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Jacksonville Chiropractic and Acupuncture

Primary Location
7860 Gate Parkway Suite 106
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Phone: 904-619-2703
Fax: 904-619-2837

Office Hours

Day
Monday9am-1pm3pm-7pm
Tuesday9am-12:30pm3pm-7pm
Wednesday9am-1pm3pm-7pm
ThursdayOut3pm-7pm
Friday9am-1pm3pm-5pm
SaturdayMassage: 9:m1pm
SundayBy ApptBy Appt
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What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is the gentle insertion of very fine needles into specific points on the body. This process stimulates movement of energy within the body, allowing natural healing to take place. These points are selected based on years of training acupuncturists receive based on over 3,000 years of experience in China.

Acupuncture helps to prevent illness by improving the overall functioning of the body's immune and organ systems. Acupuncture is helpful for:

  • Treating existing illnesses and injuries.
  • Preventing both recurrence of illnesses and new illness.
  • Improving overall health.

Acupuncture originated in China over 3,000 years ago. It is part of the holistic system of healing known as Traditional Chinese Medicine ("TCM").

How does Acupuncture work?

Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory:

The Classical Chinese explanation is that energy (Qi) flows in channels (meridians) throughout the body and over its surfaces. These channels are rivers of energy which are referred to as meridians. The Chinese have identified 71 meridians in the human body, which is a basic energy map for all people. The meridians are often compared to a series of interconnected highways. Each of the major organs in the body is associated with its own meridian. Through the network of meridians the internal organs are connected to certain areas and parts of the body including the muscles, bones, joints, and also other organs.

The Chinese believe that health is a manifestation of balance, both within the body itself and between the body and the external environment. When the body is internally balanced and in harmony with the external environment, Qi flows smoothly through the meridians to nourish the organs and tissues. If an obstruction occurs in one of the meridians, the Qi is disrupted and cannot flow properly. When the Qi cannot flow smoothly or is forced to flow in the opposite direction, the body's innate balance is disrupted and illness results.

Acupuncture points are the specific points on the meridians where the Qi is both concentrated and accessible. Acupuncture engages the Qi by inserting needles at these specific points, the goal being to restore the proper flow of Qi. As the body regains its natural balance, well-being returns.

Acupuncture and Modern Medicine:

To the human body, acupuncture needles are a physical stimulus. In Western science, a stimulus is defined as a detectable change in either the external environment or within the body itself. When the body detects change, it produces a response. Although acupuncture is not yet fully understood by Western science, with modern technology scientists can now actually begin to "see" the body's response to acupuncture. For example, using Functional MRI, researchers have shown that when a needle is inserted at specific acupuncture points on the body, corresponding changes occur in the brain.

In the West, acupuncture is most well-known for its ability to relieve pain so the majority of research thus far has been done in this area. Acupuncture points are now believed to stimulate the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) to release pain-relieving chemicals into the muscles, spinal cord and brain. Acupuncture may also stimulate other chemicals to be released by the brain, including hormones that influence the self-regulating system of the body.

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Testimonials

The staff is very nice and customer service is awesome, everyone is very friendly, I had serious lower back pain I could barely walk and Dr Carlson and his staff has made everything so much better, every time I come in it gets better and better, less and more less pain I would recommend not only family but anyone else friends or just a stranger this place is truly amazing!!!! Thanks Dr Carlson u da man!!!

- Dobert D. / Jacksonville, FL

Office Hours

Southside Clinic Office Hours
Day
Monday9am-1pm3pm-7pm
Tuesday9am-12:30pm3pm-7pm
Wednesday9am-1pm3pm-7pm
ThursdayOut3pm-7pm
Friday9am-1pm3pm-5pm
SaturdayMassage: 9:m1pm
SundayBy ApptBy Appt


Northside Clinic Office Hours
Day
Monday 9:00 am 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am 6:00 pm
Saturday By Appt By Appt
Sunday Closed Closed

Meet The Doctors

Meet Dr. Carlson & Dr. Shadick Dr. Jeremiah Carlson & Dr. Adam Shadick are licensed Chiropractors serving the Jacksonville community. Dr. Carlson and Dr. Shadick have been freeing people from pain in the clinic in Jacksonville, FL. As Chiropractors with experience, Dr. Carlson and Dr. Shadick are committed to promoting optimal health and well being of patients. Read More

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  • 7860 Gate Parkway Suite 106 Jacksonville, FL 32256
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Northside Clinic
  • 904-518-4555
  • 2467 Faye Rd. Suite 4 Jacksonville, FL 32226
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