Acupuncture has been around for more than 2,000 years and many doctors today are now recognizing its benefits. This method of treatment is more of a holistic way to treat injuries and illnesses without the use of Western medicine. Its main focus is on prevention rather than treating a disease, however, practitioners do use it to alleviate symptoms in certain patients as many people do not seek acupuncture treatment until they have exhausted all other avenues. This treatment, which we provide at Epic Healthcare, is a natural way to alleviate pain, cure diseases, and ensure overall health.


Acupuncture Puts our Lives Back in Balance

Everyone lives a busy life. Depending on just how busy you are, you could be ignoring the things your body needs, like proper food, sleep, and low stress levels. As we put our bodies under more and more pressure, our Qi, or life energy, becomes depleted. This means that our organs are under more stress and our bodies experience illness, such as heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and high blood pressure as a result. The goal of our acupuncture practitioners is to locate the areas where you lack Qi and help you restore it through this natural practice. Once your Qi is restored, your body will begin to function as it was meant to function, and you will feel overall health and wellness without the need to take medication for the symptoms of your disease or illness.


What to Expect with Acupuncture

Acupuncture utilizes fine needles to administer the flow of Qi you need throughout your body. Even though the thought of tiny needles penetrating your skin might be disturbing, the practice is virtually painless. The practitioner places the needles in the acupuncture points where you are showing the greatest depletion of Qi to help make the energy flow better throughout your body. In some cases, other methods are used in conjunction with acupuncture to continue the flow of Qi, including massage and cupping, both of which are popular methods today.


How Acupuncture can Help You

If you are looking for a natural way to find relief from pain or you are trying to prevent certain illnesses or diseases, acupuncture may help you. It is a drug-free way to ensure your overall health, focusing not just on the symptoms you experience, but on the reason those symptoms occur. This practice can help a variety of ailments, both short-term and chronic, providing many people with the relief that they were unable to find it with any other method. Because this practice utilizes the entire mind, body, and soul, you will achieve a feeling of overall health and wellness as a result. Certain Western medicine practices simply focus on masking the pain by providing pain killers without determining the reason for the pain in the first place. Acupuncture is the complete opposite, helping you to get to the root of the problem first before dealing with the pain.


Who Benefits from Acupuncture?

Almost anyone with any type of ailment can benefit from acupuncture as it can address many different issues throughout the body. The issues it can help include neurological disorders, cardiovascular illnesses, emotional disturbances, digestive system issues, gynecological disorders, skin conditions, and injuries. Basically anyone that does not have perfect health can benefit. For example, someone with chronic headaches that takes prescription pain pills on a regular basis can benefit from acupuncture by treating the area that is causing the headaches, eliminating the Qi obstruction and making the person’s headaches go away. Once the root cause is treated, there is no reason for the pain killers, allowing the patient to enhance his overall health as a result as prescription pain killers are very hard on other organs throughout your body.


Acupuncture is becoming more and more common in Western medicine today. As people try to find a more natural solution for their ailments, they are turning to this practice at Epic Healthcare we are happy to provide our patients with the level of acupuncture they need to achieve overall health. We want to help our patients achieve that feeling of health and wellness that enables them to enjoy their remaining years. Masking the symptoms of a disease does not cure the disease – it simply makes the patient comfortable. As soon as the medicine wears off, the discomfort, pain, or other issue returns and the cycle starts all over again. Acupuncture helps to alleviate that cycle, enabling patients to enjoy life and all that it has to offer without the pain and discomfort that the many diseases and illnesses that our society experiences can cause.


Would you like more information on acupuncture and how it can benefit your life? Contact Epic Healthcare today to learn more about this natural practice that promises to help you live a better tomorrow.