What is Acupuncture? How does it help?
Acupuncture is the insertion of thin, single-use needles. These needles are inserted into specific points on the body to elicit a physiologic response. Acupuncture treatment is the oldest healing modality globally, with more than 3,000 years of history substantiating its efficacy. Acupuncture is highly beneficial in stimulating connective tissue, increasing blood flow & circulation. Moreover, it can increase beta-endorphins (the body’s natural pain killers), reducing inflammation, reducing cortisol, and significantly affecting the areas of the brain involved in processing pain. NCCIH is a knowledge hub of acupuncture studies. Here you’ll get information on the following.
- Acupuncture for Headaches
- Acupuncture for Depression
- Acupuncture for Migraines
- Acupuncture for Pain
Is Acupuncture Safe?
It is very safe if a properly trained, licensed acupuncturist administers acupuncture treatment. There are very few side effects. Yet, patients can experience some fleeting fatigue and drowsiness after their treatment. One-time-use, disposable needles are now the practice standard, so the risk of infection is very low. In our practice, we work hard to ensure patients leave our office feeling fresh and rejuvenated. We recommend patients bring water and plan to spend time post-treatment relaxing.
How does Acupuncture Work?
When a needle is inserted, the body responds immediately. It sends everything it would need to heal the perceived trauma to the needle insertion site. Acupuncture treatment with electric stimulation intensifies the response. It is done by initiating the release of the body’s natural pain killers. In addition, dry needling (trigger acupoints), a term often used by physical therapists, stimulates the trigger points of the muscles perfusing the muscle with fresh oxygenated blood.
GenWell Acupuncture in Somers, New York, incorporates modern methods to give the best acupuncture results. We make sure that our patient is experiencing change and is recovering from the pain or any disorder. People from nearby locations, including Katonah, Bedford, Yorktown, Carmel, Brewster, Mahopac, Pound Ridge, North Salem, and South Salem, visit us to get the best acupuncture treatment.
What Are The Health Benefits of Acupuncture? or What Does Acupuncture Do?
People come to GenWell Acupuncture Clinic in Somers looking for relief from back pain, neck pain, migraines, headaches, depression, anxiety, etc. Yet, once those conditions are successfully addressed, they continue to return for the unexpected benefits they experience. Relaxation! Actual physical relief from the stress hormone cortisol interrupts their sleep, digestion, elimination, muddled thinking, over-thinking, etc. There are ample amounts of research that confirm many health benefits of acupuncture treatment. If you’re looking for a well-known acupuncturist in Katonah, Bedford, Yorktown, Carmel, Brewster, Mahopac, Pound Ridge, North Salem, South Salem, and other nearby locations of Somers, then you can surely put your trust in L.Ac. Tara G. Almquist.