Understanding the benefits of acupuncture can help you determine if it is the right treatment for your particular ailments. At Waterfront Health & Wellness, we want to help you treat your ailments in the most effective way possible. That is why we offer a wide range of services and procedures, including acupuncture.

How Does Acupuncture Work?

As one of the most widely used forms of alternative medicine in the world, acupuncture works by placing fine needles in various locations on the body in order to stimulate healing and to help redirect the flow of blood and energy. Since pain and chronic disease tend to occur in areas of the body where blood flow is blocked or limited, acupuncture treatments can unblock these areas, resolving pain, preventing disease, improving immune functions, and restoring balance to the body.

The Benefits of Acupuncture

Some of the main benefits of acupuncture include:

1. Reduced Stress

Stress reduction is one of the main reasons that people seek out acupuncture treatments, as it has been proven to lower stress hormones and moderate mood to reduce anxiety and improve overall feelings of happiness.

2. Pain Reduction

Acupuncture treatments provide drug-free pain relief that also help reduce swelling and inflammation. As an application for treating chronic and acute pain, acupuncture can be used to treat arthritis, back pain, carpal tunnel, digestive pain, joint sprains and strains, menstrual pain, neck pain, plantar fasciitis, etc.

3. Relief from Headaches or Migraines

Even though acupuncture has been used to treat headaches for thousands of years, recent studies have only just begun to show that acupuncture can help reduce the number of days spent with migraines and that it can provide lasting effects.

4. Improved Immune System

Acupuncture can be used to help fight off pathogens by boosting the body’s immune system, as well as to help reduce the duration of a cold and to relieve debilitating symptoms that can keep you home sick.

5. Allergy Relief

While acupuncture can help prevent allergies, it can also be used to help strengthen the body before allergy season begins, as well as to reduce allergy symptoms during allergy season. Acupuncture can often be used in place of or in conjunction with antihistamines.

6. Insomnia Relief

Since insomnia and other sleep problems are often caused by stress, injury, pain, or emotional imbalance, getting a good night’s sleep is one of the main benefits of acupuncture treatments, even if you are receiving the treatment for other primary reasons.

If you would like to learn more about the benefits of acupuncture, or if you are interested in one of our services or procedures, please contact Waterfront Health & Wellness at 1-360-306-8554 or by filling out a contact form on our website. We are a health and wellness clinic that is proud to provide services to clients throughout Vancouver and the surrounding areas.