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Medical Acupuncture Services

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Acupuncture is a medical procedure that has been around for centuries and has been used in modern treatments for decades. At Terry L. Franklin, M.D., we are pleased to offer medical acupuncture services to patients who are looking to eliminate conditions such as infertility, smoking addiction, chronic pain, or acute illnesses within the body. We are licensed in Western medicine practices but are also trained in acupuncture as a specialty and we use medical acupuncture as a way to help promote health through our integrative medical approach to wellness. This method may work best for you and your needs. Schedule a consultation with Terry L. Franklin, M.D. to help determine if it is right for you.

Below, you can find answers to some of the most commonly asked questions regarding medical acupuncture; however, if you find that you are still seeking information, contact Terry L. Franklin, M.D. as soon as possible. We look forward to helping you.

What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture helps encourage the body's natural healing process by inserting needles into the skin and applying heat at precise points along the body. These points are known as acupuncture points, and each point is used to address specific conditions or ailments in the body.

What is medical acupuncture?
Medical acupuncture is used to address specific illnesses or pain within the body and promote the natural healing, health, and well-being of the body. Additionally, medical acupuncture can be used to help prevent various illnesses and treat existing medical conditions.

How does it work?
The Chinese art of acupuncture helps channel the various energies that run in patterns throughout the body. These channels are called meridians, and any obstruction of the energy flows in the meridians due to illness or injury can cause complications in other areas of the body.

The energy meridians can be influenced with the assistance of needles on specific acupuncture points. These needles are placed to unblock and release energy obstructions and allow the energy to move naturally and freely. Internal organs also can be influenced with the assistance of acupuncture.

Is acupuncture painful?
Many people are pleasantly surprised to learn that acupuncture is actually not as painful as they assumed it would be. The needles that are used are extremely thin - smaller than the width of a human hair and most medical hypodermic needles - and there is little discomfort when inserting the needles.

What results can I expect from an acupuncture procedure?
For most patients, results can be experienced immediately and over the course of a few days or numerous acupuncture sessions. Your physician can determine how many treatments you should have to ensure that you receive the best possible outcome for your condition.

Learn more about how acupuncture can help you!

At Terry L. Franklin, M.D., we are proud to offer medical acupuncture services to our patients who are suffering from a variety of illnesses. You may be able to benefit from this holistic method if you are experiencing a variety of conditions, such as respiratory, urinary, reproductive, digestive, and even neurological disorders. To learn more and to determine if acupuncture may be right for you, contact us today and schedule a consultation with our dedicated team.

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