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What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture - Lauren Warner Acupuncture in Syracuse, Indiana, Fort WayneAcupuncture is an ancient Chinese system of healthcare that aims to prevent and treat specific conditions by inserting very thin needles into points on the body. Eastern medical theory believes that physical and emotional stresses in everyday life can cause an imbalance that disrupts the movement of the body's vital energy (qi) along the meridian pathways throughout your body. Acupuncture restores this smooth flow of qi. By inserting and manipulating needles at specific points on the body, we are able to return the body to its natural balance and promote the body's ability to heal itself.

From a Western aspect, acupuncture causes an increase in blood flow and release of endorphins and chemicals that can decrease pain sensation.  The insertion of the needles can help relax muscle tension and release trigger points, as well as stimulate the sympathetic/parasympathetic nervous systems as needed.

Your First Visit

When you arrive for your first acupuncture appointment, Dr. Warner will review your intake forms and you'll discuss your current condition or reason for seeking acupuncture treatment. She'll also inquire about other aspects of your life, such as sleep, digestion, and stress, in order to obtain a comprehensive understanding of your case.

Dr. Warner will examine your tongue, which is a basic Lauren Warner offers Acupuncture, Pain, Chronic Pain, Neck pain, back pain, headache, Stress in Syracuse, Indiana, Fort Wayne
diagnostic method of Eastern medicine. The acupuncture points chosen will depend on your condition, but you can expect anywhere from 10-20 needles. Once the needles are inserted and you are comfortable, treatments typically last between 30-45 minutes. Many people find acupuncture treatment deeply relaxing, and it is not uncommon for patients to fall asleep during this time.

While the number of treatments required depends on the patient and condition, acute cases (such as an ankle sprain) typically require 3-5 visits, while more chronic cases (such as migraines, chronic neck or back pain, anxiety) can require 8-10 visits initially, and then further care can be discussed if necessary.


106 E Pickwick Drive
Syracuse, IN 46567
T: 574-457-7472
*Located in the same building as Dynamic Spine & Rehab


Fort Wayne
9910 Dupont Circle Drive East
Suite 140
Fort Wayne, IN 46825
T: 260-570-4515
*Located inside Oaktree Guidance & Wellness Center