Acupuncture for Pain (General)
Just as the cause of a patient’s pain can be diverse and complex, there are also many mechanisms by which acupuncture can provide pain relief. For example, acupuncture can strengthen the parasympathetic nervous system to increase your pain threshold. In this way, acupuncture reduces your sensitivity to pain. In addition, if your chronic pain stems from disorders such as osteoarthritis or neuropathy, acupuncture can reduce the inflammation in your body and thus diminish the pain associated with these conditions. To learn if acupuncture can help with your kind of pain, please watch our video!
How can acupuncture help with PCOS?
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a condition typically marked by weight gain, overgrowth of facial and leg hair, irregular periods, and infertility. PCOS usually develops as a result of the consumption of too much simple sugar, which induces high insulin levels and causes inflammation of the ovaries. As a result, the inflamed ovaries cannot release healthy eggs. Acupuncture can help bring more energy to the ovaries and reduce stress hormone levels, which lowers patients’ cravings for simple sugars and reduces inflammation. Furthermore, acupuncture can bring more energy to the adrenal glands, allowing them to produce more progesterone to help patients have healthy pregnancies. Please watch our video to learn more!
Treatment Retinitis Pigmentosa
Approximately 1 in 4000 people in America have retinitis pigmentosa, a disease characterized by symptoms such as progressive loss of night vision and in some cases, loss of central field vision. Recent studies show that inflammation of the blood vessels and reduction in blood flow to the eyes may be responsible for this disease. One way acupuncture can alleviate the symptoms of retinitis pigmentosa is by reducing the tightness of neck and eye muscles to increase blood flow to the retinas. To learn more about lifestyle changes you could make to combat this disease, please watch our video!