ACUPUNCTURE

What is Acupuncture and How Does it Work?

Acupuncture is really an umbrella term that includes several natural approaches to health, such as cupping, body work, nutritional therapy and lifestyle recommendations.

There are two common ways to understand how acupuncture “works.” One is the scientific, Western medicine perspective that acupuncture can:

  • regulate our circulatory system and improve blood flow in the body
  • improve our endocrine system by balancing our hormones
  • release muscle tension, reduce inflammation, produce endorphins (the body’s natural “painkillers”)
  • and impact our nervous system by helping us to relax more easily.

But we can also look at acupuncture as a way to help un-block energy flows and suggest to the body to open up where needed so that it can heal itself faster and stay healthier longer.

What is Acupuncture and How Does it Work?

Acupuncture is really an umbrella term that includes several natural approaches to health, such as cupping, body work, nutritional therapy and lifestyle recommendations.

There are two common ways to understand how acupuncture “works.” One is the scientific, Western medicine perspective that acupuncture can:

  • regulate our circulatory system and improve blood flow in the body
  • improve our endocrine system by balancing our hormones
  • release muscle tension, reduce inflammation, produce endorphins (the body’s natural “painkillers”)
  • and impact our nervous system by helping us to relax more easily.

But we can also look at acupuncture as a way to help un-block energy flows and suggest to the body to open up where needed so that it can heal itself faster and stay healthier longer.

Improving Your Health with Acupuncture

The World Health Organization recognizes acupuncture as an effective treatment for more than 43 common ailments. At Roots Medicine, we treat a wide range of conditions, including but not limited to:

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Emotional & Psychological

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Difficulty focusing
  • Insomnia
  • Poor memory
  • Stress
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Gastrointestinal

  • Abdominal pain
  • Bloating/gas
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Dysbiosis
  • Food sensitivities
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Genito-urinary

  • Infertility in men and women
  • Menopausal symptoms
  • Painful, heavy, or irregular menstruation
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Urinary incontinence
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Pregnancy

  • Labor induction
  • Labor pain
  • Malposition of fetus
  • Morning sickness
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Musculoskeletal

  • Acute pain
  • Arthritis
  • Chronic pain
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Injuries, sprains, strains
  • Muscle pain, stiffness, swelling, weakness, spasms
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Respiratory

  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Colds
  • Cough
  • Frequent illness
  • Sinus problems
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Circulation

  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • High or low blood pressure
  • Poor circulation, Raynaud’s
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Skin

  • Acne
  • Cosmetic: wrinkles, spots, sagging
  • Eczema
  • Itching
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Miscellaneous

  • Addiction
  • Adrenal weakness
  • Chemo/radiation side effects
  • Post-operative pain and recovery
  • Weight control

Other Benefits of Acupuncture Treatments

Acupuncture allows us to heal ourselves in more ways than one. Many patients begin seeking treatments to address their physical ailments, such as pain, inflammation, or limited range of motion.

However, our patients also find that the outcomes aren’t just limited to musculoskeletal improvements: they discover a wide range of positive effects, including relaxation, energy, a sense of clarity, improved digestion, better sleep, and lower anxiety.

Other Benefits of Acupuncture Treatments

Acupuncture allows us to heal ourselves in more ways than one. Many patients begin seeking treatments to address their physical ailments, such as pain, inflammation, or limited range of motion.

However, our patients also find that the outcomes aren’t just limited to musculoskeletal improvements: they discover a wide range of positive effects, including relaxation, energy, a sense of clarity, improved digestion, better sleep, and lower anxiety.

Revitalizing Your Foundation

Acupuncture safely nourishes your physical, mental, and emotional health by working with your body’s innate ability to heal, tapping into resources already available within. Treatments not only encourage your healing processes to be more efficient, but also root your foundation to a lifestyle that supports the health of your whole being.

Collaborative Medicine

No part of this medicine is one-size-fits-all. Every single aspect is customized exactly for YOU. Western medicine has many helpful applications that compliment Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). We may ask you for lab results or request diagnostic imaging in order to be as specific as possible with your treatments. We always work with you to help you understand what is going on in your body and to determine the most effective plan for your short term and long term health goals.

Collaborative Medicine

No part of this medicine is one-size-fits-all. Every single aspect is customized exactly for YOU. Western medicine has many helpful applications that compliment Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). We may ask you for lab results or request diagnostic imaging in order to be as specific as possible with your treatments. We always work with you to help you understand what is going on in your body and to determine the most effective plan for your short term and long term health goals.

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27905 Meadow Drive, Suite 5

Evergreen, CO 80439

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