Throughout our lifetime, we have to cope with some difficult challenges. In fact, it’s likely that you or someone you know is dealing with some of these common health challenges right now. A few examples include things like chronic stress, anxiety, depression and insomnia. The good news is, acupuncture has been proven to be a helpful, supportive modality to help you cope.
And as side effects to traditional Western medication become more well known, the demand for a more holistic approach is increasing. We’re happy to share a few ways acupuncture can support you when it comes to stress, anxiety, depression and insomnia.
Alternative Medicine for Stress:
Acupuncture is a great tension reliever. Daily work on computers, standing on your feet for long periods of time and overuse of your body in physical professions all can contribute to stress. If this stress is maintained on a continuous basis, it can have a very real and detrimental effect on health and wellbeing.
Chronic stress can make us feel unhappy, anxious and sick. Long-term stress can weaken the immune system putting you at risk for serious health challenges. Constant worry, sleeplessness and tension in the body can destroy quality of life.
Acupuncture helps the body come back into balance. In one such study acupuncture was shown to have a, “protective effect against stress.” Because the experience of acupuncture is calm and relaxing, many patients fall asleep during their treatment. When they awake, they report feeling refreshed with a restored sense of balance and boosted energy. If you have chronic stress and depression, consider acupuncture.
Acupuncture Treatment for Anxiety and Depression:
With an estimated 17.5 million Americans suffering from depression and the demand for alternative methods of treatment increasing, acupuncture has become a modality of choice.
It is widely accepted by Chinese medicine that the emotional body and physical body cannot be separated. Therefore, treating the physical body can help the emotional body as well.
Acupuncture uses meridians, or energy pathways, in the body to release blocked energy. When energy is blocked, it causes a state of dis-ease.
Chinese medicine characterizes one form of depression as a problem of blocked qi in the liver with the heart and spleen playing supporting roles. This does not mean there is a problem with the organ itself although there could be in extreme cases. Acupuncture works with these meridians in the body to unblock qi to help support health and wellbeing. It has been proven as an effective therapeutic method for reducing depressive symptoms.
Chinese Medicine for Insomnia:
As we get older, it’s common for many people to experience a change in their sleep patterns. When you start experiencing sleeplessness it can feel miserable. You might suffer from sleep deprivation, have interrupted sleep or wake after a full 8 hours still feeling unrested.
How can we enhance sleep? Acupuncture has been known to increase melatonin, which is the hormone that regulates the sleep-wake cycle. Acupuncture has helped people fall asleep faster, increase duration of sleep and make sleep more restful throughout the night.
In even more severe cases such as that of sleep apnea, Chinese medicine has offered successful treatment. Acupuncture has been, “highly effective in the reduction of apnea and improving oxygen saturation.
Sound Therapy as Complement:
Sound therapy also offers a great complement to acupuncture treatments. With its ancient roots and more modern connections to music therapy, sound therapy is said to use the power of vibration to restore depleted energy in the body. Vibration of sound can help increase cellular movement and that can contribute to wellness. That’s why we offer a very special and unique vibro-acoustic therapy table in addition to acupuncture which can also enhance sleep.
Sound harnesses the power of vibration to help support and restore depleted energy which can have a therapeutic effect on overall wellness.
It’s important to know that Chinese medicine is a complete system of medicine that has successfully treated many common health conditions for more than 2,500 years. The longevity and science behind acupuncture may be lesser known to some, but it has a very effective track record.
Are you suffering from sleepless nights? Do you want to manage stress holistically or cope with symptoms of anxiety and depression? We’re here to help you find the best whole-body holistic solution. Contact us here or call 561-303-3436.
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