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Why Consider Acupuncture?

October 13th, 2015 11:06am

Why Consider Acupuncture?

Have you been hearing more about acupuncture lately?  Are you somewhat curious about this new pain remedy yet unsure if it is something that you actually want to try?  Acupuncture is becoming more and more popular, it has a great success rate and can be really beneficial for your body.

So what exactly is acupuncture?  Acupuncture is a form of complementary medicine that uses needles to prick the skin in order to alleviate various forms of pain in the body.  These needles are very thin, and can be inserted at various depths depending on the location of the pain. The treatment approach originated in China, and is often used as an alternative to medication and surgery.

Why should you consider acupuncture?  Here are a few reasons:

Acupuncture is Low Risk and Low Pain: There are very few side effects when it comes to acupuncture. The most common side effect is that a minimal amount of bruising may occur.  Because this is really the only concern, acupuncture is thought to be very safe.  

Acupuncture Can Help You Sleep:  Many people who seek acupuncture treatment are struggling with some kind of pain.  Dealing with pain during the day is enough of a struggle, but having it disrupt your sleep is the absolute worst!  Acupuncture may change that.  It can help with sleep,  as your body is often more relaxed after treatment and your mind is typically at peace.  This can oftentimes be enough to help you fall into a deep sleep night after night.  

Acupuncture Can Impact Your Mood: Acupuncture releases endorphins which affect the neurotransmitters, impacting the level of pain you feel and helping you have an overall positive mood.  This can lead to feeling relaxed and it will help boost the immune system.

Acupuncture has lots of wonderful benefits and it can be used as a form of treatment for many conditions.  A few of these conditions include chronic pain, arthritis, stress, fibromyalgia, and migraines.  It may be worth a try if you struggle with pain and want relief.

At Recovia, we commonly use acupuncture as part of our treatment programs. We have found that for patients undergoing medication detox, acupuncture assists in alleviating symptoms such as nausea.  Additionally, acupuncture may stimulate blood flow and help energize the patient, muting some detox symptoms altogether. Lastly, acupuncture is used in combination with other treatments in an effort to reduce pain levels. For more information on acupuncture and Recovia’s treatment programs, please contact us.

Recovia is a functional flex-care program that aims to maximize recovery for individuals suffering from chronic pain, injury, or dependency.  The mission is to provide a compassionate, comprehensive, cost effective, and individualized functional rehabilitation program.  For more information, please contact us at 480-712-4600 or visit our information page.

The advice and information provided herein is for educational purposes only and should not be used for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed medical professional should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions.  Links to other sites are provided for information only -- they do not constitute endorsements of those other sites.

 

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