Evidence Based Acupuncture

An Overview of Evidence-Based Acupuncture from Gordon Performance Acupuncture PLLC

Gordon Performance Acupuncture, PLLC provides acupuncture services in Flagstaff, AZ. We believe in using an evidence-based approach to best help our patients.


Acupuncture: An Overview

As a clinic, we employ a variety of therapies to best meet the individual needs of each patient.  Depending on the patient’s specific condition and medical history, we will use a combination of acupuncture, cupping, bodywork, postural assessment, corrective exercises, and/or herbal therapy.

Acupuncture originated in East Asia and has existed for millennia.  The medicine involves the insertion of very thin needles into specific points on the body and can help patients recover from a wide range of injuries and illnesses.  Over the past few decades, research has revealed various mechanisms by which acupuncture works.  Depending on the location and depth of the needle insertion, the needles might release trigger points, stimulate nerves, influence the production of neurotransmitters and hormones, or communicate with the central nervous system to cause systemic changes.

Ways Acupuncture Is Used

Acupuncture offers a wide range of benefits for different conditions.  By helping promote circulation to the injured area and stimulating the release various neurotransmitters, such as those involved in pain signaling, acupuncture can help reduce pain and help people recover from acute injuries, such as bone fractures, ligament sprains, or muscle sprains.  Acupuncture can also treat chronic injuries and chronic pain.  As an article by the American Academy of Family Medicine discusses, a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials found that acupuncture is effective in the treatment of chronic pain.   Acupuncture can also help with stress and help activate the body’s parasympathetic nervous system, the “rest and digest” mode that helps us relax and heal from illness and injury. (https://www.bustle.com/p/7-ways-acupuncture-changes-your-brain-according-to-science-8860049)

Acupuncture is one of the numerous treatment options that we provide to our patients. Please reach out to us if you would like to learn more about acupuncture or any of our other services.

Call Us Today to Make an Appointment

Gordon Performance Acupuncture, PLLC provides acupuncture services in Flagstaff, AZ. We want all of our patients to understand what acupuncture is, how it is used, and how it can help with their specific conditions. If you would like to learn more about the services that we provide or make an appointment for a treatment, call us today at 928-266-6261.


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