Is Sandra’s acupuncture story similar to yours?
Sandra was sitting in my waiting room. I remember the look of pain etched across her face, as she sat slumped in her chair, with her eyes partially closed. Sandra suffered from chronic migraine headaches.
My nurse led her into my office. The first words she uttered were:
“My husband insisted I see a local acupuncture practitioner in Phoenix, but I have no idea what acupuncture can do for me.”
Acupuncture provides you with remarkable health benefits in treating:
- Chronic Pain
As well as a host of other health issues. But for some, Acupuncture still seems like a pretty foreign idea. Here are 5 reasons why Acupuncture may just be the perfect approach to take your health to the next level.
1) It’s all about energy
Acupuncture works on the innate energy of a person. One of the fundamental principles of acupuncture is all health issues are energy issues (too low, out of balance, or blocked, etc.). By correcting the body’s energy, Acupuncture is treating the problem at the root. This is treating a cause, not just covering up a symptom.
When the right style of Acupuncture is applied (a big subject unto itself!) the vital energy that flows through that painful or diseased area is addressed and corrected.
This is the Qi (Chi) that Chinese medicine practitioners talk so much about. When the Qi is corrected, your painful shoulder, knee, hip, etc. can finally begin to heal!
2) Oh, Those Wonderful Side-Effects of acupuncture treatment
You may be surprised to learn that Acupuncture has side effects; Good Ones!
As we correct the flow of Qi in the body, the whole body gets healthier and stronger. As we improve the flow of vital energy to one part of the body, the whole body is bathed in this renewed, flowing Qi. Long-standing health problems simply melt away as the body as a whole begins to heal itself. It’s great fun when our patients at Solutions come in with lists of complaints they hadn’t even thought to mention to us that have now magically disappeared!
3) Acupuncture Saves You Money
“Come on! Really?” Yes, Really! By treating the cause of your health problem, Acupuncture doesn’t just fix a single issue, it actually makes you healthier. Acupuncture is about getting you well. It’s about getting free of drugs, doctors and procedures, and all the incessant medical bills that come with being unwell. So yes, you might not get coverage upfront (or maybe you will) but you’ll save bundles down the road. Plus, with more people using creative insurance tools like Health Savings Accounts (HSA’s) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA’s) that do cover Acupuncture and Naturopathic Medicine, the savings possibilities are even greater!
4) Acupuncture Doesn’t Hurt
Acupuncture needles are not like the needles we think of when we go to the doctor’s and get a shot or have blood taken. Those needles are hollow. They actually displace the flesh much like a hole punch on paper.
Acupuncture needles are thin, flexible, wires – basically like little pieces of a guitar string. Their whiskers are thin and solid, so they slide into the skin virtually painlessly. The only discomfort associated with acupuncture is after the needle is inserted and then moved a little deeper into the acupuncture point; if a point has a lot of congested, blocked Qi, a quick dull twinge may be felt. This is a fleeting sensation called the de Qi and it is a sign that the stuck Qi has been unstuck!
Our rule at Solutions is that if anything feels even the slightest bit uncomfortable, we take that needle out – no exceptions.
5) Acupuncture treatment has an “ending”
Although many people will use Acupuncture for preventative care, or just for health optimization, Acupuncture is not one of those therapies that you need to keep doing in order to maintain the benefits you get. After you reach, what we at Solutions call, correction, and your energy is improved to the point that your health issue is healed; you’re done. You graduate!
You now have a new level of health and vitality that is all yours! You own it! Many of our patients who live in the Phoenix area will choose to get a treatment once a month or so just to keep improving their newfound vitality and to help deal with the many stresses of life. But that’s just about enjoying the icing; the cake – the fundamental improvements to your core health and well-being – that’s yours to enjoy forever.