The 5 Most Common Reasons to Start Acupuncture

The 5 Most Common Reasons to Start Acupuncture

Acupuncture for Chronic Neck & Back Pain Relief

If you’ve ever experienced lasting, nagging pain in your neck or back, then you know how debilitating the condition can be. Not only does the pain hurt, but it can prevent you from enjoying important parts of your life, such as playing your favorite sport or spending time with loved ones. Fortunately, acupuncture therapy is a lasting and effective means to better pain management that can result in a dramatic reduction of pain and increase in the range of motion. As your relationship with your acupuncturist develops, the therapy will grow more tailored to your body—so be sure to try a multi-week therapy schedule to experience optimal results.

Acupuncture for Insomnia

According to recent data1, it’s not as easy as you may have thought to turn off the world and settle into a relaxing and restorative sleep. In fact, approximately 65% of adults in America have or continue to suffer from some form of insomnia—and that’s a bad sign if you’re trying to live a happy and fulfilling life. Insomnia’s side effects can make doing even the simplest of tasks difficult and daunting, they include an inability to concentrate, decreased energy, mood instability, and more. You can avoid the effects of insomnia by returning balance to both your sleep schedule, as well as your mind and body. Acupuncture is a trusted approach when it comes to relieving stress and anxiety, and the same goes for the therapy’s ability to help alleviate the impact of insomnia. By stimulating the brain, and unblocking your body’s flow of energy, acupuncture has helped many people get some much-needed rest.

Acupuncture for Migraines

For those suffering from recurring migraines, it may seem like nothing can help quell the pain and burden of not just one, but multiple migraines over a short period of time. The symptoms of this specific type of headache can include sharp, throbbing pain followed by feelings of nausea and blurred vision. So, when it comes to relief, most migraine-sufferers are willing to go to great lengths to try new methods—the lucky ones choose to try acupuncture. With a long history of attacking both mental and physical stress, acupuncture stimulates your body, causing the creation of painkilling endorphins that can relax strained muscles. By relaxing your mind and body, acupuncture can work to effectively reduce the pain and frequency of your migraines.

Acupuncture for Fertility Issues

Couples struggling to conceive have turned to acupuncture therapy for years to help them create the miracle of life—and many have reported success! The best results have come from patients that engage in a long-term therapy schedule lasting approximately 3 to 4 months. Learn more about how acupuncture can help you with your fertility issues.

Acupuncture for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Can you think of the last time you went an entire day without using your fingers to operate a keyboard, whether physical or digital? How about a cell phone or tablet? Has it been a while? The same goes for most of us in today’s world! As a result of all of this constant activity, our fingers and wrists are under new forms of stress. One result of this new element of our daily lives has been an increase in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome—a numbness or feeling of weakness in the hand as a result of pressure being applied to the median nerve in the wrist. Many patients opt to try acupuncture to alleviate the pain associated with their condition, and are pleased to find out their therapy doesn’t just help kill the pain, but helps remove the pressure from the median nerve—attacking the problem at its root cause. By unblocking the flow of qi (energy) through that area of the body, acupuncture has been proven to help relax the surrounding muscles, resulting in relief from the common carpal tunnel symptoms. 

References
The Sleep Education Organization: http://www.sleepeducation.org/news/2014/03/10/insomnia-awareness-day-facts-and-stats

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