Several sharp needles in your back could be what you need right now. Most people think that people who visit acupuncturists seek pain relief. While acupuncture is a natural and effective method of relieving pain, there are many more benefits to the practice. At Martha Lake Chiropractic & Wellness, we have been sharing the benefits of acupuncture with residents of Bothell, WA for many years.
Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medical practice that has been around for over 2000 years. It is known to alleviate mental, emotional, and physical pain. Acupuncture practitioners believe that acupuncture balances the flow of energy throughout your body and eliminates any obstacles that block its path.
Pain management is the best-known benefit of acupuncture. Our chiropractor uses acupuncture treatment to promote the release of endorphins throughout the body, elevating your mood and enhancing your body’s natural ability to heal itself.
Acupuncture can ease stress by relaxing the spirit, body, and mind. It also improves your memory and reduces anxiety. Additionally, this treatment is also known to help with insomnia and depression.
Your skin can reflect what is going on inside your body. When you are healthy, your skin is radiant. Since acupuncture helps with combating diseases, acupuncture can improve your appearance by promoting skin health.
Fight Off Illness
Acupuncture helps combat illnesses before they happen. Your chiropractor will customize your treatment depending on your medical history and current health, improving your body’s ability to ward off sickness.
What to Expect During the Procedure
Acupuncture points will be located by your chiropractor depending on your needs. Acupuncture treatment includes:
- Needle insertion: Our chiropractor inserts acupuncture needles at strategic points.
- Needle instrument assisted: Our practitioner may manipulate needles after insertion by moving, twirling, and applying mild electrical pulses or heat.
- Needle removal: You lie still while the needles release blocked energy channels throughout your body. This typically lasts for twenty minutes after which the needles are removed.
The process of inserting the needle does not hurt because the needle is so thin. But, you may feel minor discomfort, but this often gives way to a feeling of deep relaxation.