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While your instinct any time you feel ill, depressed, tired or otherwise unwell may be to run to conventional medicine, this isn’t always the best course of action. Conventional health care professionals are often trained to treat symptoms—and to use drugs to treat those symptoms. Instead, consider a more holistic and natural approach—acupuncture.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a form of ancient Chinese bodywork that helps to treat and even cure a variety of different health issues. Even though the popularity of acupuncture is relatively recent in the United States and in western countries, acupuncture has been used for thousands of years in China to treat everything from depression to colds. The growth in popularity is due to the efficiency of acupuncture, and how well the treatment works. Another reason for the recent popularity of acupuncture is the sheer amount of illnesses that it can help treat.
What Conditions Does Acupuncture Treat?
Acupuncture is one of the most inclusive treatments in all of medicine, and can help to relieve the symptoms of a variety of different ailments (while actually helping to cure others!). Below are some examples of problems acupuncture helps to treat:
In order to truly address a variety of health issues, different elements of wellness need to be addressed. If you are overeating, smoking, taking drugs or doing anything else that is damaging your body, it can be hard to treat and cure a variety of diseases and illnesses. Acupuncture can help you to improve your wellbeing by giving you the emotional stability to quit smoking, lose weight, quit drugs and take better care of yourself overall. Because acupuncture helps to regulate your emotions, it becomes easier to make the right decisions, and not binge eat or
smoke due to stress.
While many people think of acupuncture as being an adult treatment, it can also be used to treat a variety of health issues that children are experiencing. Pediatric acupuncturists can help to treat a variety of issues that your child may be experiencing, including:
- Digestive Issues
- And More
Speak with a pediatric acupuncturist for more information on acupuncture treatments for children.
There are certain issues that are exclusive for women that acupuncture can help to soothe, ease and regulate. While many of these issues are completely natural, they can still get in the way of work, time with a spouse and relaxation with the family. Acupuncture is able to help regulate the menstrual cycle, as well as hormones such as estrogen.
Some of the issues that acupuncture can help to treat when it comes to women’s health include:
- Hormone Imbalances
- Painful Menses
- Low Libido
- Motion Sickness
- Morning Sickness
- Post Partum Depression
- Insufficient Lactation
- And More
For those that are having trouble conceiving, acupuncture can help to not only increase the libido, but also increase fertility—making it easier to bring a bundle of joy into the world.
No one likes being sick. On top of that, at least once a year, many people experience annoying allergies that get in the way of enjoying fun spring and summertime activities. In order to stave off the flu, fight back allergies and fight other infections, it is necessary to have a strong immune
Acupuncture helps to not only treat the symptoms of flus, colds and allergies, but actually boost the immune system to fight off these ailments.
Some of the issues that acupuncture helps to fight by boosting the immune system include:
- Autoimmune Disorders
- Adult Acne
- Bladder Infections
- And More
If you are feeling under the weather, consider acupuncture to boost your immune functions.
Musculoskeletal ailment treatment is a very popular reason for acupuncture. Musculoskeletal ailments can cause extreme, ongoing pain and discomfort. These disorders include:
- Chronic Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Sports Injuries
- Chronic Joint Pain
- Hip Pain
- And More
Because of the nature of the pain and the areas that are affected, musculoskeletal pain can be anywhere from uncomfortable to debilitating. While these issues may require ongoing treatment, acupuncture may actually be able to resolve some musculoskeletal issues. For other, more persistent problems, acupuncture can help to treat the symptoms, and increase comfort while decreasing pain.
For those that suffer from mood disorders and emotional distress, the pain they feel is very real. While it may not be the same sharp pain as a pinched nerve, it can cause a deep unease that increases slowly over time. This feeling of unease can spiral, leading to more emotional distress in a vicious cycle. Eventually, this can lead to a breakdown, or worse.
Acupuncture can help to treat these emotional issues by reducing feelings of stress, anxiety and worry. Acupuncture can also help to regulate a variety of hormones that affect mood, such as dopamine, serotonin and noradrenaline. With the combination of hormone regulation and reduction of negative emotions, those suffering from emotional pain can find comfort through
their distressful times.
Some emotional issues (and health problems triggered by emotions) that acupuncture can help to treat include:
- Panic Attacks
- Jaw Tightness
- Acid Reflux
- And More
Speak With An Acupuncturist
If you are experiencing any of the issues listed above, set an appointment with a certified acupuncturist. They will help you to select the best course of treatment, and how often the treatment will need to be completed to successfully treat the symptoms or root causes of the ailments that you are experiencing.
Your acupuncturist may also have access to other forms of Chinese health treatments, such as herbal medicine. Speak with your acupuncturist about a well-rounded treatment plan that will help to ensure your ongoing health. Also speak with your acupuncturist about pediatric services if your child is suffering from the issues listed in the pediatrics section above.
Your acupuncturist will help you to put together the best plan of action to treat your symptoms, and help you to feel amazing.
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Sunae Son, L.Ac, M.S.O.M. has spent much of her life exploring and researching western and eastern medicines, combining these practices over a decade of field and laboratory studies into mindful patient care in acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.