What is Acupuncture

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Call us today to schedule a free 15 minute phone consultation with Dr. Graves,  303.688.6698.  We can answer any questions and discuss your concerns.

Acupuncture is a natural health care solution that works with your body, stimulating your body’s natural ability to heal itself.  It has been used as a professional medical system for over 3,000 years.  Acupuncture can help with many health concerns including pain, stress, digestion, and sleep.

At CNMA, we base all of our patient care around finding the root cause of your illness and symptoms.  Acupuncture addresses that process by helping your body get back in balance, also referred to as restoring your chi.

What about the needles?  An acupuncture treatment involves the use of very small, fine, sterile needles.  Dr. Graves usually selects 4 – 12 acupuncture points based on your specific needs.  These areas are cleaned with a swab of rubbing alcohol and the tip of each needle is quickly inserted.  The acupuncture needles are single-use disposable.

Do the needles hurt?  Acupuncture needles are extremely fine and only create, at the most, a brief pinching sensation when inserted.  The experience can be different for each person and has been described as warm, tingly, electric, heavy, achy, and calming.  Dr. Graves can talk with you about any concerns you might have before, during, and after your treatment session.  He may also recommend a different form of treatment if you have a strong aversion to needles.

Acupuncture can be effective for a range of health concerns including:

  • Diabetes
  • Sinus / Sinusitis
  • TMJ
  • Tendonitis
  • Constipation
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Psoriasis
  • Thyroid
  • Eczema
  • Vertigo
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Insomnia / Sleep

Dr. Graves is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Naturopathic Doctor.  His study in both western and eastern methods of medicine offers an opportunity to find a balance, between the two, that works for your unique needs.

Acupuncture may also reduce your need for medication over time, sometimes even immediately, depending on the type of medication.  This is especially helpful regarding chronic pain.  Often times, with chronic pain, patients are looking for a natural alternative to opiods due to their side effects and the chance of addiction.

Interested in learning more?  Give us a call or schedule your free consultation online.  We look forward to helping you achieve your best health!

Colorado Natural Medicine and Acupuncture in Castle Rock just south of the Denver Metro Area on 1-25.  You are close to us if you are located in Parker, Highlands Ranch, Castle Pines, Sedalia, or Monument.  We also offer virtual telehealth appointments.