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Conditions Treated By Acupuncture

Acupuncture for Muscle Pain

Acupuncture alleviates muscle pain through different kinds of ways, the most common being insertion of needles into the body. During this therapy, the body releases hormones called endorphins. Endorphins are your body’s natural painkillers, which help you to feel alert, relaxed and mobile. As this is the body’s natural way of healing

Acupuncture and Pregnancy or Post-Natal Care

During pregnancy or shortly after giving birth, a woman may experience back pain and other discomforts. By addressing the pain with appropriate treatments, you avoid complications associated with taking pain medications. Generally, acupuncture is safe for a pregnant woman and it helps with discomforts throughout the pregnancy. It also improves blood flow to the uterus, which may improve the health of the mother and unborn child. Always discuss a pregnancy and your discomforts with an acupuncturist before starting the treatment to ensure proper measures are taken for your health.

Acupuncture for Anxiety and Depression

Acupuncture for anxiety addresses a key factor contributing to the uncomfortable emotional responses. It reduces the stress you feel in your daily life, which helps reduce the feelings of dread or panic that may interfere with your activities. The treatments encourage your blood to flow properly throughout your body and help encourage relaxation. As a result, you will notice lower rates of anxiety over time as you have lower levels of cortisol, or the stress hormone, in your body.

The treatment may also have a positive impact on feelings of depression by addressing specific factors that contribute to the uncomfortable feelings of sadness. It reduces stress and helps encourage the flow of blood throughout specific areas of your body. As a result, your body functions improve and you may notice a gradual reduction of depression or anxiety over time.

Improving Digestive Health 

Digestive health is a complex part of your body. When you notice pain in specific areas of your stomach, you develop nausea or heartburn, it may stem from a digestive health concern. Acupuncture treatments help with digestive health by addressing specific underlying factors that may contribute to your discomfort. During a visit with an acupuncturist, you may need to explain your health concerns and the symptoms you experience. Your health history helps an acupuncturist determine the cause of your discomfort and then develop a personalized treatment plan.

Addressing Back and Neck Pain

Acupuncture for back pain and neck pain is a common treatment process. The treatment addresses the underlying factors contributing to your discomfort and improves the function of the nerves in your back and neck. By improving circulation to the back, you encourage natural healing and reduce inflammation over time.

Reducing Temporal Mandibular Joint Pain

The Temporal Mandible Joint (TMJ), or main jaw joint, is one of the most complicated joints in the body. Your TMJ can develop a disorder that creates pain in your jaw, face, head, and sometimes neck and shoulders. Acupuncture can be administered to restore the balance to those organs that control TMJ. Acupressure, self-applied by a properly trained patient, can also help TMJ. Massaging specific areas of the body related to key meridians can help reduce the headaches, jaw tension and neck pain associated with TMJ.

Additional Conditions treated Include:

  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Depression
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Headaches (migraines and tension)
  • Hypertension
  • Low back pain
  • Sciatica