The (Physical & Mental) Benefits of Acupuncture

Acupuncture therapy is an ancient form of Chinese medicine modern providers use to treat a variety of conditions that calls for the insertion of tiny needles into specific points throughout the body. 

Studies have shown there are several health benefits of undergoing regular sessions, per the list below. BAC is lucky enough to have our own licensed therapist, Dr. Michael Shapiro here onsite to work with you if you're interested! 

Clinical studies have concluded that Acupuncture can actually help treat various sorts of depression, and many healthcare providers recommend using acupuncture as a complementary therapy to an existing regimen.

Outside of depression, most people experience some degree of stress and anxiety at some point in their lives, and acupuncture can help restore your sense of inner peace and relaxation.

Although there have not been many clinical studies on this procedure’s effectiveness at treating stress, the British Acupuncture Council reports it can promote a calming sensation and deactivate the “analytical brain,” a large source of anxiety and worry.

For physical benefits, Acupuncture can treat back, neck and shoulder pain, recurring headaches, and osteoarthritis (according to Harvard.medical.edu). If you suffer from chronic pain and you're disinterested in prescription painkillers, you can certainly talk to your doctor about trying acupuncture and other natural treatments instead.

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