The Spinecare Team
The acupuncturist is a healthcare provider trained in the use of acupuncture treatment protocols. It has historically been considered an element of Traditional Chinese Medicine, although it has been accepted in Western Medicine as an effective form of intervention for some conditions. Acupuncture represents a complementary or alternative method of healthcare. It has been used to treat a variety of different conditions. Acupuncture often includes the insertion of thin sterile needles into the skin to evoke a healing response or to help manage pain.
For more information about acupuncturists and their role in spinecare go to the American Society of Acupuncturists (ASA: http://www.asacu.org) and/or the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM: https://www.nccaom.org)