- Jessica Escobedo, L.Ac.
What is acupuncture and what can it help with?
When most people hear the word "acupuncture" the first thought that comes to mind is needles. At first, this isn't the most comforting thought. However, many are shocked to hear that acupuncture is an ancient method of Traditional Chinese Medicine dating back thousands of years that has been used to treat a variety of conditions. This ancient method comprises of using thin needles that are inserted in the skin on pressure points or in local areas where it is needed. The needles stimulate the body's nervous system and brain waves to balance out anything that is not working properly or at its most optimal. The job of an acupuncturist is to regain that balance so the body can properly function and heal itself.
Acupuncture can help with a number of conditions. Some of the most common conditions are any type of pain (chronic/acute), digestive issues, migraines, seasonal allergies, arthritis, sleep disorders, stress management, and skin issues. The list can go on. However, acupuncture doesn't just help to heal, it can help to relax the body as well. Having a stressful day or week? Come on in to release the tension. A consistent routine can help to maintain the body's overall wellness and keep you smiling. Let's discover how acupuncture can help you.