August 2018 Newsletter
Everyone keeping cool this summer? This is the final installment of our special newsletter series covering FAQs of specialized therapy services offered here at DSPT: Pelvic Floor, Concussion/Vestibular, Schroth/Scoliosis, and Acupuncture. For August its Acupuncture!
ACUPUNCTURE FAQs by: Mila Mintsis. MS LAC. NCCAOM Board Certified Acupuncturist
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a complete health system with its own various and unique methods of diagnosing and managing illness. Acupuncture originated thousands of years ago and is proving to be relevant in our modern times. During acupuncture treatment, sterile, hair thin needles are inserted into acupuncture points or areas of tension in the body. Despite our Western association of needles with pain, most people find this application surprisingly comfortable and even relaxing.
Acupuncture is currently the fastest growing form of health care. Part of the wide appeal is its ability to address not only physical, but also emotional issues as well.
How does acupuncture work?
There are two explanations: the scientific modern explanation and the Traditional Chinese Medicine explanation. Current scientific research shows that acupuncture promotes health by regulating nervous system, increasing circulation, stimulating tissue growth and repair and increasing endorphin production, which reduces pain and promotes relaxation. Traditional Chinese Medicine believes that health is achieved and maintained when we are in a balanced state. Disease develops when there is an imbalance in the body or mind. Acupuncture is one of the modalities of Chinese medicine that helps to correct that imbalance. Proper diet and exercise are additional tools that are used to bring the body and mind back to its balanced state.
What conditions does acupuncture treat?
The World Health Organization determined that acupuncture is great for treating pain, stress, muscular, digestive, gynecological, respiratory and many other issues.
Who can benefit from acupuncture?
Acupuncture offers a natural approach to health. It promotes wellness and significantly improves quality of life.
It is worth noting, that our acupuncturist, Mila, specializes in the treatment of orthopedic conditions, pain, pelvic floor dysfunction, and concussions!
We here at DSPT are here to professionally manage your journey toward caring for and healing your whole self, mind and body. Give us a call to see what we and our network of specialized health care providers can do for you!