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 Chiropractic For Wrist Pain

by Administrator 7. September 2015 15:23

The hand and wrist comprise of approximately 25 bones held together by several ligaments, tendons, soft tissues and muscles. All these structures work together to help the wrist joint move upwards, downwards as well as side to side. Owing to the extensive use of the wrist in almost all activities of daily life, such as writing, holding a pen, typing, gripping, lifting objects etc., any of these structures might get stressed or injured, leading to pain.


  • Sprains and strains
  • Muscle overuse
  • Repetitive stress injury
  • Falls on an outstretched hand
  • Sports injuries
  • Medical conditions such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tendonitis, Arthritis etc.
  • Direct blow to the wrist

How Chiropractic Care Can Help To Treat Wrist Pain?

Chiropractic therapy follows a holistic approach to treat wrist pain. The chiropractors believe that the condition does not always occur due to misalignment of bones or tension in the nerves of the wrist joint. It may be a result of an underlying problem in any other part of the limb, i.e. hand, finger, elbow or shoulder. Therefore, a proper examination is conducted to diagnose the cause of wrist pain and apply chiropractic techniques accordingly.

Chiropractic treatment for wrist pain mainly involves manipulating the bones of the joint to reinstate their proper alignment and reduce stiffness in the adjoining muscles, ligaments and tendons. This helps to increase blood circulation to the affected area, release tension off the nerves and boost recovery. If the wrist pain is caused due to a nerve irritation, such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, chiropractic manipulations will help to eliminate compression along the path of the affected nerve and ensure its proper functioning.

The chiropractor may suggest the patient to:

  • Give proper rest to the affected wrist
  • Avoid activities that may strain the joint
  • Apply heat and ice packs alternately to compress swelling
  • Immobilize the wrist using a splint to provide support, avoid jerky movements and prevent further damage to the joint

The patient may also be advised to do gentle stretching and strengthening exercises to restore the joint’s normal range of motion.  Chiropractic manipulations and adjustments may help to reduce stiffness in the wrist.

We, at Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness, provide comprehensive chiropractic care for wrist pain. Our chiropractors will thoroughly assess your symptoms and diagnose the root cause of the pain to formulate an effective treatment plan. To schedule an appointment 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 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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Importance Of Core Muscle Training: Chiropractic Killeen

by Administrator 12. August 2015 12:53

The core muscles are one of the most essential parts of the body which extends from the shoulders down to the buttocks and hips. These include the oblique, pelvic muscles, hip muscles and all the muscles that support your spine. Having a strong core is important to provide proper support and strength to the spine. When the core muscles are weak, it may lead to poor posture, lower back strain, subluxations and pinched nerves in the lumbar spine.

Given here are some of the benefits of core muscle training:

  • Maintains Good Posture: Walking with the shoulders drooping, pelvis sagging forwards or slouching in the chair, are a sign of a poor posture. These problems often come up due to muscle imbalances, weak back and abdominal muscles. Core muscle training exercises work upon all the muscles in the upper body, right from the top to bottom and front to back. This helps you to stand upright while keeping all the extremities in proper alignment.
  • Reduces The Risk Of injury: When your core muscles are weak, they are not able to provide adequate support the spine. It results in an increased risk of spinal injury and strain due to improper lifting, bending, twisting or sitting habits. Core muscle training also improves body balance and reduces the risk of falling, thus preventing injuries.
  • Eliminates Back Pain: People with poor core strength are more likely to suffer from back pain and Sciatica, due to inadequate lumbar spine strength and support. Core muscle training involves workouts that help to reduce discomfort, improve support as well as mobility to alleviate acute or chronic back pain.
  • Improves Sports Performance: Stabilizing the core muscles help you make rapid upper and lower body movements, thus, improving performance in a variety of sports activities. It also improves your fine motor skills, which enhances your ability to maintain balance even on uneven surfaces. Strong core muscles are also essential to boost your running speed and form.
  • Improves Ability To Do Everyday Activities: Daily activities such as bending to lift something off the floor, climbing steep stairs, walking on an icy road etc., become easier with strong core muscles. You will not only have a better control on your body, but find it simpler to regain control after you lose balance. Additionally, relying on your core will avoid overstraining other body muscles.

We, at Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness, provide complete core muscle training programs for the residents of Killeen, TX. To schedule an appointment with our chiropractors, you can call at (254) 698 – 1600.

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Correcting Poor Posture With Killeen Chiropractic

by Administrator 5. August 2015 14:18

A good posture is staying in a balanced muscular and anatomical state in order to avoid injury or degenerative deformity. A good posture keeps the spine healthy and strong, allows your lungs to receive sufficient oxygen, boosts proper functioning of digestive system and encourages the heart to pump blood efficiently. Conversely, a faulty posture puts stress on the body’s joints and causes damage to the surrounding tissues.

Some of the common postural problems include:

  • Slouching in a chair
  • Sticking the hips outwards
  • Keeping the back flat while standing
  • Tilting on either leg
  • Hunched back
  • Poking the chin
  • Rounded shoulders
  • Keeping the head bent forward


  • Low back pain
  • Limited range of motion
  • Headaches
  • Shoulder and neck pain
  • Muscle tension
  • Jaw pain
  • Inadequate functioning of lungs
  • Improper bowel function
  • Fatigue and tiredness

How Chiropractic Care Can Help To Correct Posture?

Chiropractic care has been known to be effective in restoring the normal alignment of spine to correct postural problems. The therapy involves identifying the exact cause of poor posture and then using various manual adjustments as well as other techniques to help the patient restore the normal spine curvature. Some of the posture correction techniques used by chiropractors include:

  • Shoulder Retraction: In this, the chiropractor aims at aligning the patient’s neck and head with the spinal column. The purpose of shoulder retraction is to ease the stiffness in the neck and chest muscles.
  • Repetitive Chin Tuck: This exercise is designed to stretch the neck and upper back muscles to maintain a good posture. Repetitive chin tuck targets the muscles of upper cervical spine and removes tension from this area to provide relief from headaches. This technique, if performed under the guidance of an experienced chiropractor, can significantly help to improve posture.
  • Reverse Shoulder Shrugs: This chiropractic technique is effective in reversing stiffness in the shoulders as well as neck area, thus, improving posture at a gradual pace. It helps to combat the damage caused due to forward neck craning, which usually occurs as a result of long hours of desk jobs, computer work and fatigue. Reverse shoulder shrugs aim at gently stretching the neck and shoulder muscles, relieving tension from the upper thoracic spine as well the chest.

We, at Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness, provide comprehensive posture correction services to the residents of Killeen, TX. To schedule an appointment 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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Benefits Of Chiropractic Care For Seniors

by Administrator 21. July 2015 20:28

Chiropractic care is an effective and safe medical treatment for seniors experiencing health issues related to the misalignment of the spine. With increasing age the spinal discs, joints, muscles and ligaments tend to get weaker and unable to withstand stress. Chiropractic care helps in restoring the balance of the spine and releasing muscle tension. Regular visits to the chiropractic center can assist the seniors in preventing a number of health problems and improve spinal health.

Here are some of the benefits of chiropractic care for seniors:

  • Pain Relief: Chiropractic care is greatly beneficial for treating pain that occurs due to abnormalities in the spine and the surrounding tissues. The chiropractors identify and treat the misalignments and its effect on the nervous system.
  • Increases Spine Health: With age the spine gets restricted and its range of motion decreases. Chiropractic care helps in treating the spinal abnormalities and increases its flexibility.
  • Increases Coordination and Balance: Over time seniors experience various degenerative changes in their spine, which lead to decline in balance and coordination. The person may find it difficult to walk and get up due to impaired mechanoreceptors. Chiropractic care helps in increasing balance and coordination with minimum discomfort or pain.
  • Eliminate The Need of Assisted Living: The elders who regularly attend chiropractic sessions tend to remain healthy and are able to take care of themselves. This eliminates the need to visit nursing homes or stay at assisted living facilities.
  • Improve Mobility of Joints: Chiropractic care helps in aligning the spine and controls the degeneration of spine. It improves joint and muscle strength, thus promoting overall well-being of the senior.
  • Reduce Risks of Falls: Some seniors have the tendency to fall and injure themselves, which can even lead to bone fractures. Chiropractic care improves flexibility, coordination, strength and mobility, which greatly help in preventing falls and injuries.
  • Promotes Well-being: The chiropractic care helps the seniors lead a healthy life. They are able to sleep better and feel more energetic. This helps in improving the overall quality of life of the senior.

Besides treating various health issues, chiropractic care focuses on making seniors become more independent.

We, at Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness, provide healthcare services to seniors across Killeen, TX. To schedule an appointment with our chiropractors, you can call at (254) 698 – 1600.

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Benefits Of Electrical Muscle Stimulation: Chiropractic Killeen

by Administrator 14. July 2015 19:07

Electrical muscle stimulation is a chiropractic therapy involving the use of low frequency electrical impulses to stimulate and tighten up the muscles in the body. Electrical muscle stimulation incites the body to release the natural pain reliever hormones and endorphins in order to relieve soreness, decrease swelling and expedite recovery. When the electric current is delivered, the patient may feel a tingling or mild pins and needles sensation. The therapy is often administered to aid in the treatment of soft tissue injuries, ligament sprains, muscle strains and spasms.

Here are some of the benefits of electrical muscle stimulation:

  • Reconditions Muscles: Electrical stimulation is majorly used to recondition the muscles that become stiff following an injury. The therapy aims at restoring the normal movement and rebuilding the basic strength of these muscles. It works by forcing the muscles to contract in a coordinated pattern so as to strengthen the link between their movements and the brain. It is specifically beneficial for athletes who are recovering from a sports related injury.
  • Relieves Osteoarthritis Symptoms: People suffering from any type of Arthritis experience intense joint pain and have limited range of motion. Electrical muscle stimulation is an effective chiropractic therapy providing relief from pain and helping patients regain mobility in the affected joint. It also helps to strengthen the affected muscles and retard the degradation of joint tissues.
  • Prevents Muscle Atrophy: Muscle Atrophy is a condition characterized by weakness and loss of movement in the muscles. It may be caused due to several medical problems such as stroke or neurological deficits, and can be very painful if not treated in time. Through electrical muscle stimulation, chiropractors aim at providing pain relief by slowing down or preventing the loss of muscle mass and retaining proper functioning of the weakened muscles.
  • Pressure Sore Prevention: Pressure sores or bedsores are commonly seen in patients requiring continuous use of beds, wheelchairs or other supportive devices. This puts a constant pressure on certain parts of the body. Electrical muscle stimulation applied to the gluteus maximus muscle in the buttocks can help to reduce the risk of pressure sores in such patients. The therapy aims at maintaining proper buttock shape and preventing deformities, thus, lowering the chances of developing pressure sores.

We, at Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness, provide electrical stimulation therapy to the patients in Killeen, TX. To schedule an appointment with our chiropractors, you can call at (254) 698 – 1600 or visit the clinic at 560 E Central Texas Expy Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548.

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Acupuncture In Killeen, TX

by Administrator 6. July 2015 16:30

Acupuncture is one of the oldest forms of therapeutic practice followed throughout the world. Having its roots in traditional Chinese Medicine, the minimally invasive therapy is mainly aimed at providing relief from acute or chronic pain. Acupuncture involves encouraging the body to stimulate its natural healing process and improve overall functioning.

How Does Acupuncture Work?

According to Chinese medical practitioners, all illnesses are a result of a blocking or imbalance in the supply of a life force, known as ‘qi’. This energy is believed to flow through regular pathways, or meridians, throughout the body. However, at times, the qi can be stuck in any of these meridians, which results in the development of a medical problem. Stress, poor dietary habits, overstrain, disease pathogens and other environmental conditions can block the energy. By inserting fine needles into certain points present along these meridians, the flow of qi can be rebalanced to restore a healthy state of body.

Health Benefits Of Acupuncture

  • Treats Muscle And Joint Pain: Acupuncture has long been known to be an effective treatment option to cure muscle and joint pain. It helps to heal the root cause of the pain and reduce inflammation, reset neural pathways to prevent transmission of pain signals and increase oxygen supply to the injured tissues. Acupuncture can be used to treat many types of pain arising out of physical stress, improper sleeping postures, unhealed injuries, muscle tightness, pregnancy etc.
  • Improves Muscle Relaxation: Muscle stiffness and limited range of motion due to excessive workout, improper postures or repetitive strain injuries can also be treated with acupuncture. It helps by treating the painful adhesions in the muscles, ligaments as well as surrounding tissues. Thus, the therapy boosts proper blood circulation, muscle relaxation and release of endorphins to control pain, improve mobility as well as functioning of the affected area. 
  • Strengthens Immune System: Certain acupuncture points are known to increase the white blood cells in body, thus increasing resistance to a wide range of health problems. It also helps to control the pores of the skin, thus, preventing the disease causing pathogens from entering into the body.
  • Increases Metabolism: Acupuncture also increases the body’s metabolism and helps in burning undue calories, thus, helping you maintain a healthy weight. It stimulates the release of endorphins, which reduces the levels of lipids and insulin in the blood, thus, lowering the fat content in body.

Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness is a renowned clinic providing complete acupuncture services to the patients in Killeen, TX. To schedule an appointment with our 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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