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How Acupuncture Works and Its Many Benefits

How Acupuncture Works and Its Many Benefits

For centuries, healing specialists have used acupuncture to balance the flow of energy in the body and, as a result, alleviate pain and treat a variety of conditions. That’s saying something. 

As medical research has advanced, we’ve moved away from a lot of historical treatments (take blood-letting, for example). But acupuncture is still widely practiced today because so many people have seen what it can do. 

As an experienced acupuncturist, Dr. Halina Snowball gives you a way to explore this treatment from the comfort and convenience of Integrated Pain Solutions in Stamford, Connecticut. To help you determine if acupuncture could be right for you, let’s look at how it works and what it can do. 

How acupuncture works

When you get acupuncture, Dr. Snowball inserts ultra-fine needles into specific points along your body. The needles are so thin that you should feel very minimal discomfort, if any at all. Most people liken the sensation to a very quick, very small pinch. 

The roots of acupuncture are founded in a belief that the placement of the acupuncture needles stimulates your body’s meridians, or the pathways through which energy flows. 

Medical research indicates that acupuncture does stimulate your body, specifically your central nervous system. As a result, your body releases biochemicals that can help to promote healing, ease pain, and boost overall wellness.

The benefits of acupuncture

For starters, acupuncture is a medication-free, surgery-free way to manage a wide range of health conditions. You don’t need to worry about any recovery period, serious side effects, or dependency issues if you choose this treatment. 

Plus, because it’s such an ancient treatment modality, acupuncture has been studied for a wide range of conditions. To date, studies have shown that it can help with:

Additionally, acupuncture can help to lower stress levels. Because stress contributes to a wide variety of health conditions, the tension-mitigating effects of acupuncture alone make it a useful resource in your overall wellness plan. In fact, many people have turned to acupuncture to offset the stress of the pandemic and report positive results. 

In short, acupuncture is a versatile tool Dr. Snowball can use to help you get relief and feel your best. She may recommend it on its own or in tandem with other treatments. 

Are you ready to learn what this treatment with ancient roots and extensive benefits can do for you? To see if acupuncture would be a valuable part of your care plan, call our office at 203-293-0549 or request an appointment online today.

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