by Toni Twitty
Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Expert in Oklahoma City
Ask yourself these questions:
- Do you ever feel your life is a roller coaster ride?
- Do you have trouble sleeping?
- How often do you truly take time for yourself?
- Do you have aches and pains almost daily?
- Are over-the-counter or prescription medications controlling your life?
- When was the last time you actually felt at peace?
- Are you having difficulty getting pregnant?
If any of these questions resonate with you, then it might be time to look at Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture for an answer. People in Asian countries have known the magnificence of acupuncture for thousands of years. Traditional Chinese Medicine is growing in popularity in the United States and here are some reasons for acupuncture and why you might want to consider utilizing it also.
Insomnia / Restless Sleep
Acupuncture can address imbalances in your body that may contribute to your inability to get a good night’s sleep. The needles can actually encourage the brain to produce the chemicals that help you relax and sleep better. If you have difficulty falling asleep, you wake up frequently or you toss and turn a lot, acupuncture might just be the missing link.
One of our patients shared her experience: “My migraines, insomnia, & anxiety are all reduced to almost nonexistent.” Read more of Julee’s testimonial by clicking here.
Anxiety / Depression
Millions of people in the U.S. suffer from depression and anxiety, and while there are many amazing therapists available to talk to, psychotherapy may not be enough. Also, many of the prescription medications available have terrible side effects. This is where acupuncture and Chinese herbal formulas can help. Acupuncture can actually start to relieve symptoms of depression and anxiety in as few as two treatments without any harsh side effects.
Runny nose? Sneezing? Watery, itchy eyes? Does this sound familiar?
Seasonal or otherwise, allergies can be debilitating, but multiple studies have shown that allergy symptoms can be decreased and sometimes even eliminated with the use of regular acupuncture treatments. Immunity begins in the gut, and acupuncture treatments for allergies will focus on the energetic meridians that support your immune system.
For those who suffer from these monsters, life can be a toss of the dice. Migraines can come on without warning and can be completely devastating. And yet again, the pharmaceuticals that most migraine sufferers are prescribed can lead to harsh side effects. Acupuncture can reduce the frequency and intensity of migraines over time.
Many women have trouble conceiving. It’s still not entirely clear how acupuncture for fertility works, but there is evidence that it increases the production of the body’s own natural chemicals such as endorphins, red and white blood cells, etc. These make you feel good and help reduce stress. It may also improve blood supply to the ovaries, which improves their function, and to the uterus, which can make it easier to nourish a fetus and reduce the risk of miscarriage.
Don’t take our word for it, our patient Courtney shared her experience: “After 2 miscarriages in one year, I needed to switch things up a bit.” Read more of Courtney’s testimonial by clicking here.
Pain is the number one reason why people turn to acupuncture, and for good reason. If you’ve tried everything else and got little to no relief, acupuncture may be right for you. But remember, chronic pain took time to develop, and it will also take time for acupuncture treatments to work. Many people get some relief immediately, but acupuncture works on a cumulative basis, so commitment to the process is a must.
Jason shared his experience with chronic back pain relief: “After a short, painless treatment I was instantly relieved and did not have any back pain whatsoever for about 10 days (a personal record).” Read more of Jason’s testimonial by clicking here.
Did you know that acupuncture’s main function is to help keep you healthy? If not, then you’re not alone. While acupuncture may not be known for preventive care, it should be. Waiting until there is an injury or illness will only cause the treatments to take longer. Using acupuncture preemptively will help you fight off illness and let you recover more quickly. That’s reason eough to give it a try.
Now that you know how acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine can help you, what are you waiting for? Contact Toni to schedule your first acupuncture treatment.
Toni Twitty, M.Ac. is an highly respected expert Acupuncturist located in the Oklahoma City, OK metro. She specializes in resolving pain, treating chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia and fatigue, facial rejuvenation, and fertility. www.bewellokc.com