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!
Common Skin/Body Care Ingredients to Avoid While Trying to Conceive and Pregnancy:
Aluminum chloride hexahydrate: Look for it in antiperspirant; also check for aluminium chlorohydrate.
Beta hydroxy acids: Typically found in anti-aging skincare products. Look for salicylic acid, 3-hydroxypropionic acid, trethocanic acid and tropic acid.
Chemical sunscreens: Read label and look for avobenzone, homosalate, octisalate, octocrylene, oxybenzone, oxtinoxate, menthyl anthranilate and oxtocrylene.
Diethanolamine (DEA): Found in hair and body products under the names diethanolamine, oleamide DEA, lauramide DEA and cocamide DEA.
Dihydroxyacetone (DHA): Found in spray self-tanners.
Fluoride: Found in toothpaste, mouthwash, municipal water sources; scientific studies have linked it to lower IQ scores in children exposed to it in utero.
Formaldehyde: A preservative found in hair straightening treatments, nail polishes and eyelash glue; look for formaldehyde, quaternium-15, dimethyl-dimethyl (DMDM), hydantoin, imidazolidinyl urea, diazolidinyl urea, sodium hydroxymethylglycinate, and 2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol (bromopol).
Hydroquinone: A skincare lightening agent; abstain from using products containing idrochinone and quinol/1-4 dihydroxy benzene/1-4 hydroxy benzene.
Parabens: Has been linked to cancer in clinical studies. Keep away from propyl, butyl, isopropyl, isobutyl and methyl parabens.
Phthalates: Found in synthetic fragrances and nail polishes; avoid diethyl and dibutyl.
Retinol: Linked to birth defects in clinical studies; Found in anti-aging skin care products; Look for the names Vitamin A, retinoic acid, retinyl palmitate, retinaldehyde, adapalene, tretinoin, tazarotene and isotretinoin.
Thioglycolic acid: Found in chemical hair removers; also look for the names acetyl mercaptan, mercaptoacetate, mercaptoacetic acid and thiovanic acid.
Toluene: Found in nail polishes; skip methylbenzene, toluol and antisal 1a.
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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!
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