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Acupuncture vs Acupressure: Answers from our Bangor Acupuncturists

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The Back in Balance Wellness Center is dedicated to meeting the health and wellness needs of their patients seeking acupuncture in the greater Bangor, ME area. In addition to full-service chiropractic care, the team also offers alternative treatments such as acupuncture and acupressure. In most cases, the use of acupuncture is more effective and yields better results than those gained through acupressure.

The main difference between the two techniques is the use of needles, making acupressure the preferred treatment for anyone with a fear or discomfort caused by needles. If you are considering trying one of these treatments and are not sure which is best for you when comparing acupuncture vs acupressure, we can provide the information necessary to make an informed opinion.

How Do Acupuncture Therapy and Acupressure Therapy Work?

Acupuncture incorporates the use of needles to release areas where energy is blocked, concentrating on certain areas of the body. Similarly, acupressure uses non-invasive techniques to stimulate acupressure points to help to relieve pain and encourage healing. The process has proven effective in treating many health conditions and ailments. Many of our patients express interest in these alternative treatments because they are drug-free and natural. We find that these ancient techniques offer a high-level of effective care while relieving our patients of the worry that can occur with the use of potentially harmful pain medications.

Acupuncturists must complete rigorous training that can last between three to four years and is a profession that does require licensing. All of the acupuncturists on staff at the Back in Balance Wellness Center are completely certified and licensed.

Is it Possible to Start with Acupressure and then Move on to Acupuncture?

At the Back in Balance Wellness Center, the well-being of our patients is our first priority. If you are interested in trying acupuncture but are concerned about the use of needles, starting with acupressure is a viable option. While we do not find acupuncture to be at all painful, we understand that many people do have this fear. We will work with you to determine which modality is the most appropriate for your healing needs.

Interested in Exploring Acupuncture or Acupressure in Bangor? Contact Back in Balance Wellness Center for a Consultation!

Many of our patients in the greater Bangor area are pleasantly surprised with the results that they experience when they begin an acupuncture or acupressure treatment. Please give us a call today at 207-947-8077 to schedule a consultation and learn more!


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