Acupuncture for Better Health

Posted on April 1st, 2023

How can Acupuncture help me?

Acupuncture helps treat a wide range of symptoms and health conditions, including but not limited to: 

· Energy: Fatigue/exhaustion/post-COVID syndrome

· Stress: hormonal imbalance, anxiety/depression/emotions

· Sleep: difficulty falling or staying asleep

· Immunity: asthma/allergies/postnasal drip, cancer care/reduces side effects of medications, chemotherapy and radiation, speeds up healing time after surgery or injury

· Digestive issues: heartburn/reflux, gas, bloating, belching, nausea, IBS, constipation, diarrhea, colitis

· Body Pain (anywhere): Headache, neck, shoulder, back, hip, sciatica, knee, foot, plantar fasciitis, hand and wrist

· Women’s Health: PMS, menstrual cramps, irregular cycle, hot flashes, night sweats, infertility, pregnancy support, labor induction

How does Acupuncture work?

From a traditional Chinese medical perspective, needling acupuncture points stimulates the production and movement of Qi through channels along the body called meridians that help correct any disharmony or imbalance the body may be exhibiting based on clinical symptom presentation. Stimulating Qi flow can have profound effects on reducing pain signals, nourishing tissues with blood and body fluids, and harmonizing organ functions that together can improve health conditions and sense of wellbeing. From a western medical preceptive, the mechanisms underlying the effects of acupuncture are complex and involve multiple systems. Stimulation of deep tissue acupoint which are located near sensory nerves initiates the activation and release of nervous system chemicals that can modulate pain and local tissue functions. In various human and animal research studies, the application of acupuncture needling produced a variety of physiological responses including regulation of blood pressure, gut motility, immune responses, glucose metabolism, hormones, and molecules of pain control and emotion.

What does Acupuncture feel like?

While an initial pinch can be felt at the insertion site of a needle in some tender body areas, the application of Acupuncture needling is generally pain-free. Depending on the treatment, an Acupuncturist may require stimulation of needles in order to facilitate a greater Qi response. As a result, a sensation called De Qi is a favorable activation response which can be felt as a deep achy pressure or numbing sensation that can come and go during treatment. Acupuncture is performed using clean needle technique and all needles used are sterile and regulated by FDA.

Dr. Z invites you to try out this powerful modality and witness benefits firsthand of how Acupuncture can better your health today. 

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