Northern California Acupuncture
Pain Management Treatment Applied by Certified Acupuncturists
At NMCI, our certified acupuncturists have years of experience in providing treatment that relieves pain from injuries to the spine and extremities.
Acupuncture is the practice of placing very thin needles through the skin in specific locations of the body for the purpose of healing and relief of symptoms. This practice is several thousand years old and is part of Traditional Chinese Medicine. As practiced today, it is often combined with other interventions, such as sending a small current of electricity through the needles or burning herbs on the acupuncture points.
If you would like to learn more about acupuncture, call NMCI Medical Clinic today at (408) 755-3304.
The Philosophy of Acupuncture
Acupuncture is based upon the Eastern philosophy of chi (also spelled qi), which is the Chinese term for the life force or vital energy. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) chi flows through pathways in the body known as meridians. Illness results from the flow of chi through the meridians being blocked, or by the two types of chi (yin and yang) being out of balance. To improve the flow and restore the balance of chi, acupuncturists place thin needles at acupuncture points which are said to coincide with points at which meridians cross.
These treatments are done in accordance with the MTUS guidelines and are only prescribed for our patients that will benefit from this type of treatment.
Who Can Benefit from Acupuncture?
Acupuncture can be used to treat a variety of conditions. Patients are usually recommended acupuncture if they are suffering from chronic pains, headaches, or stress and want to avoid surgery or medication.
Acupuncture is often used to treat the following:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Headaches and migraines
- Knee pain
- Facial pain
Many people are curious about acupuncture but have apprehensions about trying it for themselves. We encourage you to speak up and learn as much as you can about acupuncture if you think it could be beneficial for you. Our team of knowledgeable acupuncturists will be happy to answer your questions.
Contact NMCI Medical Clinic today to learn more about our acupuncture services in Northern California.
Workers Compensation Experts
We provide medical legal services such as permanent and stationary reports, QME, and AME evaluations. Additionally, our providers can perform Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE’s) to assess our patients work limitations so they can safely and independently perform their job duties.
We offer a functional restoration program (FRP) designed to help patients cope with chronic pain and whom have had inadequate outcomes from prior treatment and medications. Through this program, you will learn to reduce the negative impacts of chronic pain including depression, anxiety, and social isolation.
We have specialists in the fields of pain management, physiatry, occupational medicine, osteopathic medicine, orthopedic surgery, psychiatry, psychology, acupuncture, physical therapy, and more.