Do you feel incredibly tense? Is your body experiencing aches or pains? Are your muscles stiff? Does frustration and irritability rule your life?

These are all common questions that help determine whether a person needs acupuncture, though there are also many others as well. Acupuncture is excellent for improving your health and can be performed on individuals of all ages. It can cure and ease hundreds of ailments, ranging from migraines to osteoarthritis. Here are some examples of the conditions that acupuncture can treat:

  • Depression
  • Facial pain
  • Headaches
  • Knee pain
  • Low back pain
  • Morning sickness
  • Nausea
  • Neck pain
  • Postoperative pain
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Stroke

What Are The Biggest Benefits of Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is considered an alternative treatment and is rarely prescribed by doctors of standard healthcare. However, numerous studies have found that acupuncture is an incredibly effective way to treat a wide variety of ailments. Chronic pain is the leading reason why people decide to try acupuncture, but there are many more benefits this treatment can also help.

  • Relieve back pain
  • Increase medication effectiveness
  • Relieve indigestion
  • Neutralize effects of radiation
  • Alleviate headaches and migraines
  • Combat obesity

Relieve back pain

Acupuncture has been found to alleviate chronic back pain. It is even more effective than medication. Using acupuncture, in combination with chiropractic care, is a great way to get rid of back pain for good.

Increase medication effectiveness

When a patient incorporates acupuncture into their healing process, they won’t need as many drugs or strong doses. It is no secret that drugs can cause unwanted side effects such as weight gain and nausea. Acupuncture can also help lower the negative side effects of drugs.

Relieve indigestion

Acupuncture can help relieve indigestion and heartburn. This is a large reason why acupuncture is highly recommended for pregnant women.

Neutralize effects of radiation

Radiation treatment has a number of side effects, though this often depends on the area that is treated. Acupuncture can reduce side effects such as dry mouth and nausea. Cancer patients tend to feel better after receiving acupuncture.

Alleviate headaches and migraines

Regular acupuncture treatments can effectively prevent migraines and headaches. The treatment is also beneficial to those who already experience headaches or migraines.

Combat obesity

Even though there are many other factors that will determine whether a person can overcome obesity, such as diet and exercise, acupuncture is a wonderful complimentary treatment that is worth considering.

What Is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a form of alternative therapy in which a practitioner stimulates meridian points on the body by using thin needles to pierce the skin. It is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that can be found throughout the world, due to its undeniable benefits.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

We cannot tell you that without finding out more information about you first. The frequency and amount of treatments vary between individuals and is based on factors such as health, age, conditions and your body’s natural response. The process can be gradual, but the results are long lasting.

If you are interested in trying acupuncture therapy, we suggest that you speak with one of our therapists. We are happy to address any concerns and answer any questions that you may have. Contact Rock Creek Spine & Rehabilitation Center at (303) 499-6565 to speak with us today. *All Acupuncture treatments at Rock Creek Spine are delivered by a licensed Acupuncturist.