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4 Ways Acupuncture Boosts Your Well-Being

Acupuncture is an integral part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It has been practiced for more than three millennia. This ancient Chinese practice is used to treat a number of health conditions and different types of pain while improving the body’s usage of Qi.

TCM believes that illnesses occur because of energy blockages. Acupuncture involves inserting paper-thin needles at specific points (called acupoints) on the body to clear blockages and restore the natural flow of energy throughout the body.

Here’s how an acupuncture clinic in Albany can help improve your overall health and well-being.

Reduces Inflammation

Various studies have found that acupuncture can help reduce inflammation caused by different health conditions such as sepsis, Crohn’s diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. Acupuncturists use needles to stimulate the pituitary gland to secrete cortisol, a potent anti-inflammatory hormone.

Acupuncture also stimulates the vagus nerve, which responsible for the regulation of internal organ functions, to activate the body’s natural mechanism that reduces inflammation. Studies also show that acupuncture can help regulate a proinflammatory chemical which leads to anti-inflammatory responses.

Improves Digestion 

It is estimated that more than 60 million Americans are diagnosed with a digestive issue every year. Digestive problems are not fun. A digestive problem can affect a person’s physical and mental well-being. Many people with digestive disorders lead a life of strict self-discipline and often deny themselves small joys of life such as occasionally digging into their favorite foods.

The WHO recognizes acupuncture as an effective modality for treating digestive imbalances.   Acupuncture can help with a number of digestive disorders including irritable bowel syndrome, lactose intolerance, gastrointestinal tract bleeding, and heartburn.

Research shows that acupuncture improves digestive functions, nourishes the organs that make up the digestive system, and reduces inflammation of the stomach and pancreas.

Boosts the Immune System

The immunity system wards off disease-causing germs, preventing them from affecting vital organs. Immunocompromised people are at a high risk of experiencing frequent infections.TCM believes that when a person’s energy channels are blocked, they are more susceptible to illnesses and health problems.

Acupuncture boosts the immune system by influencing and manipulating the energy that flows through the body to clear blockages. Acupuncture boosts the production of T cells which in turn increases white blood cell counts.

Improves Sleep Quality

Sleep disorders are a serious health problem. A sleep disorder can affect a person’s productivity and energy levels. People with sleep disorders often report feeling washed out and are unable to spend enough time with their loved ones or do what makes them happy.

Acupuncture can help you sleep better in many ways. It calms and relaxes the mind and body. Stress can keep you up at night. Acupuncture relieves stress by promoting the movement of energy in the body. It can regulate neurotransmitters that are responsible for keeping you awake. Anchor Acupuncture & Wellness is a top-rated Albany acupuncture clinic. We use acupuncture to restore balance to the body and mind and help our patients feel rejuvenated and refreshed. To learn more, call our office at (415) 855-3112.

Amanda Moler is a licensed acupuncturist and certified fertility acupuncturist (FABORM), serving San Francisco, CA.  Her educational background includes receiving a bachelor’s degree in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution from Antioch College in 2001 and in 2010, her master’s degree from American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In 2008, she also attended Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago, IL for education on acupuncture and oriental medicine. Asa Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine, she has gained recognition for treating complex women fertility cases, providing guidance on painful side-effects of drugs, hormones, and maintaining the overall well-being of women. Follow Anchor Acupuncture and Amanda Moler on Facebook , Instagram, LinkedIn.