Acupuncture Specialist

Laurelhurst Chiropractic

Chiropractors located in Portland, OR

Acupuncture and chiropractic care complement one another when it comes to treating painful conditions. Don’t reach for pain medications. Instead, make an appointment to benefit from the integrative health solutions that Dr. Phil McCary and his team at Laurelhurst Chiropractic offer. Men and women in Portland, Oregon, can take advantage of the healing power of safe and gentle acupuncture treatments for a variety of conditions. Call the office for your first consultation today, or use the online booking agent.

Acupuncture Q & A

**Please note that at this time, we are not offering acupuncture services at our practice. We can, however, refer you to a practitioner in the area, so please call us and we can make a recommendation.**

How can acupuncture help the pain?

Acupuncture treatments address pain by improving your overall health and, much like chiropractic, the communication between your nerves, brain, and entire body. It enhances circulation of blood and immune-stimulating lymphatic fluids.

What health problems does acupuncture treat?

Seek acupuncture to address a variety of chronic and acute problems. It complements chiropractic care as it involves no medications. You might benefit from acupuncture if you have:

  • Back or neck pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Digestive disorders
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Headaches
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Osteoarthritis

Dr. McCary works closely with Jake Daumen, Laurelhurst Chiropractic’s acupuncturist, to discuss your needs and to customize an appropriate treatment plan. Acupuncture can also diagnose disease and balance your body’s energy levels to help you achieve an optimal sense of well-being.

Coordinating acupuncture with chiropractic care allows you to address your health or condition with multiple therapies, thus accelerating healing.

What should I expect from acupuncture treatment?Jake Daumen, LAc

Practitioners have used acupuncture for centuries to treat a myriad of conditions. During a session at Laurelhurst Chiropractic, Mr. Dauman treats you with small needles that are approximately the width of a human hair. These single-use needs come sterilized, so there’s no risk of infection. He places them on the surface of your skin, and you feel no pain upon insertion.

Mr. Dauman may also ask you about your diet and digestive habits and examine your tongue to evaluate your energy flow. The way you answer these questions assists in the proper placement of the needles.

How many treatments do I need?

You determine your wellness goals in conjunction with Dr. McCary and Mr. Dauman. You may achieve pain management in just a few sessions, but chronic conditions often benefit from more frequent, regular sessions to help manage stress, boost energy levels, and enhance immunity. Dr. McCary and the acupuncturist may also recommend lifestyle changes to enhance the results of your chiropractic and acupuncture treatments.

How long does each acupuncture session last?

The length of an acupuncture session depends on how many areas you have treated and the goals of the treatment. In general, you sit or lie with the needles placed in specific meridians, or energy points, for about 30 minutes.