Acupuncture is one of the oldest and most widely form of healthcare in the world. It’s thought to be around 5,000 years old and billions of people still use acupuncture as a primary means of treatment for over 2,000 different conditions.

Acupuncture at Ballenger Chiropractic & Acupuncture:

  •      All 3 doctors are certified and trained in providing safe, specific, life-changing acupuncture treatments
  •      Dr. Alex, our ‘Acupuncture Guru’, has the highest level of training possible (Diplomate)

Most Common Conditions we see at Ballenger Chiropractic & Acupuncture:

  • Anxiety / Depression / Bipolar
  • Arthritis / Tendonitis / Bursitis
  • Asthma / Allergies / Sinus Issues
  • Auto / Work Injuries
  • Scar Tissue / Chronic Injury
  • Bladder / Kidney / Yeast Infections
  • Chronic Fatigue / Stress
  • Colds / Flu / Cough / Influenza
  • Chronic Joint & Muscle Pain
  • Post-Surgical Healing / Pain Relief
  • Weight Control / Addictions
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches / Migraines
  • Hypertension / Low Blood Pressure
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hormonal Imbalances / Infertility
  • PMS / Hot Flashes / Menopause
  • Tinnitus
  • Athletic Injuries
  • Maintenance / Prevention

 Commonly Asked Questions:

Q: Who does the acupuncture treatments at your clinic?

  • A: All three of our doctors are certified to provide acupuncture.

Q: How do I know if acupuncture is right for me?

  • A: We always do a complete consultation and examination on all new patients. The doctor will be able to assess your specific condition and then give you a complete report on whether or not acupuncture would be of potential benefit for you.

Q: Who’s eligible for acupuncture?

  • A: With very few exceptions, everyone is a candidate for some form acupuncture treatment. Our youngest patient is one week old and our oldest patient is 96 years old!

Q: What do you use for acupuncture treatments?

  • A: The doctors are trained in a variety acupuncture treatment techniques. The technique that the doctor uses is based on your individual needs and comfort level.
  • Needling
  • Acupressure
  • Electric Acupuncture
  • Moxibustion
  • Laser Acupuncture

Q: Does is hurt?

  • A: In one word, NO! You may experience a slight ‘pinch’ when a needle is inserted, but otherwise there is typically no lasting pain whatsoever. In fact, most patients find acupuncture to be extremely comfortable and relaxing.

Q: How many treatments?

  • A: This depends on several factors, such as the severity of your conditions, how long you’ve had your condition and other complicating factors.. Anywhere from 1 to 20 treatments may be necessary.

Q: How long does a treatment last?

  • A: Most acupuncture treatments last about 30 minutes. Once the treatment is provided, the patient will lie in a dark, quiet room and relax (maybe even sleep) for about 30 minutes.

Other questions?

  • Feel free to contact our office and we’ll be more than happy to any questions that you may have!


One of the unique aspects of our clinic is our ability to perform a wide variety of chiropractic techniques. We can assess each individual patient and decide (with the patient) what technique(s) would benefit them the most.

Most Common Conditions we see at Ballenger Chiropractic & Acupuncture:

  • Headaches / Migraines
  • Arthritis                                                
  • Joint Pain / Stiffness
  • Sciatica                                                            
  • Low Back Pain / Neck Pain                         
  • Pain between Shoulder Blades
  • Whiplash                                                                      
  • Disc Problems                                              
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Bursitis / Tendonitis                                              
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries                                        
  • Sprains / Strains
  • Numbness / Tingling of Extremities       
  • Joint Pain (Foot, ankle, knee, hip)                             
  • Pregnancy
  • Work Injuries / Auto Injuries                    
  • Maintenance / Prevention
  • Children (Colic, Ear Infection, Sleep difficulty, Bedwetting, Sickness, Pain)

Activator Method

Benefits of this technique:

  • Safe and effective for people of all ages (1 day old to 100 years old)
  • Comfortable for patients that don’t want (or shouldn’t have) the ‘twisting, cracking, popping’ type of adjustment
  • Very specific for extremity issues (foot, ankle, knee, hip, shoulder, elbow, wrist)
  • Very effective for acute athletic injuries

Diversified and Thompson Methods (Manual Adjusting)

Benefits of this technique:

  • Common technique used by doctors of chiropractic
  • Effective technique for many patients that prefer a more aggressive adjusting technique
  • Our doctors our trained to be specific, comfortable and effective in all manual adjusting

Cox Flexion-Distraction Method

Benefits of this technique:

  • Very effective for low back issues
  • Very comfortable technique that most patients very much enjoy
  • Extremely effective for: disc issues, arthritis, nerve compression, general stiffness

Other Methods

  • SOT Technique (gentle, specific approach)
  • Webster Technique (specific for pregnancy)Therapy & Rehabilitation
  • We provide a variety of active and passive therapy & rehabilitation at Ballenger Chiropractic & Acupuncture.
  • Beyond properly aligning the body through chiropractic adjustments, we believe that improving mobility, strength and coordination are of upmost importance in order to provide long-term results.

Passive Therapy

  • Electric Muscle Stimulation
  • Rapid Release Technology
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Passive Stretching

Active Therapy

  • FMS (Functional Movement System)
  • Active Stretching
  • Active Strengthening
  • Rehabilitation Exercises


Our doctors are highly trained in the field of whole food supplementation, herbal supplementation, homeopathic and dietary recommendations.

Most Common Conditions we see at Ballenger Chiropractic & Acupuncture that may be caused by nutritional deficiencies:

  • Constipation / Diarrhea
  • IBS / Celiac / Gluten
  • Bloating / Gas
  • Acid Reflux / Ulcers
  • Hormonal Imbalances / Irregular Mense
  • PMS / Low Sex Drive / Irritability
  • Eczema / Hives
  • Acne
  • Psoriasis / Dry Skin / Fungal Infection
  • Cold Sores / Canker Sores
  • Frequent Infections / Poor Immune System
  • Allergies / Sinus Issues
  • Blood Pressure / Cholesterol
  • Headaches
  • Cold Hands / Feet
  • Depression / Anxiety
  • Insomnia / Stress
  • Poor Diet
  • Maintenance / Prevention

 Our Approach:

We believe that every patient should be assessed and treated as an individual when it comes to determining nutritional recommendations. Our nutritional patients receive a full consultation and assessment in order to determine their individual nutritional deficiencies and toxicities.

We use the following tools, tests and assessments to determine nutritional needs of our patients:

  • Full consultation, history, examination and assessment
  • System Survey Form (200+ questionnaire that allows us to specify nutritional deficiencies by organ & system)
  • MEAD Testing (computerized testing often used in combination with Acupuncture)
  • Tongue Diagnosis (often used in Eastern Medicine)
  • Muscle Testing

Our Preferred Products

We have are extremely adamant about only recommending the best products for nutritional support.

These are the most common nutritional companies we recommend:

  • Standard Process (organic, whole-food supplements)
  • Medi-Herb
  • Lhasa OMS
  • Crane Herb Company
  • Deseret Biologicals
  • Energique
  • Young Living


We provide a multitude educational outlets to our patients as well as around the community. Ask us about our in-office ‘How to Stay Young’ class . Ask us about having Dr. Luke come and speak to your business, organization, club or school!