5 Benefits of Acupuncture

5 Benefits of Acupuncture

Dec 31, 2022 | Blog

The art of acupuncture has been around for thousands of years. It is a form of traditional Chinese medicine. Acupuncture involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points on the body to stimulate energy flow and promote healing.

It works by activating specific points on the body that are connected to the flow of energy, known as Qi in traditional Chinese medicine. Imbalances or blockages in the flow of Qi can lead to various health problems, and acupuncture can help restore balance and promote healing.

Now to the good stuff… Here are 5 Benefits of Acupuncture:

1.) Restore balance in the body

Qi is like energy that flows throughout your body and is a major core idea behind acupuncture. Much like your circulatory system for blood, the 12 meridians circulate your Qi, or energy. This circulation restores balance and flow within yourself. 

2.) Reduce stress and increase energy

There are specific points utilized for relaxation purposes, including the point “yin tang,” which is located directly between your eyebrows. Furthermore, Qi, or energy, flows more freely after an acupuncture visit.

3.) Reduce pain

There are specific acupuncture points that target back pain, neck pain, and joint pain, including knees, elbows, and TMJ pain. Acupuncture provides a holistic alternative to surgery or drugs for pain and repetitive strain injuries. 

4.) Reduce Muscle Tightness

Acupuncture needles can be used to target specific muscle groups that may be tight. Ah shi points target knots within tight muscles, causing knots to dissipate. 

5.) Relief from headaches

There are specific acupuncture points that help provide relief from headaches and even migraines. Acupuncture has been a successful option for those who are headache prone. It offers a less invasive, long-term option. 

Dr. Jenna Carter is trained in acupuncture techniques for clients who are seeking help with neurophysiological or musculoskeletal disorders. If you are ready to take the next step towards healing, schedule here.


Deadman, P., Al-Khafaji, M., & Baker, K. (2016). A manual of acupuncture. Journal of Chinese Medicine Publications.

Dr. Jenna Carter, DC.

Dr. Jenna Carter, DC.

Owner & Chiropractor, The Chiro Co.

About the Author

Dr. Jenna has always had a passion for serving others and she knew at a young age her purpose here on earth was to serve God’s people.

Dr. Jenna is from Kansas, where she graduated from Wichita State University with a bachelor’s in health science and met her husband, Robert Carter. She then graduated from Parker University with honors with her doctorate in Chiropractic.

The second she visited Grapevine, TX as a child, she knew immediately she wanted to call this charming community her forever home. She looks forward to serving the Grapevine community.

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