Acupuncture at Peak Valley Active Health
Acupuncture is an ancient form of Chinese medicine involving the insertion of fine needles into the skin at specific points on the body to achieve a therapeutic effect. No drug is injected. The needles alone create the beneficial effects of acupuncture. It is used to encourage natural healing, improve mood and energy, reduce or relieve pain and improve function of affected areas of the body. It is safe and effective and is often successfully used as an alternative to medications or even surgery.
Acupuncture can be used to treat a wide variety of conditions including:
– Musculoskeletal Pain Management: neck pain, back pain, sciatica, frozen shoulder, migraine headaches
– Woman’s Health: menstrual cramps, irregular menstruation, fertility, menopause
– Stress Management: depression, stress, insomnia, chronic fatigue, panic attack, irritable bowel, addiction
The modern scientific explanation is that needling the acupuncture points stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These chemicals will either change the experience of pain, or they will trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones which influence the body’s own internal regulating system. The improved energy and biochemical balance produced by acupuncture results in stimulating the body’s natural healing abilities, and in promoting physical and emotional well-being.
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