7 Ways Regular Acupuncture Treatments Benefit Your Health

Updated: Jun 13

“Modern research has demonstrated acupuncture's effects on the nervous system, endocrine and immune systems, cardiovascular system, and digestive system. By stimulating the body's various systems, acupuncture can help to resolve pain, and improve sleep, digestive function, and sense of well-being.”

- UC San Diego School of Medicine's Center for Integrative Medicine


Woman getting acupuncture on her back

The benefits of acupuncture may vary from person to person, however, there are certain tangible outcomes from regular treatments that everyone can experience.


Regular Acupuncture:
  1. Quickly, and safely relaxes your central nervous system

  2. Increases circulation. Upon insertion of the acupuncture needles, body systems are activated and the circulation of blood, body fluids and energy is restored to create balance and harmony throughout the body

  3. Promotes healing. By activating the circulation of blood, body fluids, and energy, the body utilizes its innate ability to heal cells, structures, and tissues

  4. Reduces inflammation. As part of promoting healing, acupuncture is very effective to reduce inflammation systemically as well as in specific areas.

  5. Reduces pain. By promoting healing and reducing inflammation, pain syndromes improve and with time can resolve.

  6. Reduces emotional and physical stress. By relaxing the central nervous system, both emotional and physical stress hormone levels are normalized, leading to a calmer, less heightened state of being.

  7. Supports deep, restful sleep. When the body’s innate healing systems are activated, and the emotional and physical stress hormone levels are normalized, the body wants restful sleep for its restorative processes.


Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Consider the Whole Person

As an Acupuncturist and Herbal Medicine practitioner, I observe the body through a complex, yet subtle lens that enables me to treat conditions with methods tailored to the unique presentation of each individual.


Let’s Connect

I would love to get to know you and answer any acupuncture and healthy lifestyle questions you may have through a free initial consultation, either in person or remote. I look forward to working with you!



Research and Data:

UCSD:

https://medschool.ucsd.edu/som/fmph/research/cim/clinicalcare/Pages/About-Acupuncture.aspx#:~:text=Modern%20research%20has%20demonstrated%20acupuncture's,and%20sense%20of%20well%2Dbeing


Johns Hopkins:

https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/wellness-and-prevention/acupuncture


NIH:

T-Cell study:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5391063/


and from the NCCAOM:

https://www.nccaom.org/wp-content/uploads/pdf/Acupuncture%20Immune%20System%20Discovery.pdf



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