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Acupuncture in Johnston

acupuncture needles in shoulderOur practice takes an evidence-based approach to pain-relief and wellness care. In addition to chiropractic care and physiotherapy, The Chiropractic Health & Wellness Clinic offers acupuncture to ensure our patients receive the whole-body care they deserve.

If you can believe it, acupuncture has a history spanning over 3,000 years. It is used to ignite healing and resolve a range of complaints, from back pain to migraines. When blended with chiropractic care, acupuncture has been known to encourage faster healing and quick relief.

How It Works

Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine needles into specific points of the skin to stimulate targeted areas. This direct signal strengthens blood flow, reduces inflammation, and alleviates overall pain and discomfort.

Whether utilized alone or in combination with chiropractic care, acupuncture gently prompts the nervous system to release healthy chemicals—ultimately, restoring the spine, brain, and muscles and facilitating ongoing wellness.

Is Acupuncture Right for Me?

Our practice is here to help you meet your needs and goals. Dr. Aaron Giddings customizes his approach per each patient’s unique needs.

Acupuncture is recommended for adults of all ages, particularly those suffering from chronic conditions, such as:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Joint pain
  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Arthritis
  • Anxiety

Preparing for Your Visit

Upon arrival, you will meet with Dr. Giddings to review your new patient paperwork and discuss your concerns. If acupuncture is compatible with your needs, we will perform a brief meridian scan using a unique tool called the Acugraph as well as complete a focused exam. Dr. Giddings will then discuss recommendations, suggest frequency and duration of care and begin your session.

We recommend wearing loose-fitting clothing and easily removable shoes to your visit.

What is Acugraph?

AcuGraph meridian testing uses a sensor to measure resistance in electric current in specific acupuncture points in the hands and feet. This resistance can point to blockages or other imbalances. Modern AcuGraph systems also use a pressure sensor to enhance its accuracy.

Comfortable, Relaxing Recovery

We understand that those new to acupuncture may feel hesitant about beginning. Our practice is committed to guiding you through the process and helping you remain calm during needle placement.

Rest assured, acupuncture needles are significantly thinner than injection needles and nearly painless upon insertion. In fact, many patients report feeling comfortable and relaxed during their sessions.

Please note that if you do not prefer needles, we also offer electrical acupuncture to stimulate trigger points without penetrating the skin.

Make An Appointment

Are you ready to add acupuncture to your wellness routine? We can’t wait to get to know you and help you heal.

Make an appointment today!


Acupuncture Johnston, Des Moines IA | (515) 270-6737