Our San Francisco acupuncture clinic provides a holistic approach to pain relief. Our unique treatment method is designed to help improve your overall well-being and remedy a wide range of illnesses.
Uses of Acupuncture
Acupuncture is the ancient Chinese practice of using tiny single-use needles to restore the body to optimal health. Its uses are vast and include indigestion, autoimmune disease, allergies, cold & flu, stress & anxiety, depression, infertility, and pain relief.
Acupuncture is widely known as a way to help provide myofascial pain relief for those experiencing neck, shoulder, back, hip and knee pain. It can also be used to treat headaches, migraines, osteoarthritis, morning sickness, menstrual pain, dental pain, and sprains. Along with physical illnesses, patients may even experience reduced stress and relief from mental and emotional imbalances.
Benefits of Acupuncture
In traditional Chinese medicine, your “Qi” or life force, courses through meridians throughout the body; both superficially and internally. Along the meridians, there are over 350 acupuncture points. Modern researchers have suggested that acupuncture points contain an abundance of nerves, muscles, and connective tissue. Stimulation of acupuncture points has an effect on various biochemical reactions and neural pathways in the body. Acupuncture has been proven to enhance the production of neuropeptides (both opioids and non-opioids for pain relief) as well as neurotransmitters (serotonin, GABA, and dopamine, just to name a few). It also has profound effects on the Central Nervous System. These include the spinal reflex effects, where acupuncture stimulates muscle relaxation and changes in visceral organs. In the brain, acupuncture decreases activity in the limbic system associated with stress and illness while improving the regulation of the HPA (hypothalamus-pituitary-
There are no chemicals or medications involved in acupuncture, so the treatment has minimal side effects and can be safely combined with other treatments or medications. In addition, patients typically experience little to no pain, and many find the procedure itself to be relaxing.
Whether you’re dealing with physical pain or high stress, our San Francisco acupuncture clinic could help relieve your symptoms. At Truspine, we aim to help you combat these issues by offering you an alternative that is both safe and effective. Schedule your appointment today to begin your journey to wellness.