Physical health is a common concern for most adults throughout their lifespan. Insurance for medical health issues is a high priority for families to protect against potentially high medical expenses. But emotional wellbeing isn’t talked about or mitigated with the same urgency. Additionally, a stigma exists regarding mental health treatment. Many sufferers do not seek necessary treatment, partly due to the social stigma and partly due to a need for increased education regarding mental health. Overall wellness is a fusion of mental and physical health. This can be achieved through various treatments, and among these is acupuncture.
Acupuncture involves the placement of hair-thin needles at key areas in the skin. The acute pressure on such points works to relieve tension, both physical and emotional. Many patients are unaware of how much stress and negative energy the body retains. Such energies can become detrimental to physical health.
Patients of traditional medicine typically associate treatment with specific diagnoses. Headache medicine helps with headaches, heart medicine reduces heart issues, and so on. Acupuncture treats a myriad of ailments, from respiratory issues to depression to arthritis. This is achieved by a “realigning” of the nervous system, which is particularly effective in regulating hormones such as serotonin and endorphins. Hormone regulation sparks a chain reaction of overall health, bringing balance to various aspects of health, including mood, energy, weight, and even pain relief.
First-time patients may experience apprehension at the thought of acupuncture. But because the needles are so fine, pain is minimized. Many describe this contact as “pressure” as opposed to “pain,” similar to the process of a massage. Practitioners are highly trained and the instruments are placed precisely in order to maximize relief of specific nerve regions.
While many treatments can be effective for many conditions, a holistic approach may reduce the total amount of required treatment. Another advantage of holistic medicine, such as acupuncture, is that all components are being treated simultaneously. Choosing acupuncture may increase the likelihood of maintaining total-body wellness.
Dr. Durana has been providing acupuncture therapy since the 80’s. As an experienced and licensed acupuncturist, Dr. Durana has optimized his acupuncture treatment and procedure to successfully assist clients to relieve any stress, pain, aching, and more. Contact Seasons in Our Life to schedule an appointment.