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Benefits of Acupuncture Therapy at Back in Balance Wellness Center
You would obviously expect to benefit from chiropractic care at a chiropractic clinic -- but you might be surprised that our Bangor team at Back in Balance Wellness Center prescribes acupuncture therapy as well. In fact, acupuncture and its related practice, acupressure, can convey multiple benefits that mesh perfectly with chiropractic adjustment and other natural treatment modalities. Let's examine how this ancient technique can help you get the most out of your modern-day life.
Understanding Acupuncture and Acupressure
Acupuncture and acupressure both revolve around the Traditional Chinese Medicine concept of qi or life energy. Ancient healers believed that this energy flows through pathways called meridians and that interruptions to this flow contributed to pain and illness. By manipulating certain key points along the meridians, the flow could be redirected, restoring health. Acupuncture does this through the insertion of extremely fine needles at the necessary points. Acupressure relies on physical pressure, typically applied by the fingers, to achieve the same effects.
You don't have to believe in qi energy to recognize acupuncture's effects on the body. Researchers theorize that the stimulation of acupuncture points affects the flow of nerve signals and stimulates the release of natural painkillers called endorphins.
Treatment for a Variety of Conditions
Just as chiropractic care can help you get over a variety of problems by normalizing your nerve function, acupuncture's ability to regulate neurological signaling and control pain can offer profound benefits for all kinds of conditions. Acupuncture has demonstrated its effectiveness with over 100 separate issues, including:
• Neurological problems such as stroke symptoms, palsies, neuropathy, trigeminal neuralgia, headaches, migraines, and bladder dysfunction
• Musculoskeletal complaints such as sciatica, arthritis, fibromyalgia, and all manner of sprains and strains
• Respiratory ailments ranging from chronic bronchitis, allergies, and asthma symptoms to the common cold
• Eye issues such as conjunctivitis, retinitis, and cataracts
• Digestive disorders, reproductive system problems, urinary tract issues, and other internal ailments
That's why you shouldn't be too surprised if our team at Back in Balance Wellness Center prescribes acupuncture as a beneficial part of your individual holistic healing or pain management plan. Acupuncture is safe for the vast majority of patients (we'll make sure beforehand that you're a good candidate for it), and the needles don't hurt. You have nothing to lose except your symptoms!
Contact Back in Balance Wellness Center for Acupuncture in Bangor
Now that you know more about how acupuncture can help you, are you interested in experiencing some of these amazing acupuncture benefits for yourself? If so, call Back in Balance Wellness Center at 207-947-8077 today to schedule a consultation. We can tell you whether acupuncture is right for you!