5 Health Benefits of Acupuncture You Probably Didn’t Know About

Acupuncture’s been around for more than 3,000 years for good reason. The practice of balancing your chi – or life energy – improves health and wellness by stabilizing your physical and mental health. Acupuncture is well known as an alternative pain management treatment, but it also provides numerous other benefits to multiple health systems and your overall well-being.

At MidJersey Orthopaedics, with offices in Flemington and Bridgewater, New Jersey, our team offers multiple forms of acupuncture, including Japanese-style, electro and auricular, as well as body work and cupping therapy. Read on to learn how this practice may help you overcome your health complaints.

Pain management

A major application of acupuncture at MidJersey Orthopaedics is for managing chronic pain from issues such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, or fibromyalgia.

If you have muscle, joint, or other musculoskeletal discomfort, migraines and headaches, or neurological problems, our acupuncture treatments are ideal.

Energy promotion

If your energy levels are waning due to the demands of everyday life, acupuncture may be just what you need to restore balance so you can continue to function at high levels.

 A 2015 study published in Trials investigated the effects of acupuncture treatment versus no treatment on energy levels in a group of people suffering from chronic fatigue, including chronic fatigue syndrome and idiopathic fatigue syndrome. Those who received acupuncture treatment experienced a notable decrease in fatigue compared with the control group. 

So, if you’re feeling tired, rundown, or overwhelmed by your daily life, acupuncture may restore your energy levels.   

A possible blood pressure solution

Millions of Americans in the United States have high blood pressure, which is a major risk factor for heart disease.  While you have many options to help improve your numbers, from diet to medication, acupuncture has been found to be an effective adjuvant treatment for people with high blood pressure, according to a 2013 study published in Acupuncture and Electro Therapeutics Research. 

This study found that acupuncture helped to significantly lower blood pressure in a group of people taking antihypertensive medication, showing how acupuncture can be a good adjunct therapy to help you improve your blood pressure levels.

Stress and anxiety relief

Stress and anxiety often go hand in hand, and for some can affect everyday life. Acupuncture can stimulate your nervous system to release the biochemicals that give you a sense of calm and well-being. The therapy can serve as a safe and effective treatment to help you find mental harmony.

Acupuncture may also offer relief for depression by restoring the flow of neurotransmitters and hormones to help lift your mood and outlook. 

Allergy treatment

Seasonal allergy symptoms such as runny nose and itchy eyes interfere with daily life and can be hard to manage, even when you take medications. Acupuncture may modify your immune system’s reaction to the allergen and reduce your reliance on medication.

Make an appointment at MidJersey Orthopaedics to benefit from all that acupuncture hasto offer. Schedule today by calling the nearest location or booking online.

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