Acupuncture St Albert | Acupuncture for Whole Body Wellness
Despite the fact that acupuncture has been around for thousands of years, according to Healing Point Massage Therapy, an acupuncture St Albert clinic. It’s starting to gain popularity all across Canada, and right here in Alberta. There are many reasons for this surge of interest, from people who are taking a more active role in their health and wellness, and are open to trying a variety of wellness services. To health benefits companies realizing it’s an effective preventative medicine, and covering the cost for some or all of the appointment costs.
Since it’s much less expensive to prevent an illness than to treat it, insurance and health benefit companies are including acupuncture on the list of paramedical services that they cover. As well, acupuncture is a regulated body in Canada, so only licensed practitioners are authorized to provide it, ensuring the quality of treatments remain high. And lastly, doctors are acknowledging the efficacy of treatments like acupuncture for helping eliminate or minimize symptoms and pain from a wide variety of illnesses and conditions. All of this has cumulated into more Canadians trying acupuncture for the first time, says Lianna Bergonia, owner of the acupuncture St Albert clinic, Healing Point Massage Therapy.
Acupuncture Works Best Cumulatively
Once people try acupuncture, they want to try it again, says Bergonia. While patients will have varied experiences from their treatment, most people feel relaxed and wanting to sleep. Or they end up feeling energized. Acupuncture St Albert owner, Bergonia explains that they recommend that patients have nothing scheduled immediately after their appointment, so they can listen to their whole body wellness. And if they were treating any pain, most people report having a decrease of pain, which can help them feel better and more relaxed as well.
Therefore, patients will want to come back for future appointments, knowing how effective the first one was, according to Bergonia. The good news is that acupuncture works best as a cumulative treatment. Which means the more treatments you get, the better you will start to feel after each session. And your acupuncturist will talk to you, letting you know how quickly to come in for your next appointment. In the beginning, the appointments are likely going to be closer together. Then, they can be farther apart as the treatment continues to improve symptoms.
Acupuncture St Albert | Acupuncture Treats Many Symptoms and Illnesses
However, one of the most common questions people have for acupuncture St Albert clinic, Healing Point Massage Therapy, is what does acupuncture treat? The benefit of acupuncture is that it is effective at treating a wide variety of symptoms and illnesses. In fact, similar to massage therapy that can be used to treat the whole body wellness and promote deep relaxation and help the body heal, acupuncture can treat the same areas. Which is why acupuncture is such a complimentary modality to be used alongside massage therapy.
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) acupuncture is effective at treating over 100 illnesses and symptoms, from physical ailments in the muscles, skin and the bodies organs. As well as helping the whole body wellness like relax and heal, restore energy, mental health support, relieve headaches and migraines, treat insomnia and more. And while acupuncture can treat so many things, there are two common conditions that encourage people to try acupuncture for the first time. They reach out after the suggestion of their massage therapist to help treat their chronic pain and stress.
Relieving Stress Supports Whole Body Wellness
People tend to associate acupuncture with its ability to treat pain, generally musculoskeletal in nature. This means neck pain, back pain and injuries from sports, work or accidents. It works on the musculoskeletal system through the nervous system to minimize and eliminate pain, and by increasing circulation to the injured areas. And how it works to treat stress, according to acupuncture St Albert clinic, Healing Point Massage Therapy, is by stimulating the endorphin receptors. Not only is the relaxing, but lowering stress levels actually increases our immunity, since our immune system can function more effectively when our whole body is not stressed.
If people are interested in trying it, and are wondering if they qualify for treatment, or if it is safe for them, they should wonder no more. As a holistic and natural treatment, it is safe for people of all ages and abilities, from children to seniors. Even better, is a patient doesn’t need a specific illness or injury to receive, or to benefit from acupuncture.
While many people want to treat something specific, many people come in with a treatment goal of having more energy, sleeping better, improving their mental health or balancing their whole body wellness. If you are interested in finding out more, visit our website to choose which appointment time works for you, and visit our acupuncture St Albert clinic to find out how it can help you.