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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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