With the holiday season in full swing, individuals across the country are working overtime to decorate, cook feasts, and host out-of-town visitors. Due to all the commotion, it’s common to sustain holiday-related injuries this time of year. If you're looking for pain relief, consider the ancient practice of acupuncture. Here’s what you should know about this natural healing remedy.
Understanding Holistic Medicine
What are Common Holiday Ailments?
The combination of inclement weather and holiday festivities can wreak havoc on your body. Hanging decorations and shoveling snow can lead to back pain. Rich foods can cause digestive issues and heartburn. Plus, there are emotional and mental challenges associated with planning, scheduling, and entertaining extended family which can result in stress, anxiety, and loss of sleep.
How Can Acupuncture Help?
Acupuncture is based on a method first utilized by the Chinese over 2,500 years ago. An acupuncturist inserts thin needles into specific pressure points throughout the body to stimulate the central nervous system and promote the release of positive endorphins. Studies have shown that acupuncture can relieve back pain in a few treatments since energizing your nerves prompts your body to begin healing itself. Needles inserted into the forehead, neck, and shoulders can boost relaxation and a sense of calm. Further research has found that this treatment can also curb symptoms related to IBS and other dysfunctions of the liver, spleen, and stomach, by reducing inflammation.
South Reno Acupuncture is led by Dr. Gary Danchak, OMD, a clinical herbologist and acupuncturist certified through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. His clinic is known throughout Washoe County, NV, for providing natural healing remedies and relieving stress. If you’re interested in their services, call (775) 849-9800 to schedule your first appointment. To learn more about their individualized approach to treatment and their comprehensive on-site herbal pharmacy, visit their website.