Innovative trends in self-care and health frequently bombard women. Let’s face it, looking good and feeling good go hand in hand. As we face increasing health concerns (anxiety, depression, skin health, menstrual relief, and more), profits rise in the health/wellness industry. So how do we know what works and fails with all the products and services on the market? With natural, chemical-free, holistic methods becoming increasingly popular, it’s no wonder that acupuncture takes center stage.
What is acupuncture
Acupuncture is a component of Chinese medicine in which an acupuncturist inserts thin needles at specific points called acupuncture points. Acupuncture can help treat a variety of issues including women’s health, mental health, and pain. The treatment will increase endorphins, improve blood circulation, and oxygenation. The results can reduce inflammation, alleviate pain, and decrease stress.
Mental health and stress
It’s no secret that stress is an enormous factor that affects many people. Everyone experiences stress, but problems develop when stress becomes chronic. Chronic stress can manifest in physical or mental ways. Women are particularly prone to chronic anxiety and depression. As a result, many women experience hectic sleeping patterns or insomnia, tiredness and lack of energy, digestive issues, irritability and frustration, trouble concentrating/making decisions, and mood swings. Acupuncture is a great de-stressor that combats depression and anxiety. Within just two months of consistent treatment, patients can experience decreased symptoms. Patients often exhibit improvements remarkably similar to pharmaceutical therapies.
Since its ancient beginnings, acupuncture has become a viable treatment for acne, atopic dermatitis, eczema, or psoriasis. Treatment is particularly effective in easing chronic conditions or acute skin eruptions. In conditions like atopic dermatitis, acupuncture reduces symptoms associated with itching and allergies. With regular acupuncture treatment, patients will experience increased blood flow, reduction in pain and itching, and improved oxygenation. In addition to the variety of clinical applications, there are also acupuncture treatments specifically for cosmetic purposes. These treatments include cosmetic acupuncture and microneedling. Cosmetic treatments can target fine lines, wrinkles, acne scarring, skin texture, and collagen production in a natural way. The result is a healthy and beautiful complexion.
Menstruation, fertility, and menopause
Acupuncture regulates the feedback from your brain and body via the hypothalamus, pituitary gland, and ovaries. As the process helps stabilize hormone levels, the menstrual cycles become regular, and fertility improves. The estrogen, progesterone, LH, insulin, and testosterone hormones balance through regular and continuing treatment. Women’s reproductive health is improved regardless of age, as your whole body functions optimally. Even severe symptoms of endometriosis improve with acupuncture. Treatments promote increased blood flow, reduce inflammation, and increase endorphin levels. In addition, your acupuncturist can also recommend vitamin supplements, a healthy diet, or changes to the daily regimen.
Have you never been to an acupuncture appointment?
Deanna Carell Acupuncture is welcoming new patients to our office. Our natural, acupuncture and facial microneedling treatments are tailored to your specific needs, and are used to create a healthy healing environment for your mind and body. For a consultation to meet with the acupuncturists please call our office or contact us through our online form