Acupuncture is an ancient Eastern practice that includes insertion of paper-thin needles into pressure points within your body. This practice is widely used to alleviate pain, stress, and restore your body’s natural balance. Acupuncture increases the body’s natural “feel-good” chemicals while lowering stress hormones such as cortisol.
Acupuncture is a safe and effective medical treatment for balancing hormones, improving fertility, increasing circulation, and reducing inflammation. It is also proven to help the nervous system to achieve balance and relieve unwanted stress & anxiety.
Before you schedule an appointment, let us quickly cover several common questions we receive as an acupuncture clinic in the East Bay.
What Are the Benefits?
Acupuncture helps in lowering stress indicators and blood pressure while increasing your overall sense of wellbeing and quality of life.
Some additional benefits are:
- Relieves migraines and headaches
- Reduces the severity of hot flashes in menopausal women
- Relieves seasonal allergy symptoms
- Helps relieve acid reflux
- Helps in digestion and relieves heartburn
- Strengthens the immune system
- Reduces lower back pain for up to six months
How Long Are the Treatments?
Improvement can sometimes be seen right away after your first session. However, it might also take a few appointments before you truly begin to feel the impact of acupuncture. It’s critical to finish the series to make sure that you receive the maximum benefits rather than stopping as soon as you feel better.
Depending on one’s bodily response to stress level and their day-to-day work, the results may vary. Most people look forward to the session because it provides them with relaxation, time away, and relief. Our patients frequently consider the treatments as a preventative measure to keep them calm, relaxed, and productive while decompressing from their day.
How Can You Tell That You Feel Stressed?
Although we are all affected by stress in some manner, everyone experiences it in a different way. Persistent indicators of high-stress may have a negative impact on your life, sleep, and perspective.
Physical symptoms can include:
- Muscle Tension
- Shortness of Breath
- Low Blood Sugar
- Frequent Colds or Illness
- Back Pain
- Increased or Decreased Blood Pressure
Psychological symptoms can be:
- Insomnia/Excessive Sleep
- Anxiety/Panic Attacks
The benefits of acupuncture extend beyond simply physical or mental relief and can, in fact, permeate throughout your entire life. People have different bodies and ways of life; therefore, they may have different reasons to seek out acupuncture treatment.
If you are looking for acupuncture in the East Bay, Anchor Acupuncture is an excellent choice. Our team is well-trained, experienced, and compassionate while providing the best acupuncture experience around. Call (415) 855-3112 to book an appointment.