As a Chiropractor, Dr Malone's use of acupuncture needles is highly specialized to address musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders in all their various forms (think ... joint, nerve, and soft tissue pain). Acupuncture is an effective primary treatment in many cases and is particularly well suited to treat chronic pain. However, outside of the primary MSK disorders that we treat, many disease processes involve or produce symptoms which may be effectively managed with acupuncture. We often find that acupuncture may help where other treatments have failed and/or other treatments are contraindicated. Acupuncture is a great tool and is perhaps best utilized in conjunction with other manual therapies such as chiropractic, massage therapy, and soft-tissue work.