Multi-tasking and acupuncture?
Did you know that when you come in for acupuncture, you can actually take care of more than one issue? Some people say,
– “You really helped my cold. Can you do anything about my friend’s back pain?” –or-
– “I know you helped my cramps; it didn’t occur to me that you could help my sprained ankle.”
-and my all-time favorite-
– “I have been coming in for help with <insert problem here>. The weird thing is that I did not get my winter cold this year!”
What can acupuncture really treat? Well, remember that acupuncture is a part of Chinese medicine, which is a complete medical system. That means that acupuncture can help anything that ails you. Here are the big ones that you can keep in mind when you are talking to your friends:
Pain – any pain, including headache, migraine, stomach ache, muscle/joint pain, emotional pain
Digestive problems – including gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, and acid reflux
Women’s health – cramps, pms, excessive bleeding, discharge, infertility, menopause
Men’s health – enlarged prostate, sexual dysfunction
Special issues – surgery (pre and post), scar pain
Cancer – support with surgery, chemotherapy, radiation treatment, palliative care
Stress – that would be all of us
This time of year, consider getting some acupuncture to help boost your immune system, help any aches and pains, and get some deep relaxation, all at the same time.