How Can Acupuncture Relieve Pain and Improve Sleep, Digestion and Emotional State?
Acupuncture is nothing new. It’s been around for 3,000 years as a healing technique of Traditional Chinese Medicine. But in 1997, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) finally recognized acupuncture’s safety and effectiveness in the treatment of many conditions. It’s even now covered by many insurance policies and is a widely accepted way to alleviate pain.
How it Works
Acupuncture boosts bodily functions, promoting the natural self-healing process through the stimulation of specific sites. These are called acupuncture points, or acupoints. Acupuncture involves inserting fine, sterile needles into the skin, sometimes enhanced by pressure or heat. In addition, acupoint stimulation techniques could be complemented by anything from massage and heat therapy to cupping and herbal medicines.
Traditional Chinese Medicine lies in the belief that there are two opposing forces: yin and yang. When in balance, the body is considered healthy. Energy, called “qi” (say it like “chee”) flows along meridians, keeping the yin and yang forces in check. When the energy flow becomes blocked, pain, lack of functionality or illness can result. Acupuncture therapy is thought to release those blockages and restore flow.
Conditions Treated by Acupuncture
There have been hundreds of clinical studies regarding the benefits of acupuncture that have found acupuncture to successfully treat many conditions. These can range from back and neck pain to nausea and migraine headaches. It has also been known to treat anxiety, depression, insomnia and even infertility, according to the UC San Diego Center for Integrative Medicine.
It has also proven to be an effective treatment for:
Induction of labor
Malposition of fetus
Choosing the Right Acupuncturist
Not all acupuncturists are created equal. Choosing the best practitioners begins with making sure they are licensed and state regulated, backed by many years of clinical experience in the field. It’s always best to call a few providers and schedule tours and meetings to help you make your decision. Choosing an acupuncturist in Detroit Michigan is easy when you know where to look!
Contact Metro Detroit Acupuncture
For trusted acupuncture in Southeast Michigan, look no further than Metro Detroit Acupuncture. Our founder and owner is Marino Moutafis, a nationally-certified and licensed acupuncturist who has successfully treated thousands of patients in a variety of clinical settings. After studying alongside the world’s scholars in acupuncture, he broadened his knowledge under many doctors and masters in the field. If you are interested in learning more about acupuncture for pain relief, depression or even digestion, contact us today at 248-432-2846.