If you're new to the world of acupuncture, you may be surprised to learn just how many common conditions it can help to treat.
Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine with roots going back thousands of years, and it is increasingly recognized by Western medicine as a valuable treatment option for relieving a myriad of symptoms. One of the best things about acupuncture is that it works naturally with your body with little to no side effects or major drug contraindications*. When performed by a licensed acupuncturist, it is very safe.
Acupuncture for Common Conditions
Acupuncture is also a great complementary treatment to take alongside traditional Western treatments and medicines and may even enhance the benefits of those treatments or reduce the negative side effects. For example, research has shown that acupuncture can help relieve nausea and vomiting associated with cancer treatments and suggests that it may also help with other side effects, such as dry mouth and fatigue. Other research suggests that acupuncture may have a favorable effect on insulin resistance and fasting blood glucose levels when combined with antidiabetic drugs for those with type 2 diabetes vs. antidiabetic drugs alone.**
Common conditions or symptoms that may benefit from acupuncture include, but are not limited to:
- Headaches and migraines
- Muscle and joint pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Acid Reflux
- Hay Fever (allergic rhinitis)
- PMS (premenstrual syndrome) symptoms
- Gynecological issues, such as endometriosis
- Discomforts during pregnancy
- Postpartum support
- Menopausal Symptoms
Sexual and Reproductive Health
- Low Libido
- Fertility challenges in both men and women
Sleep and Mood Disorders
Did you see your particular symptom listed? Is acupuncture right for you? Give us a call today. We're happy to answer your questions or discuss any concerns you may have!
*Be sure to tell us about all medications you may be taking. Blood thinners (anticoagulants) may increase your chance of bruising.
**Always consult your doctor when it comes to managing your health condition, and never start or stop any treatment plan or medication without consulting your doctor.