 80221
Mr. Steven Mark Bennett ACUPUNCTURIST
Specializes in Acupuncture
Address: 8725 Wadsworth Bd, Westminster, CO 80005

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that is at least two thousand years old, although it has only recently gained popularity in North America. Practitioners of acupuncture are called acupuncturists. They may also provide other forms of TCM, or they may have learned acupuncture alone. In the United States, acupuncture providers must have three or four years of graduate level education to be licensed.

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the body is filed with a vital energy called qi. When this energy becomes blocked or unbalanced, pain and illness result. To redirect the flow of qi, the acupuncturist inserts extremely thin, stainless steel needles (the width of a human hair) into a patient’s skin at specific points in the body (called meridians). A trained acupuncturist knows which meridians to insert the acupuncture needles into, how deeply to insert them, and how to stimulate them by raising or twisting them in order to balance the qi correctly.

Although researchers don’t know exactly how acupuncture works, they do have solid evidence that it does. Multiple studies have shown that acupuncture is effective at relieving pain, reducing nausea from chemotherapy, improving fertility, and reducing inflammation. The World Health Organization has stated that acupuncture is effective in treating 28 different conditions and may be helpful in treating many others. The Western medical view on acupuncture is not that qi is being balanced, but that the needles stimulate blood flow and endorphin production, which promote a sense of well-being.

During a typical acupuncture treatment, the acupuncturist will first examine the patient and ask about any complaints. The patient will lie down on a table and get comfortable. Then the acupuncturist will insert the needles, which are between 13 and 70mm long and made of stainless steel. Usually a treatment uses between 3 and 15 needles, and they are left in place for about 20 minutes. Most states require the needles to be disposable, single-use needles to reduce the chance of any infection. The needles may be twisted or moved, and in some cases, low currents of electricity are passed through them. Then they are removed, the patient is given lifestyle advice, and the appointment is over. Sessions are often repeated weekly or every other week.

Acupuncture has many benefits. Since it is extremely safe and has no side effects, it can be an excellent alternative to pain medications for those patients who cannot or choose not to take them. In addition, acupuncture is now covered by the majority of health care insurance plans in the United States. Acupuncture can be a wonderful option in your treatment plan.
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