Richard H. Kaplan, M.D., P.C., offers both acupuncture and chiropractic services for residents throughout the greater Philadelphia area. We treat victims of accidents and others who are dealing with chronic and ongoing pain issues.
Acupuncture is the ancient Chinese practice of inserting the thin needles into specific meridian points to rebalance a patient’s energy flow to treat pain. Chiropractic is the practice of spinal adjustments to restore the body’s natural alignment improving joint mobility, decreasing pain, and easing headaches. Patients dealing with chronic pain can use both acupuncture and chiropractic manipulations to restore functionality.
Both acupuncture and chiropractic treatments take a couple of weeks to a month to notice any change or improvement. Some patient’s with irretraceable pain take longer. Based on symptoms, medical history, and available treatment options, our two medical doctors decide whether these services will benefit you and your recovery.
Acupuncture is a natural way to reduce pain and stress. It was discovered at a time before diagnostics were available, so it has been practiced for thousands of years. It had been proven by the National Institute of health to reduce low back, neck, knee pain, and reduce nausea. The doctor may incorporate as a treatment to optimize your pain management plan. It gently releases the body’s own healing chemicals so it is very safe.
Acupuncture is done using hair-thin needles. Most people report feeling minimal pain as the needle is inserted. The needle is inserted to a point that produces a sensation of pressure or ache. Needles may be heated during the treatment or mild electric current may be applied to them. Some people report acupuncture makes them feel energized. Others say they feel relaxed.
We offer the convenience of both chiropractic and acupuncture services, in the same building. Patients can come to one location for treatment.