Acupuncture benefits include reducing emotional and physical pain by increasing the body’s own natural healing energy flow. Some of the most common acupuncture benefits include successfully increasing energy and improving well being, as well as boosting the immune system. Acupuncture lifts your mood, clears your mind, and opens your heart. The effectiveness of acupuncture is well documented and has been used successfully in Asia for thousands of years.
Treatments may include a variety of modalities. In addition to acupuncture needles, non-needle techniques include:
Heat treatments called Moxibustion or Moxa where a herbal remedy is heated and applied to either acupuncture needles or directly to the skin. This is used to treat nausea, pain and for late stages of pregnancy to stimulate labor.
Stimulation to blood circulation and detoxification with Cupping is another technique where cups are used to create a vacuum on the body. This treats respiratory conditions, arthritis, gastrointestinal disorders and pain.
Electrical stimulation, known as E-stem units, are also available to block pain receptors and stimulate the release of the body’s natural pain relievers, endorphins. Small clips are placed on the end of the acupuncture needles to help alleviate pain.
What Can Acupuncture Help?
Acupuncture can be used to assist in healing and preventing a variety of health conditions,
- Alcohol Dependency
- Allergy Relief: Food Allergies, Pollen, Pet Allergy
- Back Pain
- Bladder Issues
- Colds, Coughs, Flu
- Caffeine Withdrawal
- Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
- Chemotherapy Side Effects
- Circulation Problems
- Dental Pain
- Digestive Issues
- Drug Addiction
- Eating Disorders, Bulimia, Anorexia
- High Blood Pressure
- Hormonal Imbalance
- Immune Support
- Inducing Labor
- Joint Pain
- Muscle Pain
- Neck Pain
- Post-Surgery Pain
- Post -Traumatic Stress Syndrome
- PMS Symptoms
- Pre- and Post-Natal Care
- Quit Smoking
- Weight Loss
How Acupuncture Works
Acupuncture originated in China more than 5,000 years ago, and due to its proven effectiveness has been embraced throughout the world.
Acupuncture is a Chinese healing art that involves the gentle insertion of very thin, fine pre-sterilized disposable needles into specific parts of the body, which stimulate and activate the body’s own self-healing. The purpose of acupuncture is to activate the smooth flow of Qi (energy) in the body. It is believed that disruption in the flow of Qi causes imbalances, which may cause disease. Acupuncture releases endorphins to create a deep state of relaxation, reduce inflammation and pain, and boost the immune system.
Acupuncture is an organic healing process and the number of treatments depends on if your condition is chronic or acute.
Receiving acupuncture on a regular basis is highly recommended as preventative medicine to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Acupuncture is an organic healing process which treats both chronic and acute conditions. Acupuncture benefits include increased energy and well-being, decreased physical and emotional stress and pain.