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.