Acupuncture: What Is It and Is It Safe?

 

Acupuncture is known for its healing powers across the body’s many systems. From improving mood to boosting the immune system, regular acupuncture treatments offers many benefits for preventive and curative care.

Acupuncture: What Is It and Is It Safe?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is one member of the family of Chinese medicine. It’s widely known in western

medicine for its ability to assist in pain management; through it has been used for thousands of years to heal all sorts of diseases. Modern research has proven its efficacy for a multitude of conditions.

Benefits of Acupuncture

  • Balances Mood

Acupuncture helps those suffering from anxiety by calming the sympathetic nervous system, allowing the body to release neurotransmitters that can control a person’s stress level.

  • Chronic Pain Management

Acupuncture can help reduce chronic pain from auto accident, migraines, and more. Patients with chronic pain experience a 50% reduction in pain levels after receiving acupuncture.

  • Improve Immune System

Acupuncture can boost the activity of immune cells that seek out and destroy infections.  Studies have shown that acupuncture helps improve cell counts in HIV patients.

  • Reduce Stress

Stress is the basic cause of 60% of all human illness and disease. Acupuncture can helps lower stress-related high blood pressure, which helps your heart work less.

  • (Don’t) Feel the Burn

60% of adults will experience some type of gastro esophageal reflux disease. Acupuncture can help reduce acid reflux disease and soothe heartburn.

  • Hormone Balance

Acupuncture helps balance hormones, particularly with menopause, thereby reducing the number and severity of hot flashes. This can provide a 3- month reduction in the severity and frequency of hot flashes.

  • Back Pain

Acupuncture treatment results in a33% improvement in lower back pain and 12% improvement in lower back functionality.

  • Helps in Reducing Allergies

Study shows that 50 million people in the U.S. are affected by nasal allergies. Around 30% of adults and 40% of children are suffering from allergies. 2 acupuncture sessions a week for 6 weeks can help with managing allergy symptoms- specific treatment plans are determined on a case by case basis.

  • Weight Management

Acupuncture can help with weight loss and management. Only after 6 weeks, obese female patients can achieve a 3.73% reduction in body weight.

Spinewise is a natural health clinic located at Bowmanville, Ontario provide combine multiple treatment modalities in order to provide holistic, well- rounded treatment to patients. These modalities can include chiropractic, acupuncture, massage, nutrition and much more.

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