How Can Acupuncture Help You?

Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is one of the oldest systems of medicine. It is more than 3,500 years older than traditional Western medicine, which came to exist much more recently. Acupuncture is the practice of inserting and manipulating needles into the superficial skin, subcutaneous tissue, and muscles of the body at particular acupuncture points.

There are as many as 2,000 acupuncture points on the human body, which are connected by 12 main meridians.These meridians conduct Qi between the surface of the body and its internal organs. Acupuncture is believed to keep the balance between Yin (associated with the parasympathetic nervous system) and the Yang (associated with the sympathetic nervous system). This allows for the normal flow of Qi associated with neural transmission throughout the body and restores health to the mind and body.

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What can Acupuncture treat?

  • high and low blood pressure
  • chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting
  • some gastric conditions, including peptic ulcer
  • painful periods
  • allergic rhinitis
  • reducing the risk of stroke
  • knee pain
  • headache and migraine
  • osteoarthritis
  • facial pain
  • morning sickness
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • sprains
  • tennis elbow
  • sciatica
  • dental pain
  • inducing labor
  • low back pain
  • neck pain

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Acupuncture FAQ:

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is among the world’s oldest healing techniques and has been an integral part of traditional Chinese medicine for more than 3,000 years. Western medicine recognizes Acupuncture as a valuable treatment option for those who want relief from chronic pain, sports injuries, headaches, insomnia, and digestive problems. This noninvasive, painless technique involves the placement of very tiny needles into various points on your body to rebalance your body’s energy (“qi”).

How does Acupuncture work?

Acupuncture improves your body’s natural functions and promotes the healing process from within. When your Acupuncturist inserts tiny needles into points along 14 energy pathways on your body, it releases endorphins — your body’s natural painkillers. This technique also helps to boost blood flow and to release the flow of your body’s qi.

Acupuncture is a safe way to get relief from several different types of chronic pain. During your first appointment, you discuss any areas of pain you’ve been having difficulty with, and the team creates a customized treatment plan based on your individual needs, including how many sessions you will need for the maximum pain-relief benefit.

How painful is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture needles are so tiny and thin that you barely feel anything as your Acupuncturist inserts them. Most men and women don’t feel pain during an Acupuncture treatment, but rather it is an overall relaxing experience. You may feel a temporary soreness on your skin after a session, but overall, most individuals experience minimal or no discomfort.

What conditions can Acupuncture treat?

From chronic health conditions to acute injuries, Acupuncture can treat:

  • Lower back pain
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Insomnia
  • Digestive and weight loss issues
  • Osteoarthritis pain
  • High blood pressure
  • Sciatica pain
  • Nausea from pregnancy or chemotherapy
  • Allergies
  • Dental pain

Acupuncture may even be able to help you quit smoking more easily, combat depression, and relieve anxiety. A series of Acupuncture treatments at A & First can improve your overall physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.

A bonus of Acupuncture treatments is that they provide relief from chronic pain without the unhealthy side effects that are common with most prescription medications.

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