Over 2,500 years ago, acupuncture found its way into Chinese medicine. Today, many medical providers are using this ancient technique to address a wide variety of common and chronic health conditions. In many ways, what was once thought to be a mystical practice of manipulating and balancing the energy flow within the human body, affecting various health conditions in the process, has become somewhat mainstream. There are various benefits available to people seeking acupuncture as a treatment.
The Synergistic Approach
While it is evident that acupuncture can be beneficial on its own, it should be noted that the benefits of acupuncture can be enhanced with the use of diet and certain supplements to gain even more benefits. For this reason, it is best to work with a qualified medical professional when seeking this treatment.
Pain, especially chronic pain, can be an ongoing debilitating problem for many whose life is filled with what seems to be endless physical suffering. Fortunately, acupuncture actually provides pain sufferers with more than a single mechanism by which to reduce or alleviate pain altogether. The primary reason why this treatment is capable of reducing pain turns out to be the body’s ability to respond to the treatment with a rush of endorphins. Endorphins are the body’s feel good hormones and kick into action once the acupuncture needles penetrate the body at key treatment points. In addition, the treatment reduces the pain signals heading on their way to the brain. At the same time, acupuncture promotes the signal from the brain that reduces pain. The overall result is a reduction in pain as both these signal paths have been affected.
Aside from helping with other more traditional health conditions, a special form of acupuncture is being used to help people overcome addiction. Acupuncture goes beyond merely addressing the problem of addiction. It also shows a beneficial effect on the emotional state of the one being treated for addiction.
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Whether you are dealing with chronic pain, addiction, migraine headaches, nausea or arthritis, acupuncture could benefit you. You can find out for sure by visiting Access Family Physicians, conveniently located in Zionsville. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more about this incredible treatment!