Acupuncture: An Ancient Treatment For Modern Stress
From time to time, everyone feels stress, but chronic stress can cause severe medical problems like digestive issues, muscle tension, headaches, chest pain, and anxiety. At West Omaha Chiropractic and Sports Injury Clinic, we see patients who have stress-induced symptoms every day, and many of these patients find real relief from acupuncture. For hundreds of years, experts have used acupuncture to combat the physical issues caused by stress. Even today, acupuncture is an excellent, drug-free way to deal with an ever-increasing stressful world.
How Acupuncture Treats Stress
While there are many traditional theories to explain this phenomenon, the modern explanation is that inserting acupuncture needles in certain areas of the body can activate the body's parasympathetic nervous system. The parasympathetic nervous system is responsible for helping the body to relax and decrease the heartbeat. Also, some studies show that acupuncture can release endorphins that act as natural pain relievers and can bring about a general feeling of well-being.
Is It Going to Hurt?
Very few people feel any sort of discomfort when undergoing an acupuncture treatment. The doctor uses needles that are much smaller than hypodermic needles used for giving shots. They are thinner than a human hair. Some patients find the entire session so relaxing that they tend to doze off.
Acupuncture is Safe
Our medical professionals are highly skilled when it comes to providing acupuncture treatments and strictly adhere to all safety precautions, including certification in Clean Needle Technique (CNT). Following the protocols of CNT prevents the transmission of blood-borne diseases from one person to another. The safety of our patients is always our top priority.
How Quickly Does Acupuncture Provide Results?
There is no one-answer-fits-all for this question. We find that most of our patients require multiple sessions to see the complete elimination of certain health conditions. The good news is that even after one session, almost everyone experiences a marked reduction in the severity of their symptoms.
Treat Your Chronic Stress Today
There is no reason why you should have to suffer from stress day after day. At West Omaha Chiropractic and Sports Injury Clinic, we are here to help you live the best life possible. Call us today at (402) 334-4700 or make an appointment with one of our doctors online.