Imagine your power going out, then coming back on. Then after it’s on there is a surge. Too much energy is coming through. Then your breaker pops because you tried to turn on the hairdryer, microwave, and space heater. These are all things we have experienced when dealing with electricity. The power grid is not the only thing on earth that can experience this.
Your body can experience these similar things in its energy channels (meridians) of Acupuncture. Maybe there is too much energy or too little throwing off the next cycle and next step in the energy cycle. When patients come in to see us there is usually an issue with the way the energy is flowing throughout the body, it is not level and can be going through energy spikes and low energy levels. Through the use of acupuncture, we are balancing the communications by getting the energy moving where it needs to go, and at the rate, it should be moving.
To understand the benefits of these connections and balances, you should know what acupuncture is and why it’s an essential part of our integrative care approach.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is an ancient, traditional Chinese practice that uses techniques that are believed to regulate the balance between your spirit, emotional, mental, and physical state. During acupuncture therapy, hair-thin, solid, metallic needles are used and inserted at specific points through your skin and at different depths to relieve pain and offer other therapeutic benefits. The needles are left for roughly 20 minutes while you lay (or sit) and focus on relaxing while you allow the energy to balance out and flow naturally.
Acupuncture is used to help balance the body and help it to operate at its most extraordinary level. While needles are most commonly used, lasers, pressure and heat can be used to stimulate acupuncture on the body. There are specific meridians on the body that acupuncture is used on to move the energy, also known as Chi, throughout the body. There are thousands of different acupuncture points on the body and specific points can help you feel overall better.
Benefits of Acupuncture
Acupuncture has so many benefits to your health that you may not have even realized. Many people use it for pain, headaches, pregnancy, sprained muscles, and alleviation of digestion issues.
Other areas that acupuncture benefits are:
- Lower Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Muscle Pains
- Digestive Problems
- Menstrual Problems
These benefits are all achieved through the way pressure points create free-flowing energy in the body. Acupuncture works with your body to get your energy flowing again. Through using acupuncture points these points can be balanced out and allow the body to work at its highest level and highest performance. The goal is that you can balance the body’s energy to operate at its most extraordinary level.
Acupuncture is a Way to Naturally Balance the Body & Alleviate Pain
The energy within your body can experience one of three phases, stagnant energy (non-moving), low energy, and too high of energy. Your bilateral meridians, which are located on each side of the body, can also be out of balance. What this means is one energy channel, such as your lungs, has high energy movement in the left lung and the right lung is experiencing low energy movement.
In Chinese medicine, this would be called a split. Using acupuncture points we can balance your bilateral meridians out and allow the body to work at its highest level of performance.
What to expect in an acupuncture session?
During an acupuncture therapy session needles are the most commonly used tool to stimulate acupuncture points, but they can also be stimulated by laser, pressure, or heat with the use of moxibustion. When the session begins you will either lay down or sit up, depending on where you will be receiving the acupuncture. The needles are then inserted and left in place for 20 minutes where your main focus is to relax and allow the energy to balance out and flow naturally.
We recommend getting acupuncture therapy once a month to balance out your body and at the very minimum once a season, Spring, Summer, Winter, and Fall. Even if you feel that you are in good condition there is always that next level to achieve that makes us feel greater, more relaxed, and like you have reached your full potential.
Before booking an acupuncture therapy appointment it is important that you consult your doctor and/or care team first. Complications can arise from acupuncture if not administered by a certified therapist, improper placement of needles can cause unneeded pain so going to someone who is certified is important.
At Axcess, we follow all requirements for acupuncture as regulated by the FDA, including certifications, the types of needles we use, and ongoing continuing education.
If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident and are looking for help to get back to living your extraordinary life, contact us today by visiting https://axcessac.com/contact-us/ or by calling (801) 701-8222. Acupuncture is currently offered at our American Fork, Provo, West Valley, and Spanish Fork locations.