Plano (IL) Acupuncture

Modern living has many conveniences intended to save time and make our efforts easier. At the same time, it seems we can often contend with increasing strain on our mind and body. In addition to injury, soreness or a chronic pain condition, we might be dealing with stress, anxiety or depression.

When we are mentally or physically struggling, some of us might just keep battling it. We might even start to accept it. What we should understand is that we can return to a sense of balance and well-being without always having to resort to surgeries or endless prescriptions.

A Touch of Ginger helps restore your lasting connection to health and well-being by getting to the root of the problem. Rather than focus on fleeting relief, we apply acupuncture and Chinese medicine to determine which organ system in your body is affecting you because it’s out of balance.

What Is Acupuncture for Plano (IL)?

Acupuncture is an ancient healing method that originated in China more than 3,000 years ago. It focuses on qi (pronounced chee), which is the Chinese concept of the life force or energy that powers the body to perform.

This essence courses through the body’s pathways with start and end points on the head, hands and feet. When qi is plentiful and moving in harmony with properly functioning organs, there is a greater sense of well-being.

A person’s qi can be disrupted by factors such as disease, pathogens and physical or emotional trauma. When your qi is blocked and your organs are out of balance, your body sends distress signals that require attention.

To free an individual’s qi and re-establish inner balance, acupuncture uses very fine needles on the skin’s surface to stimulate the specific acupuncture points associated with an ailment. This contributes to a natural return of your feeling of good health and equilibrium.

Plano (IL) Acupuncture: What Can I Treat?

Because acupuncture involves the body’s inner essence and intrinsic healing abilities, it has vast applications to relief from pain and discomfort.

Our Plano patients visit us for acupuncture treatments for:

Pain Management

The body and qi of each person in Plano are distinct. Only you know the type and impact of the pain you are feeling. It might be sharp, dull, shooting, stabbing, burning, tingling, achy, cramping, spasming, heavy or traveling. You discomfort might involve:

  • neck pain
  • shoulder pain
  • back pain
  • knee pain
  • hip pain
  • elbow pain
  • wrist pain
  • hand pain
  • ankle pain
  • foot pain
  • migraine headaches
  • cluster headaches
  • plantar fasciitis
  • fibromyalgia

As part of your pain management, acupuncture with A Touch of Ginger once a week for 6–8 weeks will help increase blood flow, decrease inflammation, improve pain levels and prevent further injury.

We will also keep track of how you are feeling along the way so we can continue enhancing your health and pain relief according to your comfort.

Stress, Anxiety & Depression

When stress fills our mind and awareness, it can wreak havoc on systems throughout the body. Stress affects different people in Plano in different ways, but some common symptoms might include:

  • increased heart rate or palpitations
  • sense of being overwhelmed
  • chronic fatigue
  • high blood pressure
  • indigestion
  • chest tightness
  • racing thoughts
  • sleep problems
  • clenching or grinding of teeth
  • upper neck and shoulder tightness or pain

In aiming to curb your symptoms, acupuncture with A Touch of Ginger teaches your body how to respond to stress in a calm, even, healing way. In addition to treating current symptoms, this helps to prevent future ones.

Many of us also have experienced stressors that trigger worries and thoughts we cannot control, and they start taking total control of us. Without proper treatment, anxiety can empty us of our peace and physical energy.

Symptoms that anxiety might be getting the better of us can include:

  • racing heartbeat
  • rapid breathing
  • chest tightness or pressure
  • rising body temperature or sweating
  • having a sense of doom
  • difficult concentrating
  • frequent urination
  • nail biting
  • racing thoughts
  • trembling

As anxiety continues, it becomes more important that we stop its causes and effects. A treatment plan including acupuncture with A Touch of Ginger helps get to the root of what is causing your anxiety. It also teaches your body how to shift into “rest and digest” mode instead of anxiety’s often ineffective “fight or flight” form of coping.

Anyone who struggles with depression understands how devastating it can be to daily functioning. Managing it in a healthy way is vital. Symptoms of depression can include:

  • loss of memory
  • urges to self-harm
  • persistent feelings of guilt
  • difficulty concentrating
  • constant need or desire to sleep
  • chronic lethargy
  • lack of interest and motivation
  • increasing anger and irritability
  • decreasing appetite
  • feelings of sadness or emptiness

If you have symptoms of depression, you can take control of them by seeking support from a mental-health professional and reinforcing your peace of mind with treatments at A Touch of Ginger.

Your acupuncture treatments for depression will focus on enabling your body and mind to communicate by centering on the origin of the condition. They will also aim to free your qi to restore your body’s inner systems to a healthy balance through better blood and fluid circulation. This can further relax your body in helping it speak more calmly and clearly with your mind.


A woman’s menstrual cycle is regulated by hormones that increase the possibility for a pregnancy each month at the end of each cycle. In addition to a woman’s health and reproductive history, a balanced cycle is vital to fertility. If it is imbalanced and ovulation does not occur properly, a woman cannot become pregnant.

Beyond exercise and a healthy diet, fertility can benefit from ensuring that enough good blood and inner energy are flowing through the reproductive system. If you are a woman in Plano seeking assistance with fertility support, A Touch of Ginger can help balance hormones through acupuncture treatments and Chinese herbal medicine that contribute to a well-regulated menstrual cycle.

Plano (IL) Acupuncture: Getting Started

Your path to greater inner comfort and balance starts with arranging your first appointment. When you meet with us to begin, we will listen to you and focus on learning about you.

As we discover more about you and your condition, we will familiarize you with how we can help, how treatment with us is specific to your healing and what the steps involved will be.

This initial appointment will last about 90 minutes. In addition to going over your medical background in greater detail, we may also perform some other basic examinations. Our goal will be to identify the root cause of your pain.

Next, we will provide your first acupuncture treatment. The sensation of acupuncture will vary with each person. Most important to understand is that it does not hurt. You may feel a dullness, achiness or pressure with the needles. This would be normal as the sensation of your body’s qi. Any tingling or other sensations will quickly fade.

Going by your response to the initial acupuncture treatment, and based on your specific pain condition, we will continue to discuss and define the continuing treatment plan that is best for you and your body.

Let Your Journey Begin: Contact A Touch of Ginger Today

We are a full-service acupuncture practice where you can start and sustain greater healing. If you live in Plano (IL) and are looking for more inner peace and an increasing sense of well-being, we welcome the opportunity to listen to you and support you. Call us at (630) 299-3464 to speak with one of our professionals.