While modern medicine has made incredible advances in healing the human body, these techniques have been largely interventional in nature. In their search for ways to work with the human body, medical researchers are turning back to older techniques that are less invasive as they tap the power that already lies within.
Acupuncture is one such technique that’s regaining favor among medical practitioners. It’s a viable treatment option that treats your medical issue integratively.
At Family Wellness Acupuncture Inc., our team is well versed in the powerful healing and restorative effects of acupuncture, which we use to unlock your body’s own powerful resources. From chronic migraines to anxiety, acupuncture is helping our patients overcome conditions that haven’t responded to Western medicine — with great success.
Here’s a closer look at why you should consider trying acupuncture.
Restoring balance and flow
Acupuncture is an Eastern healing technique that’s been in use for thousands of years. The concept behind acupuncture is that by targeting certain points throughout your body, we can increase your body’s natural healing response.
These acupuncture points lie along your body’s meridians, which are channels that carry your energy — or “qi,” as it’s called by the Chinese, who are credited with discovering the technique. According to Eastern medicine, an imbalance in your body’s qi due to blockages along your meridians prevents your body from functioning optimally.
Through acupuncture, we break down these blockages, allowing incredibly powerful healing resources to flow more freely and your body’s energy to become balanced again. More specifically, acupuncture can:
- Stimulate and regulate your body's circulatory system
- Reduce inflammation
- Decrease pain signaling
- Encourage proper function of your nervous system
- Restore hormonal balance
- Aid your digestive system
- Reduce stress
Ultimately, one of the reasons why acupuncture is so successful is that it treats the underlying cause of your medical problem, rather than just the symptoms.
Acupuncture in practice
To release your body’s natural healing properties, we turn to tiny, sterilized needles, which we precisely place into certain acupuncture points, depending upon your unique problem. Our acupuncturists are highly trained in this technique and understand which acupressure points correspond to certain areas or functions in your body.
While acupuncture may give you pause because of the needles, these instruments are small enough that they don’t typically cause pain. Our acupuncturist deftly inserts these super-fine needles into your acupressure points where they quickly go to work to bring you relief.
Why try acupuncture?
Acupuncture has helped countless people over the ages address any number of issues, both large and small, common and uncommon. In fact, we believe that there’s little that acupuncture can’t improve as it enables your body to heal itself from within.
To give you a better idea of the problems we routinely treat with acupuncture, here are a few of the more common ones:
This list is by no means comprehensive, as acupuncture can play a valuable role in helping with most medical concerns.
If you’d like to explore how Family Wellness Acupuncture can help you, please contact one of our two locations in Irvine or Newport Beach, California, to set up a consultation.