Improved Well Being
Acupuncture balances the body’s energy systems. Our life styles, thought patterns and diets create imbalance in the body. Acupuncture helps to balance these energy systems by restoring the body's energy flow. Acupuncture points are gateways to the body’s energy flow and by interacting with these points, your acupuncturist can redirect Qi (loosely translated as energy) from areas of your body with excess to areas of your body that are deficient. By reestablishing a balanced energy flow, acupuncture can improve your well-being and quality of life.
Helping with chronic and acute pain is one of the most common applications of acupuncture. Arthritis, neck pain, back pain, menstrual pain, carpal tunnel, plantar fasciitis, joint sprains & strains, digestive pain etc. are very commonly helped by acupuncture. If you experience migraine, cluster and other headaches you can often find relief right here on the table. The results can be amazing.
Balancing your body’s energy flow can also help reduce stress. A little stress is actually good for you, but most people today experience far too much of it. Living with high stress levels day after day makes it very difficult for your body to relax and remain balanced; regular acupuncture treatments are a powerful way to reduce tension and find relaxation.
Acupuncture can increase circulation, reduce inflammation and reduce scaring leading to faster recovery times after injury, illness and surgery. “Weekend warrior” types of injuries are known to heal much faster with acupuncture. In fact, many professional sports teams have staff acupuncturists.
Achieving emotional balance can be both the primary focus of acupuncture treatment and a positive “side effect” when you use acupuncture for other reasons. Depression, anxiety, frustration, and worry are a few emotional imbalances easily treated. Acupuncture points have a physical and emotional aspect to their function and both of these aspects are accessed during the acupuncture treatment to help revive your emotional well-being.
There are several steps you can take to improve your respiratory health. Being aware of indoor pollutants – cleaning chemicals, out gassing of plastics & fabrics, molds etc. and taking steps to reduce them can reduce respiratory imbalances. Nasal irrigation is also very helpful. These steps in combination with acupuncture can very effectively promote respiratory health. Chronic conditions like allergies, asthma, sinusitis and rhinitis are being relieved by acupuncture everyday.
Insomnia and other sleep issues are also very commonly addressed by acupuncture. Since insomnia and sleep disturbances can be caused from stress, injury, pain and emotional imbalance, good sleep can also be a positive “side effect” when acupuncture is used for other primary reasons. An acupuncture treatment can easily be focused on insomnia and sleep disturbances.
Strengthen Your Immune System
Stress, illness, environmental toxins and allergies, are just a few of the causes of a weakened immune system. Because acupuncture balances your body's energy systems, reduces stress and helps improve circulation, it can promote a strong, healthy immune system.
Premenstrual (pms) & Menopausal Relief
Acupuncture is very effective in treating the symptoms associated with PMS and menopause. Headaches, cramping, sleep disturbances, mood swings, night sweats, cycle length and duration, and pimples are just a few of the common symptoms acupuncture can help relieve.
Reduce Chemo and Radiation Side Effects
Reducing chemo and radiation therapy side effects can be a very powerful benefit of acupuncture. Please visit www.cancer.gov and input “acupuncture” in their search box for much more detailed information including studies that have been conducted showing acupuncture’s effectiveness. The side effects acupuncture can help relieve include (but are not limited to) coughing, fever, anxiousness, nausea, depression, night sweats, dry mouth, pain, diarrhea, and constipation.