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Acupuncture to Improve Your Health

Research has proven that acupuncture can improve a person’s well-being by stimulating the body’s healing processes, making it an important component to an integrative health care plan. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has determined that this non-invasive health care treatment is safe and effective when it comes to helping patients overcome a variety of ailments.

When placed at the appropriate points, acupuncture needles help to release blocked energy throughout the body so that function can be restored to everything from the digestive and cardiovascular systems, to the immune system, endocrine system, and nervous system. Results of this balanced energy flow can include better sleep and elevated mood, enhanced digestion, reduced pain, and an improved sense of wellness.

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Acupuncture for Health & Wellness

Allergies

Acupuncture can treat seasonal or year-round allergies. By building the immune system, transforming phlegm, opening the sinuses, and regulating organ function, acupuncture and herbal medicine can be very helpful for congestion, shortness of breath, allergic asthma, watery eyes, stuffy nose, malaise and cough.

Anxiety & Depression

Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine are effective forms of treatment, in conjunction with talk therapy, for mild to moderate forms of anxiety and depression.

Beauty

16th St Acupuncture has recently added beauty treatments that incorporate facial cupping with acupuncture to stimulate collagen and blood flow to the face. Facial cupping reduces fine lines and wrinkles and give the face a lift and glow.

Bladder Issues

Acupuncture has been shown to be beneficial in treating certain types of bladder issues including overactive bladder and pelvic pain due to interstitial cystitis. Moxa therapy (see below) has been shown to reduce pain in patients and act as a complimentary treatment to a Western medical protocol.