Acupuncture at the Delray Center

The Delray Center for Healing prides itself on treating our patients not just psychiatrically, but also in mind, body, and spirit. In that spirit, it is our facility-wide goal to integrate all useful pathways to psychological healing into our treatment of depression, anxiety, and other mental health disorders. The Delray Center offers multiple types of acupuncture as either a holistic approach to remedy numerous health problems, or as part of a greater mental health treatment plan to complement psychiatry and psychotherapy. Acupuncture has been part of eastern medicine for thousand of years, and in recent years, modern scientific studies have demonstrated that it alleviates both physical and mental suffering. Raul J. Rodriguez, MD, Founder & Medical Director of the Delray Center for Healing, and his multidisciplinary treatment team often include acupuncture in their comprehensive treatment plans for anxiety, depression, and other mental health disorders.

Acupuncture is effective in treating many physical ailments, such as headaches & migraines, fibromyalgia, digestive disorders, and menstrual pain & irregularities. In addition, it is also effective for outpatient detoxification, smoking cessation, pain management, chronic stress, anxiety, and insomnia. For anyone who is uncomfortable with traditional acupuncture needles, the Delray Center also offers needle-free eastern medicine treatments using Chinese Medical Massage (Tui Na), micro-current, and cupping.

Holistic Treatment for Physical & Mental Health

Body acupuncture is recommended for a lot of physical ailments, including chronic or acute pain relief. During a session, sterilized needles are inserted into the skin at specific acupressure points all over the body. The penetration of the needles stimulate the nerves located in these acupressure points. It is believed that the stimulation created by acupuncture affects our bodies’ neurohormonal pathways, causing the body to release neurotransmitters to help with pain, stress, or fatigue. Studies also suggest that acupuncture has anti-inflammatory properties, and it has been shown to enhance the effects of certain medications, such as fertility drugs.

Auricular (ear) acupuncture consists of inserting needles at acupressure points within the ear. The stimulation to the nerves within the ear have a healing effect on other parts of the body, and provide relief from a number of conditions. Auricular acupuncture has famously been used for decades as an alternative treatment for opioid withdrawal, and is known to lessen withdrawal symptoms for individuals detoxing from drugs or alcohol. In addition, it can be used to help with smoking cessation, and can be used to treat mental health issues such as anxiety or insomnia.

Acupuncture at the Delray Center is administered by an Acupuncture Physician (AP) who is Nationally Board Certified and Florida State Licensed. Painless and relaxing, this practice makes for an excellent adjunct to traditional psychiatry, and can help treat many afflictions without drugs or side-effects. A series of sessions may be recommended by one of our doctors pending a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation, as part of a well-rounded treatment plan. To learn more about our treatments, contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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The Delray Center For Healing offers Acupuncture as one of the most comprehensive outpatient depression treatment programs in the country.


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