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4 Unexpected Benefits of Acupuncture

4 Unexpected Benefits of Acupuncture

If you’ve been looking for a medication-free way to address a health problem you’re having, acupuncture could be just the thing. This ancient but proven treatment option can address everything from chronic pain-causing conditions like osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia to unwelcome symptoms like headaches and nausea. 

Plus, Dr. Halina Snowball offers acupuncture treatment right here at Integrated Pain Solutions in Stamford, Connecticut. If you want to see if acupuncture could be right for you, don’t hesitate to visit Dr. Snowball and explore your options.

If she does recommend this treatment, you might also see some unexpected benefits. Specifically, here are four perks that often come with acupuncture. 

#1: More mental clarity and focus

Although acupuncture is a very old treatment option, proper studies evaluating it are relatively new. Even so, those preliminary studies show a positive correlation between acupuncture and cognitive function — and even demonstrate that this treatment could help people with Alzheimer’s disease. 

In short, if you’ve been looking for a way to boost your focus, consider acupuncture. 

#2: Improved appearance

As acupuncture relieves inflammation and improves balance across your body, it can deliver some beauty benefits. You might notice that you have fewer breakouts, less puffiness, and an all-around brighter complexion. 

Acupuncture can also help with specific skin conditions like rosacea. Talk with Dr. Snowball about your goals and together you can explore possible cosmetic benefits alongside the physical benefits of your acupuncture treatment. 

#3: Better sleep

Do you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep? Are you facing obstacles to a good night’s rest, like sleep apnea or restless legs syndrome (RLS)? If so, acupuncture could give you a medication-free way to get the rest your body needs. 

Again, studies are in their early phases, but even then they show that acupuncture can help you get higher-quality sleep and experience higher functioning during daytime hours. 

#4: A more regulated menstrual cycle

Some of the more surprising benefits of acupuncture only affect women. Getting acupuncture treatment can help you enjoy a more balanced menstrual cycle with fewer unwelcome side effects. Specifically, it can help to:

These are just a handful of the ways acupuncture can positively affect your body, all without the side effects or dependency issues that come with many medications. 

If you want to learn more about how acupuncture works and find out if it could be right for you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Snowball. To get started, call our office at 203-293-0549 or request an appointment online today.

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