Treating Whiplash with Acupuncture

A whiplash often occurs as a result of an accident where the car is hit from the back. Due to the impact of the collision, the neck sharply snaps back and forth, damaging the soft tissue in the neck. Whiplash is challenging to define and treat in conventional medicine. At Acupuncture Practice, we can help you combat the symptoms resulting from whiplash.

How does acupuncture work for whiplash?

Just like many other conditions where acupuncture is applied, whiplash involves a disruption of the energy flows. The flow in the neck or parts of the neck is disturbed, resulting in symptoms such as a stiff neck, dizziness, headaches, and nausea. Acupuncture can be applied in different stages of whiplash. When a client comes to the practice shortly after the whiplash, the acupuncturist will first address the whiplash itself. At a later stage, symptoms that have arisen as a result of the whiplash are addressed. The first step is always to loosen the neck muscles to restore blood circulation and create space in the neck. This instantly alleviates the symptoms. The number of treatments required entirely depends on the severity of the whiplash and the stage at which the client begins acupuncture treatment.

Acupuncture in combination with other treatments

Whiplash is not a minor thing. Consult with your general practitioner about getting an X-ray and any additional treatments. Sometimes the doctor prescribes medication or first checks whether a neck brace can help the whiplash. The acupuncturist often combines acupuncture treatment with supplemental exercises and movement advice.

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Book an appointment online at one of our locations, or call 085 - 0655499. If you have questions about acupuncture or how acupuncture can help you, you can also contact us via email.

Acupuncture for Whiplash at Various Locations in the Randstad

We apply acupuncture for whiplash in all our branches. Make an appointment online for an acupuncture treatment at one of our locations in Breukelen, Hoofddorp, Nieuw-Vennep, Rijswijk / Delft, Voorburg or Wassenaar.