Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Try Acupuncture

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Acupuncture falls under the large umbrella of Chinese Medicine. Other Chinese Medicine healing modalities include herbal medicine, meditation, qi gong, nutrition therapy, tui-na (Chinese massage) and bone setting (chiropractic).

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 do not realize that acupuncture is for everyone. 

It can treat many medical conditions and is excellent for prevention and maintaining a healthy body and mind.  

Here are the Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Try Acupuncture 

1. Reduce Stress

Our modern lives put a lot of pressure on our bodies and mind. Everything from our work, to the number of notifications on our phone. Our bodies are perpetually stressed or in the “fight-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, such as 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 or 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 does not 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 and healthy 

The science behind acupuncture is now showing that patients who receive acupuncture have elevated immune-enhancing hormones and blood counts for up to three days after treatment.

Similarly, Chinese herbal medicine is effective at both strengthening the immune system to prevent illness and speed along recovery time.

Conclusion

Are you more curious about acupuncture now? We hope so! Reach out to us with your questions and we’ll be sure to get you into the clinic to see a board-certified acupuncturist.

 

Resources:

https://www.uhhospitals.org/Healthy-at-UH/articles/2014/12/acupuncture-for-cold-and-flu-season?fbclid=IwAR0-Xg70mbL4i6249zL7pIoO5Yi1BMsPaCf6pvu4NnNe3TuZL3ZdNsWEKnU

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/01/170130083228.htm

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