Acupuncture for Plainfield (IL): Lasting Healing and Health for Greater Self Care

In today’s world, our bodies and minds fight the good fight against both physical and emotional pressures. But if those stressors remain constant over too much time, our wear and fatigue rapidly increase as well. Self-care calls for allowing us to feel like us again.

At first we might try adjusting our diet and our sleep and exercise regimens. We might also take a prescription. These approaches may reap results for a time, but our ailments can often begin to reappear, and once more we search for ways to manage them.

A Different Way to Well-Being for Plainfield (IL) Residents

A Touch of Ginger restores your sense of mental and physical health by getting to the core of your ailment. Through principles of Chinese medicine, we identify which of your body’s organ systems is affecting you because it’s out of balance.

The Chinese concept of life and energy is known as qi (pronounced chee). Qi is the essence that animates the body and spirit to move and perform as it should. When qi is blocked by factors such as disease, pathogens or trauma, the body slows and suffers.

To release your qi, acupuncture uses very fine needles on the skin’s surface to stimulate particular points on the body. The targeted starting points will depend on your particular ailment. For example, we might aim for start and end points on the head, hands and feet.

Our treatments provide meaningful therapy for afflictions as diverse as migraines and back and shoulder pain. They are even known to support fertility for Plainfield women by helping to reduce inflammation and increase blood flow to the uterus.

Acupuncture is meant for anyone who would benefit from treatments for discomfort. We treat Plainfield patients from children and teens to adults and seniors.

Acupuncture for Plainfield (IL): Your First Appointment

Your first visit with A Touch of Ginger will last about 90 minutes. We’ll begin by reviewing your medical history and learning more about your primary ailment at present. We may perform some other basic examinations as well.

With the right starting knowledge about you, we will then provide your first acupuncture treatment. After your treatment, you and your acupuncturist will discuss any thoughts or questions you may have. We’ll also schedule your next acupuncture treatment.

Acupuncture for Plainfield (IL): What It Feels Like

The sensation of acupuncture will vary with each person. Most important to understand is that it does not hurt. You might notice a gentle poke when the needle is inserted. Beyond that feeling, people describe what follows differently. Some say they feel nothing; others speak of a gentle pressure, tingling or aching, all of which go away quickly.

Acupuncture for Plainfield (IL): Treated Conditions

Our Plainfield patients visit us for relief from an array of conditions, such as:

  • abdominal pain
  • anxiety
  • osteoarthritis
  • cancer symptoms
  • diabetes
  • musculoskeletal issues
  • fibromyalgia
  • hypertension
  • fertility difficulties
  • sleeplessness
  • musculoskeletal issues

They also consult with us concerning discomfort caused by allergies, autoimmune disorders, digestive issues and dental pain.

If you suffer from back pain, we might target acupuncture points on the feet, hands and hips. If you have any form of shoulder pain, acupuncture can help lessen inflammation, improve blood circulation to the trouble area and aid muscle tissues in healing.

For a condition such as chronic headaches or migraines, research has indicated that acupuncture can often help reduce their occurrence, mainly by activating neural pathways for pain management.

Often when our Plainfield patients are treated for one condition, other conditions will also be resolved. This is because acupuncture helps restore balance throughout the body at the same time it treats the primary ailment.

Contact A Touch of Ginger Today

We welcome the opportunity to help your body heal as you also restore hope and calm to your spirit. We know what acupuncture achieves for our Plainfield patients because we see it for ourselves. If you’re ready to feel like you again, we welcome learning about what you wish to discuss. Simply call us at (630) 299-3464.