Acupuncture Specialist

Park Brothers Pain Clinic

Pain Management & Chiropractors located in Glenview, IL & Schaumburg, IL

Acupuncture is one of the primary treatments of traditional Chinese medicine. Practiced for centuries, acupuncture stimulates the body’s natural painkillers to ease discomfort. At Park Brothers Pain Clinic in Glenview and Schaumburg, Illinois, Yong Park, DC, offers many alternative therapies to ease pain, including acupuncture. To schedule a consultation, call the office nearest you or book an appointment online today.

Acupuncture Q&A

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine. In it, your body’s health depends on the flow of your life force or energy known as chi or qi. Your life force flows through your body’s meridians or channels.

A blockage or disruption in the flow of energy affects health, causing various ailments like pain.

During acupuncture, Dr. Park inserts thin needles into certain areas of the body to restore the flow of the body’s life force and improve health and well-being. 

How does acupuncture work?

Though researchers are still investigating how acupuncture works, they theorize that the needles stimulate the central nervous system.

Dr. Park places the needles into muscles, nerves, or connective tissue. These needles trigger the release of chemicals into the muscles, nerves, brain, and spine. These chemicals create biochemical changes that may activate your body’s natural healing powers, reducing pain and promoting a general sense of well-being.

Who benefits from acupuncture?

At Park Brothers Pain Clinic, Dr. Park uses acupuncture to ease many types of painful conditions. You may benefit from this alternative therapy to treat your:

  • Headaches
  • Neck or back pain
  • Arthritis and joint pain
  • Myofascial pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

Acupuncture may also ease stress and anxiety, helping you feel more relaxed and energized. 

What happens during acupuncture?

Dr. Park customizes your acupuncture treatment plan after completing a thorough evaluation. The specifics of your treatment may depend on your diagnosis and goals for treatment. 

During your acupuncture session, Dr. Park has you sit or lie on the exam table. He carefully and expertly inserts the acupuncture needles into specific areas of your body. 

Dr. Park inserts the needle into a point that may cause a dull aching sensation. He leaves the needles in place for a set period of time while you relax in the quiet exam room. He then removes the needles.

You may feel improvements in your pain after your acupuncture session. However, Dr. Park recommends a series of treatments to gain the most benefits. 

He may combine your acupuncture with other therapies, such as spinal decompression therapy, cupping therapy, cold laser therapy, or chiropractic care. 

To learn more about acupuncture, call Park Brothers Pain Clinic or schedule an appointment online today.