Why We Love Acupuncture

Sep 14, 2015 | Blog, Skin Care

acupunctureThe latest medical and beauty treatments and technology certainly have their place and can yield some very effective results. But acupuncture has stood the test of time. It’s been around for over 2,500 years, and Western medicine is learning more and more about its positive benefits.

How does acupuncture work?

The treatment involves the insertion of very tiny needles into strategic points on your body, where they’ll remain for a few minutes. According to traditional Chinese medicine, your energy flow becomes re-balanced after a treatment. Western medicine, however, believes the needles increase blood flow and increase the production of your body’s natural painkillers. Either way, acupuncture has yielded some impressive results.

What are its benefits?

At North Scottsdale Laser & Skin Care Clinic, we love acupuncture for a variety of reasons, including the following:

  • Versatility and effectiveness

Acupuncture in Scottsdale can be used in combination with other treatments to help a wide variety of conditions, including joint pain, headaches, depression, asthma, chronic fatigue syndrome, gastrointestinal disorders, osteoarthritis, nausea from chemotherapy, and more. It can be very effective in treating conditions that don’t respond well to pain medication or helping people who don’t want to take this type of medicine.

  • Mood benefits

Most people feel calm and relaxed after their treatments, and some feel energized. The needles stimulate the production of endorphins and serotonin, two natural chemicals in your brain that help regulate your mood.

  • Safety

Disposable needles are used in a clean, sterile environment. In addition, acupuncture doesn’t have the risks and side effects that many other treatments, such as medication, can have.

  • No pain

Very thin needles are used during an acupuncture treatment, so you won’t feel any pain. You’ll probably feel slight pressure, but it won’t hurt.

  • No preparation needed

There’s no preparation needed to receive an acupuncture treatment. Just come as you are, and we’ll take care of the rest.
Contact us for more information about acupuncture in Scottsdale. We offer a free consultation if you’d like to make an appointment to further discuss acupuncture or any of our other treatments.