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By Reno Health Institute
November 23, 2020
Category: Acupuncture

How acupuncture from your medical professionals in Reno, Nevada can help relieve pain.

If you are dealing with a chronic disease, have you thought about acupuncture? The truth is, acupuncture is one of the oldest forms of therapy, and it’s been around for more than 3,000 years.

The medical professionals at Reno Health Institute in Reno, Nevada offer a wide range of medical services, including acupuncture, to help you feel better.

Acupuncture works by releasing your body’s own energy sources, which increase circulation and enhance healing. Ultra-thin needles are inserted at exact points along the energy centers, called meridians, of your body. Energy is released to areas of your body where healing is needed.

Acupuncture has also been shown to promote increased production of natural anti-inflammatory substances including cortisone. Treatment also increases the production of endorphins, which are a natural pain control remedy. Acupuncture treatment can also stimulate body and brain chemistry to help you feel your best.

The World Health Organization, or WHO, has tested the effectiveness of acupuncture in a series of clinical trials and determined that acupuncture is effective to treat:

  • Chronic pain, including pain of the neck, lower back, and knees
  • Sciatica and postoperative pain
  • Rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia
  • Sprains and strains
  • Dental, facial, and TMJ pain
  • Headaches, depression, and stroke
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • PMS issues and chronic menstrual pain
  • Asthma and blood pressure issues
  • Ulcers, nausea, and vomiting
  • Chemotherapy and radiation effects

The number of treatments recommended will vary based on your individual characteristics and the chronic diseases being treated. Acupuncture is effective as a stand-alone treatment, or it may be combined with other medical services to help you feel your best.

To read more detailed information about acupuncture treatment, please access the Acupuncture page on the website at https://www.renohealthinstitute.com/acupuncture.html

To find out more about acupuncture and other naturopathic medicine services, call the medical professionals of Reno Health Institute in Reno, Nevada at (775) 507-4740. Call now and start feeling better!

By Reno Health Institute
May 08, 2020
Tags: Acupuncture  

For aches and pains, you may be used to turning to over the counter pain relievers. However, while medication may be effective in alleviating your symptoms temporarily, you may find longer-lasting relief from acupuncture.

Safe, effective, and natural, this holistic practice has become increasingly popular for its calming nature and drug-free approach to treatment. At Reno Health Institute in Reno, NV, our experienced acupuncturist, Dr. Chad Bachman, can help you relieve stress and eliminate pain, naturally.

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture uses slim, single-use needles to gently puncture areas of the body. Your acupuncturist at our Reno, NV, office will concentrate on the areas that are experiencing pain.

This process is not only effective at reducing aches and pains for most individuals, but it can also lead to the release of endorphins and increase blood flow.

What can acupuncture help with?

At our Reno, NV office, our acupuncturists help you you find relief from a variety of ailments, including migraines, back/neck pain, arthritis, or gastrointestinal problems. Women experiencing severe menstrual cramping or menopause may also find relief from acupuncture.

Is acupuncture painful?

Not at all! While the idea of needles may be intimidating, the acupuncturists at our Reno, NV, office have your comfort in mind for the duration of your treatment. You will feel calm, relaxed, and discomfort-free during your acupuncture session, though some individuals feel a tingling sensation or minor aching.

What happens at my acupuncture appointment?

At our Reno, NV office, your acupuncturist will first review your health history and go over your treatment plan. Depending on the source or level of your pain, we may suggest adding in cupping, massage, or other holistic treatment methods. Your acupuncture session will last around 45 minutes and you can continue with your day as usual.

Let us help you find relief holistically. Call Reno Health Institute in Reno, NV at (775) 507-4740 to make an appointment with your acupuncturist, Chad Bachman.

By Reno Health Institute
October 28, 2019
Category: Acupuncture
Tags: Acupuncture  

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. acupunctureChad 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.

By Reno Health Institute
May 31, 2019
Category: Acupuncture
Tags: Acupuncture  

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 acupuncturedoctor 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.

By Reno Health Institute
July 05, 2018
Category: Back Pain
Tags: Acupuncture   back pain  

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 back painalso 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.