For those who have never tried Acupuncture, it may seem “New Age,” but this Chinese healing art has been around for thousands of years. Today, as more and more people opt for non-surgical treatment of pain, and look for more natural alternatives to over-the-counter and prescription medications, acupuncture is entering the mainstream, attracting an ever increasing number of users each year.
Long time patients know that acupuncture involves the use of ultra thin needles inserted into specific areas just below the surface of the skin to stimulate those parts of the body that affect life energy, also called Chi or Qi.
Used to treat everything from asthma to lower back pain, acupuncture can provide relief for many conditions, including:
- allergy, asthma and sinus issues
- chronic fatigue
- depression and anxiety
- PMS and fertility issues
- digestive disorders, including constipation and diarrhea
- migraine headaches
- urinary tract infections, and
- musculoskeletal pain (lower back, knees, shoulders, etc.)
Covered by a growing number of insurance plans, acupuncture also has proven beneficial in helping patients manage stress — often the cause of many of the above symptoms. If left unmanaged, stress can throw the body’s energetic balance off to the extent that more serious illnesses can occur.
The acupuncture faithful say it can also help people lose weight, gain energy during cancer treatments, and get relief from hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms, sometimes in just a few sessions. And thanks to a celebrity trend, an increasing number of people wanting to turn back time are choosing acupuncture over Botox.
The sterile, hair-thin needles used in acupuncture are often inserted unfelt by the patient, and the process is so deeply relaxing, practitioners report that many patients fall asleep during the session. The ancient healing technique of acupuncture helps release blocked Qi, restoring the balance of energy, and providing patients with an overall sense of health and wellness. Make an austin acupuncture appointment today at Whole Body Health.