Acupuncture FAQs

Akron, OH, is a beautiful place to work and play. However, your ability to enjoy fun in the city can be diminished by lower back pain. At Dunn Chiropractic, we have been sharing the benefits of chiropractic care with residents of Akron, OH, for many years. We also offer acupuncture services, which can effectively relieve lower back pain. Following are the answers to questions our chiropractor frequently receives regarding acupuncture.


What is Acupuncture? 

Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine that involves penetrating the skin with needles to alleviate pain. The procedure differs from “dry needling,” which is a Western technique rooted in science. Acupuncture is heavily reliant on traditional Chinese principles. In acupuncture, thin needles are used to release blocked energy pathways, reducing pain throughout your body and improving your body’s natural ability to heal itself.

Is Acupuncture Painful?

Acupuncture is not painful. The needles used are generally hair-thin and are not inserted too far into the skin. It is not uncommon for recipients to fall asleep while undergoing acupuncture from a skilled practitioner. Those who do not take a quick nap may feel a sense of deep relaxation.

Is Acupuncture Safe?

Acupuncture is safe. You should never feel pain or pressure that leads to any form of discomfort during your session. It is typically best to research potential specialists before deciding on a chiropractor to provide acupuncture treatment. 

How does Acupuncture Work?

One of the reasons why acupuncture proves so effective is its simplicity. Doctors in ancient China believed the body was regulated by energy. They used hairline needles to address the 14 major meridians they believed as the source of all ailments in the body. Acupuncture continues to serve as a way for those pursuing holistic health to heal. 

What Are the Benefits of Acupuncture?

There are many advantages to having an acupuncture session. Acupuncture can relieve your lower back pain without the use of prescription medication or invasive surgery. Acupuncture also allows the practitioner to immediately respond to the patient’s ailments. Our chiropractor will know if treatment is effective by simply asking the patient how they feel during and after the session. 

Schedule an Acupuncture Session with Our Chiropractor in Akron, OH

If you believe you would benefit from acupuncture, the natural health professionals at Dunn Chiropractic are ready to assist you. For more information on the benefits of acupuncture or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor, call us today at (330) 733-1203.



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