Archive for June 2018
Acupuncture Improves Workplace Wellness
Benefits of acupuncture to the worker in you
Acupuncture is of enormous benefit to anyone who works 40+ hours a week; because these 40+ hours often tip the balance of your life toward stress, acupuncture goes about undoing this by treating the causative factors of stress at their source. The equation is a cycle: mental stress causes physical pain and physical pain causes mental stress. The body’s natural reaction to mental stress is to tighten; tension in the musculature then pulls your body out of alignment and causes physical symptoms like back pain, stiffness and aching.
Acupuncture works to reverse this cycle by increase blood circulation throughout the body, helping muscles repair and heal, while also helping to oxygenate and energize the brain which helps you cope with stressors more effectively. By boosting your immune system, acupuncture helps you ward off illnesses that come about when your body is worn down from to much stress. If you are interested in protecting your workplace wellness with acupuncture, give our office in Park Slope a call to schedule an appointment today.
Acupuncture for Insomnia
Acupuncture for insomnia
Acupuncture is an alternative therapy for insomnia in that it uses needles to stimulate points along given energy meridians. Our education is grounded in the wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine which has been treating insomnia in this manner for millenia; indeed, many western medicine practitioners are now recommending acupuncture as a natural sleep aid. Here is how it works:
- It makes you feel less anxious and more relaxed
- Improves sleep quality and duration
- Improving circulation, which helps oxygenate the brain, an organ that thrives on oxygen
- Relaxes muscles and reduces pain by producing natural painkillers like endorphins.
- Increases the body’s natural production of melatonin
Indeed, acupuncture can have a dramatic effect on sleep quality and quantity. If you are interested in finding out more, give our office in Park Slope a call to schedule an appointment today.
Acupuncture is Proving A Powerful Non-Pharmacological Tool for Treating Headache Symptoms
How does acupuncture directly address headache symptoms?
- By relaxing muscular tension
- Reducing pain by releasing endorphins and enkephalins
- By regulating blood flow and the body’s circulatory response
- Regulating the central and autonomic nervous system
Acupuncture is not for everyone’s headaches. It is important that we take the time to exhaustively detail your medical history, symptoms and current condition. By determining what types of headaches you suffer from, we can create a coordinated treatment plan that includes chiropractic and acupuncture techniques to naturally treat your symptoms.
Thanks to clinical research, acupuncture is being proven as a non-pharmacological method for managing tension headaches. If you are interested in making acupuncture a part of your healthcare routine, give our office in Park Slope a call to schedule an appointment today.
Acupuncture for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
A multi-faceted approach to treating TOS in Park Slope
Because TOS is a compression syndrome, we focus our efforts on alleviating compression through manual adjustments, trigger point and myofascial release. Even teaching and implementing better posture has been shown to help relieve symptoms of TOS. In combination with these gentle, effective modalities, we also offer acupuncture as a therapy for relieving the discomfort of TOS.
Acupuncture reduces inflammation and helps to relax the muscles; by improving the body’s circulatory system, we make more oxygen and nutrients available to the thoracic outlet as it attempts to heal. Acupuncture works with our chiropractic modalities to rebalance the body and make significant improvements in the symptoms of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. If you are interested in finding out more about our natural approach to wellness, give our office in Park Slope a call to schedule an appointment today.