Category Archives for "Benefits of Acupuncture"

Acupuncture Improves Sleep: A Look into Insomnia

Acupuncture Improves Sleep: A Look into Insomnia

Making sleep a priority is practicing the highest form of self-care. Our bodies, to remain at the healthiest potential, need between 7-9 hours of sleep per night. For some, however, this amount may seem nearly impossible to achieve. A staggering 79% of Americans get less sleep than what is recommended, many of which suffer from […]

Some Midwives Suggest Acupuncture During Labor

Some Midwives Suggest Acupuncture During Labor

Midwives in other areas of the world, such as Germany, are being trained to conduct acupuncture therapy while mothers are in labor. Although it is not widely used in the United States for labor purposes, other acupuncture therapies have become quite popular, especially in the recent years. This natural practice has been known to be a […]

Involve Acupuncture in Your Cesarean Healing Process

Involve Acupuncture in Your Cesarean Healing Process

Whether you planned a Cesarean birth or received emergency Cesarean surgery, the healing process can take a toll physically and emotionally. After giving birth, mothers are forced to adapt to a new routine and way of life. They are trying to take care of a newborn and tackle daily activities with little sleep. Their bodies are […]

How Acupuncture Came to America

How Acupuncture Came to America

To begin, let’s start with a brief history of the first time acupuncture was documented.  Both the theory and the practice of acupuncture originated in China, around 6000BC. Back then, instead of needles, acupuncturists used sharpened stones and sharpened bones for treatment. The earliest documentation referring to acupuncture procedures is a text called The Yellow Emperor’s […]

Why Acupuncture is Becoming More Popular for Postpartum Depression

Why Acupuncture is Becoming More Popular for Postpartum Depression

Although 1 in 7, or 11-20%, of new mothers suffer from postpartum depression, it still remains a sensitive and rather stigmatized condition. This means that there is an estimated 900,000 to 1 million women suffering each year- yet only 850,000 get the help that they need. There are a number of reasons this may be- […]

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