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Osteopathic Center for Healing

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Physicians located in Rockville, MD

Whether you’re looking to restore your energy, ease pain, or promote healing within your body, acupuncture can provide relief. Licensed medical acupuncturist Neil Spiegel, DO, is an experienced physician leveraging traditional and alternative methods of medicine to treat men and women at Osteopathic Center for Healing in Rockville, Maryland. If you’d like to experience the benefits of acupuncture firsthand, call Osteopathic Center for Healing or schedule an appointment online today.

Acupuncture Q & A

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a type of healing that originated in China more than 2,000 years ago. This restorative treatment uses hair-thin needles inserted at particular locations in your body to promote natural healing and improve your overall health.

Acupuncture can improve energy levels and biochemical balance by correcting the natural energy channels that run in regular patterns through your body. This treatment can be very effective in alleviating pain and encouraging overall body wellness by stimulating the central nervous system.

During acupuncture sessions at Osteopathic Center for Healing, Dr. Spiegel sometimes incorporates heat and mild electrical charges to achieve optimal results.

What conditions does acupuncture treat?

Acupuncture treats a wide range of health issues. Conditions for which Dr. Spiegel uses acupuncture treatment include:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Tennis elbow
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Digestive disorders
  • Respiratory disorders
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Lower back and neck pain
  • Migraine or headache syndromes
  • Acute or chronic pain management

Dr. Spiegel uses acupuncture to improve energy and reduce stress. It can also provide relief from depression and mood disorders. For best results, Dr. Spiegel typically recommends a series of acupuncture treatments.

What can I expect during acupuncture?

Dr. Spiegel is a licensed medical acupuncturist and provides treatment at Osteopathic Center for Healing under safe and sterile conditions.

Acupuncture treatments are designed to treat specific conditions and symptoms. Before inserting the acupuncture needles, Dr. Spiegel might check the health of your face, condition of your tongue, and your pulse to evaluate your overall health.

During your appointment, you may wear a gown, sheet, or loose clothing so Dr. Spiegel can easily locate the acupuncture points on your body. When he places the needles, you might feel a slight prick, but most people report feeling nothing.

Dr. Spiegel inserts five to 20 needles at various depths during treatments, and he might add additional stimulation through heat or mild electrical pulses. Once placed, needles remain in your body for 10-30 minutes while you relax. Acupuncture treatment is often very soothing, and it’s common to feel either relaxed or rejuvenated following your appointment.

Call Osteopathic Center for Healing or schedule an appointment online today to try acupuncture to ease your pain or restore your energy.