A growing solution to curing pain, in the West, is acupuncture. Acupuncture is not a new solution, it has been practiced for centuries in Chinese medicine. It has gotten more attention for relieving pain and ease symptoms without the need for medicine. Studies are showing the amazing benefits of acupuncture.
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is when an acupuncturist inserts thin needles into a person’s body aiming to simulate specific points in the body. It helps the body create painkillers to help rebalance the body and decrease pain symptoms.
The benefits of acupuncture
Help with depression
Depression happens to one out three people in their lifetimes. It can happen to anyone and finding a treatment that is effective can be very difficult. If you are tired of taking anti-depression medication, you might want to give acupuncture a try. Acupuncture can help reduce the symptoms that are associated with depression, such as fatigue.
Help manage anxiety
Anxiety is one of the most common mental conditions people face. Managing anxiety is not easy. Acupuncture can help manage your anxiety by inserting thin needles into targeted points. Acupuncture stimulates your brain to create painkillers and start to focus your emotions. The brain stimulation reduces your anxiety.
Helps reduce pain
Is that constant back pain bothering you more and more each day? Are painkillers no longer helping you? You might want to consider acupuncture as an alternative pain reliever. It can help ease the pain without medication.
There are two explanations on how exactly acupuncture reduces pain. The most common explanation is that the needle stimulates a nerve that gives the brain a signal to release beta-endorphins. These chemicals lower your pain intensity. The second explanation about acupuncture reducing pain is that acupuncture changes the cells in your connective tissue around the pressure points to feel less pain.
Acupuncture can help:
Lower back pain
Nerve pain such as shingles rashes
Help with migraines
Migraines can interfere in your everyday life causing you pain and discomfort. One way to help ease the pain of migraines is with acupuncture. In one study, patients who received traditional acupuncture saw improvements to their migraine symptoms the compared to those who received a mock acupuncture or just rizatriptan.
We’re Wisniewski Chiropractic, part of the Thrive Wellness network. Nearing our third year in our current location, we’re excited to continue bringing you personalized care and support for your wellness journey. Dr. Wisniewski is an expert in chiropractic care. We believe in healthcare that relies less on medication and more on prevention through the use of proper diet, exercise and patient education. Our chiropractic services follow a three-part plan: relieve your pain first, address the root cause, and make a plan for your future wellness.