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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Killeen Acupuncture For Chronic Cough

by Administrator 5. November 2015 17:15

Coughing is a body’s reaction to any foreign body in the lungs or airways. It helps to clear the mucus and secretions in the upper air passages. Chronic cough usually lasts for eight weeks or more. It is not usually a condition in itself, but symptomizes an underlying medical condition.


  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Emphysema
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Chest infections
  • Sinus problems
  • Postnasal drip
  • Acid Reflux
  • Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease
  • Smoking
  • Environmental irritants such as pollens, dust, particulate matter


  • Fever
  • Sputum or phlegm
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Sore throat
  • Sinus Pressure
  • Hoarseness
  • Runny nose
  • Shortness of breath and wheezing

How Acupuncture can help?

Acupuncture is a Chinese treatment that involves inserting thin needles at some specific points to balance the body’s energy flow. The treatment boosts healing, improves immunity and promotes well being. Acupuncture is based on the flow of ‘Qi’ within the body. It is considered that an imbalance of ‘Qi’ disrupts the normal functioning of the body organs. With Acupuncture, the ‘Qi’ is balanced and the health is restored.

In case of chronic cough, acupuncture helps by improving nasal congestion, sore throat, headache and other symptoms of the condition. Once the ‘Qi’ is balanced, the energy freely flows throughout the body, which makes it easy for the body to supply the necessary nutrients to the cells, tissues, muscles, glands and organs. This restores the balance, eliminate pain and enhance the body’s ability to heal itself.

Acupuncture helps in treating the underlying causes of chronic cough and its symptoms. After inquiring about your medical history, the acupuncturist will plan an effective course of treatment. Chinese medicine classifies cough into two categories. The first one is caused due to external factors, including environmental influences on the body such as wind heat, wind cold and wind dryness. The second category involves cough caused as a result of dysfunction of some internal organs, either due to genetic deficits or poor lifestyle habits. The symptoms experienced by the patient help the acupuncturist to determine the nature of the cough and its causes.

We, at Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness, provide comprehensive acupuncture treatment for chronic cough. The acupuncturists at our clinic will diagnose the cause of your condition to help you find relief. 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 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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Killeen Chiropractic For Posture Correction

by Administrator 13. October 2015 17:26

There are several muscles that work together to keep the body in an upright posture. When these muscles become weak or stressed, it may lead to pain or other postural problems. If poor posture is endured for a long time, it may lead to chronic back conditions. Maintaining a correct posture is essential for keeping the bones and joints in proper alignment. It allows the muscles to function efficiently and prevent strains as well as overuse disorders.

Causes of poor posture

  • Muscle imbalance and weakness
  • Respiratory conditions
  • Excess weight
  • Poor core stability
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Non-ergonomic workstations
  • Joint-hypermobility

How chiropractic treatment can help?

Chiropractic treatment aims at restoring balanced muscles of the body thereby, correcting posture. The chiropractor may look for the following symptoms before suggesting corrective measures:

  • Misalignment in the spinal vertebrae
  • Height variance across shoulders
  • Alignment in knees
  • Changes in normal gait  

Given below are some techniques used by chiropractors for correcting poor posture:

  • Manual adjustments: These help in restoring proper alignment of the vertebrae and reduce inflammation as well as pain. The chiropractor may gently stimulate the patient’s back to move the vertebrae back into their original position and eliminate stress from the muscles.
  • Posture correcting exercises: Specific exercises such as leg extensions, stomach crunches, back extensions, plank, etc. may be recommended by a chiropractor to strengthen the back, abs and leg muscles. These can help in providing support to the spine and rest of the body.
  • Shoulder Retraction Exercise: The chiropractor may recommend this exercise to provide relaxation to the neck muscles. It helps in properly aligning the head and neck with the spinal column. The thoracic spine can also move into extension by performing this exercise.
  • Repeated Chin Tuck Exercise: It helps to improve posture by stretching the neck muscles. It aims at strengthening the muscles in the upper cervical spine.
  • Reverse Shoulder Shrugs: This exercise is performed to avoid neck and shoulder stiffness. It involves lifting the shoulders towards the ears and rolling them backwards. Posture problems such as anterior head carriage or and craning can be treated by doing this exercise.
  • Maintaining Weight: Excess weight can put pressure on the spine thereby, affecting the vertebrae. The chiropractor may recommend you to eat a healthy diet and perform some physical exercises to reduce weight.

We, at Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness provide posture correction services in Harker Heights, TX. To schedule an appointment with the chiropractors 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 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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