5 Health Benefits of Acupuncture You Didn’t Know About

Acupuncture, Broadway Chiropractic and Wellness

For more than 3,000 years, the Chinese have been using acupuncture as a means to balance the flow of life energy, referred to as qi, to improve health and wellness. In the United States, most people seek out acupuncture as an alternative treatment for the management of pain. While acupuncture can provide relief from chronic pain, that’s not it’s only health benefit.

At Broadway Chiropractic and Wellness, we want you to know all the other benefits acupuncture has to offer to improve your health.

1. More energy

The demands of everyday life can take its toll on your energy levels, especially in the city that never sleeps. If you’re feeling run down and chronically tired, acupuncture may be what you need to restore balance so you can continue to slay the day.

A 2015 study published in Trials investigated the effects of acupuncture treatment versus no treatment on energy levels in a group of people suffering from chronic fatigue, including chronic fatigue syndrome and idiopathic fatigue syndrome. The researchers found a significant decrease in fatigue in the group receiving the acupuncture compared to the control group.

If you’re tired of feeling tired, acupuncture may restore your energy levels.

2. Lower blood pressure

High blood pressure affects nearly 75 million adults in the United States and is a major risk factor for heart disease. While you have many options to help improve your numbers, from diet to medication, acupuncture has been found to be an effective adjuvant treatment for people with high blood pressure, according to a 2013 study published in Acupuncture and Electro Therapeutics Research.

This study found that acupuncture helped to significantly lower blood pressure in a group of people taking antihypertensive medication. If you need help improving your blood pressure or you’re trying to reduce the number of medications you take, acupuncture may be an option.

3. Improve digestive issues

Whether it’s reflux or irritable bowel disease, acupuncture treatments may provide you with the natural relief for which you seek. The Chinese believe that digestive issues are caused by an imbalance in the system or a disruption in the flow of your energy. Acupuncture helps to restore both organ balance and energy flow to relieve your digestive ailments. We offer acupuncture as a form of treatment for Crohn’s disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease, constipation, or gallbladder disease.

4. Relieve stress and anxiety

Stress and anxiety often go hand and hand, and for some, can affect everyday life. Acupuncture may serve as a safe and effective treatment to help you get relief from your stress and anxiety by stimulating your nervous system to release the biochemicals that give you a sense of calm and well-being.

While the research is a limited, acupuncture is also being investigated as an alternative treatment for depression. The insertion of the needle may help restore the flow of neurotransmitters and hormones to help lift your mood.

5. Treatment for allergies

Symptoms caused by seasonal allergies, including runny nose and itchy eyes, can be difficult to manage, even with allergy medication. Research shows that acupuncture may help provide you relief from your seasonal allergy symptoms by modifying your immune reaction to the allergen, and may reduce your reliance on medication.

Through acupuncture, we can stimulate various systems in your body to reduce pain, help you feel relaxed, and provide relief from a number of health issues. To schedule your acupuncture session, call the office or schedule an appointment using the online booking button.

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