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Acupuncture and Chiropractic in Joliet IL

Welcome to RiverOne Health & Wellness located in Joliet. Acupuncture is one of the most amazing healthcare professions, but very few people understand what it's all about. We are here to help you gain a basic understanding of how our Joliet acupuncturists can help you and your family.

Welcome to RiverOne Health & Wellness

Are you looking for acupuncture in Joliet?  Can you imagine how effective a health care discipline must be to stand the test of time for hundreds of generations?  With a large portion of the media and research focusing their attention on the newest surgeries and medications, valuable and essential  forms of health care are being forgotten.  With acupuncture being practiced as a medical system for over 2400 years, its safety and effectiveness has been proven time and time again.  While acupuncture alone has been shown to be the best line of treatment for many conditions, it can also be incorporated into various treatment plans to increase results and decrease treatment time.  RiverOne Health & Wellness would like to use this short article to provide you with some basic information about acupuncture and to see if you could be one of the millions of people to benefit from its application.

As mentioned earlier, acupuncture has been practiced as a system of medicine for over 2400 years, but its philosophy and roots predate recorded history.  In fact, it is believed that acupuncture was first performed using needles that were actually formed from grinding stones into fine points.  As time progressed, the first text describing acupuncture as a system of medicine was produced around 300 B.C. (The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine).  Soon after its introduction, finely crafted metal needles replaced the stone variety and it has been recorded that royalty routinely used gold and silver needles.  While this original text has been revised, edited, and added too for thousands of years, it still serves as the foundation for the contemporary medical system.  Today, acupuncture has been incorporated into many western paradigms and is practiced in hospitals and private health care clinics across the world.



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What is Acupuncture?

'acus' (needle) + 'punctura' (to puncture) is a key component of oriental medicine involving inserting thin sterile needles into the body at acupuncture points.

Acupuncture is generally safe when done by an appropriately trained practitioner using clean needle technique and single-use needles. Patients often feel De-qi during the acupuncture treatment.

De-qi "arrival of qi" refers to a sensation of tightness or heaviness around the needle and even mild numbness or electrical tingling at the needling site which might radiate along the corresponding meridian. De-qi indicates of a healing process of body and is very normal and good sign during the acupuncture treatment.
Acupuncture needles are attached to a device that generates continuous electric pulses which give a local stimulus to enhance the treatment effect.

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Acupuncture safe?

Acupuncture needles are metallic, solid, and hair-thin, unlike the thicker, hollow hypodermic needles used in Western medicine to administer treatments or take blood samples. There is no risk of infection due to acupuncture needles because only sterile and disposable needles are used.

What do I feel during or after the acupuncture treatment?

Each patient feels differently to acupuncture, but there is some common experience many people tell. Some may feel pricking or slight soreness at the time the needle is inserted, while others may feel nothing. During the acupuncture session, patients may feel Da qi.


Acupuncture needles are attached to a device that generates continuous electric pulses which give a local stimulus to enhance the treatment effect.

What is the difference between a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine and other healthcare practitioners who practice acupuncture and/or herbs?

About 30 states have established training standards for certification to practice acupuncture, but not all states require acupuncturists to obtain a license to practice. Other healthcare professionals such as chiropractors or registered nurses or even medical doctors can practice acupuncture only with 100-300 hours of abbreviated training. In addition, other healthcare professionals who study acupuncture are not trained or assessed to practice Chinese herbal medicine.

Comprehensive training in traditional differential diagnosis and proper treatment methods requires that a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) completes three to four academic
years of education at the master’s degree level in an Oriental Medicine Program accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM).