Acupuncture is a natural therapy used for thousands of years as a means to heal, to prevent disease and to improve a person’s quality of life. By using hair-thin needles strategically inserted into the body, an acupuncturist is theoretically able to trigger the body’s healing process.
Traditional acupuncture theory claims there are a dozen energy channels running up and down the human body. These channels are called ‘meridians’ and each meridian is linked to an organ in the body. When the flow of energy in our bodies is blocked, we get ill. Acupuncture in Silverton removes the blockage and stimulates the flow of energy in the body to rejuvenate both body and mind.
Research has been conducted on the efficacy of acupuncture and it has been shown that there are physiological changes in the body, namely in the central and peripheral nervous systems. Acupuncture in Silverton has been shown to release endorphins which eases the feelings of pain, and acupuncture may also positively affect the body’s immune system. Additionally, improvement in the circulatory system, increase in joint flexibility and a decrease in muscle tightness have all been shown to be result of massage therapy.
Fairly conclusively, acupuncture has proven to be effective in significantly improving the quality of life for those who receive it. Although acupuncture may seem strange or odd in the United States, in China and Japan, acupuncture is deeply integrated into their health care system. An acupuncturist there is comparable to a general physician.
As awareness increases here in the United States, more scientific institutions have validated the legitimacy of acupuncture. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Institute of Health (NIH) have both come out and promoted the benefits of acupuncture, when combined with traditional western medicine, can dramatically improve a person’s quality of life.
As awareness of the powerful benefits of acupuncture increases in the United States, many pain clinics now offer acupuncture as part of their pain management services. Massage therapy clinics also provide the service.
If you are struggling the debilitating effects from fatigue, chronic pain, arthritis and nausea, talk to your doctor to see if acupuncture in Silverton may be right for you. You should also talk to your insurance company as some doctors are recommending acupuncture to their patients.