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.
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.
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!
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Best Acupuncturist (Dr. Michelle Wendt, L.Ac, DACM)
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At Indigo Healing Acupuncture, we help people find long-term relief from chronic pain/illness, headaches, insomnia, anxiety, and infertility with treatment strategies that are clinically-proven and backed by over 2,000 years of knowledge. We provide an effective alternative to physical therapy, chiropractic care, pharmaceuticals, injections, and surgery.
Chronic migraine headaches called Dr. Michelle Wendt, L.Ac., DACM into holistic medicine and she deeply emphasizes with anyone who is struggling with a condition that is missing an effective solution in modern medicine. With this first-hand knowledge, she meets one-on-one with prospective patients to listen to their story and understand them as a whole person, not just a constellation of symptoms. Customized treatment strategies naturally encourage homeostasis in the endocrine system and nervous system to promote healing from the inside out. With convenient appointment times available in the morning, afternoon, and evening, patients benefit from a comprehensive care strategy that focuses on the healing synergy of treating the body, mind, and spirit.
The Indigo Healing Acupuncture Team wakes up every day feeling excited about the opportunity to help people feel better. We love seeing how feeling better manifests in the daily lives of each of our patients. For some, it’s being able to get down on hands and knees to play with a grandchild. It can be a musician playing a two-hour concert without pain or fatigue. It can be a mom who has enough energy to train for a marathon. It can be an orthopedic surgeon who needs a full night of sleep to prepare for a life-changing surgery. We’re driven with a passion to have a positive impact on individuals, which ultimately contributes to the well-being of their family, friends, and community.
Indigo Healing Acupuncture is continually evolving with a blend of traditional medicine, science, and personal connection designed to nurture and guide our patients through their most difficult health challenges. We eagerly await improving the life of every human who walks through our door, right here in our hometown of Dripping Springs!
We treat patients suffering from long-term pain and illness. 99% of our patients come to us as a last resort after trying physical therapy, injections, prescription medications, painkillers, injections and/or surgery without relief.
We offer clinically-proven treatments that have been time-tested over 2,500 years. Every treatment is customized to give you exactly what you need. The most common side-effects are better sleep and increased mental clarity.
Have you been thinking about trying acupuncture? Here are 5 reasons to get started:
Acupuncture is clinically-proven to reduce pain and inflammation. This means more pain-free days and ultimately the freedom to get off the sidelines and actively live your life.
For women, acupuncture is clinically proven to regulate menstrual cycles, boost fertility, balance hormones (puberty to post-menopause) and combat daily stress.
For men, acupuncture is clinically proven to boost libido, increase stamina, and improve sleep.
For kids, acupuncture can help resolve “mystery ailments” that MDs and modern medicine can’t figure out. Children are generally fast responders to acupuncture and bounce back from allergies, digestive issues, asthma, sleep problems, mood disorders, and sports injuries.
Acupuncture works when other treatments fail. Many (if not all) of our patients started acupuncture as a last resort for dealing with stubborn chonic pain or illness. Compared to physical therapy, surgery and pharmaceutical therapies, acupuncture is gentle and effective without negative side-effects. We often tell patients the most noticeable side-effect is better sleep!
Give us a call at 512-686-0777 to start off your new year with the benefits of acupuncture!
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One of the questions I often hear is, “Does acupuncture have side-effects?”
The honest answer is “Yes!”
Here are three surprising side-effects of acupuncture…Better sleep: Acupuncture balances your body’s nervous system to attune with circadian rhythms and promotes falling into deep and restorative sleep cycles.Better sex: Acupuncture increases libido by balancing hormones (male and female), boosting blood flow to the genitals, and relaxing the mind with a flood of feel-good neurotransmitters including dopamine, oxytocin, endorphins, and serotonin.Better relationships: Acupuncture relieves stress which allows for easy-going relationships with your friends, family, colleagues and acquaintances. It literally shifts the brain into a baseline state of relaxation so the daily annoyances, interruptions, and stresses of dealing with other people will bounce right off of you while you transform your mindset into cultivating healthy relationships at work, school, and (most importantly) home. Are you ready to try acupuncture for your biggest health challenge and experience these beneficial side-effects?
As a parent, you’ve probably felt pangs of anxiety from time to time. It’s natural to feel anxious occasionally about your child. For example, when you’re about to board a 6 hour flight with a lap child or when it’s your child’s first day of school. However, when anxiety becomes a daily occurrence you need to take action for yourself and your family.
When anxiety spirals out the normal and into the excessive, even the best parents can feel like they’re not enough… not doing enough, not present in enough, not prepared enough, not patient enough, not loving enough… the list goes on and on. If left untreated, anxiety felt by parents can spillover and foster anxiety in their child(ren). A study in the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (2013) found “parent anxiety confers poorer treatment outcomes for childhood anxiety disorders.” Psychologists created a term for this condition: parental anxiety.
Parental anxiety is a serious condition because it not only affects you, it affects your entire family.
What are the symptoms of parental anxiety? It can manifest as…
inability to concentrate (aka brain fog, mommy-brain)
repetitive thoughts about worst case scenarios,
reliving guilt over past events
low or no libido
wanting to run away
inability to plan future events
exacerbated menstrual issues
Do you feel more than two of these symptoms on a daily basis? Has it impacted your ability to parent? If you answered yes, now is the time to take action before it spirals out of control.
If you are experiencing parental anxiety, there is a solution waiting for you! A series of acupuncture treatments and customized Chinese herbs can effectively alleviate anxiety and bring you back to your best self within weeks. Schedule a consultation today to get relief from your anxiety!
If you’ve ever been pregnant, you know there is a long list of things to avoid: paint fumes, ibuprofen, dirty kitty litter, sushi, tobacco, aspirin, caffeine, hot tubs, raw cookie dough, scuba diving….the list goes on and on. So what can you do to cope with the stress, aches, and pains of growing another human? The answer is…
The great news is that acupuncture is effective at treating ailments in every trimester of pregnancy. The most common pregnancy-related conditions seen in the clinic include:
Back, Rib and Hip Pain
Neck and Shoulder Tension
Colds & Coughs
When performed by a Licensed Acupuncturist (not a Physical Therapist or Chiropractor), acupuncture is a safe option for mamas-to-be to consider when looking for gentle, natural help with pain or illness.
To find an acupuncturist skilled in pregnancy support, there are 3 important questions to ask:
Does the Acupuncturist have experience with your specific condition?
Does the clinic have treatment tables with adjustable backs to allow for reclined treatments?
Does the clinic have pregnancy pillows to ensure proper positioning and comfort?
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