Manhattan Family Chiropractic
Connecting you with your wellness potential.
Dr. Frankie Hutchinson
At Manhattan Family Chiropractic, we offer acupuncture/meridian therapy —both needle and non-needle techniques— in conjunction with or apart from chiropractic treatment.
Acupuncture, also described as meridian therapy, is a component of the health care system that can be traced back for at least 2,500 years, and has been used for the relief or prevention of pain and for a variety of health conditions (see below). The general theory of acupuncture is based on the premise that there is a network of channels, called meridians, which conduct energy between the surface of the body and its internal organs. This energy, also known as Qi, regulates balance in the body and is essential for health. Disruptions in the flow of energy are believed to be responsible for disease.
Dr. Frankie Hutchinson
1014 Poyntz Ave, Suite C ~ Manhattan, KS 66502
Telephone: 785.320.5151 Fax: 785.320.5159
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, practitioners believe acupuncture produces a balanced state, allowing the body to function in the most optimal environment. Many Western practitioners, however, view the acupuncture points as places to stimulate the nervous system/nerves, muscles and connective tissue increasing the activity of endorphins — your body's natural painkillers — and increase blood flow.
During the treatment, the acupuncture points along meridians can be stimulated by a variety of techniques. The most studied mechanism is needle acupuncture, using thin, disposable, metallic needles. Stimulation of these areas by electrical stimulation, moxibustion, pressure, heat, and lasers can also be used in acupuncture practice to enhance the therapeutic effect. There are a variety of approaches to diagnosis and treatment in American acupuncture that incorporate medical traditions from China, Japan, Korea, and other countries.
Neurological and Musculo-Skeletal Disorders
- Cervical-Brachial Syndrome
- Meniere’s Disease/Dizziness
- Facial Palsy (early stage)
Respiratory & Immune System
- Allergic Rhinitis, including Hay Fever
- Acute Bronchitis, Bronchial Asthma
- Fatigue, Stress, Insomnia
- Emotional & Psychological Disorders
- Chronic and Painful Debilitating Disorders such as Fibromyalgia
- Side Effects of Radiation and Chemotherapy
- Acute and Chronic Gastritis
- Acute/Chronic Ulcers (pain relief)
Gynecological & Hormonal
- Infertility in Women and Men
- Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
- Menstruation (irregular, heavy, or painful)
Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat
Heart & Circulatory
- High Blood Pressure/Low Blood Pressure
- Numbness/Poor Circulation
- Heart Problems/Palpitations
While the benefits of acupuncture are just now becoming more widely recognized in the United States, the World Health Organization provides the following list of conditions for which acupuncture has been shown to provide benefit: