Chiropractic treatment has been around for 100 years; acupuncture, for centuries. Their effectiveness has been proven over time for generations. Combining the two can yield impressive therapeutic results in treating conditions such as:
Nippon Chiro's Dr. Kenri Honda practices an advanced form of Japanese acupuncture known as ryodoraku. Dr. Honda is the only ryodoraku practitioner in the Kansas City area.
Developed in Japan, ryodoraku combines tiny electrical pulses with a specialized acupuncture needle to balance the flow of energy throughout the body and regulate the body's autonomic nervous system.
Compared to traditional forms of acupuncture, ryodoraku gives the patient more insight into how well the recovery is progressing, as changes in the patient's ryodoraku diagnosis chart can be objectively evaluated.
Acupuncture is a 5000-year-old healing art that is considered by modern medicine to be a safe and natural practice with no side effects.
In acupuncture the body is seen as a grid of twelve dissecting energy channels which are called medians. These medians are believed to be active channels of energy along which flow the life force of Chi. It is believed that un-wellness is caused by interruptions in the flow of this vital energy.
The medicine of acupuncture uses very small needles (about the thickness of a human hair) which are injected into the skin in one or more specific sites throughout the body. The acupuncture practitioner will then gently stimulate the needles to open and harmonize the corresponding blocked energy median.
Acupuncture is safe and pain-free. We use only thinnest, single-use needles, and the insertion is very shallow—just under the skin. The acupuncturist will then leave the needles in place for several minutes, while you relax comfortably. The needles are then removed and discarded. Many patients report a sensation of feeling refreshed after an acupuncture session, which may be a result of improvement in the flow of Chi.
Acupuncture is not a one-time treatment—most conditions require several treatments for effective results. In addition, depending on the specific condition, a schedule of maintenance treatments may be recommended to cement the results.