3 Reasons to Try Acupuncture in 2017

With a new year comes new goals, and resolutions to lose weight, get organized, and make more money can be found around every corner. Maybe you’re looking for a more unique resolution, one that can truly benefit your health and wellness without taking much effort to achieve. Acupuncture can be your favorite resolution yet, a way to make 2017 your best year on record.

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Three Ways Acupuncture Will Help You Through the Holidays

40882621 - acupuncture therapy on auricle, horizontal very close up photoThanksgiving is over and the December holidays are right around the corner, which means you might be feeling a bit of stress and anxiety right now. Making travel plans, buying presents, preparing to socialize with family members that you don’t exactly get along with, fighting off the urge to eat the cookie batter, and coping with extra pressure at work don’t make a great combination. Fortunately, you have acupuncture to help you get through the crazy, chaotic holiday season with peace and grace. Continue reading “Three Ways Acupuncture Will Help You Through the Holidays” »

When It Comes to Menstrual Pain Relief, Acupuncture Wins

44769827 - young woman getting acupuncture treatment in therapy roomIf there’s one thing all women can relate to, it’s the miseries of menstrual pain. While it’s most common to take an over-the-counter medication like ibuprofen to alleviate cramping, new research has proven that acupuncture is actually a more effective form of pain relief.

About Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese practice that uses tiny needles to puncture precise points of the body. According to traditional Chinese medicine, the body contains channels of energy, called meridians, that run in regular patterns like rivers to nourish the tissues of the body. When something obstructs the movement of the meridians, health problems ensue. The puncture points in acupuncture are said to unblock the obstructions and help reestablish normal energy flow. Continue reading “When It Comes to Menstrual Pain Relief, Acupuncture Wins” »

Three Transformative Uses of Acupuncture

40882621 - acupuncture therapy on auricle, horizontal very close up photoThe thought of needles usually sends people running for the door with images of blood being drawn and shots being administered. Acupuncture, a therapeutic art handed down from ancient Chinese medicine, changes all of that by offering incredible health benefits without any of the pain typically associated with needles.

A Quick Introduction to Acupuncture

Traditional acupuncture is founded on the belief that energy flows through the body in channels, and when that energy goes off track or becomes blocked, pain and illness form as a result. In today’s Western medical applications, it is believed that acupuncture’s tiny needles stimulate sensory nerves under the skin and in the muscles, effectively producing endorphins and other natural substances that help the body feel better and heal. Continue reading “Three Transformative Uses of Acupuncture” »

Study Proves the Impact of Acupuncture

acupuncture treatmentThough acupuncture has been utilized for its health benefits since ancient times, it is only now once again gaining public prominence. For years, believers of acupuncture have insisted that the treatment efficiently curbs everything from stress to chronic pain, but researchers have struggled to find a way to scientifically quantify such benefits. Now, as of July 2016, a new study has confirmed that acupuncture can indeed lower blood pressure. This data is sure to spur more affirmative research regarding acupuncture, so here is what you need to know!

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Acupuncture for Animals is Becoming More Popular

acupuncture animalThe ancient Chinese culture has perhaps provided more valuable medical inspiration to our country than any other civilization. From essential oils to acupuncture, the American medical community is still in the process of realizing just how powerful holistic medicine can be for the body.

Acupuncture has become increasingly popular among humans, but now the ancient art is even being used on animals!

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Is There Such a Thing as Needleless Acupuncture?

history of acupunctureAcupuncture is known as the ancient science of healing that uses very thin needles inserted into specific points of the body. Though the needles are completely safe and don’t cause any pain, you may find yourself wishing that you could reap the benefits of acupuncture without the use of needles. Turns out, it’s possible!

Microcurrent Point Stimulation: The Needleless Acupuncture

Microcurrent Point Stimulation applies low frequency DC current stimulation to the same acupoints targeted in standard acupuncture. This therapeutic protocol has been proven as an efficient and precise pain management strategy. It’s based on the belief that pain arises from several different locations on the body and requires a multi-system approach for permanent results. Continue reading “Is There Such a Thing as Needleless Acupuncture?” »

How Acupuncture Can Impact Fertility

acupuncture treatmentIf you are eager to have a child but are struggling to get pregnant, you’re no doubt feeling a whirlwind of emotions: frustrated, frightened, and upset, just to name a few! Whether you’re just beginning to worry or already undergoing fertility treatments, you should consider utilizing the incredible power of acupuncture to support and strengthen your likelihood of pregnancy.

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture first arose in traditional Chinese Medicine nearly 3,000 years ago and served as a significant form of medicine in the Chinese civilization. The main purpose of acupuncture is to improve wellbeing by stimulating specific “acupoints,” or locations on your body. A fine, sterile needle is inserted into the skin at each acupoint to shift the body into repair mode so it can heal itself.   Continue reading “How Acupuncture Can Impact Fertility” »

The Top Acupuncture Questions You Need Answered

acupuncture treatmentIn the world of Western medicine, acupuncture may raise a few eyebrows from time to time. For every person who swears by acupuncture as an effective treatment, there is another person who doesn’t know much about acupuncture but is curious to learn. If you fall into the latter category, here are all of your questions finally answered.

What is the Purpose of Acupuncture?

Invented 3,000 years ago in Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture was documented in America in 1997 as a safe and effective treatment for a wide range of conditions. It’s even now covered by many insurances! The main purpose of acupuncture is to relieve pain and improve sleep, digestion, and emotional well-being. Continue reading “The Top Acupuncture Questions You Need Answered” »

Can Acupuncture Help Me Stop Smoking?

This ancient medicinal procedure has been used extensively to help with addictive disorders, including smoking. Within 10-20 seconds of inhaling on a cigarette, nicotine reaches the brain – causing a surge of dopamine to be released. Dopamine is one of the chemicals our brain produces to cause a feeling of pleasure. Addiction is best assessed and treated from several perspectives – physical, mental and emotional. Acupuncture can help alleviate cravings, reduce anxiety and calm the mind.

Many acupuncturists will utilize a technique promoted by The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association. In this technique, fine needles are inserted into a set of five acupuncture points on the ear (auricular acupuncture). Ear seeds can also be utilized. These are seeds from the Vaccaria plant that are held in place on the ear with adhesive tape. They are located on specific sites that help reduce stress and anxietyacupuncture smoking, cleanse the lungs, open the chest, calm the mind and strengthen will power. When a craving occurs, patients should rub the ear seeds for approximately 30 seconds. Also, rubbing them throughout the day will help support the ongoing acupuncture treatments.

Generally, treatments are scheduled several times per week for the first couple of weeks – this is helpful during the acute phase of nicotine withdrawal. Patients will typically experience a decrease in cravings and a change in sensory perception as the smell and taste of cigarettes becomes intolerable. Often, acupuncture is used as an adjunct with pharmaceutical approaches to achieve the best treatment outcomes.

Hermann Wellness maintains locations in Tampa and Saint Petersburg, Florida. Acupuncture services are offered at both locations. Please contact the office at 813-902-9559 for more information or to schedule an appointment.