Looking for Tempe acupuncture services? New to acupuncture and wondering where to start? You may also consider a first visit of AcuDetox.
Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used integrative procedures in the world. It is a full medical system to balance the entire body so that the body can restore its ability to heal itself.
Acupuncture involves the placement of hair-thin needles into specific points in the body to identify and correct imbalances in the body’s energy flow, or Qi. Stimulating these points changes the flow of energy in the body and promotes increased blood flow to stimulate healing. Acupuncture also stimulates the release of brain and nerve chemicals that reduce pain, regulate hormones, and influence many of the body’s systems. For example, it has been linked to increasing white blood cell and serotonin levels, which boost weak immune systems and improve a person’s feeling of well-being and happiness. During the acupuncture treatment, the body is able to rest while the needles move blood and energy throughout the body.
The National Institutes of Health writes:
Results from a number of studies suggest acupuncture may help ease types of pain that are often chronic such as low-back pain, neck pain, and osteoarthritis/knee pain. It also may help reduce the frequency of tension headaches and prevent migraine headaches.National Institutes of Health, “Acupuncture: In Depth”
Acupuncture and Cancer Treatment
Acupuncture helps patients manage many physical and emotional side effects of cancer treatment, including pain, chemotherapy-induced vomiting (CINV), chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN), stress and anxiety, fatigue, dry mouth and hot flashes. Please discuss your situation with your practitioner, as a more comprehensive consultation is required.
Acupuncture and Fertility
Acupuncture modulates the endocrine system, which means it can help regulate ovulation and balance the body and hormones. It is a useful tool to supplement other fertility treatments, including in vitro fertilization (IVF). Acupuncture can be used to help prepare for and enhance conception in assisted reproductive technology (ART) protocols. Acupuncture can:
- Improve ovary function to produce better quality eggs
- Regulate hormones to produce larger numbers of follicles
- Increase blood flow to the uterus and ovaries to aid implantation
- Relax the patient to induce parasympathetic nervous system dominance
- Lessen unwanted side-effects of ART treatment
- Decrease miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy rates
- Improve semen densities in male factor infertility
Please discuss your situation with your practitioner, as a more comprehensive consultation is required.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does acupuncture treatment feel like?
Some people don’t feel the needles at all, while some feel a slight twinge of at the touch of the needle. Between five and twenty needles are used in a typical treatment. Your practitioner may gently move or twirl the needles after placement, or apply heat or mild electrical pulses to them. If you experience discomfort at any time, let your practitioner know. After the needles are inserted into the skin, you will rest for 10 minutes to one hour, before the acupuncturist removes the needles. Many patients report feeling a deep sense of relaxation during this period.
Is it sanitary?
Yes. Each needle is brand-new, single use and in sterile packaging.
Are there side effects?
No. There are no major side effects. This is part of what makes acupuncture so appealing. The most common side effects are soreness and minor bleeding or bruising at the needle sites.
What is a typical treatment plan?
A common treatment plan typically involves one or two treatments a week to start. The total number of treatments will depend on the condition being treated and its severity, but six to eight treatments are common.
What are common conditions acupuncture can treat?
- Pain (back, knee, all types)
- Energy and sleep
- Menstrual concerns and fertility
- Depression, stress, and anxiety
- Migraines and headaches
- Digestive issues
- Weight loss
- Side effects of chemotherapy
- Immune system
- Mental clarity
- Allergy relief/sinuses
Tempe Acupuncture services
Juvenate Healing in Tempe acupuncture services are delivered by licensed practitioners and tailored to your needs. Contact us for a free consultation about a custom program to support your health and wellness.