Eastman Acupuncture Offers Community Acupuncture
Eastman Acupuncture, located in Allentown, PA, is a community acupuncture clinic. Community acupuncture is performed in an open setting. Patients rest in chairs in a large room instead of in their own private room. Benefits include reduced treatment fees, the ability to get treated at the same time as friends and family and the power of group healing.
As more people are looking for alternatives to pain medication, acupuncture is becoming a popular choice. Many research studies show acupuncture to be effective for neck pain, back pain, knee pain, headaches and other conditions.
Needles are inserted at acupuncture points which elicit a specific response. Studies show there is a greater proportion of nerve endings, blood vessels and sweat glands at acupuncture points compared to other areas on the body. Levels of nitric oxide, a vasodilator which increases blood flow, are also higher in the areas of acupuncture points and in turn promote healing and a deep sense of relaxation.
For acupuncture to be effective, most patients will need to receive treatment one to two times a week for four to six weeks. Depending on whether the condition is chronic or acute, patients will continue care while decreasing the frequency of visits.