Should You Try Acupuncture?


I’m often asked, “What is acupuncture good for?” The short answer is, “Anything you need help with!”

From fertility treatments to pain management and stress reduction, acupuncture offers endless benefits.

But what if you have no symptoms at all or what if you have every symptom in the book? Can it still help you? Yes!

Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine (AEAM) is a complete medical system based on restoring balance. The goal is to encourage the body toward optimal functioning by balancing what is excessive or what is lacking. At your initial acupuncture appointment, we review your health history and lifestyle. Together, we investigate how to best boost your system or address issues that might need to be dialed down.

Our clinic embraces AEAM as an integrative medicine that is evidence-based and treats the whole person, not just the illness. This holistic approach helps you live a full, healthy life with treatments that complement Western medicine.

If you still haven’t tried AEAM and are curious whether it’s worth your time, here are six encouraging reasons to give acupuncture a chance here at PRO Club:

Acupuncture is the key to living pain free
Increase your range of motion, reduce pain, and accelerate healing. Acupuncture treatments improve circulation, relieve spasms, and relax muscles while decreasing swelling, inflammation, and bruising. Neuroscientists at the University of Rochester discovered that needling muscles sends adenosine to the site of punctured and inflamed tissue. Adenosine is a natural stimulant for tissue repair.

It has ideal side-effects
You may seek AEAM to address your neck and shoulder discomfort and find that the pain diminishes. Meanwhile, digestion, stress, sleep quality, and overall mood improve too!

There’s nothing to be afraid of
Sure, you may feel the filaments and their immediate effects, but there’s no need to be anxious. If you’re suffering aches and pains on a daily basis, your chronic pain far outweighs any momentary mini pinch of a whisker-thin sterile acupuncture filament.

You’re anxious (a lot) and therapy alone isn’t working
Even with medications and a fantastic therapist, there comes a time when you might need an extra boost to ease anxious feelings. Acupuncture can start relieving your anxiety within the first few weeks of treatments. How does it work? Researchers at Georgetown University demonstrated that acupuncture slows the body’s production of stress hormones.

Acupuncture prevents injury and illness
Prevention isn’t AEAM’s most popular benefit, but it’s definitely one of its strongest. Don’t wait to feel rundown or sore before doing something about it. By strengthening your immune system, acupuncture treatments help you miss fewer workouts so that you physically perform at a higher level. Recent studies show that acupuncture increases the level of T-cells in the body, safeguarding you against illnesses.

It’s personalized healthcare
Acupuncturists treat patients, not diseases. You might be surprised to know that no two acupuncture patients receive the same treatment for the same disease or discomfort. I treat your body as a network of interdependent parts including muscles, bones, fascia, organs, blood and body fluids, as well as utilizing the ancient Chinese traditions of meridians and qi.

Schedule an appointment today by calling
425-895-6505 or email



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