Acupuncture has been used as a healing tool in Traditional Chinese Medicine for more than 2,000 years. Where Western medicine focuses on treating diseases and illnesses when they develop, Traditional Chinese Medicine focuses on the achievement of health and overall wellbeing of the patient. There are a variety of conditions that acupuncture can help treat.
Acupuncture can help treat the effects an injury has on the body. It can be used to decrease inflammation, pain, spasms, and swelling. Acupuncture can also help promote healing of the injury, as well as increase the patient’s range of motion. Western medicine doctors typically prescribe powerful medications to alleviate the patient’s pain. These drugs often have potential negative and sometimes dangerous side effects, and only mask the pain but do not promote healing. Acupuncture treatments successfully alleviate the injuries without any side effects. Many athletes receive regular acupuncture treatments in order to help their bodies stay healthy.
Patients who are dealing with stress often find relief with acupuncture treatments. Treatments can help lower a patient’s blood pressure, slow down the heart rate, improve circulation, and relax muscles that are tense. Acupuncture also helps promote endorphin production, which are the chemicals our bodies produce to relieve stress and pain. Acupuncture can also help with a patient’s overall emotional health. When emotions are repressed or even excessive, this can have an extremely negative impact on a person’s health and cause illness or other conditions. Acupuncture treatments relax the patient’s nervous system, helping them to achieve better overall emotional health, which can result in better overall physical health.
Many women – of all ages – deal with hormone issues that can have a serious effect on their life. Some of the more common issues include irregular periods, pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS), endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), perimenopause, and menopause. Female hormones stay in balance when the adrenal and hypothalamic-pituitary systems are working together. However, outside forces, including stress, improper nutrition, frustration, and an over-busy lifestyle can cause these systems to become disrupted, which throws the hormone off-balance, resulting in any number of issues. Acupuncture is an effective and safe way to restore balance back to these systems and back to the body. Acupuncture has also been shown to be effective in helping couples who are having issues conceiving.
Autoimmune diseases are the result of a patient’s immune system is disrupted and begins attacking healthy tissues. This occurs because of an underlying issue, often triggered by chronic infection or inflammation, injury, poor nutrition, or toxicity. Acupuncture treatments not only help treat the symptoms of the autoimmune condition but also helps rebuild the body’s immune system to eventually eliminate the condition and help the body become healthy again.
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If you are suffering from any of the health conditions listed above – or any other medical issues – contact Pacific Bay Integrative Health Center to schedule a consultation to find out how our acupuncture practitioners can help.