Jochen Chiropractic and Wellness Center

Chiropractors located in Beverly Hills, CA

Acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) interests can help you optimize your health. At the Jochen Chiropractic and Wellness Center, Dr. Jochen and his team are happy to refer patients to their in-house acupuncturist, Jainen Shin, LAC, MS, BS. Jainen uses acupuncture to treat patients with a wide variety of conditions and ailments in the Beverly Hills, California, area. She also trained in herbology, TCM diagnosis, and cupping therapy. To learn more about these holistic treatments, contact the office today. Call to schedule your appointment or book online now.

Acupuncture Q & A

Jochen Chiropractic and Wellness Center

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a form of TCM that uses sterile needles to open up energy channels throughout the body. Your acupuncturist inserts these needles along specific pathways called meridians.

Acupuncture removes energy blocks, allowing your “Qi,” which translates from Chinese into English as life force or energy, to balance the body and return to homeostasis. When you have energy blocks, you may experience a range of health issues, including pain, disease, and emotional unwellness.

Licensed acupuncturist, Jainen Shin, also uses electroneedling. The procedure starts with traditional acupuncture practices, then Jainen attaches the needles to a machine that sends electric pulses through them. Electroneedling can enhance the effects of acupuncture and increase endorphin release throughout the body.

Are other oriental medicine techniques available?

At the Jochen Chiropractic and Wellness Center, Dr. Jochen may recommend a visit to the office’s oriental medicine specialist. Beyond acupuncture, Jainen offers herbology and cupping therapy.

What is cupping therapy?

Cupping therapy uses the suction created by heated cups to relieve body and muscle tension after extreme physical stress, such as playing sports or an injury. Jainen strategically places the cups on your skin to bring you fast and effective pain relief.

Once Jainen sets the cups in place, you remain still for the rest of the treatment, which typically lasts around 20 minutes. Jainen uses them on the neck, back, and shoulders.

These traditional Chinese treatments loosen sore and stiff muscles and can reduce swelling and inflammation, especially at pressure points.

Cupping therapy is effective after challenging events to restore muscle function and eliminate stress. They also help loosen the body in advance of significant events.

Cupping therapy can treat other conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Coughs and colds
  • Headaches, including migraines
  • Stress

This therapy also boosts the immune system, enhances the body’s natural detoxification processes, and promotes relaxation.

What does acupuncture treat?

Acupuncture treats a variety of musculoskeletal issues and enhances other therapies. Your doctor at the Jochen Chiropractic and Wellness Center may also recommend acupuncture to improve general wellness.

Some common conditions Jainen treats with acupuncture include the following:

  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Depression
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Joint and low back pain
  • Sciatica

Do you think acupuncture could improve your health and wellness? Don’t hesitate to contact the licensed acupuncturist at the Jochen Chiropractic and Wellness Center today. Book your appointment online now or call the office to schedule.