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Acupuncture Lowers Blood Pressure

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acupuncture okcby Toni Twitty, M.Ac., Ph.D.c 

Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Expert

 

“Acupuncture exerted a homeostatic regulation of blood pressure. For patients with extremely high blood pressure, acupuncture significantly reduced systolic and diastolic pressures. For patients with moderate levels of high blood pressure, acupuncture moderately reduced systolic and diastolic pressures. The clinical advantage was that acupuncture provided a regulated lowering of blood pressure relative to the clinical needs of patients.” says a 2017 study in which blood pressure medication was pitted against electro-acupuncture. 

This study is just another of many that show acupuncture’s ability to create homeostasis in the body. Can acupuncture help you? Come find out at Be Well Acupuncture. Schedule online now @ www.bewellokc.com!

 

 

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Dr. Toni Twitty, owner of Be Well Acupuncture Edmond, OK is an highly respected expert Acupuncturist. She specializes in resolving pain, treating chronic conditions, and fertility. Learn more about Toni and get started on your road to better health at: www.bewellokc.com

 

 

Acupuncture Offers More Than Just Pain Relief

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by Toni Twitty, M.Ac., Ph.D.c 

Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Expert

 

I’ve been getting a ton of calls recently with questions about what all acupuncture can help with. Generally, people seek acupuncture for pain relief- headaches, back pain, shoulder tension, foot pain, etc. are just a few of the types of pain I see everyday. Acupuncture can do more than just help with pain!

Here are just a few of the ways in which Acupuncture can make you feel better:

 

Stress/Anxiety

         Acupuncture is incredibly calming, and when you get acupuncture on a regular basis, that feeling of peace and well-being tends to become your new norm. Life’s little stresses just seem easier.

 

Immune System Boost

       Acupuncture boosts the immune system, and patients who come consistently often comment on having lesser colds and illnesses throughout the year.

 

More Sleep

       I’ve had some of the best night’s sleep of my life after a session. It promotes a deep, restorative sleep that can’t be matched by anything else I have tried. Acupuncture is very effective for insomnia, but even those without sleep issues look forward to a fantastic night’s sleep after a treatment.

 

Less Painful Periods

       When the blood and energy of the body flows as it should, pain and stiffness disappear. Acupuncture moves the blood, lessening cramps and even alleviating the symptoms of PMS.

 

Easier Digestion

       Again, acupuncture is moving, so it creates movement within the digestive tract too. If you are prone to constipation, this medicine can get you unstuck. And if you fall on the other end of the spectrum and suffer from frequent or loose bowel movement, acupuncture can help to regulate that as well. Reflux and general upset stomach issues can also be aided by acupuncture. 

 

More Energy

       When your body is in balance, you have the appropriate amount of energy to get through your day without dragging. Patients who get treatment regularly tell me that they feel more energized and alert throughout the day.

 

Increased Fertility

       Studies have shown getting regular acupuncture increases your chances of getting pregnant. It regulates the hormones, improves egg quality, and lowers stress levels. Chinese medicine also offers some great nutritional advice for those trying to conceive. Bonus- Dr. Toni specializes in acupuncture for fertility! 

 

Better Relationships

       I know it sounds strange, but hear me out- Acupuncture helps to regulate the emotions. It can vent your anger, ease your grief and help you to let go of negativity you’ve been holding on to. Irritated or frustrated? Try a treatment. You will immediately feel those emotions slipping away. When your negative feelings begin to transition into a lighter, calmer place, you will connect with people around you in a very different way.

 

 

 

acupuncture okcDr. Toni Twitty, owner of Be Well Acupuncture Edmond, OK is an highly respected expert Acupuncturist. She specializes in resolving pain, treating chronic conditions, and fertility. Learn more about Toni and get started on your road to better health at: www.bewellokc.com

Toni’s Top 3 Tips To Relieve The Common Cold

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Why do some people always catch a cold, and others don’t?
Viruses, germs and bacteria are everywhere. They are in the food we eat, the air we breathe, and the water we drink. According to Chinese medicine, they do not cause disease. When a certain organ system is already weak and unable to resist outside invasion, it is therefore prone to attack by germs, such as viruses and bacteria. Illness and disease can only result when our body provides a hospitable environment.
For example, let’s say you inhaled influenza virus. Just because these germs are present, does not mean you will get the flu. There are several factors involved such as the health of your lungs, the vitality of your immune system, and your overall health.
Germs gather and thrive only in weakened parts of the body. When there is an imbalance of Qi, the normal functions of your body will ultimately be affected. This can change the normal immune system response and lead to illness.
A disease requires both a pathogen and a host. These nasty critters can only survive and flourish if circumstances are ripe. When the germs are strong, but the environment of the host (you) is stronger, the disease will be resisted. If the host is weak, however, then your environment can become a hospitable refuge for viruses, germs, bacteria and other microbes to set up shop.

 

In Chinese Medicine, we have a variety of ways to help keep you from getting sick! Here are the top 3 ways that your Acupuncturist can help you kick that cold, flu, or other bug:

1. Eastern Nutritional Guidance
Your Acupuncturist has dozens of recipes for what ails you. They might recommend ginger for upset stomach, or ginger tea with lemon and honey for that sore throat. They also know what your greater imbalance is, and are able to recommend foods that you should incorporate into your diet in order to stay as healthy as possible.

2. Natural Medications
Chances are, your Acupuncturist has a cabinet full of oddly named herbs or formulas in their office. This means that your practitioner is not only familiar with modern day cold and flu medications, but that they also have natural products that you can take in addition to or instead of those over-the-counter concoctions that you’re used to. In addition, your Acupuncturist has herbs that help to boost the immune system which can help prevent colds and flus all together. At the first sign of a cold, call your Acupuncturist for a personalized immune boosting formula and you just might not come down with it after all!

3. Acupuncture!
Acupuncturist work to build and properly align your Qi to keep you healthy or to aid you in getting better faster. Acupuncturists use ancient principles based on yin and yang to help relieve your runny nose, cough, scratchy throat, upset tummy, and pretty much any other symptom that you can think of. Your Meridian channels control the flow of healing energy throughout your entire body, including your organs. The function (health) of your lungs, and the strength of your immune system all depend upon the quality, quantity and balance of Qi which flows within your meridian channels. The “true cure” of disease is simply NOT to kill germs, but to reestablish and build up the body’s amount of healing Qi. This will ultimately provide the adequate amount of Qi in order to restore the integrity of your meridian and organ system. Germs simply cannot attack a strong and healthy body. Studies have shown that Acupuncture increases the number of T-cells in the body. T-cells use antigens to identify and destroy invading bacteria and viruses that cause illness.

If you suffer from frequent colds or you are interested in boosting your immune system in anticipation of cold and flu season, give us a call 405-905-5248! Also, please check out our website at https://www.bewellokc.com and like our Facebook page for fun articles and useful health tips.

 

Toni Twitty, Acupuncture Physicianacupuncture okc at Be Well Acupuncture Edmond, OK is an highly respected expert Acupuncturist. She specializes in resolving pain, treating chronic conditions, and fertility. Learn more about Toni and get started on your road to better health at: www.bewellokc.com

 

 

Acupuncture and Alcohol Detoxification

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Alcoholism affects nearly 16 million adults in the United States, yet only approximately 1.5 million Americans actually seek and get help to deal with their addiction. According to the National Center for Statistics and Analysis, nearly 88,000 people die from alcohol-related deaths every year, which makes alcohol the fourth leading preventable cause of death in the United States. After all the research that has been done on alcohol, people in the United States are still dying from something completely legal. And ultimately, we are paying for it, not just with our lives, but also with our tax dollars. continue reading »

More Doctors Recommending Acupuncture

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acupuncture okcMore Doctors are recommending Acupuncture! Here is why, according to research.