Acupuncture falls under the umbrella of Chinese Medicine. Other Chinese Medicine healing modalities include herbal medicine, qi-gong and tui-na.
Maybe you’re feeling well and don’t think you need it or maybe you’re not sure if your symptoms can be treated with acupuncture.
Many people don’t realize that acupuncture is for everyone. It can treat many medical conditions and is excellent for prevention and maintaining a healthy body & mind
1. Reduce Stress
Our modern lives put a lot of pressure on our bodies and minds. Everything from our work to the number of notifications on our phone. Our bodies are perpetually stressed or in the “fight-or-flight-or-freeze” mode of our nervous system. Acupuncture is used to relax the nervous system by putting you in a state of calm and relaxation. The best part is that you don’t have to do anything at all, aside from showing up to your appointment.
2. Improve Sleep
70 million US Americans suffer from sleep disorders. Sleep is the time when your body and mind are fully recovering. Lack of sleep can lead to many other symptoms like pain, anxiety and/or digestive disorders. In Chinese Medicine, insomnia is a symptom of lack of health and function, not simply a disease of its own. Instead of getting a prescription with countless side-effects, many people turn to acupuncture. Insomnia is often the result of a dysfunction in the heart or liver. If blood flow to the heart is slightly diminished, the patient will have a hard time falling asleep.
3. Boost Your Energy
Very similar to stress, many people are dragging their feet in the morning, lack motivation and simply feel fatigued and hazy. Acupuncture can provide your body deep rest and the right kind of stimulation for bright energy in the morning and stamina for your day to day.
4. Relieve Pain
More than 76.2 million US Americans suffer from chronic pain. Chronic pain, whether from a pinched nerve, sciatica, arthritis or other conditions can be very frustrating and debilitating for your mind and body. It is often difficult to treat nerve pain with traditional medications as nerve pain doesn’t respond well to prescription pain relievers. Acupuncture is scientifically proven to boost the effectiveness of standard medical care and lessen the severity of chronic pain.
5. Keep You Strong & Healthy
The science behind acupucnture is now showing that patients who reieve actupcture have elevated immune-enhancing hormones and blodo counts for up to three daysafter treatment.
Simiarlly, Chinese herbal medicine is effective at both strengtheing the immune system to prevent illness and speed along recovery time.
Are you more curious about acupuncture now? We hope so! Be sure to reach out to us with questions or schedule an appointment today.