Acupuncture is getting more press lately. While this ancient practice has worked for millions of people over thousands of years, many people don’t understand it and wonder how it can relieve pain today. Proponents of conventional medicine are utilizing acupuncture in Monroe and other cities as a supplement to traditional treatments or as a stand-alone solution to alleviate conditions like hypertension, migraines, strokes, osteoarthritis, allergies, depression and anxiety, chronic pain, insomnia, morning sickness, sprains, PMS and menstrual cramps, strokes, and other health problems.
Thin acupuncture needles are carefully inserted at certain pressure points on the body that relate to the condition being treated. Minimal, if any, discomfort is felt during the procedure. Most people report that they don’t feel a thing. The needles stimulate the nerves below the skin to influence vital organs, tissues, glands, and bodily functions. The body’s response promotes wound healing, decreased pain levels, and increased circulation to the affected area.
The Chinese philosophy regarding acupuncture is a little different. The belief is that the body’s life force, called “qi” flows throughout the body all the time. Injury or illness blocks qi and must be restored for positive mental and physical health.
While more studies need to be conducted, acupuncture also shows promise for treating obesity, cancer pain, acne, multiple sclerosis, infertility, alcohol dependence, diabetes, abdominal pain, and schizophrenia. Acupuncture is not a cure-all, but it can be useful for many health concerns.
Contact the specialists at McQuinn Naturopathic at (425) 905-2487 to learn more about acupuncture in Monroe for a specific health issue or to make an appointment for this treatment. We have the experience and knowledge to help you naturally manage your health.