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Top Health Benefits of Acupuncture-Defined
In my practice, I have found that many people now have heard about acupuncture somehow. Either on TV, referred by a friend or their doctor, or through their own research that acupuncture maybe able to help.
The most common ailment most people are familiar with is that acupuncture can help treat pain. But did you know it can help many other conditions?
The goal of acupuncture is to correct this imbalance which can cause a variety of ailments and conditions that you may currently have.
The foundation behind acupuncture is treating the root cause.
Acupuncture can help with many health conditions, including:
● Chronic pain, including joint pain
● Headaches and migraines
● Trouble sleeping and insomnia
● Nausea and digestive trouble
● Back pain and sciatica
● Stress and anxiety
Here is a deep dive into the top five ways that acupuncture can help:
1. Relieves Pain
Acupuncture can help alleviate many types of pain that may range from headaches and migraines to neck and back pain. One of Dr. Heintze’s specialities is the treatment of chronic migraines, using an integrative approach to reduce the frequency and intensity of migraine flares. Recent studies have also shown its effectiveness in treating lower back pain, migraines, tension headaches, and knee pain. Acupuncture works differently for everybody.
2. Improved Sleep
Another thing that Acupuncture can help improve is sleep and insomnia. Scientists believe that acupuncture increases the production of brain chemicals that promote relaxation, thus allowing for better sleep. Sleep is our foundation and acupuncture does an amazing job at regulating the sleep cycle which then will help with pain reduction, inflammation, and sustaining energy levels. #acunap
3. Uplift Mood
Acupuncture can help with improving mood, including helping with depression, stress, and anxiety. The needles from acupuncture treatment release endorphins in the body. Endorphins are hormones that provide a boost in mood, encouraging happiness and relaxation. Those who regularly receive acupuncture describe it as being in #aculand.
4. Help the Heart
Acupuncture is also good for your heart due to the relaxation and stress reduction that one achieves from the treatments, which are also known to reduce blood pressure. Stress and high blood pressure are commonly related to heart attacks and heart disease.
5. Support the Immune System
Research has shown that acupuncture can support the immune system. The placement of acupuncture needles can release immune-boosting cytokines. Cytokines are messenger cells that regulate the body’s immune response. By triggering the immune system, acupuncture can help fight infections or illnesses like colds and the flu.
Acupuncture in combination with our Immune Boost Program, can provide sustained immune support going into the cold and flu season as well as year-round prevention.
Contact our office at (425) 686-4498 to schedule your consult today with Dr. Heintze today to learn how we can help!
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Dr. Ellie Heintze, ND, LAc
- Master’s Degree in Acupuncture
- Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine
- Master’s Degree in Chemistry
Northern Arizona University
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