How It Works

Acupuncture works by stimulating the body’s natural self-healing mechanism. Acupuncture needles kick-start the nervous system to release a cascade of chemicals (endorphins, hormones, immune responders) who then work to regain homeostasis in the body. Simply put, the body loves balance and acupuncture helps to restore that balance. Here’s a link to one of my favorite explanations of how this ancient therapy works on a bio-chemical level.

At Elliott Therapeutics, we frequently use acupuncture as a tool to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, boost the immune system and to balance hormones. We commonly treat conditions like insomnia, infertility, headaches, allergies, digestive issues and of course aches and pains. If you’re not sure that acupuncture can help you, please reach out for a personal evaluation of your condition or learn more here.

Our Specialties

Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine Acupuncture focuses on common injuries to the musculo-skeletal system. These treatments are geared toward increasing performance, relieving pain and reducing the risk of injury. We use this style of acupuncture on professional athletes, including many Minnesota Vikings players, as well as anyone looking to become a better athlete.

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Cosmetic Acupuncture

Wanting to looking younger without surgery or injectables? Our facial rejuvenation treatments focus on stimulating the production of collagen to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and to enhance the appearance of the overall skin tone.

Women's Health

Women’s Health Acupuncture focuses on conditions ranging from menstrual disorders to fertility challenges to menopausal symptoms. If you’re having trouble getting pregnant or are tired of daily hot flashes, our treatments offer a natural way to even out your hormones so that you can finally get your body back into balance.

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Dry Needling

Dry Needling is a form of acupuncture that focuses on releasing trigger points, aka knots. Many people seek this out as a stand alone therapy but when it’s combined with a full acupuncture session, the results are compounded. Your muscles will begin to relax almost instantly after a dry needling acupuncture session and with a few consecutive treatments you should have reduced pain levels and increased mobility. There’s no need to book a “dry needling” appointment, all acupuncture appointments geared toward improving musculoskeletal problems will be focused around this style of acupuncture.

Experience What Acupuncture Can Do For You

If you are looking for pain relief, more energy, less stress and improved sleep and digestion, then we may have just what you need. At Elliott Therapeutics, our number one goal is always your comfort. No matter if you are a first-timer or have done it a dozen times before, we are confident you’ll love your experience each and every time you visit us.