Acupuncturist – Fred Ragsdale

Fred Ragsdale

Do you have stubborn pain that hasn’t responded to typical pain treatment? Your chronic pain bothers you, but you are afraid you’ll just have to live with it. Dr. Ash, The Chiro Guy, now offers acupuncture in conjunction with chiropractic care to address your stubborn chronic pain.

Acupuncture is a key supportive modality to chiropractic care for your stubborn pain. Acupuncture reduces the body’s reactivity over time. This leads to reduced inflammation and stress from your pain. Your pain may have been the result of a traumatic event, and acupuncture also helps the body recover from trauma.

Often people ask, “Do the needles hurt?” Acupuncture needles are not like a hypodermic needle or a needle from a blood draw. They are much smaller and are actually solid in the middle, rather than hollow. This means they cause much less sensation when they enter the skin. Most people don’t even feel them at all.

Acupuncture works on the body to stimulate the body’s natural healing response. You can think of it as the “software” to chiropractic care’s “hardware”. Chiropractic care works to make sure the body’s structure, its hardware, is properly aligned and supported.

Acupuncture works on the soft tissues of the body to reduce inflammation and speed up healing. Side effects include improved sleep, better immune response and more resistance to illness.

The National Institutes of Health and the World Health Organization have a long list of conditions that acupuncture has been proven to affect. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache, including migraines
  • Insomnia
  • Lower back pain and sciatica
  • Stress

You may have heard something about “qi” and “meridians” with acupuncture; while these are useful parts of Chinese medicine theory for the practitioner to know, all you have to do is lay back and relax and let the needles do their work. You don’t have to believe in anything; your body will respond!

At our two convenient Los Angeles locations, Dr. Ash combines acupuncture treatment options with best chiropractic care to give you the best of both worlds, leading to improved pain levels and decreased discomfort.

You no longer have to live with chronic stubborn pain: click on the Book Now tab above to see our schedule and make your first appointment. We are conveniently located near Santa Monica, Brentwood, Beverly Hills, Hollywood and Century City.

We accept many insurance plans, and we also offer flexible payment plans if needed.

Don’t suffer any longer; give us a call today at 855.522.4476 (855.LA.CHIRO).

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