So you've heard about acupuncture. Your best friend gets it. Even your great Aunt gets it.
You've heard acupuncture can help your low back pain, or maybe that ankle you broke in college that's still giving you trouble.
Or how about your co-worker telling you it helped her get pregnant after years and years of no success? And then it helped her recover quickly and she felt great after her c-section?
I know you've been meaning to schedule your first appointment, but you just haven't gotten around to it yet.
I completely understand there might be a few mental road blocks to getting acupuncture. I mean it's pretty weird, right? Sticking needles in the body to heal it?? Plus, what about the needles???
Well, here's a story I like to tell people who are considering acupuncture but haven't scheduled yet, because needles.
Everything you wanted to know about acupuncture
Acupuncture is a safe and effective tool to get you feeling better faster on your healing journey,
but there can be mental blocks to actually scheduling your first appointment.
At Heart + Heath Acupuncture we strive to be honest, transparent, and compassionate to everyone who is considering working with us.
That why I've put together this list of the most frequently asked questions about acupuncture.
I hope the answers below give you a good idea of what it's like to get acupuncture, and if you have a questions I haven't answered, feel free to reach out and ask.
1. How does acupuncture work?
Just the very nature of carefully and painlessly inserting the acupuncture needle creates a shift in the body's nervous system. Of course it does - there's a foreign object now connected to your body causing your body to communicate differently on many levels, the least of which is the nervous system. Every point has a specific function and when we combine them together we harness the synchronistic effect of those points to communicate with the body on all levels - energetically, emotionally, physically, and systemically. This is why acupuncture can create shifts in the body, not only on a physical level where it can eliminate pain as well as bring back nerve function where it's been lost, like in Bell's palsy, but it also helps those with anxiety and depression feel and think better.
2. What will the first session be like?
Fertility Acupuncture is safe and effective
In a word, Yes!
Acupuncture has a long history of healing individuals and couples alike succeed on their Trying to Conceive Journey, but not because it's a fad, fashionable, or fancy, but because it works!
But you don't have to take my word for it!
Read the stories below about Acupuncture and Fertility and what it can do for your on your journey!
American Pregnancy - Infertility and Acupuncture
Fit Pregnancy.com - Did Acupuncture Help Get Pregnant?
Pacific College - Increase Your Chance of Conception Without Side Effects
Parents Magazine - Does Acupuncture for Infertility Work?
Those are some great stories, right? And that's only the beginning.
Acupuncture is safe, effective, and great at getting you pregnant!
If you're ready to start your TTC Journey, I'd love to help you on your path.
(P.s. You don't need your doctors permission to get acupuncture and acupuncture is capable of getting you healthy on all levels, even with endometriosis and other health conditions. Let me know if you have any questions about your particular circumstances and how we can get you on the path to better health and a baby!)
Acupuncture vs Dry Needling: Be Informed
I often get asked what the difference is between acupuncture and dry needling. This question is usually asked by people who have either had one and not the other, or by people who are looking to get as much help as possible for their aches and pains.
The infographic below takes a look at the similarities and differences between acupuncture and dry needling, the differences in education between acupuncturists and other allied health professionals that offer dry needling, and why acupuncturists are the leading experts in needling therapy.
Deciding what's best for you is a personal decision and like everything, some people love dry needling and some people hate it, and some people love acupuncture and some people hate it.
At my office, I do acupuncture, and I also do dry needling. I have a strong anatomy background with my massage and BodyTalk education and can help you with all your aches and pains.
If you have more questions, or would like learn how my acupuncture services might help you, please reach out.