Migraines

How Acupuncture Helps You Maintain Wellness

There is a lot of talk around using acupuncture to repair damage to your body or treat an illness. While acupuncture is an excellent option for restorative healthcare, it is also a great way to prevent illnesses and injuries in the first place.

 

Many of us don’t think about our health until we are sick. However, we can all do ourselves a big favor by taking action to care for our bodies to prevent illness and promote overall health and wellness.

 

These are three ways that acupuncture can help you maintain health and well-being and live life to the fullest.

 

  • Acupuncture for Self-Care

We all know that eating whole foods, limiting sugar and processed foods, getting exercise and getting enough sleep are important aspects of self-care. Acupuncture can be a great addition to helping our immune systems function at optimal levels and prevent us from getting sick.

 

  • Acupuncture for Pain Management and Chronic Conditions

If you suffer from chronic pain or other illnesses, finding a way to manage your symptoms is always top of mind. Many prescription and over-the-counter pain medications have side effects that can wreak havoc on your body. Acupuncture is an ideal alternative and viable pain-relief option. It can be used to effectively treat conditions like neck and back pain, headaches, osteoarthritis and other chronic conditions.

 

  • Mental Health and Acupuncture

While a lot of time is spent discussing the importance of physical health, mental health is almost completely overlooked. Mental health is just as important as physical health. In fact, when your mental health is suffering, you are less likely to put care into your physical health and are more susceptible to colds and other infections. Acupuncture can help you maintain your mental health just as well as your physical health.

 

Acupuncture is not an instant fix or miracle cure, however it is an important addition to caring for your body and mind and can be the perfect addition to your preventative health regimen. This kind of prevention can save you time and stress. If you take care of your body, your body will take care of you.

 

Contact Lotus Spring Acupuncture and Wellness today to see if we can help you at 385-498-4914

What is Traditional Chinese Medicine?

What is Traditional Chinese Medicine?

 

When looking for an acupuncturist or for other natural healing methods, you may have heard the term, “Traditional Chinese Medicine.” What is traditional Chinese medicine and how are Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture linked?

 

What to Know About Traditional Chinese Medicine?

The first thing to know is that there are a lot of practices that fall under the umbrella of Traditional Chinese Medicine and that acupuncture is just one of them! Traditional Chinese Medicine is an ancient practice built around the idea that our bodies can heal themselves and that we should treat the whole body, not just one symptom or disease.

 

Other practices that are considered Traditional Chinese Medicine include cupping, herbal remedies, massage, tai chi,  breathing therapy(Qi Gong) and more. The important thing to remember about techniques that are considered Traditional Chinese Medicine is that they focus on balance and harmony within the body.

 

Does Traditional Chinese Medicine Work?

Traditional Chinese Medicine is a term that covers a lot of different practices, so results and effectiveness vary. However, many Traditional Chinese Medicine practices have been researched just as thoroughly as Western medicines. The most studied treatments are acupuncture and a variety of Chinese herbs. Acupuncture is an effective and safe pain management treatment and Chinese herbs can be used for a number of things including trouble with sleeping and anxiety.

 

Using Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine?

It is clear that Traditional Chinese Medicine does not bring on any of the negative side effects that many Western treatments or prescription drugs entail. However, Western medicine does play an important role in some conditions and, for many people, Traditional Chinese Medicine can help ease the negative impacts of Western medicine.

 

Recent studies have shown that acupuncture can help to relieve the pain from chemotherapy treatments and ease the negative side effects that occur after treatments.

 

Traditional Chinese Medicine is a great first line of defense against disease and illness. It helps us treat our bodies as one, whole functioning system. Additionally, if you do need Western medicine Traditional Chinese Medicine is a beneficial complementary therapy to be used alongside treatments and can help reduce negative impacts.

 

Lotus Spring Acupuncture and Wellness not only strive to treat the symptoms but also treat the root causes of disease.  Please contact Lotus Spring Acupuncture and Wellness today to see if we can help you!  385-398-4915

5 things to know about acupuncture

5 Things To Know About Acupuncture

 

You’ve probably heard of acupuncture and maybe you even know someone who has tried it, but other than the fact that it involves needles what do you really know about acupuncture and what its benefits are?

 

To start, acupuncture is a highly-effective, yet little understood, natural medical treatment. To help you learn more about acupuncture, how acupuncture works and how it can help improve your well-being, we’ve put together this list of five important things to know about acupuncture.

 

  • What is acupuncture?

Believed to have originated in China, acupuncture has helped people heal for centuries. Acupuncture is based around the concept of Qi (pronounced chee). Qi is a vital energy that flows through your body. When in balance, Qi protects the body from illness, pain and fatigue. Acupuncture works to balance the Qi in your body, helping your body to heal itself and boost your health and immune system.

 

2) How does acupuncture work?

When you begin any acupuncture treatment, your acupuncturist will perform an examination to determine where Qi imbalances are in your body and work with you to determine a personalized, holistic treatment plan to heal your body and improve overall well being.

 

During an acupuncture session your acupuncturist will insert very, very thin needles into your skin at points identified during an initial assessment. These needles are strategically placed to remove any blocks of Qi and help it move through your body.

 

When they needles are inserted, your practitioner may gently move or twirl the needles, and then leave them in place for 30 – 40 minutes, depending on your treatment.

 

 3) Does acupuncture hurt?

Since there are needles involved you might be worried that acupuncture will hurt. Don’t fear! During your acupuncture treatment there might be a pinch or a slight sting. However, you should not be in pain. If you feel pain, numbness, tingling or continuous discomfort let your acupuncturist know immediately.

 

 

4) What are the negative effects of acupuncture?

One important thing to know about acupuncture is that is has a range of benefits and, when practiced by a trained and licensed acupuncturist, very little risk of negative side effects. That’s right, there are none of the typical side effects you would experience from prescription medication.

 

Unlike many medications prescribed today, which often have side effects warnings that are scarier and more serious than the initial issue, acupuncture carries very little risk. Clean, sterile needles are used and acupuncturists undergo years of training and must complete strict exams to be able to practice, putting you in safe hands!

 

5) What are the benefits of acupuncture?

There are many benefits to acupuncture. Acupuncture can be used to treat a range of both physical and emotional/psychological ailments. It can also be important for maintaining overall health and wellness to prevent illness, diseases and fatigue induced by day-to-day stressors.

 

If you are interested in learning more about acupuncture or beginning treatment, get in touch with us!

 

Lotus Spring Acupuncture and Wellness Inc.

www.lotusspringacupuncture.com

385-498-3914

 

 

7 Reasons to Seek Out Acupuncture

blog-img-7-reasons-to-seek-out-acupuncture-_640

Do you ever feel your life’s a ride that won’t ever stop? How many nights do you wait for Mr. Sandman to magically appear? How often do you truly take time for yourself? Do you have aches and pains almost daily? Are over-the-counter or prescription medications controlling your life? When was the last time you actually felt at peace? If any of these questions resonate with you, then it might be time to look at Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture for an answer. People in Asian countries have known the magnificence of acupuncture for thousands of years. Traditional Chinese Medicine is growing in popularity in the United States and here are some reasons why you might want to consider utilizing it also. continue reading »