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Surprising Benefits of Acupuncture

Americans, for the most part, seek acupuncture as an alternative medicine, one that can enhance Western medicine practices. However, for more than 3,000 years, Chinese medicine has used acupuncture as a primary means of balancing life energy flow, or qi, to improve overall health and wellness. Acupuncture can provide relief from chronic pain and provide a host of other health benefits as well. 

Here at Integrated Medical Solutions of Knoxville, our integrated medical team focuses on whole-body health and takes a holistic approach to our patients’ well-being. People of all ages in Knoxville, Tennessee, and nearby communities benefit from our natural approach to back pain, headaches, arthritis, and other common problems.

Increased energy

Do you feel tired all the time, struggling to meet the demands of everyday life? If you often feel tired, acupuncture may be just what you need to restore your energy balance. 

In fact, one study investigated the effects of acupuncture treatment on people suffering from chronic fatigue. The researchers found that the group who received acupuncture treatments reported a significant decrease in fatigue compared to the group who didn’t undergo acupuncture. 

You don’t have to suffer from chronic fatigue to enjoy increased energy levels, either. Nearly anyone can benefit from having their energy flow optimized through acupuncture. 

Decreased blood pressure

According to a recent study, acupuncture was found to be an effective supplementary treatment for people with high blood pressure. Researchers discovered that acupuncture helped significantly lower blood pressure in a group of people taking antihypertensive medication.

This is good news for the nearly 75 million adults in the United States who suffer from high blood pressure, which is a major risk factor for heart disease. While you have many options to help lower your blood pressure, including changing your diet and taking blood pressure medication, acupuncture can enhance and complement your efforts. 

Improved digestion

Do you suffer from chronic acid reflux or irritable bowel syndrome? Acupuncture may be able to offer natural relief from these and other common digestive issues. 

Experts in Chinese medicine assert that digestive issues are the result of an imbalance or disruption in the flow of energy. Acupuncture can help restore both balance and energy flow to relieve digestive problems. 

Decreased stress and anxiety

Stress is a common problem for many Americans. Acupuncture can relieve stress and anxiety by stimulating your nervous system to release biochemicals so you feel a sense of calm and well-being. 

Acupuncture is also being investigated as an alternative treatment for depression. Researchers say that the insertion of the needle may help restore the flow of neurotransmitters and hormones to lift your mood. 

Reduced allergy symptoms

Research shows that acupuncture may help alleviate seasonal allergy symptoms by modifying your immune system’s reaction to allergens. As a result, you may experience reduced allergy symptoms and have less of a need for allergy medications.

When you see us, we will customize your treatment based on your individual needs. As part of an integrative approach to health care, acupuncture can help reduce pain, help you feel more relaxed, and provide relief from a number of health issues. To see if acupuncture can help you,  book an appointment online or over the phone with Integrated Medical Solutions of Knoxville today.

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