15 Sep Acupuncture Benefits
Acupuncture Benefits: Studies show that acupuncture benefits have successful effects in treating acute or chronic back pain, neck pain, migraine headaches, asthma, digestive function, depression with chronic pain, anxiety, improve sleep quality with insomnia, and a sense of well-being.
How does Acupuncture affect the body?
Acupuncture is part of the ancient practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It helps to increase the body’s natural healing response by creating an energy flow (Qi) all over the body. However, disruption or blockage of this flow can turn into negative energy that can cause discomfort and pain. When thin needles are inserted through the skin, they stimulate the central nervous system. This stimulation releases chemicals into the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These stimulated chemicals make it possible for the body to increase its natural healing response and bring blood and nutrients to the tissues.
The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) has documented and published acupuncture’s safety and effectiveness for treating a wide range of conditions. Hundreds of clinical studies on acupuncture benefits confirm its positive effects on the nervous system, endocrine and immune systems, cardiovascular system, and digestive system. By stimulating Qi energy flow to the specific site of the body, it reduces the pain.
Why should you care?
Low back pain is one of the most common body discomforts that about 22% to 48% of adults in the United States experience. Acupuncture treatment helps improve chronic and acute low back pain within 1, 3, and 6month follow up sessions. Studies show that those who seek acupuncture treatment have reduced low back pain with improved functional status. The World Health Organization (WHO) has approved acupuncture as a promising treatment for pain since 1979. Acupuncture treatment can treat and relieve chronic headaches, dental pain after surgery, asthma, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, menstrual cramps, and fibromyalgia.
Acupuncture has become so popular in health care that many insurance companies are covering. We see and hear thousands of people experiencing uncomfortable pain visit their acupuncturist and feel better after a few sessions. The benefits of acupuncture are not limited to specific treatments only.
Acupuncture Benefits: Acupuncture is a safe and effective therapy method when done by a professional certified acupuncturist. We have professional and experienced staff who are ready to help patients with their needs. Contact us today at (818) 823-6721 for your next acupuncture appointment.