Best Acupuncture in Denver
How Acupuncture Works
Ideal Health offers comprehensive acupuncture in Denver. But, what is acupuncture?Acupuncture is the ancient Chinese healing art based on the belief that disease, pain and discomfort is caused by disruptions to the body’s energy flow, or qi or chi (CHEE). This energy travels through the body in pathways called meridians. Inserting tiny needles into acupuncture or acupressure points along these pathways releases the blocked Qi so the body is then freed up to rebalance and heal itself.
The use of acupuncture in China has been recorded for about 2,000 years, but some scholars say its use dates back as far as 4000 years ago. There have been numerous modern studies that have attempted to establish exactly how this complementary medical practice works and which conditions it treats most successfully.
Prevention Magazine found ten research-backed ways that the ancient practice improves your health. Their list includes the reduction or alleviation of migraine headaches, menopause symptoms, acid reflux, depression, seasonal allergies, insomnia, blood pressure, stress, back pain, weight problems and sluggish immune cells.
Many Western practitioners say that acupuncture stimulates the nerves which signal the brain to release neurohormones that elevate feelings of well-being in the body. Others say the needles tell the brain to release a nerve growth factor that regenerates the nerve. Still others say that the strategically placed needles stimulate the body’s natural painkillers and increase blood flow. While there may be different theories of why it works, there is agreement on its efficacy for treating the medical conditions outlined above.
However, one thing is for sure: our chiropractic staff know plenty about acupuncture. Whether it’s the origins of acupuncture, the benefits this therapy can have, or the actual techniques, Ideal Health has some of the best acupuncture in Denver.
Booking The Best Acupuncture in Denver
If you’ve never had an acupuncture session, you’re in for a wonderful surprise. While being stuck with needles does not sound like anybody’s good time, it’s very minimally painful and can provide you with drug-free relief.
To book your first acupuncture session with Ideal Health, head over to our appointments page. Or, if you would rather speak directly with our acupuncturist, call us at 303-222-8048.