Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese technique that involves inserting paper-thin needles through the skin at strategic points in the body to stimulate the immune system. This ancient practice originated thousands of years ago and remains effective in modern day.
Acupuncture is based on the premise that the body is made up of a vital and life-giving force called chi (pronounced ‘chee’). Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners believe that diseases are caused by an imbalance of chi’s flow through the meridians. To unblock or redirect the flow of energy, acupuncturists in Santa Rosa insert thin needles into specific points in the skin tissue.
Various studies conducted over the years have shown that acupuncture may help with tension headaches, low back pain, migraines, and knee pain. It is minimally invasive and drug-free.
Here are some benefits of acupuncture.
Acupuncture is proven to reduce stress. Many proponents of traditional Chinese medicine believe that it can even reverse the effects of stress. Studies show that acupuncture stimulates the release of oxytocin, a hormone known to promote feelings of love and well-being. It can even address the effects of stress such as insomnia, elevated blood glucose levels, and high blood pressure.
Chronic Pain Relief
Acupuncture is widely used to manage chronic pain. Studies show that it can reduce pain by changing the way the brain perceives and processes pain. Images of the brain captured during different studies (in which subjects were exposed to a pain stimulus) show a reduction in pain perception in the processing region while subjects were undergoing acupuncture.
Addresses Common Pregnancy Ailments
Research suggests that acupuncture can help address common issues women face during pregnancy. Typical examples include heartburn, depression, and indigestion. It can also help build energy and overcome feelings of frustration.
Improves Sleep Quality
Sleep deprivation is linked to an increased risk of heart disease, kidney ailments, and diabetes. Acupuncture for sleep deprivation involves stimulating strategic points in the body to increase the production of the sleep-inducing hormone, serotonin. Acupuncture is also used to treat chronic pain, a common contributor to sleeplessness.
Can Have Therapeutic Effectiveness for Parkinson’s Disease
A study revealed that acupuncture can reactivate some parts of the brain deactivated by the progression of Parkinson’s disease. It can encourage a neural response in regions of the brain affected by Parkinson’s disease.
Acupuncture Mama is a team of certified and skilled acupuncturists in Santa Rosa. We use acupuncture to improve a number of health conditions. Whether you are struggling with chronic pain or have seasonal allergies, we can help! To schedule an appointment with one of our acupuncturists, call us at (707) 303-7200.