While an integral part of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is still very relevant today, used for improving your overall health, treating pain, and reducing your daily stress. At Tustin Place Medical Group, acupuncture treatments are available to boost your wellness, revive your tired body, and relieve chronic pain.
Acupuncture techniques use thin needles inserted into specific areas of your body. Traditional Chinese healers believe these needles rebalance your flow of energy. This energy, known as chi, is thought to flow through various paths of your body, serving as your life force. The needles help release areas where the flow of your life force is blocked, rebalancing your chi, and improving your overall functionality.
In Western medicine, acupuncture needles are inserted in areas of your body where you experience tension or pain. The needs stimulate your nerves, connective tissue, and muscles, triggering your body’s natural pain-killing ability and increasing your physical, emotional, and mental health.
Acupuncture techniques can benefit you in more ways than you realize. Did you know acupuncture treatments can:
1. Boost your immunity
Acupuncture can help strengthen your immune system, protecting you from a variety of common issues, like seasonal and chronic allergies and colds in your head and chest.
Using acupuncture treatments as a preventive therapy can decrease lost work days and prevent additional health complications.
2. Give you back your energy
Feeling constantly tired and worn out can lead to ongoing medical problems and make it difficult to take care of your family, your job, and your personal life.
Acupuncture treatments heal your body from the inside out, improving the function of your adrenal glands and giving you the energy you need to get things done.
3. Relieve headache pain
If you develop frequent headaches that cause lost time from work and your family, acupuncture treatments can help. Treatment techniques can determine the root cause of your pain.
Regular acupuncture can also help you find relief from existing headache pain and prevent the recurrence of headaches in the future.
4. Enhance sleep
Getting enough hours of rest each night is crucial to good health. If you’re unable to get high-quality sleep hours on a regular basis, acupuncture can be an effective treatment option.
Techniques can help reduce incidents of insomnia or your struggles to stay asleep.
5. Improve digestion
Your lifestyle habits and dietary choices can lead to stress on your gut. If you experience frequent or chronic episodes of gas or bloating, acupuncture may be a safe treatment option.
Acupuncture treatments help to regulate your digestive system, increasing its strength and improving the digestion process. This leaves you with improved energy and less gas or bloating.
6. Regulate bowel movements
If fiber supplements aren’t helping you achieve regular bowel movements, acupuncture is a safe and effective alternative.
Needling techniques can reduce symptoms of constipation and help prevent injuries and medical complications that result from straining during a bowel movement.
7. Boost recovery from injury
If you’ve suffered an injury during activities or exercise, acupuncture can help you recover more efficiently.
Acupuncture treatments can reduce your pain, calm muscle and tissue inflammation, and relieve soreness in overworked muscles.
8. Reduce tension
If your daily life is causing you frequent pain in your arms and shoulders, acupuncture treatments can relieve this tension and reduce your risk for repetitive strain injuries.
Acupuncture also helps to increase blood circulation in the areas you overwork daily. This increase in blood flow relaxes tense muscles and helps you feel less stressed.
9. Lessen symptoms of chronic disease
Suffering from the side effects of autoimmune disorders or chronic pain syndromes can take a toll on your mental health, as well as your physical one.
Acupuncture can safely and directly address issues that cause chronic pain, including nervous system dysfunction and inflammation.
10. Alleviate PMS symptoms
Women who experience extreme symptoms of premenstrual syndrome in the days leading up to their period can find relief from regular acupuncture treatments.
Headaches, cramping, and mood changes can also be regulated through acupuncture, helping ease your discomfort, while boosting your levels of energy.
If you’re constantly feeling worn out and sluggish or find it difficult to deal with symptoms of a chronic disease, acupuncture may the solution. You can learn more about the benefits of this traditional Chinese practice by scheduling a consultation at Tustin Place Medical Group online or by phone.