Acupuncture for Chronic Pain Management Ann Arbor MI

See below for information about acupuncture and to gain access to local acupuncturists in Ann Arbor, MI that give access to acupuncture, alternative medicine, Chinese therapy, and needling techniques, as well as advice and content on chronic pain management, pain relief, Qi, and thin needles.

Broad Family Chiropractic
(734) 468-2451
43423 Joy Rd.
Canton, MI
Hours
Monday 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupressure, Acupuncture, Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Massage Therapy, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Zapor Chiropractic Clinic
(810) 224-3516
10415 Grand River Rd # 450
Brighton, MI
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Heather Sloan
(734) 827-9547
220 West Ann, #2
Ann Arbor, MI
 
Rosanne Emanuele
(734) 302-7300
2350 Washtenaw, Suite 7
Ann Arbor, MI
 
Abigail Humphrey
(734) 821-0364
2020 Hogback Road, Suite 16
Ann Arbor, MI
 
Duncan Chiropractic Group
(810) 213-7048
8685 W Grand River Ave
Brighton, MI
Hours
Monday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Mobile Chiropractic Care, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pain Management, Personal Injury

Michigan Integrative Psychiatry, PC
(734) 913-0345
107 April Drive, Suite 4
Ann Arbor, MI
Services
Wellness Training, Stress Management, Reiki, Psychotherapy, Psychiatry, Preventive Medicine, Pharmacology, Nutrition, Mind/Body Medicine, Meditation, Herbal Medicine, Healthy Aging, Fitness/Exercise, EMDR, Cognitive Therapy, Coaching, Aromatherapy, Acupuncture
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Brodie Burris
(734) 975-2745
2160 Huron Parkway #4
Ann Arbor, MI
 
Eric Popp
3267 Dunwoodie Road
Ann Arbor, MI
 
Zheng Wang
(734) 434-2477
5333 Mcauley Drive, Suite R-4115
Ypsilanti, MI
 
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Acupuncture Accolades for Migraines

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The news is a relief for migraine sufferers: Acupuncture helped reduce frequency and intensity of pain in patients who received acupuncture over an eight-week period, according to German researchers at the University of Munich. Half of the acupuncture group reported at least a 50-percent reduction in headache frequency.

However, the study’s additional findings are making oriental medicine practitioners a bit defensive. Surprisingly, the migraine patients who had needles placed on nonacupuncture points got about the same positive results as those treated by properly placed needles. Is “sham” acupuncture just as effective as the real thing?

Of course not, states Gene Bruno, OMD, LAc, president emeritus of the American Association of Oriental Medicine. “I don’t see any OMDs or acupuncturists listed as study authors,” he says, explaining that clinical trials often are administered by medical doctors who rely on formulaic needle points rather than individually diagnosed acu-points.

“In Chinese medicine it’s critical to know the causal relationship to the headaches,” says Bruno, who practices acupuncture in Salem, Ore. “In my clinic, I might treat one woman whose migraines are from hormone-level changes; another person’s headaches might be related to a stomach functional disease. The points I choose for each patient would be completely different. Choosing an incorrect point can have the same effect as a placebo point,” he says.

“If the study administrators didn’t use the correct diagnostic procedures, that explains why they got the same results as with sham acupuncture—because they didn’t treat the right points,” Bruno continues.

But if the points were wrong, why did any acupuncture work? The placebo effect could be part of the answer, although Bruno has another explanation: “Other studies have shown that neural stimulation of peripheral acupunture points can release small quantities of endorphins, although accurate acupuncture points release larger quantities,” he says. “If ‘exact’ points are not located and stimulated, then there would be no significant difference in the quantity of endorphins released.”

There are other studies confirming acupuncture’s credibility, Bruno says, and they’re conducted by qualified practitioners using complete diagnostic protocol to determine needle placement for each patient. And besides, the bottom line remainsthe same: Acupuncture is effective treatment for migraine pain.

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