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Signs That You Could Use Acupuncture
Acupuncture, which has its roots in ancient Chinese medicine, can be very effective for your overall health. It can also treat injuries, frustration, tension, headaches, and other problems. The treatments are even used to help with the discomfort stemming from chemotherapy-related nausea. Here are a few top signs that you could benefit from acupuncture.
An Old Injury Is Giving You Pain
Acupuncture points stimulate the nervous system, releasing healing and soothing biochemicals into the brain, muscles, and spinal cord. That is good news for the many injuries that never really go away. If you are experiencing aches from a past injury, acupuncture can help manage the pain. It is also great for pain management related to current injuries such as a torn meniscus from playing sports.
Your Sleep Is Poor
Acupuncture aims to restore balance to your body and promote quality sleep. For example, the neurotransmitters in your brain may be misfiring, which interferes with your sleep quality. Acupuncture is a natural, holistic way to restore better function to your brain and body. Treatments also can assist with insomnia symptoms such as chronic pain, anxiety, depression, sleep awakenings, and even obstructive sleep apnea.
You Experience Mood Swings
Chronic mood swings are a serious issue that can have many ripple effects. Whether your mood swings stem from stress, lack of sleep, ongoing pain, all of the above, or something else, acupuncture stimulates your neurotransmitters for balanced moods and more relaxation and happiness.
Your Periods Are Erratic
Many people try acupuncture instead of hormonal birth control or other approaches for irregular periods. The goal of the treatments is to de-stress your body and put it in proper balance, which helps tremendously with the level of stress hormones. Acupuncturists have been able to restore regular menstrual cycles for clients by improving their energy and blood flow.
Frustration and Tension Have You Down
Whatever the reasons behind your frustration and tension, it’s never fun to feel stressed and like you have to bottle up emotions. The emotions manifest physically too, for example, through stiff necks and knotty shoulders. Acupuncture can be more effective than popping pills. The liver is the organ that Chinese medicine associates with anger and similar emotions, so acupuncture works to undo these energy blocks in the liver and restore the flow of energy through your body.
You Experience Constant Digestion Issues
Stress, frustration, tension, and similar conditions easily mess with your digestion. As touched on earlier, the liver is the organ related to these emotions in Chinese medicine. Acupuncture promotes the healthy flow of energy and digestion.
You Deal With Headaches, General Body Aches, and Even Eye Aches
Energy stagnation, or stale energy, is at the root of many problems acupuncture relieves, including headaches, body aches, and eye aches, just like tension. Acupuncture loosens the body and relieves stiffness by focusing on connective tissues, tendons, and ligaments. Research also shows that acupuncture can relieve dry eyes by lowering the temperature of eye surfaces.
At Holistic Vitality, we offer acupuncture as an alternative or concurrent treatment to traditional Western approaches. We also use it to promote good overall health. Contact us today at (919) 848-3333 to learn more or schedule an appointment.