1. LOW BACK PAIN
Very few medical treatments can go as deep as an acupuncture needle. The different shoes we wear put different stresses on our knees and hips, and unfortunately our low back takes the brunt of this stress. Keep yours relaxed with some acupuncture and deep tissue massage.
So much of the day is spent on computers, laptops and tablets, making us look into bright screens and crippling our posture. Over time, the tension we hold in the upper back begins to pull on our upper neck muscles, giving us headaches that may not even respond to medications. Acupuncture can help to loosen those tight neck muscles and give your headache relief.
3. SHOULDER PAIN
Similarly to headaches, our computer posture keeps our shoulders rolling inwards and stressing other muscles of the back. Whether or not your shoulders are involved in your day-to-day job, getting some treatment can help reduce tension you weren't even aware of!
4. KNEE PAIN
There's no way around it. We use our knees every day and put different stresses on them depending on the sports we play, the terrain we walk on, the shoes we wear and our family history of arthritis. Acupuncture can get right into the knee joint and increase circulation to those tiny ligaments that require help. Many people notice a difference after the first treatment.
5. ANXIETY AND SLEEP
Nothing is more calming than being pinned down to a table. Am I right?!
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture points chosen for sleep and anxiety are highly effective for calming the mind, relaxing the muscles, improving digestion and balancing hormones - all hormones, including melatonin.
6. SMOKING CESSATION
With New Years just around the corner, there's no better time to consider quitting smoking as a resolution. Acupuncture around the ears, hands and feet stimulates an endorphin response that helps to eliminate cravings and decrease the discomfort of withdrawal. This same treatment can also be done with painless laser therapy and both have been equally effective.
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