You don’t need to feel squeamish about acupuncture. There’s a reason why the practice of acupuncture – an age-old form of Chinese medicine – is appealing to the masses to treat a variety of physical, emotional, and mental conditions.
BUT is it scientifically proven to work??
At Chiropractic Naturally, we are firm believers in the power of acupuncture and the healing benefits. Let’s explore this form of Eastern therapy…
The Practice of Acupuncture
The key principle of acupuncture is based on the idea of creating and sustaining balance within the body. According to ancient Chinese beliefs, the body has two sides:
- Yin – nourishing, receptive, and protective
- Yang – hard, dominant, energetic
The circulation between yin and yang is called Qi. Like the circulatory system, Qi moves throughout the body via pathways called meridians. If the body is in a state of good health, energy flow is optimal.
If the body is in an unbalanced state, it creates energetic blockages that can lead to health issues. A certified practitioner will insert fine needles into specific points on the body to help balance the flow of energy, resulting in physical and mental health improvements.
The Science Behind Acupuncture
For a while, acupuncture wasn’t considered as legitimate in Western medicine where pain medication is more the norm. However, there has been a huge increase in both acupuncture patients and licensed practitioners in recent years. Why? Because it works!
In fact, numerous scientific studies have investigated the practice of acupuncture – why it works and where it works best – thus forming a link between traditional and contemporary medicine.
At Chiropractic Naturally, we use acupuncture as a safe, natural, and effective treatment for many health conditions which is often used in conjunction with contemporary western medicine.
For Acupuncture & Infertility
In a study performed by Fertility and Sterility, researchers found that when acupuncture was used at key points during the IVF process, clinical pregnancy rates and live birth rates improved. Certified acupuncturist Chris Chen uses this analogy to describe the process. “Even if acupuncture cannot be used to plant seeds,” for which he means implanting fertilized eggs, “it can be used to create strong soil.”
Did you know that acupuncture can boost fertility in both women and men? Call Chiropractic Naturally to learn more!
For Acupuncture & Pain Relief
Acupuncture is commonly used to treat pain and to strengthen the immune systems of patients suffering from chronic conditions. A 1997 National Institutes of Health survey found evidence that acupuncture effectively treated postoperative and chemotherapy-induced nausea.
A different survey from NIH showed that in 2002, 84.7% of patients who used acupuncture did so to treat a specific issue compared to only 55.3% in 2012. This is a huge indication that patients are using acupuncture as a method of prevention and to enhance overall wellness, a common practice offered at Chiropractic Naturally.
Heal naturally with acupuncture. Request an appointment at one of our convenient Tampa Bay locations today!
Benefits of Acupuncture
In addition to effectively relieving pain, boosting fertility, and providing overall wellness, acupuncture also offers a long list of other benefits, some of which include:
- Better sleep quality
- More energy
- Immune system support
- Headache relief
- Digestive support
We believe that health is more than the absence of disease. It is the free and harmonious flow of Qi which translates into a positive feeling of well-being and vitality from the body, mind, and spirit.