Acupuncture is an ancient medicine that involves inserting tiny, sterile needles in a patient’s body to relieve pain. Acupuncture originated in China and has been practiced for over 2,000 years.It is typically used in conjunction with other treatments and is just one of many wellness services that Be Well offers.
What Can Acupuncture Treat and What Is the Treatment Process?
Patients turn to acupuncture to relieve lower back pain, migraine headaches or other conditions. Pain relief offered by acupuncture typically lasts from days to weeks. Patients often initially receive treatments 2-3 times per week, with treatments typically tapering off as pain is reduced. As your pain decreases and your mobility increases, other wellness treatments become available. This often leads to a more permanent solution to your injury.
At Be Well wellness clinic, acupuncture treatments are preformed by an acupuncturist who is in good standing with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO). During your acupuncture treatment, certain “acupuncture points” are stimulated at various and specific locations on your body with thin needles. These needles stimulate your body’s natural healing response by “unblocking your Qi, or chi” and improving your physical and mental health.
These “acupuncture points” help increase circulation of nutrients and energy. The idea is that you are able to balance your Qi through the elimination of any energy blockages. These blockages can cause disease, injuries, general fatigue and stress.
Are Acupuncture Treatments Painful?
It is very rare for a patient to experience pain during an acupuncture treatment.In fact, once needles are inserted, you are left alone in a tranquil, relaxing, and private space. This allows your healing process to begin and have maximum benefit. Needles used by your acupuncture specialist at Be Well are very thin, and quite often patients don’t feel them at all, either while they are being inserted, while they are in place, or when they are removed.
Acupuncture Offers Pain Relief Without Side Effects or the Risk of Addiction
Acupuncture is a key component of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and offers a variety of benefits. Acupuncture is a key component of taking a holistic approach to your health and well-being, most notably by offering a drug-free approach to a healthier, happier lifestyle. You’ll never need a prescription for drugs you can’t pronounce when you choose acupuncture as your source of pain relief. When you choose acupuncture from Be Well wellness clinic you never run the risk of experiencing unhealthy side-effects or addictions.
Aside from Pain Relief, What Other Benefits Does Acupuncture Offer?
Different people turn to acupuncture to treat various ailments and maladies. Again, acupuncture is just one part of the puzzle when considering your overall health and well-being. That being said, the most common reasons that people turn to acupuncture include:
- Improved Immune System Health
Many people find that they experience fewer colds and general aches and pains as a result of acupuncture treatments at Be Well
- Better, More Beneficial Sleep
Many people who choose acupuncture enjoy deeper, more rejuvenating sleep. It is said that acupuncture stimulates production of your relaxation neurotransmitters
- Stress Reduction
Acupuncture offers a drug-free way of dealing with your everyday stresses. As your Qi energy becomes more efficient, your stress level lowers and you can be you again
- Calm Your Digestive Disorders
As your stress and physical well-being improves, so might your digestive tract.Improved Qi flow helps you bring in the good and flush out the bad
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