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How does acupuncture work?
According to Chinese Medicine, the human body is full of meridians known as pathways that provide communication, energy, blood, and oxygen flow between different parts of the body. When there are blockages in these pathways due to physical or emotional trauma, illness occurs. Acupuncture removes the obstructions and restores the proper functions of the body to reduce pain and guides the body to heal itself.
Acupuncture is a powerful yet safe treatment. It has been used for thousands of years by medical practitioners in treatment of illness, disease prevention, and overall wellness. Acupuncture restores the healthy functioning of the body naturally by inserting very fine needles at specific points. This is done by using sterile, single use, hair thin like needles. Vibrancy Wellness utilizes a gentle approach to provide the best comfort for our patients.
It is advised that patients where comfortable loose fitting clothing for their appointment. Acupuncture treatments are specifically customized to each individual to bring balance to the body. When there is balance there is health and vitality.
For patients suffering from illness
Acupuncture is used for the purpose of treating the root cause of a patient’s symptoms. A patient’s symptoms are considered the “branches” of disease, so by treating the root we also treat the branches.
For patients interested in general health and wellness
Acupuncture is a great addition to the regular routine of maintaining optimal health, as well as disease prevention.
Benefits of Acupuncture
- Boosts the immune system
- Stimulates the healing mechanism of the body
- Removes blockages within the body
- Increases flow of blood and oxygen
- Improves the functions of internal organs
- Detoxifies the body
- Activates the nervous system
- Improves digestion
- Alleviates pain of the musculoskeletal system
- Regulates the endocrine system to balance hormones
- Stimulates the release of neurotransmitters and endorphins
- Benefits the reproductive system
- Reduces inflammation
- Decreases stress and helps emotional issues
What to expect after treatment
Most patients find the treatments to be relaxing but also report increased energy overall. Some patients experience immediate relief from the first treatment and others will have relief in hours or even days after. Although a single treatment may be alleviating, cumulative treatments are best to increase the results’ lasting effects, similar to exercise.
Gentle electric current is applied to acupuncture needles to further stimulate the points. This method provides a controlled light electric stimulation to the acupuncture treatment. Patients will feel a gentle pulsating sensation. Electro-acupuncture is highly effective for neurological disorders and stubborn pain.
Cupping uses specifically designed cups that create mild suction to gently pull the muscle tissue upward to encourage release as well as improve the circulation of blood and lymph. This therapy is used to relieve pain in the back, neck and sore muscles; as well as relieve the body of fatigue, anxiety and migraines, cold, cough and flu, allergies and asthma, and even cellulite. Some of the many advantages of cupping are as follows:
- Detoxifies the circulatory system
- Reduces inflammation and stimulates healing
- Increases blood flow to muscles and surrounding tissue
- Brings oxygenated blood and fluids to remove metabolic waste
- Relieves respiratory illness
- Breaks up any superficial adhesion in the tissue contributing to muscle tension and pain
Temporary dark circles will appear but are different from bruises caused by trauma. Despite the discoloration that should disappear within 3-7 days, pain is rare. Patients report the treatment as feeling good often with immediate relief, similar to massage. It is advised to keep the area covered after treatment and to drink plenty of water.
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