Is Acupuncture Right For You?
Do you have chronic pain? Suffer with digestive, urinary, reproductive, psychological, or emotional disorders? Are you experiencing issues after surgery or chemotherapy? Do you have seasonal allergies, high blood pressure, or an addiction? If so, acupuncture may be for you.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin needles through your skin at strategic points on your body. As a key component of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is most commonly used to treat pain. Increasingly, it is being used for overall wellness, including stress management.
Traditional Chinese medicine explains acupuncture as a technique for balancing energy or life force flow — known as chi or qi (chee) — believed to flow through pathways (meridians) in your body. By inserting needles into specific points along these meridians, acupuncture practitioners believe your energy flow will re-balance.
In contrast, many Western practitioners view acupuncture points as places to stimulate nerves, muscles, and connective tissue. Research shows that this may regulate your body's natural pain response.
The Acupuncture Session
It begins with a review of your medical history, symptoms and a medical examination that includes looking at your tongue to find any imbalances in your body.
Then you will lie down or sit on a table, and the acupuncturist will put needles into various points on your body. Depending on your condition, electrical stimulation may also be utilized.
Afterward, they may dim the lights and play quiet music to help you relax for 20-30 minutes. Periodically they will check in to ensure you're comfortable - some patients even fall asleep.
Benefits of Acupuncture
If you are considering acupuncture for the first time, you may feel curious about these techniques. Here are some of the health benefits you may enjoy if you receive an acupuncture treatment:
- Reduce stress
- Headache and Migraine relief
- Reduce symptoms of neurological disorders
- Lessen chances of getting sick
- Increase energy
- Allergy relief
- Enhance fertility
- Reduce back and joint pain
- Improve eye health
- Enhance mental clarity
- Less digestive problems
- Better sleep
- Better control of blood pressure
- Improve healing after surgery or cancer treatments
Acupuncture is a safe and effective therapy when mainstream medicine is not enough.
In the hands of a professionally trained practitioner, Acupuncture is safe and has very few, if any negative side effects.
Acupuncture needles are pre-sterilized, single-use needles. They are safe and painless to use and safely discarded after the treatment.
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