Understanding 4 Ways that Acupuncture Helps You
October 2nd 2021
BlueWhite Health Clinic in Kamloops provides acupuncture as well as other methods of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). There has been a lot said about acupuncture’s goals and end results of treatment, but in today’s blog we want to focus instead on four effects acupuncture has on your body as a whole and how those effects encourage healing. While we aim to treat the cause of your condition rather than the symptoms, acupuncture does also work to alleviate many symptoms and promotes overall healing. It is both a treatment for specific conditions as well as a positive addition to lifelong wellness.
Increases Blood Flow
Acupuncture works to increase blood flow in your body by dilating blood vessels. Increased blood circulation helps to remove inflammation and stimulate your body’s natural healing process. As more oxygen flows through the body and built up lactic acid is removed, general discomfort and cramping may be diminished. The increase can also have a positive effect on reducing high blood pressure and reduces muscle stress.
Many high-performance athletes count on acupuncture to help keep them at the top of their game. Regular acupuncture helps regulate the nervous system and aids in the removal of toxins and waste, thereby improving endurance and boosting energy levels. It enhances proprioception and sensory-motor coordination.
Another way acupuncture optimizes performance is by stimulating mental clarity and improving an athlete’s ability to focus. Increased energy, restful sleep, and reduced anxiety are all side effects of acupuncture that often lead to greater focus and clear thinking. Acupuncture also provides stress relief and reduces negative symptoms associated with stress, such as headaches, insomnia, and low energy. Reducing negative stress on the body and mind will help optimize performance in all areas of your life.
Decreases Muscle Spasm
Tight muscles restrict your body’s range of motion and increase your chance of greater injury and pain along with prolonging the healing process. Acupuncture helps loosen muscles, decreasing muscle spasms and allowing the muscles to relax into their proper position, increasing your range of motion and improving your mobility.
The reduction of inflammation acupuncture provides often significantly reduces pain. The process also causes your body to release endorphins, natural pain relievers that provide lasting relief. Whether you suffer from chronic pain or are recovering from a recent injury, acupuncture can help you experience long term relief and reduce your need for medication.
Learn more about BlueWhite’s acupuncture services on our Acupuncture page and then Contact Us to set up an appointment. Whether you’re looking for relief from headaches, insomnia, allergies, chronic pain, or injury, acupuncture can provide healing and relief. At the same time, it also promotes further healing throughout your body and can greatly improve your quality of life. We are registered acupuncturists and emphasize our clinic’s mission of restoring health and balance for all of our patients. Whether you are looking for acupuncture, cupping, herbal medicine, or just want to explore all of your wellness options, our knowledgeable practitioners can provide helpful advice and set you on the right path for you.