RIVERDALE SPORTS PHYSICAL THERAPY OFFERS PROFESSIONAL, PAIN-RELIEVING SESSIONS BY EXPERT ACUPUNCTURISTS
Everyone has heard of it... most of us want to try it. After all, Acupuncture is known to restore the body's natural healing process. In layman's terms, it is often thought of as the ultimate fix for any physical ailment. Here's a glimpse of how it works and why it is such a popular form of holistic medicine.
WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE?
Acupuncture is a holistic health technique based on creating a state of balance or optimal health in the body. Through this traditional Chinese Medicine practice, trained practitioners stimulate specific points of the body by inserting thin needles into the skin, targeting the root of the imbalance and restoring harmony to the area. Acupuncture is widely used to treat stress-related symptoms, pain and diseases. It is often prescribed in conjunction with other forms of treatment such as herbal medicines and massage therapy to help heal the mind and the body simultaneously.
One of the most popular uses of acupuncture is to reduce chronic pain throughout the body naturally without the use of medications which can cause unwanted side effects. By integrating traditional medicine and holistic therapy through acupuncture, our patients are able to experience a complete road to recovery and restore the freedom and independence they once had.
By integrating traditional therapy and holistic medicine through Acupuncture, our patients are able to experience a complete road to recovery.
ACUPUNCTURE AND SURGERY
Acupuncture has been proven to have extraordinary pre-and post-operative benefits. The body recognizes surgery as trauma, which takes its toll in the form of stress. Preoperative nervousness leads to stress on the brain and body, making the patient more vulnerable to infection, a weakened immune system and other body system disruptions. Specific acupuncture points are conductors of electromagnetic signals that stimulate the central nervous system. This stimulation leads to the release of endorphins which are the body’s natural painkillers, regulating blood pressure, temperature and blood flow to the body and injured areas. Residual effects from acupuncture treatments also help regulate blood pressure and regulate fluids during surgery itself. Following injuries or surgery, acupuncture can accelerate the healing process by reducing swelling, increasing blood flow, promoting the production of more red blood cells and increasing lymph circulation. Acupuncture can also treat scar tissue by reducing its size and preventing keloid scarring.
ACUPUNCTURE AND ITS HEALING POWERS
Do you suffer from digestive distress? Emotional imbalance? Fatigue? Painful periods? Hormonal imbalance? Allergies? Anxiety? Depression? Wrinkled skin? Grey hair? Dark undereye circles? Heartburn? Migraines? Chronic neck or back pain? Muscle soreness from a regular gym workout? Acupuncture has been know to help remedy all of the above and uncover a youthful, more energetic, less stressed you. Often herbal medicines may be added to the treatment plan to boost the body’s immune system by enhancing the production of vitamins, minerals and amino acids that are needed for healing. Combined with suggestions for changes in lifestyle, exercise and nutrition, acupuncture sessions have proven quite successful in helping people realize their truly balanced state of being.
While patients may experience some muscle soreness or minor bruising following a session, these side symptoms are minimal compared to the adverse side effects presented by some medications, proving that acupuncture is favored as a low-risk alternative for optimal recovery.
*The office will provide complimentary insurance verification to check on a patient’s acupuncture coverage.