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Body First Acupuncture

In addition to providing chiropractic care, Dr. Erickson is a certified Acupuncturist. Dr. Erickson has the understanding and know-how to use acupuncture as an effective method for pain management, treatment of infertility, therapy for the reduction of stress and anxiety, and more. With years of experience Dr. Erickson has help countless people find relief. For more information or to schedule an appointment please call 587-8300.

Acupuncture and you.

Medical Studies have shown acupuncture to have numerous benefits including:

  • Reducing and controlling pain

  • increase the success of in vitro fertilization and also promote fertility on its own.

  • Having few or no side effects in comaprison to pain medications.

  • reduce levels of stress hormones

  • lessen the severity and frequency of headaches and migraines

  • Increasing relaxation

  • And more...

  • Why choose Acupuncture?

    Acupuncture can benefit nearly everyone. Research has shown Acupuncture to be an effective method for pain management, treatment of infertility, therapy for the reduction of stress and anxiety, and more. Traditionally acupuncture is used to treat illness, but can also be utilized as preventive medicine. Acupuncture helps to maintain a healthy body and work to prevent illness from occurring and reoccurring.


    Acupuncture needles are very thin, about the width of a hair. Unlike hypodermic needles, acupuncture needles are solid and thin, not designed to cut the skin. The needles do not typically hurt when inserted properly. Many people experience a tingling or heavy sensation. All needles that are individually packaged, sterilized, and disposable- never saved or reused.

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    Scared of needles?

    Dr. Erickson also offers non-needle approaches to acupuncture. Acupressure is a popular alternative to acupuncture. Dr Erickson can incorporate into your treatment the use of stainless steel acupressure beads or the use of Tei Shin, a non piercing acupressure device.

    What to expect

    Your First Appointment

    Your initial appointment consists of a comprehensive health interview and examination so Dr. Erickson can ensure your safety and determine the best course of treatment for you. This is also an opportunity to ask questions so you feel confident and comfortable with your treatment. Dr. Erickson may check your tongue, pulse, and the sensitivity of various acupuncture points. After the preliminary exam, you will receive your acupuncture treatment. Plan on approximately 60 to 90 minutes for your first visit. Following visits generally average about thirty(30) to forty-five(45) minutes.

    Your Acupuncture Treatment

    During your acupuncture treatment, you can expect to be lying or seated in a comfortable position and can expect anywhere from 10-15 needles to inserted per treatment. Generally the needles remain in for 15-30 minutes. You may experience vague sensations of numbness, dull aches, warmth and possible tingling. This is perfectly normal and nothing to be concerned about. Dr. Erickson may suggest additional modalities such as chiropractic adjustments, massage, hands on bodywork to compliment your acupuncture treatment.

    Possible reactions to your treatment

    Your acupuncture treatment may cause you to have a variety of reactions, especially your first treatment or after a particularly stressful time in your life. Some people experience an emotional release. This release can exhibit itself through a need to cry, laugh, or other emotional expressions. During your treatment we encourage you to stay as still as possible (so as not to bend the needles - this can be uncomfortable) but to allow your emotions to flow out or you. This is a normal response to your treatment. You may also have strange or uncomfortable thoughts, see shapes/colors as if in a semi-dreaming state, or go into a true dreaming state by falling asleep!

    Additional Complimentary and Alterntive Treatments Available.

    In addition to Acupuncture, Body First is proud to provide additional treatments including:

    More questions?

    Feel free to give us a call at 785 587 8300.

    Dr. Kenyon Erickson

    Doctor of Chiropractic, Certified Acupuncturist D.C. Doctor of Chiropractic, Palmer College
    Pre-Med B.S. Fort Hayes State University Doctorate
    Certified in Acupuncture
    American Red Cross volunteer instructor
    Flint Hills Community Clinic volunteer
    Kansas Chiropractic Association-President (2008-present)
    Member American Chiropractic Association-member

    Dr. Erickson believes that each person deserves individualized care. His goal is for everyone to reach their optimal health. Dr Erickson works with you to tailor your treatment to your unique needs. By spending time with each patient he as able to address individual concerns and provide customized chiropractic care specific to the individual.

    Contact Us

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    Body First Wellness and Recreation Center

    3615 Claflin, Manhattan, KS 66503
    (785) 587 8300 or (785) 776 6060

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