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When helping many painful muscle, joint and nerve problems, acupuncture is either used in combination with other techniques, or it is used alone to bring about pain relief and assist the rebuilding process.  Acupuncture has been used by mankind for over 5000 years to treat every imaginable condition and health problem, but most often problems of muscles, ligaments, tendons, and bones.  Dr. Janine Fruhling has taken about 500 credit hours of instruction in the study of acupuncture.  More people in this country are learning about the practice of acupuncture everyday as its use is becoming more accepted by the scientific medical community.  Because there are always some problems with the use of drugs and medications in treating sick people, science is again turning to this ancient method of helping the body to heal itself.  Acupuncture is proving to be an effective alternative to heavy drug use in many cases, and more and more universities, hospitals and health centers all over the country are using acupuncture as an important part of their treatment approach.  Scientific reserch has proven that acupuncture works just like the Chinese have known for over fifty centuries.

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Now, for the most important and most often asked question.....does it hurt?
One would assume inserting a needle into the skin would be painful since most of us can relate to being stuck with a pin or having a hypodermic injection.  However, the needles used for acupuncture are tiny in comparison.  Most people compare the sensation as "less than a mosquito bite".   
For those of you still not convinced of the painlessness of acupuncture, electronic stimulation or laser stimulation to the same acupoints will work with equal effectiveness and is also painless.  These procedures compare to tapping a ball point pen or dull toothpick on the skin.   This procedure has also been used for centuries.
Another common question we get asked is how many treatments do I need?  Obviously that answer can vary from patient to patient and condition to condition.  Chronic problems usually require more treatments than acute ones.  Some of our patients notice an immediate change in their symptoms while others require several treatments.  It is not uncommon for a patient to see a worsening of their symptoms at the beginning of their treatment.  This is the body's energies returning to normal and rebalancing themselves.  This is not uncommon and no cause for alarm.   We encourage our patients to start acupuncture with an open mind and the willingness to try several treatments a week (2-3) for the first couple weeks in order to receive maximum benefit.  As your body heals treatments can be reduced to fit your individual needs.  However, a positive outlook an willingness to help your body heal is beneficial to all patients.


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 Okay....So how does it work?
Simply stated, certain points on the body, known as acupuncture points, when stimulated are able to cause the brain to increase the release of special, powerful natural chemicals that the body produces in order to repair, regulate and control all internal functions.  These chemicals that arise in the brain are called endorphins and enkephalins.  They are more powerful in controlling pain than any drug that is available today.  So, acupuncture merely stimulates a normal and natural process that goes on in the body all the time.  It stimulates the brain to produce more of these endorphins and enkephalins that are vital to the healing process and for pain control.  You see, it was not so mysterious after all.

The World Health Organization, working with the International Acupuncture training center has indicated Acupuncture is effective in the following conditions:

  • acute and chronic pain relief
  • migraine
  • tension cluster and sinus headaches
  • trigeminal neuralgia
  • autism
  • ADD
  • bladder dysfunction and bed wetting
  • neck pain
  • gastric problems
  • asthma and allergies
  • skin conditions
  • hemmorhoids
  • abnormal blood pressure
  • fatigue
  • anxiety neurologic syndrome
  • depression
  • various eye problems
  • weight control
  • substance abuse
  • infertility





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Fruhling Chiropractic & Accupuncture
1800 Woodfield Drive Savoy, IL 61874
(217) 351-0936