Posted on

How Acupuncture Treats Chronic Health Conditions

When talking about your chronic health condition, how often do people suggest acupuncture? There have probably been quite a few. While it can be easy to dismiss acupuncture along with the essential oil theories, there is actually some truth to saying that acupuncture is an effective treatment modality for various chronic conditions.

Of course, not all chronic illnesses can be treated with acupuncture; and even if you use acupuncture, you may need additional treatment modalities. The conditions most commonly improved by acupuncture include:

  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Migraines
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)
  • Symptoms of menopause

Acupuncture improves these medical conditions because most of them are made worse by inflammation in the body. This inflammation is released as your body relaxes from the treatment.

Your mental health can also be improved with a consistent schedule of acupuncture treatments. Patients often notice improvements in:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Insomnia

One of the aspects of acupuncture is to make your body relax. As you do so, your mind will also relax. Most people get some boost to their mood when they get a treatment.

If you have chronic pain for a medical condition or from an injury, acupuncture can also help you get some relief. Studies have shown that those who get regular acupuncture treatments are less reliant on prescription pain management.

Ready to try acupuncture for yourself? Contact us today to see if this well-established treatment is right for you.