What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a treatment strategy that involves placing needles at specific points in the body to alleviate pain, promote healing, and improve function. It originated roughly 3000 years ago but today acupuncture has evolved and is a widely utilized treatment to address pain and injuries.
Jason Williams DC is board certified in acupuncture by the state of North Carolina and primary uses western-style and sports-based acupuncture techniques.
What Can Be Treated with Acupuncture?
Our practice primarily focuses on neuro-musculoskeletal pain and injuries and acupuncture can be effective at treating these types of injuries. The goals of care typically include pain relief, pain management, and improvement in sport or functional activity.
Acupuncture for back pain, neck pain, and sciatica are some of the most common complaints he treats. If you have a complaint as simple as muscle tightness, tension, or muscular discomfort acupuncture can often bring quick and lasting relief. He also treats using classical acupuncture to address other conditions upon request.
Does Acupuncture Hurt?
Acupuncture needles are filiform needles, in other words, they don’t have a hollow center like needles used to draw blood. Needles for acupuncture treatment come in a variety of sizes and styles but are generally much thinner than a hypodermic needle as well.
The good thing about using thin filiform needles is that it makes needling less uncomfortable. Acupuncture needle technique affects how much the patient feels the needle as well. Dr. Jason Williams has 200 hours of education in needling and needling techniques and can modify treatments based on the individual.