Acupuncture Treatment

Meridian’s occupational health services now include acupuncture, a holistic medical approach focused on correcting imbalances of energy in the body.

Acupuncture Treatment

Meridian’s occupational health services now include acupuncture, a holistic medical approach focused on correcting imbalances of energy in the body.

What are the Benefits of Acupuncture?

This unique form of traditional Chinese medicine is completed by an acupuncturist who inserts thin acupuncture needles into specific points of the skin. Acupuncture serves many purposes, from alleviating seasonal allergies to managing anxiety and delivering pain relief. Yet, even though the practice has been utilized for more than 2,500 years, few people recognize its wide range of benefits.

The use of acupuncture balances the energy flow in the body – known as chi or qi (chee) – to alleviate a wide variety of symptoms: headaches, stress, dental pain, depression, arthritis, allergies, weakened immunity, nausea (associated with pregnancy or cancer treatment), high blood pressure, menstrual cramps and more. Meridian’s acupuncture services can be utilized on their own or as a dual modality treatment.

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Acupuncture Treatment at Meridian HealthCare

Acupuncture can relieve discomfort and address medical concerns in people of all ages. At Meridian, our goal is always true well-being! Our healthcare professionals currently offer acupuncture treatment at the following locations:

Meridian Road Campus

527 N. Meridian Road
Youngstown,OH 44509
Phone: 330-797-0070
Fax: 330-797-1501

Howland Office

1950 Niles-Cortland Rd, NE
Warren, OH 44484
Phone: 330-797-0070

Meridian South Campus

550 West Chalmers Avenue
Youngstown, Ohio 44511
Phone: 330-797-0070

What conditions can benefit from acupuncture?

The positive effects of acupuncture sessions span much further than just migraine and chronic pain relief. In fact, the practice is seeing expanded use across the globe. If you have questions about whether acupuncture may be beneficial to you, talk with your healthcare provider or reach out directly to Meridian!

Musculoskeletal

Neck Pain
Low Back Pain
Joint/Knee Pain
General Pain Management
Osteoarthritis
Rheumatoid Arthritis

Neurological

Tension Headaches
Migraines

Mental Health

Anxiety
Depression
Stress
Insomnia
Addiction

Sinus/Respiratory

Asthma
Seasonal Allergies
Sinusitis

Gynecological

Infertility
Menopause
Nausea (associated with pregnancy)
Menstrual Cramps

Digestive

IBS
Gastritis

In addition to the conditions listed above, acupuncture treatment can be used to address the immune system, blood circulation, high blood pressure, cancer treatment effects, fibromyalgia and more.

Common Questions for Acupuncture

It’s important to discuss health-related conditions with your acupuncturist or health care provider before any type of treatment is rendered. For example, individuals at risk for infection or who may be pregnant should always make mention of those circumstances before obtaining acupuncture services. For additional information on acupuncture, visit https://www.nccih.nih.gov/.

Always utilize a professional, licensed acupuncturist (L.Ac.). Certification goes through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Medical doctors or osteopaths often make referrals (or write an order for acupuncture treatments, but clients can also be self-referred.

Acupuncture has very few (if any) side effects, especially if you have chosen a licensed practitioner who understands the importance of using single-use, sterile needles and correct placement into acupuncture points. The practice’s low risk is why it has become an increasingly popular option for individuals who have had difficulty managing pain with more conventional therapies and treatments. Common side effects from treatment include minor bruising or soreness where the needles were inserted.

Acupoints are located throughout the body (sometimes far from the area of pain or concern for the patient). You will be given a gown to wear and will be asked to lie down on a comfortable treatment table in order to begin the session. Thin needles are then inserted at strategic points, which people often don’t even feel. The acupuncturist may apply electrical stimulation to the needles, if necessary, and the needles will remain in place for 10-20 minutes. The number of treatments needed is dependent upon the type of issue being addressed and the relief felt after each session.

Before seeking treatment, feel free to contact Meridian HealthCare directly to see if services would be covered under your insurance plan. Some insurers cover acupuncture treatment while others do not. Insurance, VA benefits, Medicaid, Medicare, and self-pay options are available.

Integrative Medicine That Can Make a Difference!

Integrative health (combining traditional methods with complementary and alternative medicine) might be exactly what you need in order to finally address concerns or conditions that you’ve been dealing with for years!

To make an appointment for Meridian’s Acupuncture services, please call 330-797-0070 and ask for Acupuncture or Chiropractic Services.