Have you thought about trying acupuncture for a particular health concern, but are unsure if acupuncture is right for you? Chances are treatment with acupuncture and Chinese medicine is your best choice. Heather can work with a variety of health conditions and most people are surprised by just how much acupuncture can treat.
There are over 100 medical diseases the World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Institute of Health (NIH) recognize acupuncture being effective in treating. Some of those medical diseases include:
- Back Pain
- Menstrual Cramps
- Digestive Complaints
Visit our Care and Conditions page to see how acupuncture can help your particular ailment.
Benefits Of Acupuncture
Acupuncture has a wide range of benefits in addition to alleviating pain and other ailments. Those benefits include:
- Increases circulation
- Decreases pain and inflammation
- Enhances digestive function
- Balances and regulates hormones
- Boosts immune system
- Improves mood and reduces stress
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a treatment based on Chinese medicine- a system of healing that dates back thousands of years. Acupuncture is the insertion of fine, hair thin needles into acupuncture points to stimulate specific body parts to create a desired effect. Sometimes that effect is to unblock and open, other times it is to tonify and bring more to. And sometimes it is to simply balance and harmonize. Acupuncture points are located on “channels” which are pathways of communication between the brain and the body’s skeletal structures and organs. Stress, trauma, inflammation, unhealthy lifestyle choices and other factors interfere with and upset this communication.
The acupuncture points are small areas of increased electrical sensitivity. Multiple biological responses occur when acupuncture points are stimulated which allows the body to regain it’s natural ability to heal itself and return to homeostasis.
5 Reasons Why Acupuncture Works
#1 It’s natural– All healing is done by the body’s own healing mechanisms.
#2 It works with your body– The body’s self healing capabilities are quite remarkable. Some of these self healing mechanisms include fever and inflammation. When these signs occur, the body is attempting to correct the situation and to block these does give relief but at the cost of true healing.
#3 Side effects are minimal to non- existent– All modern medicine pharmaceuticals have side effects and can be very imbalancing to the bodily systems. Instead of using drugs, acupuncture and Chinese herbs can be utilized to bring back balance without side effects and are never life threatening.
#4 It’s safe– Visiting an acupuncturist is at least as safe if not safer then visiting your doctor.
#5 It is exceptional for chronic conditions– Modern medicine is great for treating acute conditions, those health problems needing immediate attention, but it’s not great at treating chronic conditions. Chronic conditions are those persistent concerns that don’t go away on their own. This is where acupuncture and Chinese medicine really shine.