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5 Benefits of Acupuncture You Didn't Know About

While you probably know that acupuncture involves needles, you may not realize exactly how the treatment can improve your life beyond a vague sense that it provides some pain relief.  

The Chinese, however, have been practicing acupuncture for 3,000 years based on a belief that acupuncture can balance your flow of life energy to improve your overall wellness. 

At Beeson Wellness Center, we haven’t been around for quite that long, but we are also believers in the healing power of acupuncture.

The key to acupuncture is the very thin needles designed to be inserted into the body at strategic points, or qi meridians, that affect your energy flow. Many people use this treatment to relieve pain from various sources. This could be knee pain, back pain, or even migraine and tension headaches. The needles stimulate nerves, muscles, and connective tissues, which can boost your body’s natural painkillers.

You may not realize, however, that acupuncture can treat many other conditions beyond pain relief. Here’s a look at five benefits:

Allergy treatment

If you’re one of those who sneeze and sniffle all the way through allergy season, acupuncture may provide relief. If allergy medication doesn’t work well for you, or you simply don’t like taking it because of side effects, research has shown that acupuncture reduces allergy symptoms and helps patients use less antihistamine.

Stress relief

Acupuncture helps reduce your muscle tension and improve your mood. It does this by releasing endorphins, which are natural painkillers. Research has also shown that these endorphins lower the level of stress hormones, so if you are going through a particularly stressful time, acupuncture can help you regain your sense of calm and wellness.

More energy

Since acupuncture balances your overall flow of life energy, it’s only natural that getting this flow right will improve your overall energy levels. Studies done on patients suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome have shown that acupuncture reduced fatigue levels in patients who received acupuncture treatments versus those who did not. 

Menopause treatment

If you are experiencing symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes and night sweats, acupuncture can reduce those symptoms as well. This usually takes several treatments to get the best effect. Acupuncture can also help balance your hormones, which can help you fight insomnia and mood fluctuations that may also come with menopause.

Wrinkle reduction

Cosmetic acupuncture is a natural, nontoxic, nonsurgical way to reduce signs of aging and help you look and feel your best even as you get older. This type of acupuncture — also known as facial rejuvenation — increases circulation to your face, which gives you a brighter, healthier look as it reduces fine lines and wrinkles. It can also reduce the tension in your face, giving you a more relaxed appearance.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, the expert team at Beeson Wellness Center will be happy to see how they can help improve your life through acupuncture. Call today to schedule an appointment!

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