Acupuncture Cary NC
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin needles through your skin at super specific points in the body. A key component of the traditional Chinese acupuncture is that it is most commonly used to treat pain in the body. More and more over time, it’s being used to promote overall wellness and generally improve the body, even including stress management.
Traditional Chinese medicine explains acupuncture as a technique for balancing the flow of energy or life force — known as chi or qi (chee) — which they believed flowed through different pathways in the body. By inserting needles into specific points along these pathways, it is believed that your energy can be realigned.
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These days, many Western practitioners view acupuncture points as places to stimulate nerves, muscles and connective tissue. They take this ancient acupuncture practice and form it around common day medical knowledge, giving it that much more impact and real effect. Some believe that this stimulation boosts your body’s natural painkillers and naturally helps treat pain and other issues like inflammation, etc.
What is the history of Asian acupuncture?
Acupuncture isn’t a recent discovery. It’s been around for thousands of years. It first appeared in China. You can find proof of this in The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine. Since that time, acupuncture has been honed, specifying insertion points better. A European physician saw them and recorded the practice in Japan.
The report caused a massive surge of interest from America and Britain. The news lay dormant in the West, but the practice was still present and active in Asia. It wasn’t reported again until 300 years later when a US press corps member had an appendix removed. After his appendectomy, he was treated with acupuncture to help relieve pain.
This garnered the attention of physicians who went to China to learn more about the practice. While the application and process of acupuncture was interesting, the physicians were keener on its ability for surgical analgesia. It didn’t have the desired effect for the physicians, so acupuncture was labeled a sham practice. Some patients, who conventional methods didn’t work for, found acupuncture successful.
Then the NIH conducted a study that found benefits from acupuncture, proving its validity as a pain relief treatment. Acupuncture has stood the testament of time and has healed many people in your time and before it.
The principles we use with our Cary ancient Asian acupuncture services have existed for over 5,000 years. The treatment is rooted in the concept of chi. Just as water flows through a river, chi flows through your body in channels referred to as meridians. Similarly, a large rock may divert or completely block the flow of water, causing a buildup of stagnant water.
What are the benefits of acupuncture?
From the outside looking in, acupuncture may look painful. Anything that looks painful can’t have benefits, right? It has plenty of benefits, and acupuncture isn’t painful. We’ve had clients surprised at how relaxing the experience was. The most ‘pain’ you’ll feel is a minor pressure or ache.
People say acupuncture makes them feel energized, and this is because it is believed to stimulate the central nervous system. This stimulation releases chemicals to the body’s muscles, brain, and spine. While there’s much research to be done, it’s believed this response to stimulation activates the body’s regenerative abilities, healing physically and mentally.
Acupuncture is good for treating pain and symptoms from various illnesses, such as:
- Headaches & Migraines
- Tooth pain after surgery
- Nausea after anesthesia and chemotherapy
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Low back pain
- And more
Acupuncture can help reduce stress by giving you an energized feeling and lowering stress hormones. This stress reduction will provide you with clarity to make better decisions. In the modern world, we run from one responsibility to another, so it can be challenging to think clearly. Acupuncture is the perfect reset to help you relax and recuperate. On top of that, it has even more benefits, like helping you with eye strain from looking at computer screens or your phone.
How often should you get acupuncture?
How often you get acupuncture depends solely on how your body reacts. It would be nice if there was a set answer, but because everyone is different. So, there isn’t one answer that works. We find that some clients come in for acupuncture once a week because they enjoy the benefits of pain relief. Also, clients enjoy how affordable acupuncture is at Nirvelli. Your first appointment for weight loss acupuncture will cost $95, but your subsequent visits will only cost $60. The facial acupuncture appointments cost $135 each, which will help you feel rejuvenated. We’ve even seen customers come out looking younger and brighter.
Some people get treatment less often, like once a week or once a month, but most clients come whenever they feel the benefits beginning to wane. There’s no better time than now to see the benefits acupuncture can bring you. If you’re on the fence, then look at our reviews to see just how satisfied our clients are! We’ve had clients testify as to just how life-changing acupuncture could be after the initial appointments. Older clients have been able to run and play with grandchildren after receiving acupuncture. Stressed workers have regained clarity and peace after a session. Be like our many successful clients. Contact us today to book your appointment!
How soon does acupuncture begin to work?
After hearing how great the benefits of acupuncture are, you’re probably wondering how soon you could reap the benefits. It all depends on how your body reacts to the treatment. Effects can be felt after the first session. This is especially true for people with acute pain or sports injury. The immediate effects may be felt within the first two appointments, such as muscle pain relief, joint relief, decreased frequency of headaches, less intense headaches, and lower stress.
We want you to have the longest-lasting acupuncture benefits, so we recommend you make a few lifestyle changes to increase the benefits of acupuncture. The first change you should make is getting enough sleep. Doctors recommend seven or more hours of sleep. Second, eat better. In most cases, diet determines our health more than exercise. You could be fit, but if you’re gorging on unhealthy foods, you could cause nutritional imbalances making it hard for your body to recover, and you could be causing more inflammation in the body. In the worst-case scenario, your body could develop chronic inflammation. After you’ve abided and made these changes, you may feel even better benefits like better circulation, calmer emotions, easier breathing, and better bowel movements.
How long does the effects of acupuncture last?
How long will your benefits last? That is a question many first-time clients have, and again it depends on your body. We’ve had clients where the benefits lasted a week. In some people, it lasted a month or months. In other people, acupuncture benefits have lasted a year. We’ve noticed that clients with healthy lifestyles experience the most benefits, which is why we always encourage healthy living.
The long-lasting benefits of pain are prominent in minor muscle injuries, but severe pain and symptoms take multiple consistent sessions for relief. If you have severe symptoms, don’t be discouraged. We have seen the most severe case fixed with acupuncture, and you can be the next one. Some people with milder symptoms have had permanent benefits from acupuncture. The benefits will range from person to person, but this isn’t because it doesn’t work. It’s because everyone’s physiology is different. Even standardized medications have different effects on people.
It’s time for you to trust the process of acupuncture and give it a shot. This may heal minor, acute, and severe injuries. Acupuncture may also decrease headaches and migraines in intensity and frequency. It may also lower your stress and help you breathe easier. Book an acupuncture appointment today.
Preston Chiropractic and Acupuncture Can Help You
At Preston Chiropractic & Acupuncture, we can guarantee you the most complete analysis, attentiveness, and treatment of your health through our utilization of our holistic acupuncture services. Our way of attending to your particular acupuncture needs is gentle, safe for patients of any age, and are time-tested over centuries of continuous practice. Our trained acupuncture experts are ready to help you get to the root of what is ailing you and treat it with acupuncture and other non-invasive techniques!
Learn more about the best acupuncture clinic near you
Call us at (919) 238-5040 to book yourself and your family for a life-changing acupuncture session. We also have Dr. Heather Sefried here at Preston Chiropractic and Acupuncture to assist you with all of your chiropractic and acupuncture needs. She has been doing professional chiropractic work in the triangle since 2003 and is one of the most experienced practitioners in the area!
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