Because the goal of acupuncture is to promote and restore the balance of energy, which flows throughout the body, the benefits of acupuncture can extend to a wide variety of conditions.
Contrary to popular belief, acupuncture is not limited to the treatment of pain. In fact, acupuncture is a complete medical protocol focused on correcting imbalances of energy in the body. From its inception in China more than 2,500 years ago, acupuncture has been used traditionally to prevent, diagnose and treat disease, as well as to improve general health.
Other than pain, acupuncture is also effective for:
Carpal Tunnel –
Acupuncture is an effective treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome. It can help by modifying the pain signals the brain receives from the wrist, healing the source of pain, and increasing blood flow to the area to help heal damaged nerves.
Acupuncture as a treatment for carpal tunnel is minimally invasive and very low-risk, and a wonderful alternative for people who want to avoid using prescription medications or invasive therapies such as surgery.
Acupuncture can dramatically lessen the symptoms related to allergic reactions, or in some cases help the sufferer tolerate what caused the symptoms. It also enables most people to reduce or eliminate their dependence on allergy medication. The goal of the practitioner is to develop a treatment plan that will alleviate the patient's acute symptoms while addressing the underlying immune system imbalance at the root of the allergy.
Acupuncture helps to alleviate fatigue by addressing both physical and mental causes of fatigue and tiredness. By enhancing metabolism, decreasing the effects of stress, and regulating the nervous system, acupuncture and Chinese herbs can help with fatigue.
In general, acupuncture is believed to stimulate the nervous system and cause the release of neurotransmitters. Stimulation of certain acupuncture points has been shown to affect areas of the brain that are known to reduce sensitivity to pain and stress, as well as promoting relaxation.
Acupuncture is not only effective for migraine headaches, but also works very well with tension headaches, cluster headaches, and disease-related headaches. Headaches can have many causes such as sinus problems, high blood pressure or sleeping disorders. Acupuncture can help to treat the root cause and decrease the intensity and frequency of headaches.
Digestive Disorders -
According to Chinese Medicine the Stomach is a major organ in our bodies. If the Stomach cannot function to the best of its ability, than we are unable to fully nourish their body, mind, or spirit. When the Stomach becomes weakened or stressed, Qi may rise and result in symptoms such as stomach pain, cramps, nausea, or gas – that could be the signal of a larger issues that needs to be addressed.
Acupuncture is not only effective at quickly reducing symptoms, but more importantly addressing the root cause of those symptoms. For example, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can treat heartburn by adjusting esophageal pressure, lowering gastric acid, and balancing the functions of the digestive organs, in addition to healing the emotional stress that often burdens the digestive system and results in these uncomfortable disorders.
Diet, allergies, body weight, hormonal imbalance, stress, and toxins, are all factors that can affect digestive health. I will work with you to determine what factors in your body and life could be creating or contributing to your digestive symptoms.
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