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Acupuncture 101: Finding Your Natural Pain Relief Treatment

Alleviating Your Pain And Aches With Acupuncture

Sticking needles into your body doesn’t sound like a good way to feel better; however, that’s exactly what acupuncture is. Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine that has been used for thousands of years to treat an array of health conditions. Today, it’s most commonly used to treat pain or relieve stress. Although acupuncture can be a great way to relieve pain in your life and improve your well-being, it may be a foreign subject to many people out there. In this article, we will discuss how acupuncture works and how it can help improve your life one needle at a time. 

Understanding Acupuncture

How Does Acupuncture Work?

In acupuncture therapy, very thin needles are inserted at different points on the body. The needles are arranged strategically depending on where your pain is stemming from. During a usual acupuncture session, the practitioner will insert anywhere from 10-20 needles into the patient’s skin. Those needles will then be left in place for about 10-20 minutes. The needles themselves are made out of stainless steel, are very thin, and can bend without breaking. 

One of the most commonly asked questions about acupuncture needles is if they’re painful. Although you may feel a mild aching or warm sensation, acupuncture is not pain-inducing and the average person doesn’t even feel the needles being inserted. Afterward, you should feel relaxed yet rejuvenated, but not everyone responds the same way. Overall, acupuncture should help alleviate any discomfort, pain, or stress you may be experiencing in your life. 

What Else Can Acupuncture Help With?

Most people have heard of the pain-relieving effects of acupuncture, but there are many different benefits of acupuncture. This healing method has several uses which can help improve your quality of life. The following are 4 other ways acupuncture can be beneficial:

  • Mood enhancement:  Whether chronic pain, work-life, or family life is the cause of your stress, acupuncture can offer significant help. During and after the treatment, your central nervous system is stimulated and begins to release endorphins that can boost your mood. Acupuncture can help combat many of the harmful effects of long-term stress/anxiety. 
  • Energy boost: Whether you are mentally tired, physically tired, or a combination of the two, acupuncture can provide benefits in fighting off exhaustion. Many patients recall feeling at ease after receiving acupuncture and have reported higher energy levels at work and at home. 
  • Allergy reduction: Regular acupuncture sessions have been found to help combat common types of allergies. Acupuncture sessions can help boost our body’s natural immunity as well as improve recovery time/self-healing. This means allergens are less likely to wreak havoc and attack you with a runny nose and scratchy throat. 
  • Fertility support: Although data is still being researched, acupuncture can help support our reproductive organs and hormones. Acupuncture also supports the healthy progression of pregnancy, and can even optimize the child’s position within the uterus for a problem-free delivery. 

As exemplified above, acupuncture goes beyond pain relief. No matter what type of pain or stress is thrown your way, feel confident in your ability to combat it with healthy living habits and a little bit of acupuncture therapy. 

Helping Improve Your Quality Of Life At BioCure

Trust us, it’s impossible to live a completely stress-free life. That’s why we need to equip ourselves with the correct tools to help alleviate stress, pain, or any complications that potentially hinder our quality of life. At BioCure, we can provide patients with acupuncture treatment from our professional team of practitioners. Want to alleviate your pain? Contact us today to schedule an appointment and allow us to poke the stress right out of your day! 

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