acupuncture2When we begin to feel helpless with an illness or pain, we reach out for any healing method we can find. While plenty of people have opened their minds to massage therapy as a healing option, very few people consider acupuncture a reliable method of healing. At Coastal Chiropractic, we offer acupuncture services, and we’ve seen them help in a range of ways. If your doctor has recommended acupuncture, you may be surprised in the results that the treatment provides. Here are just a few of the ways that acupuncture could benefit your life.

Acupuncture helps you sleep.

If you’re having problem with insomnia, acupuncture is a great option. Studies have shown that acupuncture is highly effective in individuals that are having difficulties with falling and staying asleep at night. Even in patients that didn’t report issues with sleeping, acupuncture has provided a deeper sleep and a more restful night. While you may not notice it upfront, the difference will be noticeable the next day.

Acupuncture will help you feel energized.

When your days are filled with task after task, and you get sluggish halfway through, a little more energy can go a long way. If you’re having a hard time staying fully alert during the day or focusing on tasks, energy levels have been shown to peak right after a session. Because of the relaxation and pressure that is released during the treatment, energy and focus levels are drastically higher.

Acupuncture will relieve stress.

Stress seems to be inevitable these days, but methods to lower stress are few and far between. One thing you may not expect acupuncture to help with is stress, but it does. Each treatment works towards calming you down and ensuring you relax, which in turn affects your nervous system. This in turn lowers heart rate, which lowers blood pressure, which reduces stress.

If you’re one of the few that refuses to trust the healing tactics of acupuncture, give it a shot. There are plenty of patients that have gone in expecting very little, and leave feeling great. Schedule an appointment with Coastal Chiropractic if you’ve been putting your health off.