Top 6 Benefits of Acupuncture
Acupuncture has been a powerful remedy for countless health issues for more than 2500 years. Although users have been self-reporting the benefits for years, scientific research has only just begun to understand the potent healing powers of this time-honored treatment are only.
Here are six science-based ways that acupuncture may help improve your quality of life:
The human body is an amazing thing, especially when its in proper balance. Our brains produce chemicals like endorphins and neuropeptides that relieve pain and promote the body’s innate self-healing capabilities. Acupuncture is a natural way to boost the body’s production of endorphins and neuropeptides. It’s no wonder that pain relief is one of the top reasons that people use acupuncture. What’s more, acupuncture is recommended as the “first line of defense [for] patients suffering from low back pain.”
Though research is still ongoing, users also report improvements in many other areas, including:
Cold, Flu & Allergy Symptoms
Immune System Functioning
Headaches & Migraines
Are you tired of being tired? Acupuncture is a proven way to get your zzzzzz’s! Studies have shown that approximately 90% of people treated with acupuncture for insomnia have experienced significant relief, with most reporting an increase of up to three hours per night. These studies found that acupuncture increased melatonin production leading the way not only for a better night’s rest but also an increase in overall well being. The patients who received acupuncture fell asleep faster, slept throughout the night without interruption and experienced an overall deeper sleep for a longer period of time.
Acupuncture works to improve sleep (and other areas of health!) by balancing the production of endorphins, melatonin, and serotonin, which impact sleep, tension, pain, and mood. Quality of sleep affects every area of your life, from brain function and memory to relationships, appetite, and mood. Many turn to sleeping pills for a quick fix; the problem with that is, these medications impact hormones and neurotransmitters. This can cause a multitude of negative side effects including headaches, mental slowness, stomach pains, mental impairment, physical weakness, digestive issues, and more. It extreme cases, it can even lead to dependency and addiction.
Acupuncture is a safer option that works to give you a restful nights sleep — naturally.
Though it’s often difficult for doctors and scientists to pinpoint what causes chronic fatigue, some common culprits include hormone imbalances, immune system problems, viral infections, and vitamin deficiencies.
Regardless of the underlying cause is, research has found acupuncture to be a potent option in addressing chronic fatigue. Struggling with low energy? Schedule an appointment with your favorite Maitland acupuncturist!
Science and the mainstream population are increasingly recognizing the importance of our gut health to the rest of our health and wellbeing. It impacts mood, metabolic range, inflammation, hormones, and more. So it comes as no surprise that digestive issues can wreak havoc on the whole body.
Acupuncture stimulates the release of helpful enzymes, bacteria, and minerals which in turn help regulate digestive function. Furthermore, acupuncture promotes balance in the endocrine system, liver qi, and the nervous system, as well a reduces stomach inflammation. The result: improvements in nutrient absorption, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, bloating, abdominal pain, and waste elimination.
Enhanced Mental Clarity
Mental acuity, memory, focus, and decision-making are all vital to our functioning. Our brain is greatly impacted by proper blood flow, gut health, and organ function. Research has demonstrated the efficacy of acupuncture in promoting balance and optimal functioning in each of these areas. Furthermore, science has found that acupuncture leads to measurable improvements in mental clarity and functioning.
Reduced Anxiety & Stress
Anxiety and stress affect millions, causing a host of other health problems including chest pain, frequent colds and infections, headaches, insomnia, fatigue, stomach issues, loss of sexual desire, depression and mood issues, and more.
Acupuncture has been found to balance blood hormone levels, drastically lowering levels of peptides that induce anxiety and stress, and positively impacting the body’s responses to emotions, mood, and stress.
Feeling stressed? Learn more about how your local Winter Park acupuncturist can help.
Acupuncture is a safe, natural and effective healing modality, offering relief from a number of neurological, musculo-skeletal, gynecological, urinary, emotional, gastrointestinal, and other issues. It involves the use of thin, hairlike needle to gently stimulate points on the body and encourage the flow of energy. As sensory receptors are stimulated, nerves transmit impulses to the brain, specifically the hypothalamic-pituitary system which is responsible for the release of neurotransmitters and endorphins.
As people struggle to manage pain and illness, more and more are turning to holistic methods. If you're ready to experience acupuncture for yourself, book your Maitland acupuncture appointment now!
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