Four Reasons to Give Acupuncture a Try

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Ever wondered about acupuncture but were too uncertain to try it out? Acupuncture has in the past been discounted by western medicine as a sham or as having a placebo effect on patients but there’s a lot of research consistently proving acupuncture to be an effective, safe and natural way to treat many problems that lots of people face today.

Acupuncture can help you sleep better

Insomnia can affect everything you do; without a good night’s sleep you just aren’t yourself. You’re less productive and more irritable. For most Americans the immediate response is to go to a drug store and buy sleep aid pills night after night. Recent research however has found that acupuncture and moxibustion (an ancient Chinese herbal remedy commonly used to in conjunction with acupuncture) have a significant effect on patient’s insomnia. According to the Pittsburg Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) patients treated with acupuncture and moxibustion showed better quality of sleep, faster time to fall asleep and better daytime functioning. So if you’re having trouble getting to bed make an appointment with us before buying more bottles of sleeping pills. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24187860

Acupuncture can help with Migraines

Migraines are the worst type of headache. They can last hours and ruin your day. There are a number of prophylactic drugs designed to reduce migraine frequency but their results can be inconsistent and unpromising. This study published last November tested whether or not acupuncture had any effect in the prevention of migraines and the results were indeed promising. The study showed that in conjunction with prophylactic medication acupuncture significantly lessened the frequency of migraines. If you’re tired of letting migraines take over your whole day and force you into a dark room to wait it out, make an appointment with us and get on track to stop having them. http://aim.bmj.com/content/32/1/12.full

Acupuncture can help with Seasonal Allergies

Seasonal allergies are just annoying. Every time a certain season rolls around millions of Americans head to the drug store for antihistamines that don’t target specific allergic reactions and can be largely ineffective. More and more research is coming out consistently showing acupuncture to have a significant clinical effect on seasonal allergies. Where drugs are designed to target a broad scope of allergies acupuncturists can more effectively pin point how to treat specific allergies. So next time you get the seasonal runny nose and sniffles try making an appointment with us rather than with antihistamines. http://www.healthline.com/health/allergies/acupuncture#2

Acupuncture can help with Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety over the fast pace of modern life is something millions experience every day and most people don’t expect they can do anything about it. A lot of research however has recently proven that acupuncture has a similar effect as cognitive behavioral therapy – the most common practice of psychologists when treating anxiety. Everyone gets sad or overwhelmed by things, it’s inescapable from time to time but depression can become too much to handle and rapidly take over your life. Anti-depressants are inconsistent and some have dangerous side-effects. As further research is done acupuncture is proving to be an effective and safe alternative to anti-depressants when treating depression. If you suffer from anxiety or depression don’t wait for it to take control of your life, talk to us about a natural and reliable way to help you de-stress and feel better. http://psychcentral.com/lib/acupuncture-anxiety-depression/00017321

With these and more benefits it’s almost a certainty that we can help you live a healthier, happier life with acupuncture. Acupuncture can be used to treat mild things like runny noses, saving you money on drugs, and it can also be an incredible force to help you get over your anxiety or out of the rut of depression. So if you or anyone you know is looking for a natural, drug-free, way to make their life easier and healthier give us a call and make an appointment.