If you’re dealing with chronic medical conditions and want a natural way to alleviate symptoms, including pain, you may be surprised at how helpful acupuncture can be. In fact, medical acupuncture offers numerous health benefits. Read on to learn what they are.

Reduces Stress

Health professionals notice that medical acupuncture conducted by a qualified healthcare provider can reduce the level of stress the patient is feeling, regardless of the source of the stress. Whether it’s worries about work, finances, personal issues, or anything else, acupuncture can lower stress hormones, in turn reducing anxiety while alleviating any physical symptoms associated with stress. The result is an overall improvement in mood, and a better outlook on everyday life, along with stronger immunity.

Helps Manage Pain

Anyone experiencing a chronic condition or acute pain is looking for immediate relief, and medical acupuncture can provide that sought-after relief. What’s more, it’s a drug-free option, which is highly appealing to anyone who already is taking medications for specific conditions, or anyone who prefers a healing modality that doesn’t involve prescription or over-the-counter drugs. In particular, acupuncture can reduce pain associated with inflammatory diseases, muscle tension, posture-related problems, and repetitive-motion issues, among other conditions. If you’re experiencing lower back pain, neck pain, joint pain, aching legs and feet from standing all day, or pain in your hands from constantly typing, acupuncture can be very beneficial to you.

Relieves Tension

We may not even realize we’re doing it, but somehow, we trap tension in our bodies by the way we sit, drive, sleep, and walk. Sometimes mental stress can lead to tension in the body; other times emotional upheaval can do the same. Often, tension results from less-than-ideal posture. Whatever the source, medical acupuncture can release this tension and bring quick relief.

Offers Relief From Headaches

Speaking of relief, if you’re susceptible to frequent or severe headaches, acupuncture can bring you the alleviation you’re looking for. What’s more, it’s a natural remedy, so you don’t have to constantly ingest pills to get the relief you need.

Provides Allergy Relief

Especially in the spring, but increasingly any time of year, individuals here in the Washington, DC area (and all across the nation) experience allergies that get in the way of everyday activities and reduce quality of life. Medical acupuncture can provide allergy relief to a wide range of the population, including children and the elderly. A noticeable reduction can be seen in the presence of itchy, watery eyes, sneezing, runny nose, and other allergy symptoms, often after even a single acupuncture session.

Schedule Your Medical Acupuncture Appointment Today

These are just some of the health benefits you can enjoy from medical acupuncture. Others include improved digestion, greater mental clarity, higher energy levels, less eye strain, lowered blood pressure, and more. If you’re ready to combat your symptoms of pain, stress, and inflammation, schedule your medical acupuncture appointment with us. At the Advanced Integrative Rehabilitation And Pain Center, we believe that an integrative approach to medicine is the best way to tackle medical conditions and improve overall health. If you’re in the greater Washington, DC region, make your appointment with us today!