Looking for ways to manage stress, kick your headaches or lingering knee pain, take care of insomnia, or get over a cold faster? What if I told you that ALL of these things could be helped with Acupuncture?
I’m no expert, I’m just a mom trying to figure out ways to live healthy and happy as naturally as I can – and I’m finding Acupuncture to be an effective way to do that! So what does acupuncture do…?
What is Acupuncture Doing Exactly?
So evidently blood flow is pretty dang important to our bodies working properly! Blood carries all the nutrients and oxygen needed for our bodies to heal. And our bodies can and WILL heal themselves when we give them the time and nutrients needed.
Acupuncture sends new blood flow to areas that need healing, while at the same time triggering the activity of the body’s natural painkillers.
Did you realize it was that simple?
Well it isn’t exactly THAT simple, when you start looking into Chinese Medicine, you’ll learn about about “chi” and energy flow and balance. There are meridians (fancy word for pathways) that aid this flow and balance and they correspond to the 350 key points for acupuncture. And all of that is part of it, but it starts to get over my head quick!
So the keep it simple recap, what does acupuncture do? It directs new blood to the spots that need it (directed by where the needles are put) to clear out the junk and get fresh nutrients. Boom, you’re a pro now!
What Issues Does it Help With?
If you are struggling with it, acupuncture probably helps! No, seriously, from mental health, to pain management, to immunity, to gut health…they are all requiring our body to repair, cleanse or regenerate, so they all need blood flow! Here is a pretty good list!
What about the Science?
Western medicine has been slow to come around to the science of acupuncture, but it is there! There are multiple articles in reputable journals and double-blind studies.
In fact there are over 1300 studies that have shown Acupuncture to be effective in treating 117 conditions! If you’re the scientific kind – here is some more reading!
What is an Appointment Like
See for yourself my first trip to Modern Acupuncture for a treatment…
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