Battlefield Acupuncture in Asheville…
Battlefield acupuncture is spreading like wild-fire through the media (Wired magazine and Forbes) and is being used by the US military and in hospitals across the country. To see a video of Asheville acupuncturist James Whittle using battlefield acupuncture on ABC news, just click here. James Whittle M.S., L.Ac. is the only acupuncturist in western North Carolina to use battlefield acupuncture in his acupuncture clinic. Acupuncture has a powerful effect on the brain and causes the body to release natural pain killers.
Battlefield acupuncture, a type of ear acupuncture or auriculotherapy, was developed by Colonel Richard Niemtzow MD over a twenty year period. James learned the technique in 2007, from Dr. Niemtzow himself. James has seen it help hundreds of people recover from pain and use less pain medication. Battlefield acupuncture works extremely well for acute injury type pain.
Additionally, we use battlefield acupuncture for all types of pain including headaches, neck pain, back pain, wrist pain, leg pain, hip pain, knee pain, ankle pain and others types of pain.
At our Asheville acupuncture pain clinic, the Blue Ridge Acupuncture Clinic, we use battlefield acupuncture on a regular basis and see incredible results for not only the types of pain listed above, but other types of acute and chronic pain, including neuropathic pain, like peripheral neuropathy. To learn how battlefield acupuncture can help you, call our Asheville acupuncture clinic for a free consult at (828) 254-4405.
What is Battlefield Acupuncture?
Battlefield acupuncture is a technique of inserting small, sterile, stainless steel needles into specific points on the ear in a specific order to control pain. The technique stimulates the brain to release natural pain killers, called endogenous opiates. When the brain releases these chemicals into the body, a person will feel relaxed and pain free.
We sometimes use semi-permanent needs that stay on the ear for up to a week.