Acupuncture is a safe and effective complementary treatment. It can stand alone in treating a variety of pain-related issues or it can be used in conjunction with chiropractic adjustment to boost the effectiveness of both remedies. Acupuncture has very few side effects and is useful to patients who do not respond to traditional pain medications or who do not wish to use pain medications. Simulated acupuncture or pressure on specific points without the use of needles saw as much as 15% greater improvement in their symptoms than those who used pain meds or chiropractic treatment alone.
We have found acupuncture to be useful in counteracting radiation side-effects like nausea, soothing indigestion and even boosting the power of anti-anxiety and depression medications making it possible to lower doses and limit side-effects.
If acupuncture and chiropractic care are both indicated by Dr. Tatarek in your customized treatment plan, they can be a powerful combined healing force.