While acupuncture is an ancient practice that has been used to improve health for centuries, it’s been gaining more popularity in recent decades. According to a recent World Health Organization report, acupuncture is the most widely used traditional medicine practice globally, and is gaining a lot of traction in the U.S. because of its effectiveness. Recent factors that have led many to try acupuncture include:
The Opioid Crisis: opened many up to seeking non-addictive pain management and addiction recovery therapies.
The Covid-19 Pandemic: highlighting the need for managing and restoring mental and emotional health, as well as strengthening the immune system.
More scientific research studies being conducted and released, showcasing acupuncture’s wide-ranging benefits.
A frequent question that our team gets from potential patients is, “How can acupuncture help and why should I try it?” Read on below to learn "7 Reasons to Try Acupuncture," specifically at our center:
1.) Promotes Relaxation & Stress-Relief
Stress relief is one of the best reasons to try acupuncture since so many of us are bombarded with the stresses of the modern, busy world. There are specific acupuncture points that can help your body relieve stress and calm the autonomic nervous system. Your acupuncture session also allows you to set aside needed self-care time, which reduces stress. During your treatment at our center, you lie down on a heated BioMat bed that is lined with healing amethyst crystals. Your session is a designated time for you to unwind, rest, and listen to relaxing music as you sink into the treatment. Our specific sessions incorporate additional stress-relieving and inflammation-reducing modalities. See our healing modalities here.
2.) Improves Sleep
Many patients who suffer from insomnia, nightmares, and other sleep disturbances come to acupuncture for relief. When your sleep is off, your emotional and physical health can be negatively impacted too. In addition to helping quiet the mind for sleep, acupuncture can release the sleep hormone melatonin, helping you get to sleep and stay asleep.
3.) Decreases Pain
A very common reason people give acupuncture a try is because it is a natural, nonaddictive way to relieve pain. Acupuncture is actually known to release endorphins, which are natural pain-killing chemicals in the brain. Acupuncture is great for anyone who experiences muscular skeletal pain from injury, headaches/migraines, degenerative diseases, or other chronic conditions.
4.) Helps Digestion
Those who have digestion discomfort such as nausea, indigestion, constipation, and other GI issues often seek acupuncture as a way to lessen or limit pharmaceutical assistance. Acupuncture balances the gut-brain axis and the nervous system which helps address root causes of GI issues, as well as stress, which can exacerbate digestive issues.
5.) Boosts Mood & Energy
The goal of acupuncture is to bring the body back into balance and help revitalize chi. Chi or Qi is the energy flow created along the pathways that connect the acupuncture points on the body. The pathways between the points are called meridians, which also connect to internal organs in the body. Acupuncture restores and balances chi which helps your mood and your energy. Acupuncture points can also stimulate parts of the body that are responsible for emotion-regulating hormones, making you feel more balanced and at ease.
6.) Strengthens Immune Health
When needles are inserted into sensory nerves just below the skin's surface, the body stimulates a response in the immune system, which increases circulation to that area of the body and triggers the release of endorphins. This release not only assists with pain management but also with strengthening immune function. Additionally, acupuncture is said to help increase the number of immune cells in your body such as white blood cells, red blood cells, and T cells.
7.) Treats a Range of Conditions
Acupuncture is incredibly versatile and has a high probability of helping you with what you need on emotional, mental, and physical levels. The World Health Organization and The National Institutes of Health recognize acupuncture therapy as an effective treatment for over 50 medical diseases! The top ailments acupuncture is cited to treat include:
Anxiety & Depression
Headaches, including migraines
Low back pain
Neurological and autoimmune disorders
Fertility, endometriosis, menstrual cramps, menopause
Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting
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Acupuncture is the bread and butter of our business because it helps so many of our patients not just decrease pain and address health concerns, but also because it allows people to live their lives to the fullest. If you want to discover any of the 7 benefits listed above, then come give acupuncture a try with us. Take back your health, revitalize your energy, and start living as the best version of yourself.