There are millions, if not hundreds of millions, of people who suffer from anxiety, stress, depression, and other ailments. Most of these problems are managed through medication. However, over time these can cause irreversible side effects. These debilitating ailments can often have a dramatic negative effect on a person’s daily life. While medication may help, there are better options out there.
Acupuncture For Management Treatment
Holistic treatments are a good way to manage ailments without all of the side effects that come with traditional pharmaceuticals. Acupuncture for management treatment specifically has been used for centuries as a safe way to treat many common health concerns in a natural manner.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a holistic procedure that uses long needles inserted at specific points on the body. The needles help to direct or restrict flow along these pressure points thus restoring balance and easing certain symptoms. It can be used to treat anxiety, depression, pain, and many other common ailments. The treatment originated in Asia and has slowly gained popularity as people seek to break their dependence on pharmaceuticals.
The Benefits Of Using Acupuncture
There are many benefits to getting acupuncture treatments. Firstly, the main benefit is relief from your ailments without the side effects that come with traditional medications. Depending on what ailment you are treating, there may be other benefits as well. It is an effective way to treat anxiety, stress, pain, and much more. There are physical benefits as well as emotional and mental health benefits to being treated with acupuncture.
Is Acupuncture A Reliable Method of Treatment?
Most people who are not familiar with Asian holistic treatments such as acupuncture are naturally curious about its effectiveness. It makes sense to wonder if acupuncture offers real benefits that are superior to those offered by modern medicine. Much different science and medical teams have performed an impressive number of clinical trials over the years. While results may vary depending on the ailments treated and the parameters of the trial, they all prove it effective.
Acupuncture has been scientifically proven to help with stress, anxiety, nerve pain, mental illness, and many other medical problems. In fact, many healthcare professionals will suggest acupuncture as a treatment ahead of strong medications. It is even known to help reduce anger, anxiety, withdrawal symptoms, and labor pains. The great thing about acupuncture is that it offers many of the same benefits as common drugs, but without the need of flooding the body with harmful chemicals.
Acupuncture & Management Treatment
For management treatment, acupuncture is a powerful aid. It can help a person recover from a serious injury, get relief from an illness, or even help with mental health. However, the side effects are often worse than the ailment. Using drugs to treat illness long term can cause the natural responses and healing power of the body to become repressed. The fewer drugs you have in your system, the better you will be able to manage your recovery over time.
Acupuncture is a good way to trigger the healing response in the body naturally. It is also a great way to boost blood circulation system-wide. When you have more efficient blood circulation, your stress levels will decrease. In addition, your body will be better able to meet the demands of your immune system. Fighting seasonal illness, managing pain, and stress, or even regulating out of control hormones is all possible through the application of acupuncture needles.
Is Acupuncture Dangerous?
Getting acupuncture is generally safe. Above all, it is important that you seek the services of a trained professional. In addition, the needles used in the treatment should always be sterilized and only be forged from surgical-grade materials. The specialist should have several years of training in the art of acupuncture before offering their services as a treatment for medical concerns. Serious damage can result if acupuncture is performed by an untrained individual.
Acupuncture does target the nerves and certain pressure points in the body. If an acupuncturist has not been properly trained, it can result in nerve damage, pain, excessive bleeding, or infection. There is a small amount of soreness at the insertion site when properly applied, this usually resolves a few hours post-treatment. A trained acupuncturist will be able to treat your ailments in a way that offers relief and restores the natural balance of energy to the body.
It is important to remember that acupuncture is a holistic treatment. If you are taking medication to manage a disease, it is important to continue taking them unless directed to stop by your doctor. An acupuncturist should be licensed and trained, however, they are not a substitute for regular medical treatment or medical advice.
Is Acupuncture A Good Treatment Management Option For Everyone?
Most people are able to undergo acupuncture treatments with no ill effects. There are some patients that should not seek out this treatment, however. If you suffer from hemophilia, you should not take acupuncture treatments. Those who are taking blood thinners or those who have a pacemaker installed should also not take acupuncture treatments. Serious complications can occur with the above patients which makes it advisable to avoid treatments in totality.
What Happens During an Acupuncture Session?
The first time you go in to see an acupuncturist, they will ask you about your medical history. This can include what ailment you are hoping to treat, your symptoms, past and current medications, any expectations as well as your other concerns. After evaluating your condition and forming a plan for your treatment, then you will proceed with your acupuncture session. Keep in mind that there are no side effects from this holistic treatment and there also won’t be any interactions with medications you may be taking.
At the start of the session, long thin sterilized needles will be inserted into various pressure points. The points used will be chosen depending on the ailment you are seeking to cure. In most cases, sessions will last anywhere from 20 to 45 minutes. Advanced treatments may also include gentle electric pulses applied to the acupuncture needles. After the needles have remained on the pressure points for a minimum of 20 minutes, they will be removed, and the surface of the skin sterilized.
If you have additional questions, please contact us.
Southlake Natural Family Wellness
Our mission is to support the health and well-being of our patients by offering individualized, comprehensive holistic care including acupuncture, herbal recommendations, customized nutritional counseling, allergy elimination (NAET), whole food supplements, lifestyle suggestions, moxibustion, and cupping, as well as helping couples get pregnant and STAY pregnant by supporting all the paths to conception.
About Farrah Hamraie
Farrah Hamraie, L.Ac, MOM, Dipl.OM (NCCAOM), is licensed and board-certified in Acupuncture and Herbal medicine in the State of Texas with a Masters of Oriental Medicine from the Dallas College of Oriental Medicine. She is also a Diplomat of NCCAOM (the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine), a Board Certified Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbalist, and a member of the American Association of Oriental Medicine.