ACUPUNCTURE is a form of Chinese Medicine. ACUPUNCTURE is the stimulation of specific points along the skin of the body involving penetration by a thin needle, or the application of heat or pressure. One session is not enough- a common treatment schedule involves one to two sessions per week for six weeks. The first documented usage of acupuncture dates as far back as 100 BCE. Acupuncture is the perfect solution for persistent lower back pain or migraines. Needles are inserted to avoid pain, through soreness may occur awhile after.
Stress causes tension throughout the body which blocks the free flow of energy. Small needles inserted into just the surface of the skin stimulate specific points in the body to dispel energy blockages. Practised regularly, acupuncture eliminates stress and anxiety while decreasing blood pressure and relaxing muscles.
What is the health benefit of acupuncture?
Studies show acupuncture may benefit patients suffering from pain or other symptoms, though the mechanisms for action aren’t fully known. Research shows acupuncture may release endorphins and reduce inflammation.
Practised by a licensed acupuncturist or board-certified physician acupuncturist, risks of complications are low. Possible side effects include:
• Infection (rarely occurs)
• Organ damage has been reported, but it is almost always linked to inadequately trained providers.
Combining conventional medical care with evidence-based complementary therapies, like acupuncture, is called “integrative medicine.” It brings the best of both worlds to the bedside to help ensure optimal health and healing for all patients.
Drug-free When the body is more relaxed, there is less pain. By helping reduce stress and anxiety surrounding a painful condition, acupuncture .n help reduce the need for potentially habit-forming painkillers.
If you have any questions about acupuncture, please contact Spinewise in Bowmanville at (905) 623-8388.