Manhattan Family Chiropractic
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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
  • Headache and Migraine
  • Shoulder/Knee Pain
  • Sports Injuries, Sprains
  • Tendonitis/Tennis Elbow
  • Arthritis/Joint Problems
  • TMJ/Jaw pain
  • Back Pain/Sciatica
  • Neck Pain/Stiffness
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical-Brachial Syndrome
  • Intercostal Neuralgia
  • Facial Pain
  • Meniere’s Disease/Dizziness
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Postoperative Pain
  • Peripheral Neuropathies
  • Facial Palsy (early stage)

Respiratory & Immune System
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis, including Hay Fever
  • Common Cold, Flu, Cough
  • Herpes
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Emphysema
  • Acute Bronchitis, Bronchial Asthma
  • Immune System Deficiency

  • Depression, Anxiety
  • Fatigue, Stress, Insomnia
  • Emotional & Psychological Disorders

  • Alcohol
  • Nicotine
  • Drugs
  • Food

Supportive Therapy
  • Chronic and Painful Debilitating Disorders such as Fibromyalgia
  • Side Effects of Radiation and Chemotherapy

Gastro-Intestinal Disorders
  • Acute and Chronic Gastritis
  • Indigestion
  • Colitis
  • Constipation/Diarrhea
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Food Allergies
  • Acute/Chronic Ulcers (pain relief)

Gynecological & Hormonal
  • Infertility in Women and Men
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Morning Sickness
  • Menstruation (irregular, heavy, or painful)
  • Menopause
  • Diabetes

  • Stress Incontinence
  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Sexual Dysfunction

Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Toothache
  • Post-Extraction Pain
  • Gingivitis Acute
  • Chronic Pharyngitis

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: