Acupuncture & Chiropractic Physician located in Rio Grande Valley , Edinburg, TX

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Acupuncture services offered in Rio Grande Valley , Edinburg, TX

Acupuncture has helped men and women find relief from pain for thousands of years. As an experienced acupuncture doctor and chiropractor, Dr. Joseph Arevalo, DC, PLLC, who blends his knowledge and understanding of Eastern and Western medicine to help his patients experience lasting relief from back pain, migraines, neck pain, and other ailments that diminish your quality of life. Call Dr. Arevalo at his McAllen-Edinburg office today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about acupuncture.

Acupuncture Q & A

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) that involves inserting long, thin needles into specific points in the body. Acupuncturists who follow TCM believe that many ailments stem from energy blockages. Inserting needles into predetermined areas of the body helps remove these blockages to promote the flow of energy (qi).


Many modern techniques follow medical acupuncture practices, which focus on nerve pathway stimulation rather than qi. Medical acupuncture typically involves inserting smaller needles for shorter periods.


As a trained doctor in acupuncture, Dr. Arevalo understands the benefits and drawbacks of Eastern and Western techniques to ensure you receive the best care possible.


Dr. Arevalo is also trained in ear acupuncture, auriculotherapy/auricuolmedicine. This form of diagnosis and treatment is based on Dr. Nogier principles. Dr. Nogier was a French neurologist and was able to determine the precise locations on the ear and how those points correlated to other areas on the body. 

What are the benefits of acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a safe, minimally invasive treatment that has been shown to:


  • Reduce back and neck pain
  • Relieve chronic joint pain
  • Boost energy levels
  • Promote healthy sleep
  • Reduce migraines and headaches
  • Decreased cravings
  • Improve sleep


When part of a comprehensive treatment plan, acupuncture can help improve your overall health and sense of well-being.

What conditions can acupuncture treat?

Acupuncture can help relieve the symptoms of many health and pain-related conditions, such as:


  • Back and neck pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Insomnia
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Chronic pain  


Dr. Arevalo has had great success and may recommend acupuncture as part of your pain relief plan.

How does acupuncture work?

When you arrive for your session, you may lie down on a table or sit in a chair. Dr. Arevalo performs a physical exam, reviews your health history, and asks questions about your symptoms to map out your treatment. 


Once you feel relaxed, Dr. Arevalo inserts very thin needles into the predetermined areas. Dr. Arevalo is very experienced inserting acupuncture needles and is very quick at applying them.  Dr. Arevalo inserts the needles, you will relax and rest. Many go into a very deep sleet. The entire treatment typically takes about 30 minutes. Ear acupuncture is used together with body acupuncture. The effects are better and the lasts longer. 


Every treatment is unique, but Dr. Arevalo generally recommends a few sessions. Every patient is different. 

Call Dr. Joseph Arevalo, DC, PLLC, or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about acupuncture.