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The Benefits of Acupuncture in Summer

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Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese practice. It involves the use of thin needles to clear blocks and restore the natural flow of energy in the body. Acupuncturists are trained to locate and apply gentle pressure on acupuncture points.

There are several benefits of acupuncture. It is non-invasive, offers drug-free treatment for various conditions, and does not have any significant side effects. An increasing number of women with fertility problems are using acupuncture for fertility in Walnut Creek. The ancient Chinese practice can help regulate menstrual cycles and improve blood flow to the pelvic area as well as reduce stress a woman may feel when trying to become pregnant.

With summer weather in full force, let’s look at some other benefits of acupuncture during this time.

Can Be Used to Treat Sports Injuries

Summertime opens up new opportunities for spending more time outside. Kayaking, tennis, golf, waterskiing, hiking, gardening, biking – the list of summertime activities is endless. The more time you spend outside participating in sports, the higher your chances of getting injured.

Acupuncture can treat different types of sports injuries, including aches, strains, sprains, and pains. It is known to help reduce inflammation, relax muscles, and stimulate the release of natural pain killers known as endorphins.

Driving for long periods can strain the neck, hip, back, or knee. If you have a stiff neck, your acupuncturist will use acupuncture techniques and Chinese herbal medicines to nip the injury in the bud.

Helps Improve Mood

Any change (even a positive change such as more beach days and traveling) can cause stress and anxiety. If the summer heat stresses you out, try acupuncture this summer.

Acupuncture stimulates the emotional centers in the brain that produce dopamine and serotonin, two neurotransmitters known to calm the nervous system and help improve mood. The ancient Chinese practice has also been shown to alleviate depression and symptoms of anxiety and stress.

Helps Keep Allergies at Bay

Whether you have mild or severe fall allergies, summer is the best time to start preventive care by boosting your immune system. Acupuncture has been shown to increase red and white cell counts and T-cell counts. Various studies have concluded that acupuncture can enhance humoral and cellular immunity in patients with immune-related illnesses.

Are you struggling with chronic pain? Let Monarch Acupuncture & Wellness help. Our licensed acupuncturists use acupuncture to treat many different conditions. We are proud to have helped several patients break the shackles of pain. We use acupuncture to promote physical and emotional well-being. Schedule an appointment online with one of our acupuncturists.