By Ingri Boe-Wiegaard
Acupuncture is a safe, all-natural, drug free therapy which yields no side effects. It is gentle and effective, and helpful for so many conditions and complaints. Most people experience great results and often after just one treatment. Acupuncture relieves stress, and has a relaxing effect on many people, some even fall asleep during the treatment. As a therapy it is increasingly accepted, and many people are finding it helpful in treating the causes of their pain rather than medicating it. Insurance coverage is better each year — many policies cover acupuncture sessions.
There has become a great acceptance of acupuncture, and many people are finding success in helping treat what causes their pain rather than medicating it. Insurance coverage is better each year — policies cover many clients.
Here’s some of what acupuncture can help you with…
Back and Neck Pain – Back pain is one of the top reasons people seek medical treatment. With acupuncture, many patients feel immediate improvement.
Acupuncture is very helpful for neck pain too. Often relief is felt at the first treatment, and usually only a few are needed, reducing the tension in the neck tendons and muscles by increasing the circulation of blood and energy, with range of motion restored. When longstanding pain or injuries are the cause, then more treatments will be needed, and acupuncture will help speed the healing process.
Headaches and Migraines – Acupuncture has been used to quickly relieve headaches and migraines (as well as their underlying causes) for thousands of years. Acupuncture can also help to prevent any future occurrences. I have worked with many migraine patients, and my surveys have shown wonderful improvement on most the patients I have treated. Migraines can be treated preventatively, and a few treatments will clear up most migraine patterns, permanently!
Sports Injuries – Injured athletes of all kinds can also benefit from acupuncture – it can help prevent injuries too. It’s a wonderful complimentary therapy to traditional medicine in the treatment of stress fractures, and can be an effective treatment for injuries like tendonitis, by reducing swelling, relieving pain, decreasing inflammation and increasing blood flow to the area of injury. Acupuncture can be used to balance the body’s natural muscular structure, and strengthen the site of injury. Acupuncture is also a very effective treatment for acute or chronic muscle tension and soreness, even if there is no diagnosed injury.
Arthritis – Medicine has identified over 100 different forms of arthritis, and there are some symptoms that are common in every variety. These include pain, stiffness and inflammation. Fortunately, arthritis can often be managed with acupuncture. Both the manifestation (the joint pain) and the root cause need to be treated. Less pain, greater mobility and range of motion, as well as improved strength come quickly and surely with a series of treatments.
Allergies and Sinusitis – Acupuncture is also wonderful for treating allergies and sinusitis. Because a viral infection is often to blame for sinusitis, treatment consists of relieving the symptoms and not the virus itself. However in the case of allergies, the course of treatment depends on multiple factors, including the type of allergy. Acupuncture addresses the underlying energetic relationships in the body that enables the allergy symptoms to arise. Treatments can give immediate relief from the symptoms, and it can address the variety of underlying causes. Usually only a few treatments are needed to be of great help.
I have over 30 years of experience practicing acupuncture full time, and look forward to helping you!