Los Altos Family Chiropractic

Chiropractic Clinics & Acupuncture Specialist located in Los Altos, CA

Medical research suggests that acupuncture can decrease chronic pain, improve blood flow, enhance bodily functions, and more. If you’d like to find out how acupuncture can benefit your health, contact Devin Babat, at Los Altos Family Chiropractic for an evaluation. Book your acupuncture session at this Los Altos, California, practice directly through the website, or call to schedule by phone.

Acupuncture Q & A

What are the benefits of acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a type of traditional Chinese medicine that involves restoring a harmonious balance of your flow of energy (known as qi), since disruptions in qi can lead to pain and illnesses. Qi flows through meridians throughout your body.

By inserting very thin needles into various access points on your body, your acupuncturist is able to improve energy flow, which provides numerous health benefits. Acupuncture can help with any of the following ailments:

Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ or TMD)
Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
Neck or back pain
Sprains and strains
Myofascial pain
Knee pain

Acupuncture is even beneficial for improving symptoms associated with allergies, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and morning sickness during pregnancy, to name a few.

What can I expect during an acupuncture session?

When you come in to Los Altos Family Chiropractic for your acupuncture session, you meet with a dedicated acupuncturist who sits and has a conversation with you about your health. They perform a comprehensive exam and work to pinpoint where you have problems, so they can better tailor your acupuncture session.

After your examination, your provider steps out of the room so you can undress (if needed) and get comfortable on the table. Once you’re ready, your acupuncturist carefully inserts the fine acupuncture needles into specific points on your body.

You may need just a few acupuncture needles in a targeted area, or several needles inserted head-to-toe. Once all of the needles are in place, you get to drift away and listen to soothing music as your qi flow improves. An entire acupuncture session takes about 20-40 minutes.

How often do I need acupuncture?

Ideally, you should come in to Los Altos Family Chiropractic about once a week for acupuncture sessions, especially if you recently suffered from trauma or an injury. As your body continues to heal, you’re likely only going to need acupuncture treatments one or two times per month, or as recommended.

Getting started on your personalized acupuncture treatment plan at Los Altos Family Chiropractic begins with a simple in-office evaluation. Book your appointment either online or over the phone.