The Teal Center at Randolph Towers
4001 North Ninth Street
Arlington, VA 22203
The Teal Center at Virginia Hospital Center
1701 North George Mason Drive
Arlington, VA 22205
Who Should Get Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a non-invasive treatment modality that is scientifically proven to be beneficial in treating many common, modern day complaints. Most people know about its benefits in treating pain but acupuncture can be helpful in treating many other conditions, with no side effects. The following are among the most commonly seen complaints in an acupuncture clinic:
Anyone with any sort of pain from musculoskeletal issues such as fibromyalgia, back pain, neck pain, knee arthritis, ankle sprain, or muscle spasm and tension to headaches, such as debilitating migraines and stubborn tension headaches can benefit from acupuncture. By releasing the taut trigger points in the muscle belly or activating the fascia and releasing endorphins (endogenous analgesics), acupuncture can ease your pain.
With our busy and stressful lives these days it is getting harder and harder to stop thinking about all those due dates and responsibilities late at night and quiet down the mind. It seems like we are always in the fight or flight mode, in other words, our sympathetic nervous system is on overdrive. Acupuncture can activate the opposing system, the parasympathetic nervous system, the rest and relax mode, which can help us fall asleep easier and gives the body the restful sleep it needs.
Indigestion or other digestive complaints
Patients with different digestive complaints, such as Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or simple constipation and diarrhea have eased their symptoms with the help of acupuncture. Since the other benefit of the activation of the parasympathetic nervous system is directing the blood to the internal organs, mostly the digestive organs. So as you become more relaxed your body digests the food better, the symptoms will go away and you would benefit from all the nutrients you ingested in your food.
Most women of reproductive age are suffering from different menstrual issues that can be overlooked and called “normal.” Having mood swings, abdominal cramps, bloating, heavy and irregular bleeding is not normal and never fun. By balancing hormone levels, increasing blood flow to the reproductive organs, and regulating their functions, without the side effects of the hormonal medications usually given for these conditions, acupuncture can help rescue you from your monthly sufferings and their consequences.
If you are suffering from any of these conditions acupuncture is the right choice for you.