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What to Expect When Embarking on an Acupuncture Treatment Journey | Be Well Medica

Have you considered acupuncture to help with chronic pain, stress, headaches, and other conditions? If so, you may wonder what to expect when embarking on an acupuncture treatment journey. Acupuncture is a holistic approach that offers many potential benefits. This blog post will explore the various aspects of an acupuncture treatment session and how it can benefit you in the long run.

The Basics of Acupuncture Treatment

Acupuncture is a system of traditional Chinese medicine involving the insertion of very thin needles into specific points on the body to stimulate healing and improve overall well-being. It is believed that stimulating these points can unblock any energy pathways in your body which have become blocked due to illness or injury. This stimulation helps restore balance within your body and can reduce pain, stress, headaches, and more.

Benefits of Acupuncture Treatment

The benefits of acupuncture include both physical and mental health improvements. Physically speaking, acupuncture can help reduce inflammation, improve circulation, boost your immune system’s response time, alleviate chronic pain, ease muscle tension, and even reduce the side effects of certain medical treatments such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Furthermore, it has been shown to help with depression, anxiety, and insomnia by relieving stress and promoting relaxation.

What To Expect During An Acupuncture Session

When beginning an acupuncture treatment journey, you should expect comprehensive care from a licensed acupuncturist who will consider your entire health history before proceeding with any treatments. The first session will typically involve a detailed discussion about your current condition and any past issues that could be impacting it. You may also be asked about lifestyle choices such as diet or exercise habits that could be contributing factors. After discussing all relevant details about your condition and lifestyle habits, the acupuncturist will create a personalized plan for treatments that are tailored specifically for you based on their findings during the initial consultation. Afterward, they will insert needles at pressure points throughout your body for up to 20 minutes, depending on the severity of the symptoms being treated.

Embarking on an acupuncture treatment journey can offer many potential benefits ranging from physical improvements like reduced inflammation or improved circulation to mental improvements such as relief from anxiety or depression symptoms. Before beginning any treatments, it’s important to ensure you receive comprehensive care from a licensed acupuncturist who considers all aspects of your health history, including lifestyle habits, to provide the best possible results for each patient. With regular visits and dedication to following through with recommended treatment plans, taking this holistic approach toward improving overall well-being can offer countless rewards along the way.

Nichole Shiffler, NMD Dr. Nichole Shiffler is a naturopathic primary care physician and medical director of Be Well Medical Primary Care. Dr. Shiffler focuses her practice on women's and pediatric medicine. Dr. Shiffler also has an extensive history of treating irregular menstrual cycles, thyroid disease, menopause, acne, PCOS, and diabetes. She utilizes nutrition and herbal medicine to deliver an effective treatment plan to her patients. Dr. Shiffler is available for patient care at Be Well Medical Primary Care. Call (480) 219-9900 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Shiffler.

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