Acupuncture is a natural, holistic therapy that promotes the body's self- healing abilities by improving blood and oxygen flow, decreasing inflammation, and relaxing the nervous system. It is a complete system of medicine that has successfully treated health conditions for over 2,500 years.

 

Acupuncture is becoming more familiar and widely used by people in the United States and throughout the Western world over the past few decades. More people are experiencing its beneficial effects on their health and wellness as it is becoming a mainstream form of therapy.  Despite this increased recognition and appreciation for acupuncture, many people aren't aware of the wide range of conditions and health challenges that can be greatly improved, if not reversed, by utilizing this time-tested form of treatment.  The World Health Organization lists 31 health conditions that acupuncture is able to treat.

 

 

Pain is the most common condition treated by acupuncture.  A recent study by Gallop-Healthways found that 47 percent of U.S. adults suffer from at least one kind of chronic pain.  Pains that affect the neck, back, shoulders, knees, hips, wrists, ankles, and head can all be significantly improved through a course of acupuncture treatments.  In fact, acupuncture can ameliorate pain anywhere in the body because of its powerful effects on decreasing swelling and inflammation and increasing the circulation of oxygenated blood.

 

Emotional imbalances, such as anxiety, depression, and irritability often respond well to acupuncture.  In Chinese Medicine theory, it is believed that the body and mind are closely connected.  By improving the function of the organs and bringing the body back into balance, acupuncture can promote stress reduction, relaxation, and a better mood.  Treatments help the brain to produce more of the “feel-good chemicals”, such as serotonin, dopamine, and endorphin.

 

Digestive issues, such as gas, bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, and acid reflux can all be greatly relieved by acupuncture.  When a person changes his or her diet to eat more healthy foods and receives regular acupuncture treatments, the amount of inflammation and levels of toxicity are reduced in the digestive organs, including the pancreas, stomach, small intestine, and large intestine.  These organs are then able to function stronger to better digest and assimilate food.

 

Acupuncture is a natural, effective way to bring about better health and wellness.  It treats a wide variety of ailments, including pain, emotional imbalances, and digestive issues.  If you are experiencing any health problems or know someone who is, come in or encourage them to come in and ask us how we can help.  It might make a big difference in the quality of your life.

 

 

Dr. Phelps