Your body can help heal itself with acupuncture!
Acupuncture works by stimulating various nerve points on the human body and this helps mitigate pain and energy flow.
When it comes to inflammation, cortisol is a known culprit as it increases inflammation in the body. Cortisol causes pain, and one way of reducing inflammation in your body is by reducing the pain-causing cortisol, as it coaxes the body’s pituitary gland to release cortisol.
Even with treatment it is important for the patient to create and lead a lifestyle revolving around their Wellness. Diet, inactivity, obesity, lack of sleep and stress can cause a great impact on our health. Several factors can cause inflammation in our bodies to rise; sleep patterns, smoking, high blood pressure, air pollutants, poor diet or consuming foods which we may be sensitive to, infrequent hydration, high stress home or work environments and exposure to toxic chemicals or high temperatures.
Some of the important acupuncture points for inflammation are as listed below:
Large Intestine LI4, On the back side of the hand located between the thumb and the first finger. This point helps treat inflammatory conditions and fevers.
Lung LU7, On the wrist on the inside of the arm. This acupuncture point treats pain and inflammation in the upper body. It includes pain in the head, neck stiffness, cough, sore throat, facial paralysis, and also several wrist conditions.
Gallbladder GB20, On the base of the skull where the neck joins the back. It treats disorders such as neck pain, headache, and fever. In addition, it also helps lower blood pressure.
Liver LV3, At the top of your foot, located between the first and second toes. It helps reduce pain in the chest, provides relief from headaches, and also reduces high blood pressure.
Urinary Bladder BL40, Behind the knee. It helps treat hip impairment, back pain, leg pain, muscular atrophy, nausea, abdominal pain, and many other ailments.
Kidney KI3, In the inner ankle. It treats chronic back pain.
Additional anti-inflammatory benefits provided through acupuncture are listed below.
For new patients seeking to understand. You may contact our office to schedule an appointment. The first session may last a bit longer as the acupuncturist gets to know the patient. A treatment plan is then formulated to address specific issues. The follow-up treatment includes reassessing the patient’s current condition and whether it requires specific changes.
How Often Should I Be Treated With Acupuncture?:
Each individual takes their own unique time to respond to the acupuncture treatment protocol, so ideally the frequency of your visits depend on the recommendations made by your Certified Acupuncturists based on your chief complaints.
“Take Control of Your Wellness” by giving us a call, we can help you begin your Acupuncture Therapy routine and to help answer any of your questions.
Dr. Ashley Hoyt, AP.
Key West Wellness Center 3420 Duck Ave. Key West, FL 305.296.5358
“Acupuncture can help with a wide range of inflammatory conditions including acute inflammation from sports injuries, to autoimmune disorders, and chronic inflammatory conditions.”
Some examples include:
Crohn’s disease/ulcerative colitis
Thyroid disorders (Hashimoto’s/Graves)