Acupuncture is an ancient healing practice that has been used for centuries to treat a variety of health conditions. Today, many chiropractors and naturopaths offer acupuncture services to their patients as part of an integrated approach to health and wellness. But what’s the difference between acupuncture delivered by chiropractors and naturopaths? Let’s take a closer look at this question.
Chiropractic Acupuncture vs Naturopathic Acupuncture
At CARESPACE Health+Wellness chiropractors and naturopathic doctors work together providing coordinated care. Chiropractors and naturopaths have different scopes of practice but when it comes to acupuncture specifically, both chiropractors and naturopaths will insert needles into specific points on the body in order to stimulate the body’s natural healing process. However, there may be some differences in how they apply these techniques. For example, a chiropractor might focus more on using acupuncture to treat musculoskeletal issues such as pain or stiffness, whereas a naturopath doctor has a broader scope of practice.
Benefits of Acupuncture
Regardless of who is delivering your treatment—a chiropractor or a naturopath—acupuncture can be extremely beneficial for many different ailments. It has been known to reduce stress levels, improve circulation, alleviate pain associated with chronic conditions like Fibromyalgia or arthritis, boost immunity, reduce inflammation, treat digestive disorders as well as headaches and migraines. Additionally, because it is non-invasive, it carries very few risks when compared with pharmaceutical drugs or surgery.
Acupuncture is an effective treatment option that can be used to address many different health issues and should not be overlooked when exploring your options for care. Whether you choose to seek out treatment from a chiropractic doctor or a naturopathic doctor depends on your particular needs and preferences; however, either option can provide you with valuable insight into your condition as well as relief from symptoms so you can feel your best again quickly. If you have any questions about the differences between treatments offered by chiropractors versus those offered by naturopaths, please do not hesitate to book a free online appointment with a Chiropractor or Naturopathic Doctor in Waterloo or Kitchener at CARESPACE who will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.