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How Does Acupuncture Enhance Brain Activity?

How does acupuncture affect and enhance brain activity? Acupuncture has been shown to produce changes in brain wave activity, although the specific brain waves involved can vary depending on the type of acupuncture stimulation and the individual’s response to it.

During acupuncture, it is common to observe an increase in theta and alpha brain wave activity, which are associated with relaxation and a decrease in stress and anxiety.

Beta brain waves, which are associated with a state of alertness and cognitive processing, may also decrease during acupuncture.

In addition, studies have found that acupuncture can increase the production of neurotransmitters (such as endorphins, serotonin, and dopamine) that are involved in regulating pain and mood.

Reach out to us at 512-686-0777 to learn how acupuncture can enhance your brain.

The Magic of Pediatric Acupuncture

Can a child get acupuncture?

Yes, children can receive acupuncture as a form of treatment. In fact, pediatric acupuncture is often a safe and effective alternative to conventional treatments for many childhood conditions, such as headaches, digestive problems, allergies, and behavioral issues.

Acupuncture for children is performed using very fine, sterile needles that are specifically designed for use on children. The needles are placed at specific points on the body, and the practitioner may apply a toolbox of skills to enhance the therapeutic effect.

When performed by a licensed and experienced acupuncturist, pediatric acupuncture is generally considered safe for children of all ages. However, it’s important to discuss any concerns you may have with your acupuncturist before beginning treatment and to choose an acupuncture clinic experienced with treating children. At Indigo Healing Acupuncture, our clinic is child-friendly and our acupuncturists are trained to make your child’s acupuncture treatment full of fun and curious wonder.

In general, children tend to be more receptive to acupuncture than adults and often experience immediate benefits, making it an excellent choice for those who are looking for a natural and holistic approach to medicine and wellness.

Why Try Acupuncture?

There are many reasons why someone might want to try acupuncture. Some people use acupuncture as a way to manage pain, such as back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, or headaches. Others use it to address a specific health condition, such as asthma, insomnia, irritable bowel syndrome, infertility, or addiction. Still, others use acupuncture as a way to improve overall health and well-being or to reduce the stress of life.

Acupuncture is generally considered to be a safe and effective treatment option, with a low risk of side effects. It is often used in conjunction with other treatments, such as therapeutic massage or physical therapy, to help enhance the overall effectiveness of treatment. Medical doctors frequently refer patients to acupuncture as an alternative to medications, surgery, or injections.

There are thousands of clinical studies measuring the effectiveness of acupuncture in the treatment of disease and pain. Setting up a one-on-one consultation with the team at Indigo Healing Acupuncture is a great way to learn how acupuncture could specifically help you feel your best!

What is Holistic Medicine?

Holistic medicine is a form of healthcare that focuses on treating the whole person, rather than just the symptoms of a specific condition. It recognizes that all aspects of a person’s life, including physical, emotional, social, spiritual, and environmental factors, can have a significant impact on overall health and well-being.

Holistic medicine doctors often use a variety of therapies and approaches to care for their patients, including natural remedies, such as acupuncture and herbal medicine, as well as conventional medical treatments. They may also recommend lifestyle changes, such as diet and exercise, to help improve overall health and well-being. A doctor practicing holistic medicine will perform a thorough analysis to provide a medical diagnosis and treatment strategy.

The goal of holistic medicine is to help people proactively achieve optimal health and well-being, rather than simply managing or treating specific symptoms or conditions. It is a proactive approach to healthcare that emphasizes prevention, self-care, and individual responsibility for one’s own health.

To learn more about holistic medicine at Indigo Healing Acupuncture & Massage, give us a call at 512-686-0777 or use our contact form. We look forward to answering all of your questions!

Turn Off the News to Reduce Anxiety

Do you watch or read or listen to the news?

Do you feel anxious?

Do you commonly wonder “What if ______ happens?”

Do you hear bad news and allow it to change your mood?

If you’ve answered yes to any of the above, here’s a quick tip to reduce your anxiety level…

TURN OFF THE NEWS‼️

A 2015 study in the scientific journal Psychiatry found, “Increased frequency of viewing newscasts was associated with reported anxiety reflected in uncontrolled fear, physiological hyperarousal, sleeping difficulties, and fearful thoughts.”

Link to full study results here:
DOI:10.1080/00332747.2015.1069658

To replace your morning news habit, we recommend writing daily affirmations such as “I am safe, healthy, happy and pain-free” or “Something wonderful happens to me today” to set a positive mood for your day ahead.

Only you can control how you feel, so why allow negative news outside of your control to hijack your day? Protect your peace by turning off the news!

Vote for 2022 Best of Dripping Springs

Thanks to y’all, we’ve been nominated for six Best of Dripping Springs Awards this year!

Please vote for us in these categories:

  • Best Acupuncturist
  • Best Pain Management
  • Best Alternative Medicine
  • Best Place to Work
  • Best Boss
  • Best Overall Company

Voting is allowed once per email address. Every vote counts!

You can vote by clicking this link and looking for us in the categories of Health Care and Top Employers.

These awards help get the word out that natural pain relief is possible and doesn’t require a long car ride to downtown Austin. Our mission is to help 100,000 people like you feel better without the side effects of painkillers, pharmaceuticals or ineffective surgery. Please vote for us so we can continue helping people!

Thank you so much for your support!

Dr. Michelle, Nok, Caitlin, Jami, Logan and Christine

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