Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine based on a 3000 year old science that believes in stimulating acupuncture points to balance the body’s energy or qi (pronounced “chi”). Western medical research has not only shown the safety and effectiveness of acupuncture, but how it controls pain and aids in healing.
Acupuncture causes release of neurotransmitters, among them endorphins and enkephalins which are chemicals the body produces to control pain. It is also believed that acupuncture stimulates the nervi vasorum, the autonomic nerves that open arteries and improve circulation to aid healing.
Fort Collins’ acupuncture specialist, Dr. Mike Kleker has over 30 years of experience in his field and understands the healing powers of this alternative medicine. Dr. Kleker encourages patients to explore non-traditional methods for patients to help manage their pain. He uses acupuncture to treat conditions such as:
- Joint and muscle pain
- Back and neck pain
- Migraine and other headaches
The Ft. Collins acupuncture specialist uses sterile, disposable needles which are about the thickness of a human hair. Most people feel no discomfort during the treatment. If you’re uncomfortable with needles, the Ft. Collins acupuncture practitioner can use pressure, heat or electricity to treat acupuncture points.
Nowadays many people turn to acupuncture when traditional Western medicine is unable to help them with their problems or when traditional treatments are unwanted. There is also much more awareness of the potential dangers of pharmaceutical drugs as well as the negative side effects they can have. Ft. Collins’ acupuncture specialist Dr. Mike Kleker can utilize other alternative holistic therapies such as nutrition, homeopathy and chiropractic to help you regain your health and wellness.
If you have tried traditional therapies and are still experiencing pain and discomfort, then acupuncture may be a good alternative treatment for you. The process is safe, comfortable and effective.
Ft. Collins acupuncture specialist Dr. Mike Kleker accepts most type of insurance. Find out today if acupuncture is the right choice for you. For a free consultation or to set up an appointment call our office at 970-377-1775. We look forward to hearing from you!