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Top 5 Reasons to get Acupuncture

  • 2 December 2020
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  1. Improves your Sleep & Boost Energy

Acupuncture is extremely adept at treating sleep issues in addition to improving sleep quality. QI, (pronounced CHEE) is the vital life force Acupuncture works on, the most closely translated word in English for this is Energy. Regular acupuncture treatments help keep the body in balance resulting in more energy and better-quality sleep. According to Stats Canada the average Canadian between 2007 to 2013 got about 7.12 hours of sleep. In 2005 Canadians got about 8.5 hours of sleep per night. Approximately 50% of women have trouble getting and staying asleep while about 43% of men suffer the same. Overall, about 1/3 of Canadians do not get enough sleep, in addition to about 50% not feeling refreshed after sleeping. The body cannot heal when it cannot get good quality and length of sleep.

  1. Multifaceted Individualized Treatments

For some patients it takes decades for them to get to the point of asking for help with health care and thus can be a complicated and layered journey for health recovery. You are more than an aching arm, an upset stomach, a broken bone, or a rash on your skin. You are a whole and complete human being that needs an in-depth consultation that allows the acupuncturist to see the whole picture and where things went out of balance. Often, we hear patients complain that only one symptom is fixed at a time with their standard western treatments leaving them with undesirable side effects. The customized approach that Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture embodies allows for a specific set of points to be picked to counter any side effects that may happen from treating the ailment. Often treatments will help other problems that are not of chief concern, which can lead to an overall better quality of health rather than symptomatic treatment.

  1. Counteract Stress and Improve Mood

A common underlying issue that leads to cardiovascular health issues, mood swings that can affect relationships, pain, and discomfort in the body without any seeming cause is… stress.  It is one of the leading causes of health problems in North America and is growing every day. When a patient receives regular acupuncture treatment, they are allowing their body to let go and release their stress freely in a healthful manner.  The endorphin release caused by the needles’ insertion as well as the influence of the meridian system over internal health causes a full body to reset. The feeling of relaxation from stress can happen in as little as one treatment for some.

  1. Improves Digestion and Immunity

You are what you eat, but is what you eat always healthy? It might be perfectly healthy for some people but for you as an individual seemingly healthy foods may cause bloating, diarrhea, gas, headaches etc. Therefore, Traditional Chinese Medicine, which Acupuncture is a facet of, looks at the person as a whole and evaluates their own individual needs and advises on diet changes while addressing symptomology combined with Acupuncture treatments. With carefully thought out prescriptions a practitioner can guide their patient to both better digestive health and consequently better immunity health.

  1. Natural Alternative to Pain Medications

The Food and Drug Administration of America endorses Acupuncture as a better treatment for pain than opioids and should be considered as a first choice before drugs. Acupuncture is considered more effective with less side effects and the risk of addiction issues from common opioids. Acupuncture in conjunction with other alternative health forms may be the solution to the opioid crisis. Acupuncture gains its most recognition for its success in pain management.

If you are suffering from sleep deprivation, overwhelming stress, chronic or acute pain or want to improve your overall health and prevent illness, Back to Motion has you covered with their Acupuncture and TCM offerings from their Doctor of TCM.

Book your appointment today and get Back to Motion.

By

Dr. Lyndsey Tucker DTCM RAc.

References

https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/five-shocking-facts-about-canadians-sleep-habits-1.3598273

https://wayback.archive-it.org/7993/20170112130317/http:/www.fda.gov/downloads/Drugs/DrugSafety/InformationbyDrugClass/UCM515636.pdf

https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/pub/82-003-x/2017009/article/54857-eng.htm

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4540978/#:~:text=More%20and%20more%20research%20has,preventing%20and%20treating%20later%20diseases.

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