Article provided by: Raviva Healing Center
Acupuncture in Sunrise
If you are the sort of person who prefers to explore natural routes on the road to wellness, you will want to know more about acupuncture therapy. In Sunrise, people find many health benefits with the ancient Chinese therapy at Raviva Healing Center.
With origins in long-ago Asia, acupuncture therapy is based on the idea that hair-thin needles placed in specific points on the body can reverse blockages of Qi, or life energy. According to acupuncture theory and traditions, stimulating these points help the body to achieve a healthful balance.
Traditional Chinese Medicine, or TCM, proposes more than 1,000 specific acupuncture points that are located on 'meridians' throughout the body. Each of these points is said to lie on an invisible energy channel that is associated with one organ or another.
Practiced in Asia for centuries, the benefits of acupuncture therapy have only recently been recognized by experts in Western medicine. Today, more and more physicians understand that when done properly, acupuncture in Sunrise stimulates nerves, muscles, and connective tissue while triggering the flow of natural painkillers known as endorphins, explains Mayo Clinic. Acupuncture may be used to treat a number of medical conditions, including:
- Sports related pain
- Thyroid disorders
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Allergies and asthma
- Menstrual pain
In a report published by the Annals of Internal Medicine in 2017, researchers noted the effectiveness of acupuncture when used to treat acute lower back pain. The report, which you can read here, determined that acupuncture alleviated pain intensity and improved body function immediately after a treatment.
When you come for your first appointment, your acupuncture therapist will ask you questions about your lifestyle and habits, including things such as what you eat, how much you sleep, and whether you experience stress in your day-to-day life. You may also be queried about your emotions, food dislikes, and responses to the changing seasons. Because much of TCM is associated with body rhythms, your therapist may take your pulse at more than one location on your body. Your acupuncturist may also take a look at your tongue while examining your overall color and appearance. Your answers to each of these questions will be used to determine the right sort of treatment at our acupuncture clinic in Sunrise.
Many first-time patients ask if acupuncture in Sunrise will hurt. To be clear, most people feel no pain at all during a typical treatment. You may feel a slight pinch as a thin needle is placed, but you probably won't mind it at all. If you do happen to experience any sort of discomfort, please tell your acupuncturist so they can modify your treatment. Most people report feelings of calm relaxation during and after an acupuncture session.
When you're ready to know more about how acupuncture in Sunrise can help you feel your very best, give Reviva a call at (954)888-8355. We look forward to hearing from you.