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  • Marlo Rapp

Benefits of Acupuncture

Updated: Nov 30, 2022

Acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine that has been used for thousands of years to restore health and promote balance and well-being. Acupuncture involves the gentle insertion of tiny, hair-thin needles into specific points on the body. This process stimulates the movement of energy, or “qi,” to promote the body’s natural healing processes.

Research has found that acupuncture may alter brain chemistry by impacting the release of neurohormones and neurotransmitters, affecting the parts of the central nervous system related to sensation and involuntary body functions. This includes immune reactions as well as processes that regulate blood flow, body temperature, and blood pressure. Furthermore, acupuncture has been found to stimulate the endocrine and nervous systems, aiding in the activity of pain-killing biochemicals like endorphins and immune system. By this stimulation of chemicals and neurotransmitters, acupuncture can alleviate pain, relax muscles, improve immunity, and balance emotion.

Science-backed benefits of acupuncture include:

  • Boosting energy

  • Promoting restful sleep

  • Improving digestion

  • Reducing anxiety and stress

  • Enhancing mental clarity

  • Increasing release of endorphins

The NIH Consensus Statement on Acupuncture also recognizes the potential efficacy of acupuncture for other health issues, including:

  • Stroke rehabilitation

  • Headache

  • Postoperative dental pain

  • Addiction

  • Asthma

  • Tennis elbow

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Myofacial pain

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Low back pain

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Menstrual cramps

  • Postoperative and chemotherapy nausea and vomiting

Though research is still ongoing, users also self-report improvements in many other areas, including:

  • Adrenal disorders

  • Cold, flu & allergy symptoms

  • Weight management

  • Orthopedic issues

  • Immune system functioning

  • Gynecological issues

  • Headaches & migraines

  • Urinary issues

  • Mood

  • Infertility

  • And more!

Many people report feeling increased feelings of calm and well-being, reduced stress and anxiety, and an overall uplifted mood after having their acupuncture sessions.

4 Seasons Acupuncture in Hot Springs, Arkansas has helped countless people decrease symptoms and improve well-being, including weight management, energy, mood, relief from pain, headaches, infertility, depression, and more.

In addition to acupuncture, we offer herbal and nutritional therapy, acupressure, cupping, auricular (ear) seeds, injection therapy, moxibustion, tuina therapy, and e-stim/electroacupuncture. Contact us to schedule an appointment!

Four Seasons Acupuncture in Hot Springs Arkansas

Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, cupping, injection therapy, moxibustion, tuina, nutritional therapy, TCM, and more!

We are located in Hot Springs, Arkansas, just minutes from Red Oak, AR, Price, AR, Lake Hamilton, AR, Pleasant Hill, AR, and Malvern, AR.

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