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What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture - Northern Indiana Acupuncture in Fort Wayne IndianaAcupuncture is an Eastern medical therapy that aims
to prevent and treat specific conditions by inserting very
thin needles into different points on the body. The eastern theory draws on the belief that physical and emotional stress in
everyday life can cause an imbalance of your body's
vital energy (qi). Acupuncture is used to correct these imbalances by stimulating the body's natural healing capabilities. While the practice of acupuncture comes from traditional Chinese medicine, scientific studies have confirmed its effectiveness for treating certain conditions.  

Studies using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) have shown that
acupuncture stimulates the nervous system and improves conduction and communication between nerves.  This improved functioning of the nervous system
stimulates the release of the body’s natural endorphins and other opioids. Research has also shown acupuncture’s ability in relieving myofascial pain by releasing muscular trigger points with resulting anti-inflammatory effects. Many practitioners, including Dr. Warner, take a modern approach to acupuncture by using a combination of eastern and western medicine in their acupuncture protocols.

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.

Lauren Warner offers Fertility, headaches, anxiety, muscle tension in Fort Wayne IndianaThe 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.

Northern Indiana Acupuncture offers safe, effective Fertility, headaches, anxiety, muscle tension in Fort Wayne Indiana

Acupuncture - Northern Indiana Acupuncture in Fort Wayne Indiana


10319 Dawson's Creek Blvd,
Suite E
Fort Wayne, IN 46825

* Once you enter the Dawson's Creek Professional Village parking lot, head straight back and make a left at the stop sign. Suite E is located on the far right end of Building 11 (up the ramp).

T: 260-800-2140