What Does Acupuncture Treat?SYMPTOMS • MAJOR LIFE TRANSITIONS • GENERAL WELL-BEING
Acupuncture is a system of healing that addresses the whole person. Symptoms and diseases are viewed in the context of the unique individual. Patients often experience relief in areas beyond their original complaints as the whole system comes into balance.
Symptoms are signs of a deeper imbalance and they are the body’s way of letting us know that we need to pay attention. Acupuncture addresses the physical, mental and emotional imbalances that give rise to symptoms. Symptoms can be caused by environmental stresses, trauma, lifestyle choices, and hereditary factors. These result in weak or blocked qi. Building and freeing qi can help you deal with all of these stresses, improving your overall sense of well-being.
In clinical practice acupuncture has been found to be useful for a wide range of complaints, including:
(This list is by no means all inclusive. Acupuncture may be beneficial for other conditions not listed here.)
MAJOR LIFE TRANSITIONS
Even when positive, major life changes can bring about overwhelming stress. Acupuncture can help people to move gracefully through change with awareness and gentleness. Some life transitions which can be eased by acupuncture treatment include:
Death of a Loved One
GENERAL WELL-BEING Many people choose acupuncture when they want to improve thier quality of life. Unblocking inefficient patterns of energy can result in:
More Ease With Intimacy
An Ease in habitual thought patterns or restrictive mindsets