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Acupuncture Specialist

Integrated Medical Solutions of Knoxville

Integrative Medicine & Medical Clinic located in Knoxville, TN

Acupuncture is an ideal complement to chiropractic care, and it’s often an integral part of an integrative health care program. At Integrated Medical Solutions of Knoxville in Knoxville, Tennessee, chiropractor and chiropractic acupuncturist Dr. David Shreve uses acupuncture to naturally heal energy disruptions within your body. Get your free consultation through the online booking tool now, or call the office to schedule anytime.

Acupuncture Q & A

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese healing method that helps balance the meridians, the specific points in your body that manage energy flow. If the meridians in your body get jammed, energy can't flow unimpeded through your body and the result can be poor health.

During acupuncture, your highly trained chiropractic acupuncturist, Dr. David Shreve, precisely and gently inserts needles into the meridians to restore energy flow, and thus good health.

What kind of needles are used in acupuncture?

The question about needles is the number-one question that most patients have – but there's the good news: the needles are so small that you're unlikely to feel them during your treatment session.

You might feel a tiny prick (no worse than a mosquito bite) upon needle insertion, and then you won't even know the needle's there. Dr. Shreve uses acupuncture needles that are so small that five of them could fit inside a single hypodermic needle.

What conditions can acupuncture help with?

Because energy balance is absolutely crucial to whole-body health and wellness, acupuncture can be highly beneficial for a variety of conditions and illnesses. Acupuncture is often a great complement to chiropractic care and regenerative medicine. It can help with:

  • Lower-back pain
  • Knee pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Wrist pain
  • Headaches
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Arthritis
  • Insomnia

Acupuncture can also help with many other conditions. Dr. Shreve often uses acupuncture to enhance and speed up healing after an illness or injury.

How will I feel after acupuncture?

After an acupuncture treatment, which takes about 15-20 minutes, many patients experience an enhanced sense of peace, relaxation, and wellness. Some patients can experience a fresh burst of energy after their acupuncture treatment. Overall, most patients find that acupuncture sessions are a great way to feel better for both the short term and the long term.

How many acupuncture treatments do I need?

That depends entirely upon your issues and concerns. Most patients derive optimal benefit from a series of sessions, and these sessions are often in conjunction with chiropractic adjustments or regenerative medicine treatments.

Want to try acupuncture for natural healing and wellness? Schedule your free consultation with Dr. Shreve online or via phone today.