Relieve pain and improve your overall well-being with acupuncture.

Acupuncture can help you find relief from…

Back pain
Foot pain
Leg pain
Neck pain
Shoulder pain
And more

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is the practice of inserting ultra-thin needles into targeted points on the body. Using these needles, we can improve blood flow and circulation and aid your body's natural healing processes. Acupuncture is proven to help reduce pain, relieve stress, and improve your overall well-being.

At Montgomery Chiropractic, our acupuncturist will work with you to find the root cause of your pain and put you on the path toward healing.

  • I was in a lot of sciatica pain. It was recommended that I try Montgomery Chiropractic from a co-worker. I'm so glad I chose to go. The staff is upbeat and positive. The first acupuncture treatment was great. I actually felt my toes for the first time in a year! This literally helped save my sanity and my spiritual life. If you need acupuncture care and feel apprehensive about the whole acupuncture care thing, don't hesitate. Thank you to all at Montgomery Chiropractic. You're a lifesaver!
    - Christine S.
  • I entered this practice very apprehensive not knowing what to expect. Upon my arrival I was greeted by friendly staff. The clerks were patient and thorough. My visit was for acupuncture. Dr. Blakely was awesome! He explained the procedures in great detail and made me feel very comfortable. I have 25 years of untreated chronic neck, shoulder, and back pain and I look forward to my next treatment.
    - Sharon
  • Today was my first experience with acupuncture and I can honestly say that Mr. Blakely is very professional and respectful and has a wonderful bedside manner. The staff there is just as wonderful. I have another appointment with him this week. I have wasted a lot of time and money trying to ease my sciatic pain and I'm very hopeful that acupuncture will help. I honestly forgot about acupuncture or I would have tried this first. I highly recommend this office if you're interested in acupuncture.
    - Sonya S.

Meet Your Acupuncture Specialist

Hi, I’m Robin Boles.

You deserve to get what your body needs to heal.

Throughout my career, I have seen first-hand the incredible difference it has in my patients’ lives. From helping patients gain feeling back in their toes to relieving stress and anxiety, acupuncture can help put you on a pathway to healing.

Schedule Your Initial Visit
Robin Bolles, Acupuncturist at Montgomery Chiropractic.

What to Expect

We’ll talk about your concerns.
Through questions and movement assessments, our acupuncturist will determine the root cause of your concerns.
You’ll get comfortable.
After changing into a gown, you’ll lie on a table and relax. We’ll make sure you’re comfortable before beginning with any needles!
You’ll begin to feel better! 
Acupuncture is painless. When your body responds to the needles, you’ll feel even more relaxed as the pain begins to melt away!

Your Acupuncture Questions Answered

What is the theory behind acupuncture?

Acupuncture, a traditional Eastern therapy, involves inserting thin needles into specific points to balance the body's Qi and activate its natural healing abilities. Dating back thousands of years, acupuncture is widely recognized in both scientific and public spheres as a critical aspect of traditional Chinese medicine used to relieve various ailments and promote overall health.

In Eastern medicine, acupuncture aims to restore homeostasis, the body's natural balance of physiological functions and organ activity. By ensuring the smooth flow of Qi, or vital energy, through meridian channels, acupuncture regulates the body's systems, including circulation, heart function, respiration, immunity, and digestion.

Smooth Qi flow facilitates optimal cellular and organ functioning, leading to overall harmony and well-being. This balance improves sleep, mood, lung function, oxygen intake, tissue oxygenation, and blood circulation, contributing to better health and wellness overall.

Is acupuncture scientific?

Acupuncture research has revealed its mechanisms of action through various studies, including functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). These studies demonstrate that acupuncture induces changes in the brain, particularly in the limbic and para-limbic networks, correlating with neurological effects. Acupuncture prompts a profound hemodynamic response influenced by psychophysical reactions.

Furthermore, acupuncture enhances nervous system function, improving nerve conduction and communication. This stimulation of the nervous system triggers neurotransmitter actions and the release of endorphins and other opioids. Serotonin release, for instance, contributes to feelings of relaxation and sustained well-being in patients for hours after treatment.

Additionally, studies highlight acupuncture's efficacy in relieving myofascial pain by targeting muscular trigger points and inducing anti-inflammatory effects.

Overall, the research underscores acupuncture's ability to modulate brain activity, enhance nervous system function, and promote the release of endogenous opioids and neurotransmitters, contributing to pain relief and well-being.

What to expect at your appointment

Before your acupuncture appointment, we recommend eating at least 2-3 hours prior. During your initial visit, we'll discuss your situation in detail, asking questions that might seem unrelated but are relevant to our diagnostic approach. This may involve examining your tongue and feeling your pulse to develop a tailored treatment plan, which can take up to an hour and a half, depending on the complexity.

Staying hydrated is crucial; aim to drink half your body weight in ounces of water daily and have a glass or two before and after your appointment. Wear loose, comfortable clothing for easy access to acupuncture points, and prioritize rest while avoiding excessive alcohol, drugs, and caffeine before and after treatment.

Bring any questions you have to ensure you're comfortable and informed about the process and outcomes. Pay attention to how you feel afterward and note any changes.

To expedite recovery, we encourage you to continue your healing journey at home with practices like herbal supplements, qigong, nutrition, posture adjustments, or prescribed exercises.

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