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Can Acupuncture Detox the Body?

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The human body accumulates both natural and man-made toxins over time. These toxins can interfere with the regular function of different systems which may lead to health problems.

Many people use acupuncture to detoxify their bodies. The ancient Eastern medicine practice helps eliminate toxins that accumulate in vital organs such as the liver, skin, colon, and kidneys.

 Acupuncture is a drug-free, non-invasive, and safe therapy that promotes natural healing.

Contra Costa County acupuncturists insert paper-thin needles into strategic points in their patients’ skin to stimulate the body’s self-healing mechanism and balance the natural flow of energy.

Morphine is a strong painkiller that can also become highly addictive. It is often prescribed to people who experience episodes of severe pain that cannot be controlled by traditional pain medications. High levels of morphine in the blood can cause serious health problems.

A study published in the European Journal of Integrative Medicine reported that acupuncture provides a safe detox method for people on morphine or acetaminophen. Studies of acupuncture have shown that, in addition to being anti-inflammatory, acupuncture stimulates our body’s release of our own natural opioid hormones, creating potent pain relief.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the liver and gallbladder work closely to maintain the natural flow of energy in the body. Stress and unhealthy lifestyle choices could affect liver health, resulting in a buildup of toxins in the body.

Acupuncture can help balance the liver energies and detoxify it by removing energy blockages which allows the liver to function optimally. It improves the flow of energy throughout the body, helping to detoxify it naturally.

Several studies have linked sleep deprivation to toxin buildup. Acupuncture can improve the symptoms of sleep disorders including insomnia by helping you get a more restful and deeper sleep. When you sleep, your brain releases hormones that flush out toxins and repair damaged blood vessels.

Hormonal imbalances promote the building up of toxins. Studies have concluded that acupuncture can treat all types of hormonal imbalances. Many people use acupuncture to balance cortisol levels, regulate adrenal function, and normalize stress response.

Unhealthy lifestyle choices and an unhealthy diet can also cause toxins to build up in the body. Your Contra Costa County acupuncturist will recommend lifestyle and dietary changes to detoxify your body naturally. They may recommend adding asparagus, grapefruit, kale, avocado, and other foods to naturally detoxify and cleanse different body systems.

Acupuncture can treat many types of health issues and is widely-known as a safe alternative therapy. Whether you are grappling with chronic pain or want to naturally detox your body, Monarch Acupuncture & Wellness has got you covered. We are committed to helping our clients get their health back on track. To connect with one of our expert acupuncturists, book an appointment right away!