Acupuncture is a technique has been used for centuries to promote overall health and well-being. The benefits of medical acupuncture are numerous and varied. It has been shown to help alleviate pain, reduce stress and anxiety, improve sleep quality, boost the immune system, and enhance overall energy levels. By stimulating specific points on the body, acupuncture can help to improve blood circulation, decrease pain, and restore normal movement to your body. Acupuncture is a great treatment on its own, or also works well in adjunct with Physiotherapy.
Some conditions that Acupuncturists can treat:
Neck and shoulder pain
Immune system issues
High blood pressure
...and MUCH MORE!
How does acupuncture work?
Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points on the body. It is believed that these points correspond to pathways, or meridians, through which energy, or Qi, flows. By stimulating these points, acupuncture is thought to restore balance and promote healing within the body. The exact mechanisms by which acupuncture works are not fully understood, but it is believed to have both local and systemic effects. Locally, acupuncture can stimulate the release of endorphins, which are natural pain-relieving chemicals. Systemically, acupuncture may affect the nervous system, immune system, and hormonal system, helping to regulate various bodily functions.