Holistic, effective healing for the whole body
With a history that spans over 5,000 years, the clinical science of acupuncture can safely and effectively help the body heal itself. How does acupuncture work? An acupuncturist places hair-thin needles at specific points of the body to help alleviate pain (both chronic and acute) and bring restoration to a wide range of conditions, including many ailments that have not responded to other health care approaches. In some instances, other forms of stimulation are used instead of needles, including heat (moxibustion), acupressure, suction (cupping), and electric pulses.
Meet our acupuncture provider
Working out of AFM’s Horsetooth Office, Eric Richards offers specialized acupuncture services to relieve a variety of maladies, including hypertension, musculoskeletal issues, neurological conditions, menopausal issues, migraines, and more.
Acupuncture benefits with AFM
Your health is not just physical. It encompasses both body and mind. That’s why we combine conventional therapies with Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) to care for the whole you and customize our services for your fullest level of wellness. Our licensed acupuncture practitioner works hand-in-hand with you and our other providers to deliver the safest, highest-quality experience for your physical and emotional well-being.
What does acupuncture treat?
Research has shown that acupuncture can effectively treat a large variety of conditions – by itself or combined with traditional health care treatments. Some of the most common conditions we address with acupuncture include:
- Nausea, specifically from chemotherapy or surgical anesthesia
- Digestive issues, such as gastritis and IBS
- Dental pain
- Headaches, including tension headaches and migraines
- Labor pain
- Low back pain
- Neck pain
- Menstrual pain
- Respiratory disorders, such as allergic rhinitis
- Emotional conditions, such as depression and insomnia