Killeen Acupuncture For Constipation

by Administrator 8. April 2016 15:05

Constipation is a medical condition characterized by fewer, usually less than three bowel evacuations per week. Though the condition is quite common and not usually serious, it may cause a lot of discomfort to the patient. Women, elderly and people taking certain medications, such as sedatives, narcotics or for Hypertension are more likely to get constipation. 


  • Infrequent bowel movements
  • Painful and dry passage while passing stool
  • Lumpy or hard stool
  • Acute straining while passing stool 
  • Frequent straining may result in fissures in the area and one may even pass blood
  • Swollen abdomen or stomachache


  • Intake of medicines that contain calcium or aluminum
  • Heavy medications like anti-depressants or narcotics
  • Excessive intake of dairy products
  • Consuming diet low in fiber
  • Less intake of water
  • Overuse of laxatives 
  • Stress
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Thyroid
  • Pregnancy
  • Neurological disorders like Parkinson’s disease 

How Can Acupuncture Help?

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese technique of inserting needles into the skin to provide relief from medical ailments. These needles stimulate the correct flow of forces or Qi inside the body that may have been blocked or disturbed due to any reason. Acupuncture identifies constipation into Excess (heat and qi stagnation constipation) and Deficiency (cold and qi deficiency constipation) types. While the therapy is proven to be highly effective in providing immediate relief from the Excess Constipation syndrome, it is also known to bring relief from the Deficiency type. 

There are Acupuncture points on the large intestine Meridian, which when rejuvenated by the needles, brings relief. Other organs like stomach and liver too have points which are known to be helpful in treating constipation.

Acupuncture stimulates the nerves to keep the flow of oxygen better in the body, thus helping in keeping constipation at bay. 

Constipation is a fairly common occurrence in people of age groups. Eating fibrous food and taking plenty of fluids throughout the day can help in preventing this condition on a daily basis. One must consult an acupuncturist if the condition is chronic and affecting the normal routine. 

We, at Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness, offer effective acupuncture treatment for constipation and other digestive problems. To schedule an appointment with our acupuncturists, you can call at (254) 698 – 1600.

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How Acupuncture Helps In Treating Allergies?

by Administrator 13. January 2016 17:52

An allergy is the reaction of the body’s immune system to a foreign substance, such as pollen, pet dander, bee venom, food, medicines etc. The immune system produces several antibodies that protect you from bacterial and viral infections. When a person has an allergy, the antibodies perceive certain substances as harmful for the body. Any contact with these allergens triggers the immune system’s reaction and may lead to skin rashes, inflammation of the sinuses or digestive system and several other symptoms.


  • Airborne vectors, such as dust mites, mold, animal dander, pollen etc.
  • Insect bites or stings
  • Certain medications
  • Food items, such as peanut butter, wheat, milk
  • Plants


  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Red and itchy eyes
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Wheezing
  • Raised and itchy bumps on the skin
  • Skin rashes
  • Abdominal pain
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

How Acupuncture Therapy Can Help?

Acupuncture is a safe and effective method of treating allergic reactions. The ultimate goal of the therapy is to promote a balanced flow of qi, bodily energy, through all the pathways. Acupuncture perceives the cause of allergy to be an interruption in the distribution of this energy. In order to relieve allergy symptoms, all the blockages, imbalances or deficiencies in the energy pathways need to be fixed. Acupuncture therapy works by addressing the patient’s acute symptoms and stimulating the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Instead of simply suppressing the allergy, it aims at correcting the underlying cause of the problem.

According to traditional Chinese medicine practitioners, allergy symptoms usually manifest themselves as wind-cold or wind-heat. The wind co-exists with a defensive energy, known as ‘wei qi’, which works to strengthen the immune system. People having a wei qi deficiency are more likely to catch allergies and experience more severe symptoms. Certain chronic allergies often accompany spleen or kidney deficiency and lung problems. The practitioner develops a personalized treatment plan to alleviate the symptoms and, at the same time, manage the imbalances in the immune system that are causing the allergy.

We, at Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness, provide effective acupuncture treatment for different types of allergies. The acupuncturists at our clinic aim at treating the root cause of the allergy and boost the patient’s immunity. To schedule an appointment with the acupuncturists, 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 Sprains And Strains

by Administrator 6. January 2016 13:08

Sprains and strains are common injuries affecting the musculoskeletal system. A sprain occurs when the ligaments, thick bands of tissues that join the bones in a joint, are stretched or torn. The most commonly sprained joints are wrist and ankle. Sprains may range from moderate to severe and lead to symptoms including pain, tenderness, swelling, bruising, instability and loss of movement of the joint.

A strain, on the other hand, involves overstretching of a muscle or tendon. The injury may cause partial or complete tear in the affected structures. Also known as Pulled Muscle, a strain may cause loss of function, localized swelling, muscle cramps and soreness near the site of injury. It usually occurs in the lower back, hamstring muscles, calf and groin area.


  • Excessive stress on the joint
  • Walking or exercising on an uneven ground
  • Incorrect landing from a jump
  • Fall from a height
  • Fall on an outstretched hand
  • Repetitive activities
  • Extending a joint beyond its range of motion
  • Improper warm up before physical activity

How Acupuncture Therapy Can Help?

In traditional Chinese medicine, Qi (bodily energy) and blood are two important concepts surrounding injury and healing. Blood is an important component that ensures proper nourishment for the entire body. In addition to oxygenating the cells, blood maintains flexibility of the tendons, lubricates joints and allows for a smooth movement. Qi is the force that ensures that blood reaches evenly to all the body organs.

When a sprain or strain occurs, the flow of energy to the affected muscle or ligament is disrupted, thereby preventing blood circulation which leads to pain, swelling and bruising. Acupuncture aims at releasing the flow of qi through these areas in order to promote healing and speed up recovery. It helps to reduce swelling, supply essential nutrients and carry dead cells away from to the affected area.

Acupuncture also regulates the body’s central nervous system and stimulates the release of endorphins, body’s natural pain killing hormones. It focuses on relaxing the tight, stretched or cramped muscles and restoring their normal functionality as well as flexibility.

Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness is a renowned acupuncture clinic serving the patients of Killeen, TX. Our acupuncturists offer effective treatment for sprains, strains and a wide range of other medical conditions. To schedule an appointment, 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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Acupuncture Treatment For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

by Administrator 19. November 2015 17:54

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is common medical condition causing numbness and tingling sensation the hand as well as wrist. It is caused due to a pressure on the median nerve from where it passes through the carpal tunnel, a narrow passage in the wrist. The nerve is responsible for controlling sensations that allow the fingers and thumb to move. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is more commonly seen in women and people with certain nerve damaging conditions, such as Diabetes.


  • Wrist fracture or dislocation
  • Repetitive activities involving the wrist, such as typing
  • Heredity
  • Hormonal changes during pregnancy
  • Excessive weight
  • A fall or blow to the wrist
  • Swollen tendons


  • Pain in the hand and wrist
  • Numbness and tingling sensation
  • Pain may radiate up towards the arm and shoulder
  • Thumb weakness
  • Pins and needles
  • Decreased grip strength
  • Difficulty in forming a fist and grasping small objects

How acupuncture can help?

From traditional Chinese medicine point of view, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is believed to be an interruption of the flow of energy (Qi) and blood to the areas that control the muscles as well as functioning of the wrist. Acupuncture therapy works by stimulating the nervous system and triggering the release of certain neurotransmitters. With this, the body’s homeostatic mechanisms are motivated to function properly, thereby, promoting physical and psychological well-being.

Acupuncture may help to treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome by:

  • Reducing the sensitivity to experience pain and stress.
  • Neutralizing the analytical brain to promote relaxation and reducing anxiety.
  • Triggering the release of a neurotransmitter, adenosine, to increase the ability to bear pain.
  • Controlling functioning of the limbic system of the brain, including hypothalamus and amygdala.
  • Preparing the brain to cease processing of sensory nerve input from the affected wrist and fingers.

Besides reducing the pain, swelling and tingling sensation in the wrist, acupuncture also aims at addressing the shoulder pain, arm stiffness and other symptoms associated with the condition. Any underlying medial problems, such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, thyroid disorders, Diabetes, menopause, hormonal imbalances etc. that may have contributed to the development of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome are also addressed during the treatment.

We, at Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness, offer comprehensive acupuncture treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. To schedule an appointment with the acupuncturists at our 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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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: How Acupuncture Can Help?

by Administrator 14. November 2015 15:20

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a disorder characterized by extreme tiredness or fatigue. Also known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), the condition makes a person feel so tired that even performing the routine tasks becomes difficult. Women are more prone to suffering from this disorder as compared to men. The condition is more prevalent among mid-aged people and may last for months and years.


The exact cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is not known but it may be considered a result of:

  • Viral infection
  • Immune system reaction
  • Extreme stress
  • Anxiety
  • Bad eating habits
  • Flu like illness
  • Psychological conditions including neuroticism, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder etc.
  • Depression


  • Chills accompanied by fever
  • Severe fatigue
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Swollen armpits and lymph glands
  • Muscles and joint ache
  • Improper sleep
  • Mood swings
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Weak immune system
  • Abnormal hormone levels

Acupuncture Treatment For CFS

Acupuncture has been found to be effective in treating symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome like depression, fibromyalgia, headache etc. The treatment boosts the immune system and induces sound, restful sleep, so the patient feels less tired.
Acupuncture treatment is based on the belief that any disruption in the flow of ‘Qi’, the energy that flows through the body, leads to illnesses and diseases. An acupuncturist uses fine, sterile needles at certain points in the body, called meridians, i.e. the channels through which the energy flows. The treatment helps in restoring the flow of the Qi and thus, eliminating any symptoms.

The treatment stimulates nerve endings below the skin; thus sending impulses to the brain that leads to release of endorphins, pain-easing hormones. Acupuncture boosts the blood flow to the thalamus and relays pain messages to the entire body. The patients may feel a slight burning sensation or mild tingling during the treatment. The duration for which the needles are inserted depends on the severity of the symptoms. Usually, the needles remain in place ranging from 10 to 40 minutes. The acupuncturist keeps on moving the needles achieve the desired results.

We, at Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness, provide effective acupuncture treatment for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. To schedule an appointment with the acupuncturists at our clinic, you can call at (254) 698 – 1600 or call at 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548.

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Acupuncture For Stress Management

by Administrator 20. October 2015 16:22

Stress is the body’s response to a demand or threat. It can impair the individual’s ability to think, feel and act. It can be a result of various factors such as work pressure, chronic illness, emotional problems, natural disasters etc. During stress, a part the brain known as hypothalamus secretes a chemical which in turn, activates the nervous system to release certain hormones such as adrenaline, cortisol etc. These hormones can lead to an increase in blood pressure, decrease in rate of digestion, depression, insomnia, anxiety etc. Thus, it becomes necessary to manage stress in order to avoid these health issues.

Effects Of Prolonged Stress

  • Inability to concentrate
  • Irritability or short temper
  • Memory problems
  • Aches and pains
  • Tensed muscles
  • Chest pain
  • Anger outbursts
  • Drug or alcohol abuse
  • Social withdrawal, etc.

How acupuncture can help?

Acupuncture is a Chinese medicine technique that can help in providing relief from anxiety and other medical conditions arising due to prolonged stress. The therapy involves movement of Qi, an energy force responsible for regulating health of an individual. The pathways through which Qi travels throughout the body are known as meridians. Stress can disrupt the flow of Qi and lead to severe health issues.

When thin needles are inserted on specific acupoints on the body, the nervous system releases painkilling chemicals, such as endorphins, in the bloodstream. It helps to improve the immune system and arouse part of the brain that controls anxiety levels. As a result, the sensitivity to pain and stress is reduced, allowing the individual to relax and deactivate the analytical mind. Acupuncture points used for stress management are usually found on the stomach.

Acupuncture works by stimulating the conduction of electromagnetic signals in the body that release immune system cells and pain-killing chemicals. It also promotes the body's natural opioid system that assists in inducing sleep. It regulates the secretion of neurotransmitters and neuro-hormones that normalize the brain chemistry.

We, at Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness, offer effective acupuncture treatment for stress. We will carefully analyze the cause of your stress and help you find relief through a minimally invasive treatment option. To schedule an appointment with the acupuncturists at our 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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Treating ADHD With Acupuncture

by Administrator 6. October 2015 18:16

ADHD, also known as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, is a common behavioral disorder characterized by symptoms such as difficulty in concentrating, problems in staying focused, hyperactivity and inability to control behavior. The condition is more commonly seen in boys below the age of 12 years, however, it may sometimes continue till adulthood. For a child to be diagnosed with ADHD, the symptoms must prevail for more than 6 months and affect normal functioning in multiple aspects of life. Depending upon the symptoms manifested, ADHD can be classified as:

  • Predominately hyperactive-impulsive
  • Predominantly inattentive
  • Combined hyperactive-impulsive and inattentive

Causes of ADHD

  • Genes: Children suffering from ADHD may have a family member suffering from the condition. It is usually considered to be an inherited condition that causes a particular gene to have thinner brain tissue in the area associated with attention.
  • Environmental factors: Smoking and consuming alcohol during pregnancy can cause ADHD in children. Even exposure to high amount of lead through plumbing fixtures or paint can cause ADHD in preschoolers.
  • Brain Injury: Children who have suffered a brain injury in the past may show symptoms of ADHD.
  • Food: Excessive intake of sugar and processed foods has also been linked to the development of ADHD in children.

How Acupuncture Can Help?
Acupuncture is a popular minimally invasive therapy for ADHD. According to traditional Chinese medicine, ADHD is caused due to inadequate sustenance of the spirit. It is also believed that the condition is a result of an imbalance in the protective energy (qi) in the body. Acupuncture aims at helping to restore balance within the body, eliminating the symptoms and treating the underlying cause of ADHD.

During the procedure, the acupuncturist inserts fine needles into different parts of the patient’s body. Usually, auricular acupuncture is used to stimulate the specific points in the ear. The needles may be moved manually, with the assistance of heat energy or an electric current. Acupuncture treatment works by correcting the malfunctioning in the body, allowing the brain and different organs to work coordinately, thereby, improving the symptoms of ADHD. The therapy can help to:

  • Improve focus and attention span
  • Enhance concentration power
  • Manage mood swings
  • Control fidgeting
  • Reduce hyperactivity
  • Promote better management of emotions

We, at Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness, provide comprehensive acupuncture treatment for ADHD. To schedule an appointment with our acupuncturist, 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 Bronchitis

by Administrator 21. September 2015 18:09

Bronchitis is a respiratory condition that causes inflammation of the mucous membrane in the bronchial passages. This results in narrowing or closing of the airways in the lungs. The condition may result in coughing, phlegm, breathlessness, chest pain, fatigue, fever, shortness of breath and wheezing.

Bronchitis can be classified as:

  • Acute Bronchitis: It persists for one to three weeks and is most commonly seen in people suffering from Asthma. Acute Bronchitis can be caused due to lung infections, mostly viral.
  • Chronic Bronchitis: In this, the symptoms can continue up to 3 months for two consecutive years. Chronic Bronchitis is usually caused due to industrial pollution, smoking, sulfur dioxide and other pollutants in the atmosphere.


Acupuncture, a Chinese medicine, is a form of healing that involves restoring the balance of the body. The procedure involves inserting tiny needles at certain acupuncture points in the body to improve health, treat illness and prevent disease. Acupuncture aims at stimulating these acupuncture points and balancing ‘Qi’, the body’s life force energy. The therapy signals the brain to release hormones or chemicals that reduce pain and improve healing.

Acupuncture For Bronchitis

Acupuncture can assist in treating Bronchitis by manipulating specific points in the body to open or relax the bronchial passages. It also enhances the immunity of the body to fight against any viral infection. An acupuncture session may range from 5 to 30 minutes, or as recommended by the acupuncturist. The procedure starts by inserting stainless steel needles at certain points to break the pain signals sent transmitted through the nerves. It increases the blood flow to the brain and releases energy blockages, thus, curing Bronchitis.

Acupuncture is not a painful treatment as the needles are thin, small, disposable and sterilized. The acupuncturist creates an individual plan of treatment depending on the age of the patient, nature of the condition, severity and the prevalent symptoms. Manipulation of the acupoints offer relief from any nerve blockages and help to reduce symptoms of pain, phlegm as well as breathing difficulties.
For effective treatment, it is imperative to consult an experienced and professional acupuncturist. We, at Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness, provide comprehensive acupuncture care for Bronchitis. To schedule an appointment with our acupuncturist, 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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Tinnitus: Acupuncture Treatment In Killeen, TX

by Administrator 14. September 2015 15:47

Tinnitus is a medical condition characterized by perception of sound in the ear that arises from within the body. These noises can be ringing, clicking, buzzing, whistling, chirping and hissing that are heard either constantly or sporadically. Essentially, Tinnitus is not condition in itself; rather a symptom of some underlying problem, such as an ear injury, age related hearing loss or vitamin deficiencies in the body.


  • Repeated exposure to loud noise
  • Buildup of wax in the ear
  • Abnormal bone growth in the middle ear
  • Vertigo
  • Ear infection
  • Head or neck injury
  • Inner ear cell damage
  • Age related changes in cochlea or other parts of the ear
  • Certain medicines, such as antibiotics or antidepressants

How Acupuncture Can Help?

Acupuncture has long been used as a safe and non-invasive treatment option for Tinnitus. The procedure aims at relieving the symptoms of the condition by stimulating the nerves and removing any obstructions that might be present between the ear and temporal lobe of the brain. Depending upon the cause of Tinnitus, acupoints involved in the treatment may be located under the ear lobe, on the arms or legs.

Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners believe that along with the qi, there are two other functional elements known as “yin” and “yang“ that must be balanced for overall wellness. Tinnitus is often considered to be caused due to imbalance between these two elements.

Acupuncturists also believe that the functioning of ears is regulated by the kidney-bladder network of the body. As a result, Tinnitus can be associated with degenerative kidney weaknesses caused due to disturbed sleep patterns, overstrain or extreme sexual activity. Certain negative emotions, such as hatred, anger or frustration block the flow of energy to the liver which disrupts normal hearing. Acupuncture therapy promotes the release of body’s natural feel-good hormones, endorphins, that boosts relaxation and sense of wellness.

Acupuncture can help to relieve Tinnitus by:

  • Stimulating the cochlea, particularly the ability of the outer ear cells to contract.
  • Altering the neurochemical balance in the brain by increasing the neuropeptide Y and decreasing serotonin levels.
  • Increasing circulation of blood which reduces swelling.

For effective treatment of Tinnitus, visit Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness. To schedule an appointment with the acupuncturists at our clinic, call at (254) 698 – 1600 or visit 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548.

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Killeen Acupuncture For High Blood Pressure

by Administrator 19. August 2015 11:17

High blood pressure, or Hypertension, is a common condition in which the force of blood pushes against the walls of the arteries in the heart. The condition is measured in terms of the pressure on your arteries both when the heart pumps blood and when it relaxes between beats. High blood pressure is a chronic condition, which may have adverse effect on the heart leading to stroke or coronary diseases and affect the kidney or liver.

Risk Factors For High Blood Pressure

  • High salt intake
  • Smoking
  • Excessive weight
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Family history of high blood pressure
  • Absence of potassium in diet
  • Too much alcohol consumption
  • Stress
  • Chronic kidney problem
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Sleep Apnea

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese technique, which uses fine-needle piercing to treat various ailments. The principle of this method is that it stimulates the flow of energy present in the body. The needles, when inserted correctly, restore the balance of the body, thus providing relief from acute or chronic health problems.

How Acupuncture Can Help To Treat Blood Pressure?

Acupuncture has been known to be an effective therapy to control both the systolic and diastolic blood pressure values. In addition, most of the associated symptoms with high blood pressure, such as frequent headaches, irritability, tiredness, vision problems etc. can also be eased with this traditional Chinese therapy.

Acupuncture points that can be used to treat high blood pressure are usually present all over the body, at the tops of the ear, above the knee or between the second and third toe. The therapy aims at restoring the balance between the sympathetic and parasympathetic divisions of the autonomous nervous system. This, in turn, helps to relax the blood vessels and increase their elasticity which ultimately lowers blood pressure. In addition, acupuncture therapy also works upon improving the strength and normalizing the functioning of the heart, thereby, increasing its efficacy as well as ability to handle stress.

Acupuncture treatment for high blood pressure mainly works on the principle of affecting and balancing the life force or innate energy (qi) of the liver and kidney. It also regulates the release of certain chemicals that may be the cause of an increase in blood pressure.

We, at Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness, provide acupuncture treatment for high blood pressure. To schedule an appointment with our acupuncturist, you can call at (254) 698 – 1600 or visit our clinic at 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548.

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