Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medicine-based approach to treating a variety of conditions by triggering specific points on the skin with needles. Paul Kempisty, licensed acupuncturist with a MS in traditional Oriental medicine, explains, “[Acupuncture is] a minimally invasive method to stimulate nerve-rich areas of the skin surface in order to influence tissues, gland, organs, and various functions of the body.”
“Each acupuncture needle produces a tiny injury at the insertion site, and although it’s slight enough to cause little to no discomfort, it’s enough of a signal to let the body know it needs to respond,” Kempisty says. “This response involves stimulation of the immune system, promoting circulation to the area, wound healing, and pain modulation.” Contemporary research on acupuncture relies mainly on this theory
Here are the six benefits/treatments for acupuncture
Decrease back pain and tension
If you are happy with your smile, it is likely your self-esteem will improve. Studies have found that individuals who aren’t happy with their dental situation, are more likely to struggle with self-worth issues.
A major application of acupuncture at MidJersey Orthopaedics is for managing chronic pain from issues such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, or fibromyalgia.
If you have muscle, joint, or other musculoskeletal discomfort, migraines and headaches, or neurological problems, our acupuncture treatments are ideal.
Lessen stress and improve mental wellbeing
Stress is one of the top reasons people seek acupuncture treatment. Whether it demands from our job or personal pressures we place on ourselves, nearly 77% of us admit that we experience the physical symptoms of stress. While work is a major trigger, acupuncture has been proven to lower stress hormones and moderate mood to reduce anxiety and improve overall feelings of happiness.
Improve your immune response
Acupuncture can help fight off pathogens by boosting the body’s immune system. Acupuncture treatment can also reduce the duration of a cold and relieve debilitating symptoms that keep you feeling miserable and away from work.
Provide relief to gastrointestinal issues
The link between digestive health and overall health is inescapable. Acupuncture can effectively regulate the digestive system, which is good news for those plagued by gastrointestinal problems.
Seasonal allergy symptoms such as runny nose and itchy eyes interfere with daily life and can be hard to manage, even when you take medications. Acupuncture may modify your immune system’s reaction to the allergen and reduce your reliance on medication.
Make an appointment at MidJersey Orthopaedics to benefit from all that acupuncture hasto offer. Schedule today by calling the nearest location or booking online.
If your energy levels are waning due to the demands of everyday life, acupuncture may be just what you need to restore balance so you can continue to function at high levels.
A 2015 study published in Trials investigated the effects of acupuncture treatment versus no treatment on energy levels in a group of people suffering from chronic fatigue, including chronic fatigue syndrome and idiopathic fatigue syndrome. Those who received acupuncture treatment experienced a notable decrease in fatigue compared with the control group.
So, if you’re feeling tired, rundown, or overwhelmed by your daily life, acupuncture may restore your energy levels.