Wondering if acupuncture is right for you?
Most people have heard of acupuncture but are you wondering if it could actually improve your health? Our Reno, NV, acupuncturist Dr. Chad Bachman has helped patients feel better, sleep better and live healthier, pain-free lives through acupuncture. Here are some of the top questions about acupuncture answered.
How does acupuncture work?
By inserting a series of thin needles into certain points on the body our acupuncturist stimulates the body’s natural release of endorphins, which reduces pain and inflammation while also boosting circulation and supporting a healthy hormonal system.
What conditions can acupuncture treat?
Both the World Health Organization and the National Institutes of Health recognize acupuncture as an effective way to treat and support a variety of health problems including but not limited to,
- Musculoskeletal pain including back and neck pain, sciatica, neuropathy, muscle strains, muscle spasms, and fibromyalgia.
- Gastrointestinal disorders and problems such as GERD, IBS symptoms, and nausea.
- Headaches and migraines
- Female disorders such as premenstrual syndrome, fibroid pain, morning sickness, pregnancy-related pain, gentle labor induction, and hot flashes.
Acupuncture also has the ability to promote better sleep to help those with insomnia, as well as improve symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression.
How many sessions will I need?
Most patients will benefit from getting multiple acupuncture sessions. Those dealing with chronic conditions may benefit the most from regular sessions once or two a week while those with acute conditions may require fewer visits and treatments. Regular weekly or monthly maintenance sessions can often patients with the long-term relief they need. This is something we can discuss during your initial consultation.
Will it hurt?
The needles used for acupuncture are very fine compared to traditional hypodermic needles; therefore, many patients experience little to no discomfort as acupuncture needles are inserted. Some people report feeling nothing while others may feel slight aching or tingling as the needles are inserted.
The needles will be left in the skin for anywhere for approximately 20-30 minutes depending on the treatment plan that’s been mapped out between you and our Reno, NV, acupuncturist.
If you are looking to get acupuncture in Reno, NV, then turn to acupuncturist Dr. Chad Bachman at Reno Health Institute. We provide a range of natural therapies to help manage both acute and long-term conditions to improve your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.
As we age, our bodies begin to undergo changes. One of the most significant changes a person goes through in the later years of life is the drop in hormone levels. Both men and women's bodies rely on hormones to regulate everything from digestion to moods, so when their levels begin to decline, doctors often recommend hormone replacement therapy (HRT) as a way to balance them out. Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy uses naturally-occurring hormones that are identical to those found in the human body, and Dr. Melissa Bachman at the Reno Health Institute is proud to offer this service at her integrative medicine clinic in Reno, NV.
What is bio-identical HRT?
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy uses plant or animal-based hormones that are chemically the same as the hormones that your body produces on its own. Traditional HRT uses synthetic, lab-created hormones, which can't completely replicate natural hormones. Bio-identical HRT provides a way to reintroduce these essential hormones into your body without side effects or unnecessary additives.
What does bio-identical HRT treat?
Working with your Reno doctor will help determine how bio-identical hormone replacement therapy can help you, but women typically use it to help combat the effects of menopause, which include mood swings, difficulty sleeping, and fatigue. Men who have had a drop in testosterone often experience a loss in muscle mass and weight gain. Both men and women can find benefits from biogenetical HRT when it comes to metabolism and sexual dysfunction.
How is bio-identical HRT delivered?
There are a variety of products that your Reno naturopath offers for bio-identical HRT. Patches can be worn on the skin and replaced at regular intervals, or topical solutions like creams or gels may be prescribed. Pills and injections are also options. Your delivery method of bio-identical hormone replacement therapy will depend largely on the symptoms that need treatment.
To schedule an evaluation with Dr. Melissa Bachman, contact the Reno Health Institute in Reno, NV, for an appointment. Call (775) 507-4740 today.
Acupuncture originated in ancient China, when practitioners used stones and bones to help heal diseases. The practice has continued to be viable for thousands of years. If you’ve tried other methods of getting help for your ailment, you may want to give acupuncture a try. Acupuncturist Dr. Chad Bachman at Reno Health Institute in Reno, NV can offer you this alternative treatment, which helps over 14 million Americans each year according to statistics published by the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS).
The Science Behind Acupuncture
Acupuncture is a treatment technique that is considered Eastern medicine—more specifically Traditional Chine Medicine (TCM). Your doctor utilizes a series of very tiny needles that puncture the skin at certain energy points around the body. Placing these needs stimulates the flow of blood and promotes the idea of “Chi,” which is translated as “life force energy.” Practitioners believe that an open, healthy energy connection throughout the body will help bring balance to the system.
How Is Acupuncture Administered?
There’s no need to be nervous about your acupuncture appointment. The entire procedure is very tolerable and comfortable for most patients. The first step is a thorough review of your medical history and the symptoms you’re trying to relieve. You will lay down on the doctor’s table, either face up or face down depending on the targeted treatment. The first time you have an acupuncture session with your Reno, NV acupuncturist it can last up to 75 minutes.
The Benefits of Acupuncture
Eastern medicine techniques like acupuncture can be an effective alternative to surgery and oral medications. Besides pain management, acupuncture has been proven to provide positive benefits for the following conditions and ailments:
- Pain in the back (sciatica).
- Neck aches and headaches or migraines.
- Fibromyalgia (body aches).
- Asthma symptoms and respiratory problems.
- Arthritis or bursitis.
- Gastrointestinal disorders like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
- Menstrual pains or menopause symptoms.
Consult an Acupuncturist
Acupuncture is an age-old treatment that could produce significant results for you today. Consult with an acupuncturist at Reno Health Institute in Reno, NV to see if this procedure will help you relieve pain and feel more balanced. Call (775) 507-4740 right now to schedule an appointment with Naturopathic doctor Dr. Melissa Bachman and acupuncturist Dr. Chad Bachman.
This comprehensive medical care may be what you need to lead a healthier life.
Nothing is more important than our health, and while we may immediately point fingers at physical shortcomings and issues within the body have you ever stopped to consider that there are also emotional and mental factors that can play a role in your health? Here in Reno, NV, our naturopathic doctor Dr. Melissa Bachman and acupuncturist Dr. Chad Bachman believe that holistic medicine is the best way to provide you with the comprehensive care your mind and body and spirit need to manage your symptoms and improve your health.
What is holistic medicine?
As we mentioned above, holistic medicine provides healing that emphasizes treating the whole person rather than just focusing on the symptoms alone. There are several ways in which our Reno, NV, holistic medicine doctor can help treat or manage your conditions using a variety of methods that employ both conventional treatment options and alternative therapies.
What should I expect from holistic medicine?
If you are coming into our office with a disease or illness you can expect that our treatment options and services will help to determine the root cause of your symptoms rather than just trying to treat the symptoms themselves through medication or surgery. Once we diagnose your condition we will then be able to create a treatment plan that will encompass different conventional and alternative treatments along with lifestyle changes.
Some alternative therapies include acupuncture, massage therapy and herbal supplements. These treatments may also be used along with physical therapy, rehabilitation and exercise.
Who can benefit from holistic medicine?
Anyone who is dealing with health issues can benefit from what we have to offer here in Reno, NV. We treat patients dealing with a variety of problems such as:
- Chronic pain
- Headaches and migraines
- Digestive issues
- Anxiety and depression
- Back problems
With holistic medicine you’ll find that not only does your body feel better but also your mental and emotional states have improved, as well.
Are you interested in the holistic medicine services we offer here in Reno, NV? Do you want to find out how holistic medicine can improve your health? If so, then it’s time to call Reno Health Institute today.
Work at a desk? Your work desk and poor posture could be causing long-term pain.
Did you know that back pain is one of the most common reasons workers miss days from work? Lower back pain is so common that it’s also the number one disability worldwide. So if you are a desk jockey you may be dealing with back problems right this moment. If so, you’ve come to the right place. Our Reno, NV, naturopathic doctor, Dr. Melissa Bachman, and Oriental Medicine doctor, Dr. Chad Bachman, are here to provide you with a variety of treatment options to help ease your back pain.
You’re sitting at your desk in front of your computer. Are you hunched over? You may not even realize it but the bad posture you’ve been adopting while at your desk could be the culprit behind your long-term back pain. Of course, if your job requires a lot of manual labor, lifting or being on your feet all the time, it could also cause back discomfort and stiffness. Combine that with stress, which a lot of working professionals experience, and you’re dealing with a nasty and pretty painful flare up.
Some people try over-the-counter medications to help temporarily ease pain, but this doesn’t stop the source of the problem it only manages the symptoms for a bit. Plus, we know there are a lot of people out there that would rather not take medication regularly if there are non-medicinal options out there—and there are.
Here at Reno Health Institute we offer a variety of massage and manual manipulation techniques, as well as cupping and acupuncture to help reduce muscle stiffness and tension while also helping fix any misalignments in the spine. Misalignments in the spine can lead to painful pinched nerves, pain and discomfort, and limited mobility. We can also recommend certain supplements that can reduce inflammation and promote a stronger and happier musculoskeletal system.
Regular acupuncture sessions can also provide relief for chronic back pain sufferers. A series of thin needles are inserted into specific areas of the body to help reduce pain and stiffness and improve how your body feels and functions. Acupuncture is based on traditional Chinese medicine and has helped many people dealing with a variety of ailments including back and neck pain.
If you are interested in the therapies and treatments we offer to ease chronic or severe back pain in Reno, NV, then it’s time you took your health back into your hands by scheduling a consultation with us. Turn to the experts at Reno Health Institute today.
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