Whether the pain is from a recent injury, headache, migraine, arthritis, fibromyalgia, or general stiffness; acupuncture treatments will reduce the pain by interrupting the pain signals along nerve fibers, increase circulation to the area, release endorphins and stimulate the central nervous system to regulate neurotransmitters, and stimulate the body’s own healing response by stimulating immune system and regulating various functions in the body.
Traditional Chinese medicine considers various organ systems to determine the imbalances causing fatigue. Treatments are aimed at strengthening metabolism, immune system, and digestion to bring the energy back up.
Through acupuncture treatments, we help to calm the mind and produce a relaxation response in the body by stimulating the release of endorphins. Most patients feel so relaxed they even fall asleep during treatment and leave with a sense of deep calm, such rest assists to improve cognitive function and memory. On the other hand; physical symptoms of stress such as muscle tightness, headaches, jaw clenching and anxiety are significantly reduced.
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 unwarranted 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 Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Many symptoms of PMS such as irregular cycles, cramping, headaches, low back pain, mood swings, excess appetite, cravings, and fatigue can be helped with acupuncture; as well as symptoms associated with menopause such as hot flashes, dryness, night sweats, thirst can also be reduced. Acupuncture helps to regulate the endocrine system and balance hormones to alleviate such symptoms.
Feeling of bloating after eating, acid reflux, heart burn, constipation and/or loose stool; are best addressed by treating stomach and aid digestion. Strong digestion is vital for nutrient absorption and the production of energy in the body, and healing. Acupuncture improves digestion by stimulating gastrointestinal secretions, motility and absorption.