January 2, 2018

Reasons to try Acupuncture







YOU HAVE PAIN. Whether your pain is from a recent injury, arthritis, fibromyalgia, or general stiffness, acupuncture can help. Acupuncture can reduce pain and stimulate the body’s own healing response. It does this by interrupting pain signals along the nerve fibers, increasing circulation to the area, releasing endorphin’s and stimulating the central nervous system to regulate neurotransmitters and hormones. The release of these chemicals reduce pain, stimulate the immune system and regulate various functions and systems in the body.

YOU ARE ALWAYS TIRED. If you feel tired even after long, uninterrupted sleep, then you may want to explore the benefits of acupuncture. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) takes into account all systems and organs in the body and can determine where there is an imbalance. TCM can identify the ‘root’ cause or imbalance that is causing the fatigue. Treatment is aimed at identifying your metabolism, immune system, and digestion to bring your energy back.

YOU ARE STRESSED. One of the things acupuncture does the best is calm the mind and produce a relaxation response in the body. Acupuncture stimulates a release of endorphin’s (the feel-good chemicals) which calm the body and mind. Many people feel so relaxed they even fall asleep during treatment leaving with a sense of deep calm. Allowing your body time to relax at such a deep level, gives the brain a rest and improves cognitive function and memory. It also reduces the physical symptoms of stress such as muscle tightness, headaches, jaw clenching and anxiety. You will find yourself feeling more relaxed throughout the day and having less of a physical reaction to life’s challenges.

YOU ARE CONSTANTLY WORRIED OR ANXIOUS. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, a person’s mental and emotional state is directly related to the health of related organ systems in the body. Excessive emotions such as unwanted worry or anxiety is viewed as a result of imbalance in the body. It is this relationship that forms the theory of body-mind connection in Tradition Chinese Medicine.

YOUR HORMONES CAUSE YOU GRIEF. Many symptoms of PMS including irregular cycles, cramping, headaches, low back ache and mood changes can be helped with acupuncture. Symptoms associated with menopause such as hot flashes, dryness and fatigue can also be reduced. Acupuncture helps regulate the endocrine systems and balance hormones which can alleviate many of the symptoms associated with unbalanced hormones.

YOU HAVE POOR DIGESTION. Perhaps you feel bloated after eating, or experience constipation and/ or loose stool. In almost all acupuncture treatments, points are included to treat stomach and digestion. This is because strong digestion is vital nutrient absorption and the production of energy in the body. If you are not absorbing the nutrients from your food, then your body doesn’t have the ‘tools’ it needs to repair and function at its best. Acupuncture improves digestion by stimulating gastrointestinal secretions, motility and absorption.

YOU CATCH COLDS FREQUENTLY. Acupuncture stimulates the body’s natural healing response. It causes a mild inflammatory reaction which triggers the body’s immune system. Regular treatments can significantly reduce the occurrence of sickness, colds and flu’s. Many people use acupuncture as a preventative measure to keep their immune system strong throughout the year.