What is Acupuncture Treatment in Edmonds WA
Optimal Health Chiropractic and Massage Clinic employs a variety of natural healing modalities to help our patients rehabilitate injuries, optimize their daily wellness and manage chronic pain conditions. The ancient healing art known an acupuncture is one such modality. If you've never had acupuncture before or understood what this time-tested therapy can do, we're happy to explain how our acupuncture treatment in Edmonds WA (as administered by Dijana Novak, L.Ac, EAMP) can enhance your quality of life.
What Is Acupuncture -- and How Does It Work?
Acupuncture is the insertion of specialized hair-thin needles at specific points on the body along lines known as meridians. For thousands of years, practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine have maintained that the body's life energy, or qi, travels along these meridians -- and that any disruption or misdirection of this qi flow is associated with pain and disease. The needles reroute the energy flow to restore proper qi flow, resulting in pain relief, faster healing and better overall health.
Western medicine's view of acupuncture includes many useful analogs to the Traditional Chinese Medicine teachings. For instance, the central nervous performs much the same role as meridians in conveying signals and instructions for the rest of the body to follow, from autonomic and motor functions to sensation. It is believed that the acupuncture points may correspond to specific nerve clusters or "pain gates" that govern the passage of these signals, helping to normalize the errant nerve function that contributes to chronic pain and systemic ailments. Research also indicates that acupuncture causes the body to release natural pain-relieving substances called endorphins.
The Many Benefits of our Edmonds Acupuncture Service
Our Edmonds acupuncture service can convey a broad range of benefits. Acupuncture is commonly used for such diverse applications and problems as:
- Back pain/neck pain
- Digestive issues
- Menstrual and reproductive problems
- Prenatal and post-natal discomfort
- Digestive complaints
Since acupuncture can relax the muscles and relieve tightness and pain, we often recommend an Edmonds acupuncture session right before a chiropractic adjustment session for deep-rooted neck or back pain. Acupuncture makes a great complement to massage and other natural therapeutic methods as well -- including many of the traditional healing therapies offered by our acupuncturist, from cupping and Chinese herbal medicine to moxibustion, diet analysis and Qi Gong.
You don't have to be ill, in pain or in the midst of other treatment to benefit from acupuncture. Just as a car benefits from preventative maintenance even though it's running well, periodic acupuncture sessions and other natural preventative therapies can help you enjoy optimal nerve function and wellness all year round, year after year.
Learn More and Schedule an Acupuncture Session in Edmonds WA
Don't let the needles scare you -- acupuncture isn't painful, and the technique is quite safe for most everyone (except for those with clotting disorders or certain other conditions). Call 425-329-7266 to learn more and schedule acupuncture treatment in Edmonds WA!