Acupuncture in Dwight

Dwight Chiropractor : Acupuncture in Dwight Illinois

Acupuncture in Dwight for pain, health, wellness and more...

Acupuncture has been use for centuries and it is estimated that 3 million United States residents receive acupuncture treatments yearly. The scientific community has been aggressively studying how it works, and what it works well for.  Acupuncture in Dwight  is performed by Dr. Micheal Smith,DC at the Dwight Pain & Injury Center.  Dwight Chiropractor : Acupuncture in Dwight Illinois.

Stimulation of Acupuncture Points is currently used to treat a wide variety of health problems and for maintaining health & wellness including but not limited to:

Adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy 

Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever) 

Biliary colic Depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke) 

Dysentery, acute bacillary

Dysmenorrhoea, primary 

Epigastralgia, acute (in peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, and gastrospasm) 

Facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders) 


Hypertension, essential 

Hypotension, primary 

Induction of labour 

Knee pain 


Low back pain

Malposition of fetus, correction of

Morning sickness

Nausea and vomiting 

Neck pain 

Pain in dentistry (including dental pain and temporomandibular dysfunction) 

Periarthritis of shoulder 

Postoperative pain 

Renal colic 

Rheumatoid arthritis 




Tennis elbow  

For a more complete list of what acupuncture is used for click here.

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine practiced around the world with growing use here in the United States since the 1970’s, but has is origins in Traditional Oriental Medicine. Acupuncture is administered by a trained professional and involves the gentle insertion of hair-thin, disposable and sterile acupuncture needles at specific locations within the skin of the body.  There are over 2,000 known acupuncture points on the human body that connect 14 major pathways, called meridians that conduct Qi (or energy) throughout the body. These “meridian” channels are much like the plumbing in a house, all intricately connected for proper flow without clogging or backing up, and without excessive flow or leaking.  The Qi energy is involved with emotional, mental and physical health and wellness. When the flow of Qi energy becomes disrupted (limited or excessive in different areas of the body) and out of balance during  health ailments, injury, poor lifestyle habits or other circumstances then emotional, mental and physical health can suffer with the development of pain and/or disease. Acupuncture helps to keep the Qi flowing through the body in a balanced manner, unblocking clogged up areas while restraining areas of excess and leakage thus aiding our body’s natural ability to be healthy and heal itself.   It's like unclogging the house's plumbing in some areas so the water can flow, and like fixing any leaks and closing any wide-open faucets that are wasting water and causing damage.

What does Acupuncture Feel Like?

The needles are very, very thin and most people barely feel them when inserted, although individual experiences vary and different body regions vary with sensitivity. If any discomfort is experienced, it is usually mild and temporary.  The acupuncture treatment is safe when performed by a trained professional and conducted with standardized, sterile technique. 

Can Acupuncture Help Me?

Dr. Smith will discuss your problems with you and then perform a detailed examination to see if acupuncture may help.  Call (815)584-2225 for an acupuncture appointment today to get started!  Dwight Chiropractor : Acupuncture in Dwight Illinois.

Expert Chiropractic, Massage and Acupuncture for treating Muscle Pain, Myalgia, Fibromyalgia, ​Low Back Pain, ​​Neck Pain, Headaches, Chronic Pain, Disc Disease, Disc Pain,  Pinched Nerve, Spinal DDD/DJD, Whiplash, Scoliosis, Sciatica, Leg Pain, Spasms, Spinal Stenosis, Spondylosis, Spondylolisthesis, Muscle Trigger Points, Herniated Disc,​Neuropathy, Osteo-Arthritis, Tendinitis, ​Tenosynovitis, Torticollis, Shoulder Bursitis, Shoulder Rotator Cuff, Shoulder Pain, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Bicipital Tendinitis, Costochondritis, Frozen Shoulder, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, TMJ - Jaw Dysfunction, Heel Pain, Bursitis, Ankle Pain, Ankle Sprain,  Heel Spur, Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendinitis, Metatarsalgia, Hallux Valgus, Plantar Neuroma, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome,  Hip Pointer, Hip Pain, Hip Bursitis, Hip Strain, Jumper's Knee, Knee Pain, Tennis Elbow, ​Golfer's Elbow, Elbow Epicondylitis, Knee Sprain, Knee Meniscus Injury, Knee ACL Injury, Knee Collateral Ligament Injury, Chondromalacia Patellae, Patella Pain,  Quadriceps Strain, Hip Bursa, ​IT Band Pain.  

Introduction to Acupuncture Video

Check out this great video that introduces acupuncture.  While some practitioners use the electric stimulation as seen in the video, our traditional acupuncture session does not typically use electric stimulation.  

Sports Acupuncture Video

Check out this great video about sports acupuncture for athletes. Acupuncture restores vital energy (Qi) flow helping enhance sport performance, recover from a game/practice, and for injury healing.  Gain the competative edge with acupuncture.  

Also, check out our special athlete care page here