Acupuncture 101

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Dr. Morgan is passionate about your health and the results of Acupuncture. Whether your condition is for pain, organ related disorders, chronic syndromes, headache, sinus congestion or infertility. With her advanced training, Dr. Morgan takes great strides to a customized treatment of acupuncture for results you will be amazed about!

Dr. Kristin Morgan and the staff at Morgan Chiropractic & Acupuncture PC want to make your acupuncture experience one you will remember. Dr. Morgan has over 150 hours of training in Traditional Chinese Acupuncture and Meridan TherapyDr. Morgan is one of the few doctors in Lincoln, NE that provide TCM acupuncture with needles! 

Even if you've never had acupuncture before, you've probably heard reports of its impressive health benefits. Acupuncture can help improve countless health conditions, such as low-back pain, depression, infertility, digestive disorders and much more.

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a 3,000-year-old system of traditional medicine that originates from China. Very thin needles are inserted along the energetic pathways of the body at specific points. Acupuncture encourages the body to heal naturally. The points where the needles go are areas with electrical sensitivity. They've been mapped out over thousands of years and have been proven effective in the treatment of specific health problems. Acupuncturists insert sterile, stainless-steel needles into specific points located near or on the surface of the skin. Through the needles and points, pain can be relieved, illness can be cured and balance can be restored. This can alter biochemical and physiological conditions to treat health problems.

How Does it Work?

Acupuncture increases blood flow, which decreases pain and reduces inflammation by activating the body's own natural painkillers, breaks up muscle knots and promotes circulation in painful areas. It boosts the immune and spinal system function and balances the body's natural producing hormones and enzymes. 

How Deep Does the Needle Go?

Acupuncture points are located near or on the surface of the skin, usually 1/4 to 1 inch deep. For Pediatric patients or those hesitant to needles, Dr. Morgan offers needle-less acupuncture.

Does it Hurt?

Acupuncture needles are significantly thinner than hypodermic needles. They are so thin, in fact, that several acupuncture needles can go into the middle of a hypodermic needle. Many patients tell us they barely feel a thing!

How Long Do Treatments Last?

The needles are usually left in place for twenty to forty minutes. Most people find the experience extremely relaxing and uplifting and even fall asleep for the duration of the treatment. A nap that heals… What could be better than that?

Is it safe?

Yes, acupuncture is extremely safe and sterile. Because it's drug-free, you don't have to worry about taking several doses of a medication or suffering side effects.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

Acupuncture is a gradual healing process, and healing time varies from patient to patient. You can schedule a consultation with Dr. Morgan to get an idea of how your unique treatment plan will look like.

Will My Insurance Cover Acupuncture?

Some insurance companies now offer policies that cover acupuncture and related services. Just give us a bit of information about your insurance, and we'll be happy to check. Also, acupuncture is generally tax deductible as a medical expense.


  • Acute & Chronic Pain, Joint Issues
  • Inflammation & Chronic Fatigue
  • Headaches & Migraines
  • Women's Health & Fertility
  • Central Nervous System Disorders
  • Endocrine & Thyroid Disorders
  • Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia
  • Adrenal Fatigue & Stress Management
  • Respiratory & Cardiovascular Disorders
  • Immune Function & Allergies
  • Menopause & Hot Flashes
  • Digestive Issues
  • And much, much more!

Acupuncture is an effective, natural way to treat many health conditions. It emphasizes a holistic approach that treats the whole person instead of isolating and separating a disease or health problem from the person. 

Want to know more? Call us at (402) 421-1411 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Kristin J. Morgan and to find out more about attaining a healthy mind and body balance with acupuncture! Dr. Morgan provides all new patients with a FREE consultation to discuss acupuncture and if it's right for you. If acupuncture is something for you, Dr. Morgan will evaluate your condition and provide you with a recommended treatment plan. You will be able to enjoy and relax in our acupuncture room for 20-30 minutes for your first treatment!

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