Have you been contemplating on trying acupuncture this year? Here are five reasons to give acupuncture a try!
1. REDUCES PAIN
Whether it's a mild ache or a sharp pain, acupuncture it there to help. I've had success with patients dealing with headaches, migraines, plantar fasciitis, tennis and golfer's elbow, and overall muscle tension. Pain comes in all shapes and sizes, luckily acupuncture can be beneficial for all!
2. SUPPORTS WOMEN"S HEALTH
Women's health is a large umbrella term with a plethora of diagnosis and symptoms. Acupuncture can help regulate cycles (short, long, irregular), lighten the flow of cycles, decreased PMS/PMDD (especially cramps), help with conception and fertility, support a mama throughout her pregnancy, labor prep, decrease night sweats, hot flashes, and other menopausal symptoms. Needless to say, acupuncture is beneficial for women of all ages!
3. IMPROVE EMOTIONAL & MENTAL HEALTH
Acupuncture is a great outlet for patients dealing with mental and emotional issues and stressors. I started acupuncture when I was in high school for my anxiety, depression and OCD -- and acupuncture truly changed my life. Even if a patient's stress levels are slightly heightened with nothing major going on, acupuncture is a great way to relax!
4. ACUPUNCTURE HAS BEEN AROUND FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS
Acupuncture is no new kid on the block. Acupuncture has actually been around for thousands of years -- estimating an average of 3000 year old! One study stated that the first acupuncture documentation dates back to 100 BC. Since acupuncture has been around for so long, this has allowed a large number of data and scientific studies to be produced.
5. ACUPUNCTURE IS SAFE & EFFECTIVE
Acupuncture is a amazing form of holistic medicine, often with little to no side effects. The most common side effects are slight bleeding at the insertion sight and possible bruising from the inserted needle. Acupuncture uses thin (size of a hair strand) single use, sterilized needles making it safe, clean, and practically painless.