If I were to ask you if you would voluntarily stick yourself with needles, it tends to cause a “freak out” reaction on people’s faces. I’ve gotten used to this reaction, especially since I am a trained, licensed, acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist. However, to the uninitiated, it is becoming a “go-to” therapy. Find out why people go to acupuncture voluntarily.
Stress relief: So many people are getting more and more beat up from stress. Long hours, poor food choices, difficulty dealing with different stresses all at once, tends to overwhelm you. Your body reacts to all of this stress by getting locked into a chronic “fight or flight” response . Our bodies are made to save the damsel from the saber tooth tiger, or to push the car off a loved one trapped beneath it. We are not designed to be in this mode on a constant basis. Heart disease, obesity, lowered immunity, reduced motivation and sex drive are all parts of being over-stressed perpetually. Things start to break down. Acupuncture can release a neurotransmitter, (which is a chemical released from a nerve ending) called neuropeptide Y. This neurotransmitter is responsible for the profound and deep relaxation that is experienced with acupuncture treatments. It helps to relax the body and break the cycle of stress and keep the nasty stress hormones from premature aging you, killing your motivation and feeling tired all the time.
Achy neck and back pain: Tight, spasmed, stiff, and achy muscles in the neck and back are now the rule of modern man. We have smart phones, computers, long commutes, and desk jobs to thank for this. Chronically, looking over something causes the muscles in the neck and lower back to tighten up. Added stress and a deadline can only seal the pain in. Using acupuncture to ache in. Acupuncture relaxes muscles by enhancing blood flow through the small capillaries that feed the muscles to reduce the achiness that plagues you. Your body responds to an acupuncture needle, more like a frequency to a tuning fork. The acupuncture needle sends signals to the brain, which in turn enhances blood flow into the achy area, so the muscles can be bathed in fresh blood flow as well as cycle out the excess lactic acid that has accumulated.
Sleeping problems: Many times stress can deprive you of sleep. Stress causes your body to reduce its’ production of serotonin, so the body feels like it is tired all the time during the day, while it remains wide awake during the night time hours. We know that without proper sleep over time, negative effects occur to the memory, your moods, and to the heart. Acupuncture works to help the body to stimulate the production of its’ own normal serotonin levels. Raising the serotonin levels benefits the quality and quantity of sleep.
Allergies: Acupuncture reduces the amount of histamine in your body. So the sniffly, irritated eyes and mucous membranes, the swollen glands, and other allergic symptoms are due to body’s over-reaction. The flowers and grasses stimulate a hyper reaction in the body. Acupuncture can shut down the production of histamine in the body, so the symptoms reduce. This can help the mucous membranes feel less irritated, less congested and less itchy. It can also help stimulate the immune system to work better, so you can better resist the allergens.
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