What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is the insertion of thin, single-use needles into specific points on the body to elicit a physiologic response. Acupuncture treatment is the oldest healing modality in the world with more than 3,000 years of history substantiating its efficacy. More recent studies establish acupuncture as highly beneficial in stimulating connective tissue, increasing blood flow & circulation, increasing beta-endorphins (the body’s natural pain killers), reducing inflammation, reducing cortisol, and significantly affecting the areas of the brain involved in processing pain. Know more about acupuncture treatment.
- Acupuncture Studies
- Acupuncture for Headaches
- Acupuncture for Depression
- Acupuncture for Migraines
- Acupuncture for Pain
You can find in-depth details on various acupuncture types here.
Is Acupuncture Treatment Safe?
It is very safe if acupuncture treatment is administered by a properly trained, licensed acupuncturist. There are very few side effects, though, on occasion patients can experience some fleeting fatigue and drowsiness after their treatment. 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 immediately responds by sending everything it would need to heal the perceived trauma to the needle insertion site. Acupuncture treatment with electric stimulation intensifies this response by initiating the release of the body’s natural pain killers. 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 getting recovered from the pain or any kind of 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.
Health Benefits of Acupuncture
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 interrupting their sleep, their digestion, elimination, muddled thinking, over-thinking, etc. There are ample amounts of research that confirm many health benefits of acupuncture treatment.