Most people know to see a primary care physician at least once a year and a dentist two times yearly, but should you see an acupuncturist regularly as well? If you start incorporating acupuncture into your health and wellness routine, you may not have to rely on the family physician so much for minor issues. In fact, acupuncture can prompt a whole new outlook and a different perspective on your health. There are countless benefits of getting regular acupuncture treatments to stay happy and healthy.
Here are a few of the many benefits: illness prevention, stress relief, cost effectiveness, and pain management. Below is an in depth look into these four categories.
Acupuncture is great for prevention. Regular acupuncture treatments can balance hormones and boost immunity, so there is a good chance you won’t need many over-the-counter cold medications. A trained acupuncturist can spot a problem like decreased immunity from a mile away. It can appear as symptoms such as chronic fatigue, insomnia, and body temperature fluctuations. A couple of treatments can make a big difference.
What about relieving some of that extra stress we all deal with? Yes, regular acupuncture treatments can keep that at bay too. Many people don’t equate being poked with tiny needles as a relaxation technique, but it truly is calming. Many patients actually fall asleep after or while the acupuncturist is placing needles! And the effects can last for days or even weeks.
So the next time you feel irritable and overwhelmed, check out your local licensed acupuncturist.
Another one of the benefits of regular acupuncture treatments is that it can help you save money. This may seem counterintuitive, but you will ultimately save money if you need fewer pharmaceuticals. Also, conditions like stress, anxiety, fatigue, and depression can keep you from going to work, possibly costing you several days of pay. With regular acupuncture treatments you may be able to manage your mood more effectively. This will keep you from missing work as frequently.
The most popular reason to get regular acupuncture treatments is that it will help you remain pain free. In fact, pain in the back, neck, knee, head, and many other areas are effectively treated with acupuncture! Research has shown acupuncture is more effective than opioids for controlling things like arthritic pain in the joints. It is also be incorporated into hospital emergency rooms throughout the United States, so people don’t need as many pain medications. Acupuncture is sometimes even used by itself during and after surgical procedures to treat pain.
Some people have needle phobias–but don’t let that deter you!
Acupuncture is part of an amazing medical system that has been around for over 3000 years. In comparison, Western medicine has only been around for about 200 to 250 years. That puts things in perspective a little, especially when you consider how many people in Asian countries live long, healthy lives. There’s no better time than the present to start a good habit. Seek out a fully trained and licensed acupuncturist. Your whole life just might change for the better.
Acupuncture is a cost-effective self-care tool and can help stress, pain, illness, and much more. Contact us with any questions you have—we are happy to help support you and your journey to better health. Call us or book an appointment online today!