Millions of Canadians suffer from anxiety which often has a detrimental effect on their daily lives. In most cases, anxiety is treated with counseling or medication, and in some cases both. Acupuncture, which is the practice of using needles inserted into various locations, is a popular alternative treatment for anxiety.
Are Benefits of Acupuncture for Anxiety Really Reliable?
Many people unfamiliar with the treatment have questions about the real benefits of acupuncture and how it affects anxiety. Extensive clinical trials have proven that acupuncture benefits patients that are suffering from a wide assortment of problems, such as anxiety.
Before recommending the use of heavy medication, many doctors will suggest acupuncture, as it is commonly accepted in society as a form of anxiety management. Acupuncture not only benefits by relieving the symptoms, but also by restricting the number of chemicals in the body.
If a person is suffering from an illness or injury, there are numerous ways in which the use of acupuncture is highly beneficial. This is because with the introduction of chemicals found in conventional medicine, it has the side effect of limiting other natural responses in the body that stimulate healing. Therefore, the body is able to heal faster when it has a lesser amount of chemical in it.
Acupuncture allows for a more natural way of healing that is a good way to increase blood circulation which will, in turn, reduce stress on the body and mind. The immune system is supported by acupuncture, and will help to allow you to better fight seasonal colds, the flu, and other infections.
What Is the Risk of Acupuncture?
It is always best to go to a trained professional to receive acupuncture, as there are no side effects when it is properly administered. However, if the treatment is done by an untrained practitioner then nerve damage may occur. In most cases, there is general soreness at the insertion site of the needles, which goes away in a few hours after treatment. Proper treatment by a trained professional will give adequate relief to the energy issue and thus heal the illness. It’s important to continue with your current anxiety treatments even when you choose to opt for acupuncture, and it’s also important to make sure your acupuncturist is licensed and trained, like the ones here at Pro Motion Healthcare.
If you have a pacemaker or hemophilia, you are advised to not undergo acupuncture treatment due to the complications related to these two health concerns that can arise during the sessions.
What to Expect at an Acupuncture Session
When you first visit your acupuncturist, they will speak with you regarding your symptoms, medical history, expectations and other concerns. When your session starts, you can expect them to insert long thin sterilized needles directly in the pressure points associated with the ailments you are seeking to treat. This process can take anywhere from 15- 30 minutes depending on how many ailments you are treating in your session. In some cases, electrical pulses may be applied to the needles. The specialist here at Pro Motion Healthcarewill leave needles in the pressure points for 15-20 minutes before they are removed. Improvement is not instant, but over the course of several visits, you can expect to see a marked improvement in your anxiety levels.
Why Choose Us
Acupuncture is a low-cost treatment option for anxiety that has no negative side effects, and won’t interfere with any current anxiety treatments. Our office is standing by to answer any questions you may have regarding cost, scheduling, and availability. Don’t let anxiety rule you any longer, give Pro Motion Healthcare a call today at 705-315-0111 to see how we can help.