Killeen Acupuncture For Bipolar Disorder

by Administrator 19. March 2015 18:18

Bipolar disorder is a manic-depressive psychological condition characterized by frequent mood swings. When suffering from the condition the patient feels hopeless and lethargic during the depressive phase, and remains constantly joyful and energetic during the maniac phase. These drastic fluctuations in the patient’s mood are often very difficult to handle and affect day-to-day life.


  • Neurotransmitter Imbalances: Any sort of imbalance in the chemicals released by the brain is considered to be a major cause of Bipolar and other mood disorders.
  • Genetic Traits: The condition is often seen in people with a first-degree relative having Bipolar Disorder.
  • Biological Factors: People with Bipolar Disorder are found to have certain physical changes in the brain.
  • Environmental Triggers: Traumatic life events, such as loss of a loved one, abuse or mental stress, can also cause Bipolar Disorder.

How Acupuncture can help to treat Bipolar Disorder

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medical practice that involves inserting fine needles at certain points on the skin.  The treatment is aimed at maintaining the balance of the mind to experience stable modes and emotions. As people suffering from the condition experience a rapid shift of different mental states there is a need to restore balance between them.

During the treatment session, the acupuncturist evaluates the acupuncture points in the body. These specific points when inserted with needles are helpful in correcting mood swings, treat the root cause of the condition and promote tranquility on a deeper level within the mind. Inserting hair like fine needles into these points can help to open blocked nerves and reinstate balanced flow of energy from the surface to the organs. This energy, also known as Qi, is important for physical, emotional, spiritual and mental well-being of the patient.

Acupuncture therapy also helps the patient to have a control on his responses to stress by releasing feel good hormones or endorphins that promote wellness.

For more details on how acupuncture can help to treat bipolar disorder, contact Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness. To schedule an appointment with the acupuncturists at the clinic, you can call at (254) 698 – 1600 or visit 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548.

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Extremity Adjustments: Killeen Chiropractic

by Administrator 11. March 2015 15:03

Chiropractic adjustments have been known to be an effective treatment option for neck and back pain, as well as other medical conditions of the spine and pelvic region. However, there are many other joints in the human body that can benefit from chiropractic care. These are known as extremity joints such as the jaw, elbow, shoulder, hips, knees, ribs, ankle, foot, hand and wrist. Just like the spine, the extremities can also have subluxations, fixations and restricted range of motion of the joint. These conditions may either be acute or chronic and can greatly benefit from extremity adjustments.

Patients experiencing the following symptoms can benefit from chiropractic extremity adjustments:

  • Intense pain in the joint
  • Stiffness and inflammation
  • Weakness and instability
  • Decreased mobility
  • Tingling or numbness sensation
  • Feeling that the joint may give out
  • Catching or locking of the extremity joint

Benefits Of Chiropractic Extremity Adjustments

  • Helps To Recover From Injuries: Extremity adjustments are one of the best ways to restore the normal alignment of your joints following an injury such as Tennis Elbow, Runner’s Knee or a Frozen Shoulder. It also helps to improve flexibility and joint movement, reduce pain and prevent the occurrence of injuries in the future. Extremity adjustments also shorten recovery period and reduce the need of taking anti-inflammatory medications. 
  • Improves Nervous System Functioning: When the spine and other bodily joints are properly aligned, the nervous system can efficiently transmit messages throughout the body. Thus, extremity adjustments play an significant role in the optimum functioning of the bodies mechanisms.
  • Enhances Overall Health: Extremity adjustments not only help with a medical condition but can also help to enhance the overall health and functioning of the joints. Pressure on the joints due to regular typing work, wearing high heels etc. can be corrected with extremity adjustments.
  • Minimizes Pain: If you experience any pain or discomfort while performing daily activities such as walking, climbing stairs, standing, sitting or running, it can be eliminated with extremity adjustments. It helps to resolve issues like weakness, numbness and tingling in the extremity joints caused due to TMJ dysfunction, rotator cuff problems and Carpel Tunnel Syndrome.

Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness is a renowned chiropractic clinic offering extremity adjustments for the patients in Killeen, TX. To schedule a consultation with our chiropractors, you can call at (254) 698 – 1600 or visit the clinic at 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548.

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Killeen Acupuncture For Snoring

by Administrator 4. March 2015 16:02

Snoring is a common condition that occurs due to a partial obstruction in breathing when a person is asleep. Although mostly seen in men and overweight people, it can affect almost any one. Usually, snoring is not caused due to any serious medical problem, but it can significantly affect a person’s oxygen intake, sleep patterns, lead to REM sleep and can even cause conditions like Sleep Apnea.


  • Obstruction In Nasal Airways: Sinusitis, a condition causing chronic congestion in the nasal airways due to a viral infection or allergy, can lead to occasional snoring. Deviated nasal septum, i.e. distorted partition in the nostrils can also be a possible cause. 
  • Poor Muscle Strength: If the tongue or throat muscles are too relaxed, they can easily collapse in the airway and cause snoring. Overweight people may also have narrowed airways due to the extra tissues in their throat.
  • Alcohol Consumption: People who consume alcohol just before bedtime are likely to snore during sleep. This is because it relaxes the muscles of their throat and decreases their ability to defend against airways’ blockage.
  • Sleep Apnea: Snoring is sometimes also associated with a serious condition known as sleep apnea. In this, the airways get partially or completely blocked by the throat tissues and impede normal breathing.


  • Noise during sleep
  • Excessive sleepiness during daytime
  • Sore throat
  • Disturbed sleep
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Choking or breathlessness during night
  • Moodiness and irritability
  • Frequent urination during night
  • Morning headaches

How Acupuncture Can Help?

Acupuncture is an effective treatment option for snoring and can help in the following ways:

  • Treat Sinusitis And Other Nasal Infections: Acupuncture can help to treat snoring caused due to obstructed airways as a result of chronic Sinusitis. Inflammation of the nasal cavity can deprive it of adequate amount of oxygen and nutrients. Acupuncture aims at dilating the blood vessels, thus, allowing the repair of the tissues in the throat.
  • Decreases Nasal Mucus: Snoring is a vibration in the throat caused due to the blockage of airflow through the nose. It is often seen with people who have recurrent colds and flu that does not let the mucus drain properly. Stimulating the acupuncture points help to improve snoring by increasing circulation in the nasal openings thus, allowing them to heal faster.
  • Opens Blocked Nasal Passages: Acupuncture aims to unblock the nasal passages by restoring balance in the flow of energy within the body.

We, at Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness, provide complete acupuncture care for snoring and other medical conditions that may be leading to snoring. To schedule a consultation, you can call at (254) 698 – 1600 or visit the clinic at 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548.

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